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Description

Oral history interview of Mr. Daniel J. Kalagain. Interview conducted by Brandon Nightingale at the Valencia College West Campus in Orlando, Florida on January 30, 2019.

Log

0:37 Birth, Childhood, Siblings; 0:46 Parents Occupation; 0:57 Childhood Dreams; 1:23 Education Pre-Military; 1:42 Family In Service; 1:55 Why He Enlisted; 2:15 We He Chose The Army; 2:42 Family Reaction To Enlistment; 3:00 Basic Training; 3:59 Being A Military Police; 4:53 First Tour Of Duty Overseas; 7:12 First Impressions; 8:09 Interaction With Locals Overseas; 8:57 Memorable Experiences; 10:41 Back To The United States; 10:59 Honor Guard; 12:09 End Of Active Duty/Beginning Of Reserve; 13:11 Left Reserves/Became A Civilian Detective; 13:38 Detective Work; 18:48 Rejoining The Army After 9/11; 21:20 Going To Iraq; 23:55 Re stationed to Cuba; 24:15 Retirement; 25:00 Memorable Experiences; 27:45 Awards; 28:21 Mission Continues And VFW Work; 33:20 Involvement in Veterans Groups; 33:50 School After Military; 34:36 Wrap Up.

Date of Birth

1963-01-10

Place of Birth

Bridgeport (Conn.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Connecticut

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1982-07-08

1989-12-31

Begin/End date of Service - 2nd

2002-12-31

2015-06-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

556th MPCO; 344th MPCO; 1302nd MPCO; 306th MPBN; 812th MPCO; 2nd/98th Instructor Division

Location of Service

Germany; Iraq; Cuba; Alabama; Georgia

Highest Rank

First Sergeant; 1SG

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See interview for details.

Note

The veteran was retired on June 1, 2015.

City of Birth

Bridgeport

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Nightingale, Brandon

Interview Date

Spring 1-30-2019

Location of Interview

Valencia College - West Campus, Orlando, Florida

Subjects

Kalagain, Daniel J.; Operation Iraqi Freedom -- Personal narratives; 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

Nightingale, Brandon

Length of Interview

35 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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