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Description

Oral History interview of T Kafka. Interview conducted by Gradi, Frank J. at Mrs. Kafka's home in Orlando, FL.

Log

0:30 Date of Birth, Upbringing; 2:00 Family influence and opinions; 2:30 Misconceptions of service; 3:00 Brother who disowned her for service; 4:20 Education background; 6:10 Training; 7:15 Memorable hospital experience; 8:15 Training; 10:00 WAAC; 12:00 WWII duties; 13:45 Promotion to Sergeant; 15:00 Information education; 15:40 Free time; 16:30 Missouri flophouse; 17:45 Active social life; 20:00 Best friend; 21:00 Segregation; 22:40 Dear John; 24:30 Lesbians; 25:10 Pregnancy, and pregnancy testing; 27:50 Suicide; 30:10 Thoughts on the draft; 33:00 "Legs on the floor" rule; 36:00 Promotion to Lieutenant; 38:00 Fort Lee; 39:20 CBRN; 41:30 Segregation; 43:30 Reasoning behind no overseas service; 45:30 Being "engaged"; 47:00 Meeting husband; 49:00 "Growing up" because of military; 49:40 Becoming a lawyer; 54:30 Never look back; 56:15 Finishing law school; 57:10 Becoming a teacher; 58:00 Getting a doctorate; 58:30 Picking a thesis; 64:00 Egypt; 67:10 Foreign bathrooms.

Date of Birth

1924-10-23

Place of Birth

Kingston (N.Y.)

Gender

Female

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

World War II; Korean Conflict

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1944-11-01

1946-07-01

1952-07-01

Begin/End date of Service - 3rd

1954-07-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Drafted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Location of Service

Missouri; Kansas; Michigan; Korea; Fort Lee (Va.)

Highest Rank

Sergeant; SGT; First Lieutenant; 1LT

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Medals

Good Conduct Medal

Achievements

See the video.

Note

Women's Army Corps; Army Air Force.

City of Birth

Kingston

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Gradi, Frank J.

Interview Date

3-4-2015

Location of Interview

Mrs. Kafka's home in Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Kafka-Newman, T. Toby; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; Women and the military -- United States; 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

Gradi, Frank J.

Length of Interview

69 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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