Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Frank Elkins. Interview conducted by Grande, John at Orlando, FL.

Log

0:23 Birthplace; 0:34 Parents; 1:07 Siblings; 1:23 Childhood; 1:42 Education, Mechanics; 2:49 Being Drafted; 3:16 Being Sent to Vietnam; 6:18 Reaction to Being Drafted, Basic Training; 10:03 Grandson; 11:52 Arriving In Vietnam, Vietcong; 16:54 Supplies; 19:47 Routine Day; 23:29 Brotherhood; 25:24 Days Not According to Plan; 27:27 Mail Correspondence; 29:03 Entertainment, Boxing; 30:58 Combat Experiences; 37:40 Adjusting to Combat; 38:59 Losing Men, Wounded, Becoming Numb; 43:37 Medevac Experience, Fort Knox; 46:18 Completing the GED, College Courses; 50:32 Last Day of Service, Coming Home; 54:00 Starting a Business, Bangladesh Revolution; 56:25 Medals and Citations; 56:38 Highest Rank Received, Military Life; 1:01:47 Women In Vietnam; 1:04:15 Wounded (Continued), Combat (Continued); 1:10:35 Vietnam Footage; 1:12:00 Being American; 1:13:46 Theory of the Tree; 1:15:10 End of Interview.

Date of Birth

1945-09-16

Place of Birth

Howell (Mich.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

Michigan

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

1968-05-02

Entrance into Service

Drafted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

554 & 553 Units, Engineers

Location of Service

Vietnam; Fort Knox (Ky.); Philippines; Alaska

Highest Rank

E-4; Corporal; CPL

Service Related Injury

Yes

Medals

Purple Heart; Good Conduct Medal; Vietnam Service Medal

Achievements

6 Months in Walter Reed.

Note

Combat Engineer, comfortable discussing combat.

City of Birth

Howell

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Grande, John

Interview Date

Fall 11-17-2016

Location of Interview

Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Elkins, Franklin L.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- 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

Grande, John

Length of Interview

76 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage; Video

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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