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Oral history interview of Ms. Mireina Rodriguez. Interview conducted by Rachael Safra at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida on 02/18/2020. Interview topics include, Introduction; Siblings and family; Growing up; Education before the military; Why did you decide on enlisting in the Army; What was your training like in the military; Any memorable experiences; Did you make any friends in the military; What was your job in the military; Experience in the old guard; Experience with president Trump's inauguration; Planning going up to the inauguration; First impressions of the army; Experience being a women in the military; Any words of advice for women thinking about the military; Making friends in the old guard; What did you do after you left the service; Why did you decide to move to Florida; Memorable experiences in the military; Transition back to civilian life and any hardships associated; Keeping in contact with anybody you served with; Association with the SVA and other student veteran groups; Getting involved with the veterans affairs office; Conclusion.

Date of Birth



Video; MovingImage


Rachael Safra

Interview Date

Spring 2-18-2020

Location of Interview

Veterans Academic Resource Center at UCF

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

26:05 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