0:20 First days of service; 1:15 First place stationed in Army nurse corps; 2:20 Shipped to Germany; 2:30 Details about Germany; 2:50 Distraction; 3:30 Radiation for skin cancer after Vietnam; 3:50 Work in surgery; 4:40 Treating casualties; 5:00 Distraction; 6:25 Germany was her favorite place; 6:55 Distraction; 8:10 Wrote letters to her family; 8:40 Went to Mass in Rome and had communion with the Pope; 9:00 Good luck charms; 10:18 Too busy to worry about entertainment; 10:30 Focused on her studies; 11:00 Childhood; 13:30 Running surgeries in Vietnam; 13:45 Talked about her sergeants; 15:08 Wishes she could touch base with sergeants; 15:48 â€œFull-birdâ€ colonel; 16:38 Went to Saigon; 17:08 Refused to leave soldiers upon rotation date; 18:26 Memories of sergeants and casualties; 20:28 Bombing in Saigon; 21:05 Ward of amputees hardest to see; 22:07 Received credit for Korea; 29:06 Came back to States and discussed her family; 35:10 Taught health classes in local schools; 36:15 Highest rank; 36:40 Thoughts regarding todayâ€™s war; 39:50 Met husband; 45:08 Married in Vegas; 46:00 Wanted divorce
War or Conflict
World War II; Vietnam Era
Branch of Service
Prisoner of War
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
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UCF Community Veterans History Project
Central Florida, RICHES of, "Polidori-Kleca, Joan M. interview" (2010). Veterans Oral Histories. 16.