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Description

Oral history interview of Daniela Aguirre. Interview conducted by Brandon Nightingale at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida on February 21, 2019.

Log

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

1992-07-12

Place of Birth

Providence (R.I.)

Gender

Female

Race

White - Hispanic

Home State

Rhode Island

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2010-07-27

2015-10-28

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

Third Army/USARCENT, 20th Medical Group, 21st CSH

Location of Service

Atlanta (Ga.); Sumter (S.C.); Kuwait

Highest Rank

Specialist; SPC

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

None

Medals

Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon

Achievements

Army BRAC movement from Atlanta to Sumter; Maintained medical readiness of deployed soldiers

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Providence

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Brandon, Nightingale

Interview Date

Spring 2-21-2019

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Subjects

Aguirre, Daniela; Women and the military -- United States; Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; United States. Army

Collection Description

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

Contributors

Brandon, Nightingale

Length of Interview

62 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

Rights

All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview

Semester

Spring


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