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Description

Oral history interview of James D. Wilbur. Interview conducted by William Goss at Orlando, Florida.

Date of Birth

December 1943

Place of Birth

Detroit (Mich.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Michigan

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

1st Marine Division, 1st Battalion

Location of Service

Camp Pendleton (Calif.); Da Nang (Vietnam)

Highest Rank

Sergeant; Sgt

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Operation Meade River

Medals

Gallantry Cross (Vietnam); Purple Heart; Bronze Star Medal

Achievements

See the Video

Note

Served in the 3rd/4th Phase of Operation Meade River

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Goss, William

Interview Date

11-25-2010

Location of Interview

Orlando, Florida

Subjects

Wilbur, James D.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marines

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

Goss, William

Length of Interview

16 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Audio, Sound

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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