Juan Manuel Fernández Meléndez

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The multimodal memoir I created is about my grandfather Roberto Melendez Archilla. Roberto Melendez Archilla was on born June 5, 1926 in Orocovis, Puerto Rico, a very poor area at the time. The story is mainly about when my grandfather when to war in Korea in the 1950’s.

My grandfather served in the army for 2 years. The video mainly illustrates where the war took place; what position my grandfather had in the United States army; the guns he used and other details of his war experience. I had already interviewed my grandfather before he passed away for other essays I did on his war experience. My father had some pictures he sent  me via email. The only obstacle I had was not having the opportunity to interview my grandfather for more details I could have used to illustrated the video.

For this presentation I used “iMovie”, a program that Macs already have installed. It was not the easiest program to use but I liked how the video turned out.

While doing this I got a little sad because I realized how much I missed my grandfather.  He was a very important figure in my life; he always gave me advice and support in everything I did. He was always with me in any sport event I had in high school. At the same time, I realized how proud of him I was for all the things he did for our country and for my family. I hope I can be as good as my grandfather was.

Juan Manuel Fernández Melendez is a 19-year-old, second year, electrical engineering student from San Juan, who is studying at the University of Puerto Rico, Recinto de Mayagüez, and wants to be the owner of an electric company in Florida.


Song: Cosmic Love

Band: The Machine + Florence

Album: Gotta Dance Dirty

Recorded: 2011

Label: United States


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