Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Richard Wangenheim. Interview conducted by Campbell, Tyler at Mayflower Retirement Community.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:35 Early Life/ Parents Occupation/ Living in New York City; 2:27 Catholic School Education; 3:42 College Education/ Undergraduate and Graduate; 4:09 Decision to join the Marine Corps/ Honorable Discharge due to age; 5:18 ROTC in College/ Personal Life during this time period; 7:21 Family Reaction to Enlisting/ Military Service; 8:32 Rank in the Army; 9:28 Assignment in the Army after Training; 10:38 Position while in Germany; 11:45 Remaining in Contact with family; 12:35 Purple Heart Award/ Anecdote; 14:05 Countries visited while on tour; 16:37 Decision to Retire/ Financial aspects of living in Northern Virginia; 18:16 Post- Military Employment; 19:10 Reflection on Career and Value to his life; 19:48 Employment as a teacher; 21:32 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1934-08-11

Place of Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1951-01-01

1981-01-01

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

41st Military Government Company

Location of Service

Germany

Highest Rank

Colonel; COL

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Medals

Purple Heart

Achievements

In charge of communicating with local governments and people.

Note

"Enlisted in Marines at 16 and was found out and discharged. Later joined Army." - The Veteran.

City of Birth

New York

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Campbell, Tyler

Interview Date

Summer 6-29-2016

Location of Interview

Mayflower Retirement Community

Subjects

Wangenheim, Richard; Cold War -- 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

Campbell, Tyler

Length of Interview

21 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

Summer


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