Oral history interview of Daniela Aguirre. Interview conducted by Brandon Nightingale at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida on February 21, 2019.
0:37 Birth and Childhood; 1:50 High School and JROTC; 3:00 Family Patriotism; 4:30 School Prior to Joining; 5:50 Enlisting and Parents Thoughts; 8:32 Basic Training; 10:23 After Basic Training; 11:30 IV Training; 12:38 Shaw Air Force Base/Atlanta Training; 15:02 Daily Tasks; 16:57 First Impressions; 19:28 1st Deployment Mishap; 24:19 2nd Deployment; 26:45 Interaction with Locals in Kuwait; 31:24 Being Chosen For Deployment; 33:45 Considering Reenlistment or Getting Out; 36:09 Conduct Medals; 36:50 Transitioning Out of the Army; 37:37 Memorable Experiences; 42:27 Awards and Achievements; 44:33 Post Army; 45:00 Sexual Harassment in the Army; 50:00 Military to Civilian Life; 50:59 Soldiers to Scholars; 57:39 Remaining in Contact; 1:00:49 Wrap Up and Closing Comments.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Hispanic
War or Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
Third Army/USARCENT, 20th Medical Group, 21st CSH
Location of Service
Atlanta (Ga.); Sumter (S.C.); Kuwait
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon
Army BRAC movement from Atlanta to Sumter; Maintained medical readiness of deployed soldiers
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Aguirre, Daniela; Women and the military -- United States; Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; United States. Army
Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.
Contributor Affiliation / Organization
RICHES University of Central Florida
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Aguirre, Daniela interview" (2019). Veterans Oral Histories. 622.