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Description

Oral History interview of John Schantini. Interview conducted by Dibilio, Kelly at Community Center 500 Village Pl, Longwood, FL 3277.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 3:34 Enlistment / Entrance into Marine Corp; 5:20 Discussion of Chosin Reservoir; 6:15 Basic Training; 9:35 Unit Camaraderie and Perceptions; 12:20 Advanced Training and Application; 15:07 Counter Mortar / Battery Specialty Advanced Training; 16:45 Unique Experience — Dodging Artillery Rounds; 21:00 Court Martial Prank; 22:18 Operations in Seoul; 23:10 Daily Life in Korea; 25:28 Interaction with Civilian Korean Hostile; 28:06 Description of Units and Weapons; 31:18 Deployment and Stationing; 36:40 Experience in Foxholes; 38:20 Climate in Korea and Lack of Supplies; 40:15 Outposts and Fire Missions; 45:30 Outpost War Reno-Carson-Vegas; 46:00 Minor Injury from Airburst; 48:30 Operation during the Outpost War; 52:00 Order to Make Outpost Panoramic Photo; 55:30 Reflection on First Engagement; 58:30 Reaction to Wounded Veteran; 1:00:50 Homecoming; 1:04:00 "Funny Story" — Miscommunication about Orders; 1:05:50 Free Time in Korea; 1:07:25 Elaboration on Photo Interpretation; 1:08:10 Elaboration on Counter Mortar / Battery Specialty; 1:10:10 Work after Returning Home; 1:12:05 Returning to Korea; 1:14:55 Lack of Communication with Family during Service; 1:16:40 Reflection on Time in the Military; 1:18:10 Little Involvement in Veterans' Groups; 1:18:40 Advice for Prospective Military Enlisters.

Date of Birth

1931-10-04

Place of Birth

Park Falls (Wis.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Wisconsin

War or Conflict

Korean Conflict

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1951-09-01

1953-09-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

1st Division 11th Battalion Headquarters

Location of Service

Seoul (Korea); Korea

Highest Rank

Corporal; Cpl

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Battle for Outpost Vegas

Achievements

Intelligence: Counter Mortar, Counter Battery specialist; Photo Interpretation.

City of Birth

Park Falls

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Dibilio, Kelly

Interview Date

2-26-2015

Location of Interview

Community Center 500 Village Pl, Longwood, FL 3277.

Subjects

Schantini, John G.; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marine Corps

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

Dibilio, Kelly

Length of Interview

83 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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