Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Donald Carey. Interview conducted by Clemens Dennis at Carey Residence.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:16 Early life before service; 1:07 Influences to join the Army; 2:22 Transition to military life; 2:58 Basic training and advanced training; 3:38 Different jobs in the Army; 4:11 The trip to Vietnam; 6:00 Being among the first US soldiers in Vietnam; 6:30 Life in Vietnam 1965-1966; 7:32 Different units served with in Vietnam; 7:50 The la Drang Battle; 8:20 Responsibilities of his positions held in Vietnam; 10:00 Communication with his family from home; 11:12 Remaining distant from fellow soldiers; 11:27 Supporting the Battle of la Drang; 12:22 Recreation activities; 13:34 Time spent in Thailand; 13:53 Most vivid experience from Vietnam ; 14:35 Leaving Vietnam and his arrival back to the US; 16:10 Dealing with antiwar sentiments in the US; 17:30 Effect of Vietnam on rest of military career; 18:43 Being a recruiter after Vietnam; 20:42 Serving on the General staff position; 21:35 Retiring and effect of service in life; 23:00 Staying contact with Veterans ; 24:01 Serving on a military retiree council; 24:41 Problems with Veteran's benefits; 25:20 Moving to Central Florida; 25:57 Comparing Central Florida to previous stations; 26:46 Life after retirement; 27:33 Working security in maximum security juvenile penitentiary; 28:13 Working at Lake Sumter Community College; 28:50 Closing words.

Date of Birth

1940-06-25

Place of Birth

Brighton (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Dates of Service

1959-1979

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

553rd engineer (Float Bridge Co.); A 326 Airborne Engineer Co. 101st Airborne Division

Location of Service

Unspecified

Highest Rank

Sergeant First Class, SFC

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Begin date of Service

1959-01-14

End date of Service

1979-02-01

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See the video

Note

Not applicable

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Clemens Dennis

Interview Date

Spring 4-18-2012

Location of Interview

Carey Residence

Subjects

Carey, Donald R.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army

Collection Description

Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborativeendeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES; University of Central Florida

Contributors

Clemens Dennis

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage, Video, Sound, Audio

Rights

All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576. http://library.ucf.edu/SpecialCollections/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview

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