Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Ralph Servadio. Interview conducted by Flores, Jose at Veteran's Residence.

Log

0:18 Birthplace; 0:32 Parents; 0:52 Childhood; 4:09 Education; 5:41 Why Join the Coast Guard; 9:15 Boot Camp; 11:35 Athletes; 14:53 Hilton Head Island; 15:49 Horse Training; 17:22 Beach Patrol; 19:34 Watch Tower; 20:55 Boxing Team; 22:05 Port Security; 23:39 Radio School Application; 27:14 Radio School; 30:20 Wife; 30:51 Radio School (Continued); 31:31 New Smyrna Beach; 35:37 Coast Guard Correspondence; 38:04 Leaving for Santiago; 42:38 Trouble Getting to Santiago; 53:51 Arriving In Santiago; 57:11 Various Duties; 59:59 Atomic Bomb; 1:01:50 Sent Back to the United States; 1:02:33 Discharged, Marriage; 1:02:58 Civilian Life; 1:04:31 Medals and Citations; 1:05:24 General Electric, Security Risk; 1:13:01 Work With NASA; 1:14:23 Closing Comments; 1:16:23 End of Interview.

Date of Birth

1925-01-28

Place of Birth

Herkimer (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1943-03-19

1946-04-08

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Coast Guard

Unit of Service

Company 2; US Embassy

Location of Service

Charleston (S.C.); Atlantic City (N.J.); New Smyrna Beach (Fla.); Santiago (Chile)

Highest Rank

Petty Officer 1st Class

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Medals

Coast Guard Commendation Medal; Good Conduct Medal

Achievements

Written book about Coast Guard Experiences; Intercepted and Monitored Clandestine Nazi radio transmissions; Used international Morse code; spent time working for us embassy in Chile as civilian; Top Secret mission at time - Chile was neutral at time of war, hence secrecy.

City of Birth

Herkimer

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Flores, Jose

Interview Date

Fall 12-6-2016

Location of Interview

Veteran's Residence

Subjects

Servadio, Ralph M.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Coast Guard

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

Flores, Jose

Length of Interview

76 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

Fall


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