Oral History Interview with Andrea Molina

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Title

Oral History Interview with Andrea Molina

Subject

Iraq War, 2003-2011.

Description

Andrea Molina, the director of the Family Services of Westchester's Vet2Vet program, talks about her reaction to 9/11, serving in the Iraq War as a Marine and adjusting to civilian life. Issues of race and gender are also described by her.

Creator

Yonkers Public Library

Source

Andrea Molina

Publisher

Yonkers Public Library

Date

12/7/2018

Contributor

Andrea Molina

Format

MP3

Identifier

2018.025.001

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Madeline Dupre

Interviewee

Andrea Molina

Location

Grinton I. Will Library

Original Format

MP3

Duration

1:20:53

Time Summary

00:06-Born in White Plains and working in Mother's restaurant.
00:45-Moving to the Bronx.
1:34-9/11
2:43-Enlisting in the Marine Corps on 9/11.
4:13-Basic training in the Marines.
8:23-Family's view of Andrea being in the Marines.
10:00-Deployment to Iraq in 2003.
10:45-Building camps/Forward Observation Bases.
15:20-Stationed at Three Rivers base in Iraq.
17:00-Doing humanitarian work with Iraqis.
17:45-Opinion of Iraq War.
20:27-Being a woman in the Marines.
24:35-Being a Latina in the Marines.
28:30-Camaraderie with Marines.
31:00-Smoking and working-out.
33:06-Dangers of 2nd deployment in 2005.
34:35-Loading caskets into a C-135 aircraft.
35:41-Dangers of insurgents during her second deployment.
39:40-Rules of engagement.
44:18-Break-ups among Marines while on their deployments.
46:49-Coming home after deployment.
50:51-Joining the Marine Corps reserve.
53:00-Living as a civilian after being an active duty female Marine.
58:30-Meeting second husband at the gym.
1:01-Working for Vet to vet.
1:03-Giving a voice for people like her.
1:07-Grateful for serving her country honorably.
1:10-Sexual harassment and rape incidents in the Marine.
1:14-Thoughts on patriotism.
1:17-Changing the Latino/Latina stereotype.

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Citation

Yonkers Public Library, “Oral History Interview with Andrea Molina,” Yonkers Public Library Archive, accessed February 26, 2024, http://archive.ypl.org/items/show/570.