Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Carl Davis. Interview conducted by Burginger, Lyndsay at Veteran's Home in Oviedo, FL.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:45 Early Life; 2:10 Being drafted/Basic Training; 2:45 Marriage before being drafted; 3:35 Medic Training in Fort Sam Houston; 4:32 Mail clerk duties in his unit; 5:49 Traveling throughout Europe on leave; 8:01 Helicopter Evacuation Hospital Service; 10:06 Potential Careers before military service; 11:06 Contact with Family living in America/ Airmail vs. Boatmail; 12:31 Memory of Basic Training/ Feelings about Basic Training; 13:26 Remaining in Contact with other soldiers; 14:16 Considering re-enlisting/ Missing deployment to Vietnam; 15:51 Feelings on Vietnam; 16:25 First things done upon returning to the United States; 17:46 Adapting to Civilian Life after service; 18:38 Family after military service/ Moving to Florida; 19:51 Grandson's plans to join the Army Reserves/ Advice to his grandson; 22:03 Societal Differences between childhood to now/ Civilian appreciation for soldiers' service; 23:15 Community reaction to his return from military service/ work after military service; 24:27 His Community's outreach to Veterans/ Walk of Honor; 27:18 Personal views about his military service; 29:27 Mr. Davis' hobbies and activities; 30:19 Traveling in Europe; 33:15 Fellow Soldier's suicide while deployed in Germany/ Difficulty in soldier's wife living with German women; 36:25 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1940-09-08

Place of Birth

Little Rock (Ark.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Arizona

War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

Unspecified

1965-01-01

Entrance into Service

Drafted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

651st Medical Co. (Ambulance)

Location of Service

Fort Sam Houston (Tex.)

Highest Rank

Specialist 4th Class; SP4

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Medals

Good Conduct Medal; Safe Driving Award Medal; Army Marksmanship Qualification Badge (Sharpshooter)

Achievements

Mail clerk with security clearance

City of Birth

Little Rock

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Burginger, Lyndsay

Interview Date

3-5-2015

Location of Interview

Veteran's Home in Oviedo, FL.

Subjects

Davis, Carl J.; Cold War -- 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

Burginger, Lyndsay

Length of Interview

37 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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