Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Louie Moresco. Interview conducted by Webb, Josh at Orlando, FL.

Log

0:25 Birthplace; 0:33 Growing up in Manhattan; 0:55 Siblings; 1:22 Parent's occupations; 2:20 Education before joining the military; 2:40 History of family in the military; 3:50 Receiving draft notice; 5:30 Location of basic training; 5:43 Impressions of Basic Training; 6:15 Advanced training; 6:30 Thoughts of France; 6:51 Duties in the artillery; 7:43 Taking fire missions; 8:02 Passing through bombed towns in France; 8:43 Soldiers killed by accident; 9:48 Free time; 10:15 Displaced persons; 11:00 Living conditions; 11:55 Quality of equipment; 12:13 Receiving a package from mom; 13:00 Fellow soldiers; 13:25 End of the war; 13:44 Meets cousin while waiting for transportation; 15:05 Medals and awards; 15:30 Getting the burgermeister to get the displaced people food; 16:35 Being discharged from the Army; 17:25 Battles and concentration camps; 18:13 Service stars; 18:52 Mother waits for son to come home; 19:25 Parade for the end of the war; 19:55 Jobs after leaving the military; 20:55 Injuries from serving in the military; 21:30 Military's influence on receiving a job; 21:43 Lessons learned from the military; 22:00 Veterans groups; 22:25 Advice for joining the military; 22:50 Getting seasick on the trip home; 24:05 Norwegian ship food; 24:35 Keeping in contact with fellow soldiers; 24:47 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1925-04-10

Place of Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1943-03-14

1946-03-14

Entrance into Service

Drafted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

758 Field Art. Bn.

Location of Service

France; Germany

Highest Rank

Private First Class; PFC

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Medals

Good Conduct Medal

Achievements

Cannoneer on Howitzer

Note

Hearing

City of Birth

New York

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Webb, Josh

Interview Date

3-8-2016

Location of Interview

Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Moresco, Louie; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army

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

Webb, Josh

Length of Interview

26 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

Spring


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