Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Marvin Smiley. Interview conducted by Alex Thorp at Lady Lakes Library, Lake County, FL.

Log

0:03 Introduction; 0:34 Birth date and location; 0:45 Growing up in Fort Lauderdale; 1:09 Siblings; 1:49 Parent's occupation; 3:32 High School; 4:03 Entering the Navy; 4:45 Being sent to California; 5:21 Family in the Military; 6:22 Reaction to learning about start of Korean War; 7:04 Initial training; 8:24 Reserves; 8:52 Active duty; 10:42 Ford Island; 11:02 Going to Korea; 12:01 Sleeping on the plane on the water; 13:02 Iwakuni bar; 14:27 Duties in Japan; 15:28 Shot by two migs; 16:52 Daily Patrols; 17:22 Spare time; 17:55 Communication with Family; 18:58 Reaction to armistice being signed; 20:12 Most memorable experiences in the Navy; 22:02 Hong Kong; 23:53 Going to San Diego in between tours; 24:25 Squadron relationship; 26:05 Leaving the Navy; 26:23 Transition to civilian life; 26:45 Reception by the community upon; 27:30 Return Working for Southern Bell; 29:26 Military affecting getting a civilian job; 30:25 Meeting his Wife and her employment; 32:02 Lessons from the military/ memorable experiences; 33:00 Veterans groups; 34:02 Words of advice for someone wanting to join the military; 34:41 Pictures from time in the military; 37:48 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1933-04-04

Place of Birth

Fort Lauderdale (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Korean Conflict

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1950-10-01

1955-10-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Patrol Squadron 50

Location of Service

Korea; Japan

Highest Rank

Aviation Electronics Technician Petty Officer 3rd Class; AT3

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Medals

National Defense Medal; United Nations Service Medal for Korea for Korea; Air Medal; Korean Ambassador for Peace Medal

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Flew Seaplanes

City of Birth

Fort Lauderdale

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Thorp, Alex

Interview Date

Fall 11-5-2015

Location of Interview

Lady Lakes Library, Lake County, FL.

Subjects

Smiley, Marvin; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- 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

Thorp, Alex

Length of Interview

38 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

Semester

Fall


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