Student-Veteran Oral History Project


Carlos Corea Interview

Narrator Name

Carlos Corea

Streaming Media

Interviewer Name

Evan McIntosh

Context for Interview

This interview is part of a project for an Oral History class in the USC Aiken Honors Program.

Brief Description of Interview

Interview begins by discussing Corea’s childhood and education to the point of his eventual enlistment. Brief discussion on family’s move from North to South, academics. Proceeds to discuss time in training for the military and expectations going into armed service. Topics covered include expectations going into camp, reality of camp, work done in Corea’s trained discipline, and eventual transition to education. State of employment, opinions on higher education and economic wellbeing, and thoughts on future are discussed. Interview concluded cordially and with no evidently unanswered questions.

Location of Interview


Duration of Interview

20 minutes

Date of Birth



Brooklyn NY



Dates of Service


Branch/Units of Service

Army; 513th Military Intelligence Brigade; 345th Intelligence Battalion; 335th Signals Brigade/359th Theater Tactics Signals Brigade

Theaters/Locations of Service

Fort Jackson, SC; Fort Gordon, GA; Camp Parks, CA; Fort Dix, NJ; Fort McCoy, WI

Major Course of Study


Previous College/University Experience

Aiken Technical College