Oral History interview of Maurice Grant. Interview conducted by Thorp, Alex at Mayflower Retirement Center, Winter Park, Florida.
0:35 Birthplace and date; 0:45 Growing up; 3:20 Military Intelligence in Japan; 7:05 Black market investigations in Japan; 10:20 Serving with the 442 RCT Japanese-American soldiers; 14:10 Japanese people work ethics; 15:15 Serving in the reserves; 16:50 Activation for the Korean Conflict; 18:50 Counter-intelligence in Germany; 21:30 Reacting to alerts; 22:50 Maneuvers with Air Force; 23:40 Picking up deserter; 26:00 Reflections on service and fellow service members; 26:45 Reasons for being placed in Military Intelligence; 27:30 Experiences with French people; 29:05 Learning other languages while working as civilian; 29:50 Volunteering with International executive service corps; 30:55 Being considered a WWII veteran; 32:05 Learning Japanese; 33:15 Japanese war prisoners; 34:30 Sleeping in the Dai-Ichi building and earthquakes; 37:10 Experiencing Japan while stationed there; 39:25 Traveling while stationed in Germany; 43:25 Thoughts on the draft; 44:20 Changes in the military technology; 45:50 Thoughts on war today; 47:30 Veterans organizations; 49:00 Words of advice for prospective recruits; 52:45 Change in the economy; 56:00 Changes in society; 58:30 Governing countries that we conquer; 1:01:10 Conclusion.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
World War II; Korean Conflict
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Begin/End date of Service - 2nd
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
5250 Technical Intelligence Co.; G-2, Headquarters, Constabulary; G-2, Headquarters, Seventh Army
Location of Service
TKC 4; Corporal
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
World War II Victory Medal; Army of Occupation Medal with Japan Clasp; Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp
Engaged in intelligence investigations.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Mayflower Retirement Center, Winter Park, Florida.
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
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES, "Grant, Maurice T. interview" (2016). Veterans Oral Histories. 464.