Streaming Media


Oral History interview of Albert Gingold. Interview conducted by Ciesko, John at UCF Orlando, Fl.


0:47 Biographical information and childhood; 1:25 Hardships due to Great Depression; 1:50 Memory of Pearl Harbor; 2:35 Family entering WWII; 3:26 Growing up during WWII; 5:28 Evolution of industry to support war effort; 6:25 Memory of V-J Day; 7:11 Life after WWII; 8:14 Memories of Korean Conflict; 12:18 Entering draft; 14:02 Basic training; 16:22 Special communications training at Fort Monmouth, NJ; 17:08 Infantry course at Fort Dix; 17:45 Communications assignment in Japan; 20:45 Life in Japan; 21:37 Communicating with family while overseas; 22:49 Discharged from Army; 23:36 Use of GI Benefits; 24:04 Occupation after service; 26:35 Work on Crawler Transporter in Cape Canaveral, FL; 27:40 Permanent move to Florida for career in lasers; 28:28 Keeping up with other veterans; 29:11 Overall feelings of military experience; 30:26 Comparing other countries to U.S; 31:45 Last comments about family.

Place of Birth

Brooklyn (N.Y.)




White - Non Hispanic

War or Conflict

Korean Conflict

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