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Description

Oral History interview of Jacob Dorn. Interview conducted by Bradfield, Daniel; Joyner, Chad at Orange County Library: Hiawassee Branch.

Log

0:00-2:46 Biographical information: pre-military; 2:46-4:05 Decision to enlist; 4:05-4:40 Education; 4:40-5:06 Reason for choosing the Army; 5:06-6:12 Family & friends' reaction to enlistment also reactions to the draft; 6:12-10:20 Early military career, basic, and time spent at Fort Ord; 10:20-12:15 OCS and why Mr. Dorn did not complete; 19:27-20:36 Encounter in San Fran, Mr. Dorn called a "Baby Killer" and his reaction; 20:36-26:12 Nuclear weapons unit and views on nuclear weapons; 26:12-29:49 Members of his unit and separation from the service; 29:49-31:10 Flying home question; 31:10-33:41 Recreation in Hawaii & prostitution; 33:41-37:01 Separation and Christmas with family; 37:01-39:59 How Mr. Dorn was assigned to Hawaii; 39:59-42:04 Reflections on service and what he gained from it, career after w/ GI Bill; 42:04-44:15 Final Questions; 44:15-44:45 Brief discussion of "Top Secret" mission; 44:45-50:28 Davy Crockett Weapon System, views about weapon, and firing accident; 50:36-57:21 Final Thoughts.

Date of Birth

1944-11-29

Place of Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1967-01-12

1968-12-25

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

2nd Battalion, 21st Artillery, 25th Division

Highest Rank

Sergeant; SGT

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Operation Leper Lapper

Medals

National Defense Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal

Achievements

Spend most of time with an infantry nuclear weapons unit in Hawaii.

Note

"When there is no nuclear war going on, nuclear weapons units do not do much. Our weapons system, the Davy Crockett, had a deliver range that was shorter than the warhead blast range." - Dorn, Jacob L.

City of Birth

New York

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Bradfield, Daniel; Joyner, Chad

Interview Date

2-24-2014

Location of Interview

Orange County Library: Hiawassee Branch.

Subjects

Dorn, Jacob L.; 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 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

Length of Interview

57 Mintues

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/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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