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Oral history interview of Ms. Sherri Marquis. Interview conducted by Daniela Aguirre via Skype at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida on 10/02/2019. Interview topics include, Introduction; Birth place and date; Siblings; Discussion about her childhood; Recruitment in the Navy; Motivations for joining the Navy; Video difficulties in that there was a delay in video and sound; Difficulty in Bootcamp training; Explanation of the Buddy Program; Advanced training in the Navy; Adapting to military life; ODS in Maryland: years in the VP-8; Duties in the VP-8 Squadron; Experience and re-enlistment in California; Work at various departments; Journalism in Ft. Benjamin; work under the Naval Commander in Korea; Journalism in Korea and off-duty time; Medical retirement; Involvement in the V.A.; Education at Valencia and UCF in Legal Studies; Significance of the hats during the interview; the difficulty being a woman in the Navy; how women are treated in the military; Final thoughts; Conclusion.

Date of Birth



Video; MovingImage

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy


Aguirre, Daniela

Interview Date

Fall 10-2-2019

Location of Interview

UCF- remotely by Skype

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

Length of Interview

48 minutes


Department of History, University of Central Florida




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University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type