Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Ron Abate. Interview conducted by Grande, John at UCF.

Log

0:28 Birthplace; 0:55 Family; 1:57 Small Town; 2:32 Education; 3:42 Navy Enlistment, Interest In Nuclear Power; 6:33 Boot Camp, Experience With Young Marines; 7:45 Recruit Division Commanders; 8:53 Officer Candidate School (OCS); 12:22 Navy Commission; 12:57 Washington DC, Newport, Surface Warfare School; 14:22 Engineering School; 15:20 USS Manley DD-940, Fiancée, Boston Overhaul; 16:48 Life Aboard Ship, Living Quarters; 19:07 Communication While at Sea; 19:57 Boiler Officer Position, Promotion to Main Propulsion Assistant; 21:13 Stationed In Newport, Marriage; 22:19 Good and Bad Days; 23:09 Decision Not to Have Children; 24:17 Entertainment Aboard Ship, Recreation Trips; 26:31 Six Years Active Duty, Twenty-Five Years Reserves; 27:40 Flame Wrench Story; 29:58 Protocol for Leave, Joint Service; 30:44 Decision to Join the Reserves; 33:09 Reserve Experience; 34:29 Temporary Jobs, US Government Position; 35:12 Medals and Citations; 35:55 Transition to Civilian Life; 36:28 Navy Retirement, Friendships; 38:58 Regrets; 36:56 Iraq Tour, Closing Comments; 42:28 End of Interview.

Date of Birth

1954

Place of Birth

Ansonia (Conn.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Connecticut

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS William C. Lawe; USS Manley; USS Thomas C. Hart; USS Lasalle

Location of Service

Washington (D.C.); Newport (Va.)

Highest Rank

Captain CAPT

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Medals

Navy Achievement Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal; Meritorious Service Medal

Achievements

Please see video.

Note

Received 2 Navy Achievement Medals, 4 Navy Commendation Medals and other medals.

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Grande, John

Interview Date

Fall 10-21-2016

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Abate, Ronald A.; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- 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

Grande, John

Length of Interview

43 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage, Video, Sound, Audio

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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