Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Clyde Crammond. Interview conducted by Stetson-Sato, Mia at Veteran's Home.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:32 Date_Place of Birth; 1:47 Father's Occupation; 2:14 Enlistment; 2:48 Basic Training; 4:11 Special Training; 5:20 Assigned to USS Monrovia; 8:48 Why I Joined the Navy; 11:17 Battleships firing overhead; 15:22 5th Amphibious Force Pacific; 20:05 Blew up Japanese Bank; 22:55 Destroyer Escort 1177; 27:45 Two weeks R&R at Royal Hawaiian Hotel; 36:31 Nearby LCS hit by plane/ Pick up survivors; 39:29 Transferred to YPO Base; 41:41 Discharge; 48:25 Employment post-War; 61:49 Most Memorable Day; 63:24 Final Thoughts.

Date of Birth

1925-01-02

Place of Birth

Ticonderoga (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Monrovia, J. Franklin Bell; AD Comm Fifth Phib Force; TCE 877

Location of Service

USS Monrovia; Hawaii

Highest Rank

Radioman Petty Officer 2nd Class RM2

Battles

Battle of Tarawa; Battle of Kwajalein; Battle of Eniwetok; Battle of Saipan; Battle of Tinian; Battle of Angaur; Battle of Ulithi; Battle of Leyte; Battle of Iwo Jima; Battle of Okinawa

Medals

Good Conduct Medal; American Theater Victory Medal; Letter of Commendation; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; Philippine Liberation Ribbon

Achievements

Member of 1st comm team.

Note

A general community member referred to the project through a member of LIFE. Medal details: Awarded Asiatic-Pacific Ribbon with 10 stars and Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 stars.

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Stetson-Sato, Mia

Interview Date

Fall 9-14-2015

Location of Interview

Veteran's Home.

Subjects

Crammond, Clyde N.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; United States. Navy

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

Stetson-Sato, Mia

Length of Interview

65 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage, Video, Sound, Audio

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

Semester

Fall

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