Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Joel Briggs. Interview conducted by Kevin Carpinone at the Leesburg Library in Leesburg, FL.

Log

0:43 Birth place and date; 0:49 Moving to Miami; 1:09 Watching Miami grow; 1:39 Siblings; 2:25 Thoughts on U.S. involvement in Korea; 4:03 Decision to join the Army; 4:45 Family history with military; 5:25 Family thoughts on joining the Army; 6:00 Enlisting in the Army; 6:33 Basic Training; 7:15 Benefits of joining the military; 8:08 Basic Training routine; 9:10 Job in the Army; 10:15 Assignment in Korea; 11:13 Volunteered for second term; 11:35 Learning Korean and being a linguist; 12:12 Traveling to Korea; 12:53 Impressions of Korea; 15:08 Jobs on different tours; 16:45 Touring Korea when on free time; 18:00 Teaching English to Korean kids; 18:43 Korean food; 19:25 Korean culture; 20:00 Contrasts of Japan and Korea; 20:50 Duties while stationed in Georgia; 22:20 Communicating with family and friends while in Korea; 23:39 Learning Korean; 24:53 Korean burial customs; 25:24 People who weren't accustomed to poverty disliked Korea; 26:00 Acting as an interpreter; 28:10 Extracurricular activities while in Korea; 29:21 Interacting with the villagers around the base; 31:13 Leaving the service; 31:45 Reaction from the public while in the service; 32:50 Jobs held since leaving the military; 34:35 Influence the military had in getting a job; 35:30 Advice for prospective service members; 38:35 Police reserves and experience; 39:30 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1941-05-06

Place of Birth

Hartford (Conn.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Connecticut

War or Conflict

Korean Conflict

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1958-06-01

1967-07-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Location of Service

Korea

Highest Rank

Staff Sergeant; SSG

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Achievements

Heavy Equipment- Road Building

City of Birth

Hartford

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Carpinone, Kevin

Interview Date

2-23-2016

Location of Interview

Leesburg Library in Leesburg, FL.

Subjects

Briggs, Joel B.; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- 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

Carpinone, Kevin

Length of Interview

40 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


Share

COinS