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Description

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.

Log

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

1963-09-05

Place of Birth

Pell City (Ala.)

Gender

Female

Race

Black or African American

Home State

Alabama

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1986-10-31

2008-11-09

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army Reserve

Unit of Service

1188th Transportation Terminal Battalion

Location of Service

Afghanistan; Iraq

Highest Rank

Major; MAJ

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Bronze Star Medal

Achievements

See interview for details.

Note

The veteran served as Container Accountability officer-in-charge (OIC). Exceeded goal detention fees less than $2M, by netting $1 M.

City of Birth

Pell City

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Aguirre, Daniela

Interview Date

Fall 3-5-2019

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida

Subjects

White, Carol; Women and the military -- United States; Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; United States. Army Reserve

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

Aguirre, Daniela

Length of Interview

43 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


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