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.
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
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Begin/End date of Service - 2nd
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
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
First Sergeant; 1SG
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See interview for details.
The veteran was retired on June 1, 2015.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Valencia College - West Campus, Orlando, Florida
Kalagain, Daniel J.; Operation Iraqi Freedom -- Personal narratives; 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, "Kalagain, Daniel J. interview" (2019). Veterans Oral Histories. 638.