Oral History interview of Leon Armentrout. Interview conducted by Kittel, Carly at Village on the Green in Longwood, Fla.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Randolph County (Va.)
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
USS John R. Pierce DD-753; United States Naval Auxiliary Air Station
Location of Service
Kingsville (Tex.); U.S.S. John R. Pierce
Electronics Technician Petty Officer 1st Class; ET1
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
National Defense Ribbon; Good Conduct Ribbon
Achieved rank of 1st Class Petty Officer during 4-year hitch.
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Village on the Green in Longwood, Fla.
Armentrout, Leon R.; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy
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
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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UCF Community Veterans History Project
Central Florida, RICHES of, "Armentrout, Leon R. interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 274.