Oral History interview of Albert Todd. Interview conducted by Rachels, Cody at Veteran's Residence.
0:35 Where born and family background; 1:25 Hobbies growing up; 1:50 Before the service; 2:30 Education prior to service; 3:40 Most memorable moment in college; 4:12 Italian Commander explanation; 4:50 ROTC in College; 6:30 Education after college; 7:05 Families reaction on joining military; 7:30 Time spent in service/reserves; 8:15 Where commissioned; 8:30 ROTC in detail; 9:50 ROTC summer camp life; 13:40 ROTC classes compared to college classes; 14:43 Uniforms with pride; 15:20 Keeping in contact with ROTC members; 16:00 Expectation of training; 17:05 Basic officer school; 17:55 Basic training to officer school, compared; 19:29 Favorite exercises in training; 20:20 Adapting to military life and marriage; 21:40 Graduation day; 22:30 Think taken away from military and patriotism; 23:25 Duty in the army; 24:15 5th army headquarter in Chicago; 25:15 Reserve life and position change; 26:14 Preference for active duty or reserves; 27:50 Opinion of army after serving; 27:39 Back to normal life; 28:04 ROTC and college shaping attitude; 29:27 College education and learning to provide; 30:15 Anything else; 30:25 Thanking the veteran.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Cold War Era
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
113th CIC Group, Fifth Army
Location of Service
First Lieutenant; 1LT
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Please see video.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Todd, Albert W.; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; United States, Army
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, "Todd, Albert W. interview" (2016). Veterans Oral Histories. 509.