Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of David DeMarrais. Interview conducted by Perkins, Madaline at Village on the Green in Longwood, Fla.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:53 Childhood; 1:40 Family Life; 2:25 Family Members in Military Service; 3:15 Education; 4:50 Drafted on Wedding Day; 5:43 First Days in the Army; 7:11 Lifestyle Adaptation; 8:30 Possessions in Basic Training; 9:14 MOS Explanation; 10:30 1st Assignment; 12:30 Breakdown of an Army Company; 13:15 Advantages of Being a Company Clerk; 14:15 State of the Army in 1961; 16:00 Most Memorable Training Experience; 18:20 Early Draft System; 20:33 Obligation to the Reserves; 21:30 Escalation of the Vietnam Conflict; 22:30 Return to Pittsburgh; 25:00 Post Army Career; 28:12 Financial Systems Collapse; 29:37 Contact with Other Veterans; 30:28 Experiences in Florida; 31:37 Feelings on Service; 34:32 Funny Experiences & Final Thoughts; 36:27 Conclusion

Date of Birth

1938-03-18

Place of Birth

Hackensack (N.J.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New Jersey

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1961-11-01

1963-11-30

Entrance into Service

Drafted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

3rd Training Regiment

Highest Rank

Specialist 4

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

No

Medals

Good Conduct Medal

Achievements

Served as Company Clerk.

Note

BA Duquesne University, 1963.

City of Birth

Hackensack

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Perkins, Madaline

Interview Date

6-25-2014

Location of Interview

Village on the Green in Longwood, Fla.

Subjects

DeMarrais, David G.; 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

Contributors

Perkins, Madaline

Length of Interview

37 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage; Video

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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