Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Vernon Moehring. Interview conducted by Meade, Danielle at Moehring's Residence.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:45 Getting into the army; 1:25 Reasons for joining; 1:50 Basic Training; 3:20 Leaving for Overseas; 4:40 Training as a tank driver; 5:25 Experiences as a tank driver; 6:20 Experiences overseas; 7:00 Having a 3-day 1st period; 9:35 Writing home and family; 10:30 Earning a purple heart and experience getting injured; 12:45 Earning a bronze star; 13:20 Becoming a lieutenant with a handicap; 17:05 Memorable experiences during combat; 19:35 Sleeping arrangements and conflicts during war; 21:50 Meds in the Military; 23:00 Negative experiences during combat; 27:00 Relationships formed during the war; 29:00 Experiences after the war in Europe ended; 34:00 Returning home; 34:20 Life in America; 35:30 Start of Korean War; 37:00 Children in the military; 38:00 College experience; 39:00 Experiences during Korea and Vietnam; 42:54 Closing Thoughts.

Date of Birth

1919-07-03

Place of Birth

Massachusetts

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Massachusetts

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1941-01-01

1946-01-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

2nd Infantry Div.; the National Guard

Highest Rank

Corporal; CPL; First Lieutenant; 1LT

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Battle of Normandy

Medals

Purple Heart; Bronze Star Medal; Army Commendation Medal

Achievements

Tank Driver and Platoon Leader

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Meade, Danielle

Interview Date

9-26-2012

Location of Interview

Moehring's Residence.

Subjects

Moehring, Vernon A.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- 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 collaborative endeavor 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

Meade, Danielle

Length of Interview

48 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

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/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

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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