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Oral History interview of Frank Boffi. Interview conducted by Garcia, Luis Santana at UCF Orlando, FL.


00:30 Birth place and family; 2:00 Entry into service; 8:30 First days of service; 12:37 Invading Italy as an American of Italian Heritage; 14:30 Experience during the battles in Italy; 19:30 USS Hadley construction, training, and the Pacific; 21:30 Experience in the Pacific, maintaining the ship; 22:30 Destruction of the Hadley; 24:30 Recreational activities; 25:30 Coming home after service; 27:50 Medals and citations; 28:16 Values learned from the Navy; 29:00 Valuable lessons learned; 30:00 Future of the LSP.

Place of Birth

Cranston (R.I.)




White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Rhode Island

War or Conflict

World War II; Korean Conflict



Entrance into Service


Interview Date


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


Department of History, University of Central Florida


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.


University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type