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Description

Oral History interview of David L. Orth. Interview conducted by Bradfield, Dan at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:35 Pre-Military Life; 2:23 Decision to Enlist; 2:45 Basic Training/Army Finance School; 3:44 Specialization in the Army; 4:10 Landing in Korea/Views on the Country; 5:01 Assignment in Korea/Day to Day Life; 6:19 Living Quarters in Korea/Communications Home; 7:00 First Combat Experience/Assignment to Infantry; 8:38 Memorable Experience in Combat; 9:36 Frostbite and Rehabilitation in Japan; 9:56 Service in the Finance Department until Returning to the United States; 10:18 Treatment fir Frostbite; 11:01 Interactions with Japanese Civilians; 11:45 Leaving Korea and Service until Discharge; 13:22 Most Memorable Moment in Korea; 13:45 Decision to Leave the Army; 14:05 Returning Home and Transition to Civilian Life; 14:48 Employment Post-Military; 16:21 Education Post-Military; 17:18 Using Military Skills after Service; 18:08 Contact with Veterans and Veterans‘ Groups; 18:33 Conclusion

Date of Birth

1930-12-13

Place of Birth

Shelton (Neb.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Nebraska

War or Conflict

Korean Conflict

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1950-07-25

1952-05-28

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

2nd Infantry Division

Location of Service

Korea

Highest Rank

Corporal; CPL

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Purple Heart

Achievements

Rose to the rank of Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War.

Note

Veteran received other awards but could not recall them at the time of interview.

City of Birth

Shelton

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Bradfield, Dan

Interview Date

9-12-2014

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla.

Subjects

Orth, David L.; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- 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

Bradfield, Dan

Length of Interview

19 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

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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