Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Michael Morro. Interview conducted by Bradfield, Daniel at Veteran's residence.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:35 Born in New York; 0:55 Parents occupations; 1:30 Family members involved in military; 11:26 Working in the Naval Yard in New York; 14:20 Going to college; 15:15 Enlistment in Navy; 16:00 Using G. I. Bill after end of WWII; 18:10 Went to Podiatry school; 18:40 Chiropractor school; 21:55 Joining Navy as a doctor; 24:20 Being called to Commanders office; 32:05 Father discussing his experiences in WWI; 37:50 Brothers war experience; 41:24 Career after Navy; 43:38 Reenlistment in Navy; 47:03 Average day at the Naval recruit center; 53:10 Communication with fellow soldiers after the war; 57:55 Advice for people who want to join the service; 59:00 Final thoughts; 1:12:50 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1927-08-09

Place of Birth

Brooklyn (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

World War II; Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1945-01-01

1946-01-01

Begin/End date of Service - 2nd

1973-01-01

1977-01-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS Markab; Naval Recruit Center

Location of Service

USS Markab; Kansas City (Kan.)

Highest Rank

Seaman Apprentice; SA; Commander; CDR

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Achievements

Sent to Antigua for weeklong assignment.

Note

Retired after Cancer Diagnosis. Returned to US Navy as a Doctor.

City of Birth

Brooklyn

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Bradfield, Daniel

Interview Date

7-14-2015

Location of Interview

Veteran's residence.

Subjects

Morro, Michael; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- 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

Bradfield, Daniel

Length of Interview

73 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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