Oral history interview of Ms. Carol White. Interview conducted by Daniela Aguirre at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida on March 5, 2019.
0:36 Birth and Childhood; 1:51 Education; 2:52 Jobs Prior to Military; 3:13 Why She Enlisted; 4:30 Basic Training; 5:30 Advanced Training; 6:17 First Station; 7:40 OCS Training; 10:15 Military Life After OCS and Advanced Training; 10:35 Transferring to the Army Reserves; 10:50 First Impressions; 12:57 Afghanistan; 15:00 Her Unit in Afghanistan; 15:50 Communication with Family; 16:45 Iraq; 18:00 Communicating with Locals; 18:44 Memorable Experiences; 19:54 Work in Afghanistan; 21:30 Memorable Experience in Iraq; 22:00 Coming Home to America; 22:47 Korea; 23:30 Bronze Star; 24:18 Memorable Experiences Overall; 25:10 Civilian Job; 25:30 Bias in the Army; 27:10 Differences Between Being Reservist, Enlisted, and Commissioned; 28:03 Returning to Civilian Life; 29:49 Leaving the Army; 31:27 Remaining in Contact; 31:27 Lessons Learned in Army; 32:20 Balancing Life; 33:00 Participating in Veterans Groups; 34:00 Changes in Military; 40:48 Wrap Up.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Pell City (Ala.)
Black or African American
War or Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Army Reserve
Unit of Service
1188th Transportation Terminal Battalion
Location of Service
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Bronze Star Medal
See interview for details.
The veteran served as Container Accountability officer-in-charge (OIC). Exceeded goal detention fees less than $2M, by netting $1 M.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
White, Carol; Women and the military -- United States; Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; United States. Army Reserve
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, "White, Carol L. interview" (2019). Veterans Oral Histories. 629.