Streaming Media


0:00 Introduction; 1:05 Birth date and early life; 1:36 Parent's Occupations; 1:55 Brother's Military Service/ Brother's POW Internment; 3:46 Education before military service; 4:05 Remembrance of Pearl Harbor Attack; 5:11 Family's Reaction to Drafting; 6:12 Basic Training; 8:07 Deployment to Germany; 8:45 Scouting in the Army/ Day to Day activities; 12:00 Assignment to Infantry Division/ Assisting the Artillery Division; 13:35 Initial Assignment in the Army/ Assignment to Headquarters; 16:08 Problems caused by ineffective officers/ Responsibilities as a Sergeant; 17:12 Reflection regarding time in the Army; 18:25 Responsibilities as Sergeant/ Management of his unit; 20:12 Story of immobile howitzer groups and mission to remove blockage; 24:30 Re-deployment to Japan; 26:16 Changing Responsibilities during peacetime; 27:12 Reasons for medal's awarding/ Campaigns involved in; 28:10 Returning Home after the end of the war/ Reception by the community; 29:02 Career following military service; 31:51 Military Career's effect on career and life; 33:18 Reflection on men who served under him; 34:26 Conclusion.



War or Conflict

World War II

Interview Date


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


Department of History, University of Central Florida


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.


University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type