Student-Veteran Oral History Project


Rebecca Lorraine Interview

Narrator Name

Rebecca Lorraine

Streaming Media

Interviewer Name

Katharine Ziegler

Context for Interview

Rebecca Lorraine is a retired member of the Air Force attending USC Aiken. The Interviewer is also a student at USCA and is in an Honors 101 course on Oral History, in which each student prepares, conducts, and transcribes interviews with student-veterans at USCA.

Brief Description of Interview

This interview begins with Lorraine's military childhood and her fathers' stationing around the world, to her brief attendance at college, her to enlistment in the Army, then her return to college and civilian life to become a Nurse Practitioner. She then enlisted in the Air Force and became a flight nurse and administrator from 1987-2009, with deployments during Desert Storm/Shield and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and finally her medical retirement and continuing her education.

Location of Interview


Duration of Interview

43 minutes

Date of Birth



Jamestown, NY



Dates of Service

1976-79; 1989-2009

Branch/Units of Service

Army, 7th Special Forces (intelligence); Air Force, flight nurse, director of operations for air evacuation

Theaters/Locations of Service

Ft. Huachuca, AZ; Ft. Bragg, NC; Middle East; Afghanistan; MacDill AFB, OK

Highest Rank Attained


Major Course of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Previous College/University Experience

Linfield College; University of Maryland; Georgia State University; University of South Florida; Monterey Peninsula Junior College; Air Command and Staff College, Air War College