Student-Veteran Oral History Project


Victoria Parga Interview

Narrator Name

Victoria Parga

Streaming Media

Interviewer Name

Jourdan Gruber and Rebekah Jollie

Context for Interview

This interview took place as part of the Fall 2019 Honors 101 class at USC Aiken. The purpose of this interview is to document the experiences of student-veterans as they transition from military to college life.

Brief Description of Interview

The interview begins with Victoria Parga describing her early life and high school before joining the Navy as part of the delayed entry program. She then describes boot camp and active duty where she worked in intelligence, before transitioning to the reserves. She is now studying Geology at USC Aiken after transferring from USC Columbia and plans to pursue a master’s degree and work at a national park.

Duration of Interview

36 min

Date of Birth



Virginia Beach, VA



Dates of Service

2012-17; currently in Reserves

Branch/Units of Service


Theaters/Locations of Service

Great Lakes, MI; Pensacola, FL; Ft. Gordon, GA

Global War on Terror

Highest Rank Attained


Major Course of Study


Previous College/University Experience

Georgia Military College, USC Columbia

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Parga Transcript

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