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Description

Oral history interview of Dustin Grooms. Interview conducted by Gabriel Mercado on Zoom in Orlando, Florida on February 18, 2021. Interview topics includes family, Growing up on a Farm, Family Members in the Service, Motivation for Enlistment & Joining the Army, Experience in Basic Training, How Farm Life helped Veteran Transition to Military Life, Job in the Army, Station in Germany, Missions to Kosovo, Friends in the Military Switch to Army Reserves, Airborne School, Experiences as a Drill Sergeant, Return to Florida & Reception, Farming Career in Florida, Use of Military Experience in Farming, Lessons Learned from the Service, Message to Future Generations.

Date of Birth

1981-05-30

Interviewer

Gabriel Mercado

Interview Date

2-18-2021

Location of Interview

Zoom

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES University of Central Florida

Length of Interview

30:29 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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