Streaming Media


Oral history interview of Joanne Marla (DeLuca) Young. Interview conducted by James F. Roberts at interviewee's home in Edgewater, Florida.


0:04 Introduction; 0:23 Biographical information; 1:42 Motivations for joining; 2:54 Basic training start; 4:00 Basic training separated by sex; 4:44 What was learned; 5:47 Chemical warfare training; 6:29 Live fire training; 7:20 Pay; 7:56 Self defense training; 8:41 Firing range; 9:06 Free time; 10:05 Graduation; 10:36 Transition to Army life; 11:06 Drill sergeants; 11:47 Additional training; 12:06 Difference between basic and AIT; 12:30 AIT itself; 13:25 After training; 13:50 Unit assigned to; 14:06 Base in Germany; 14:48 Role within unit; 16:49 Trip across the Atlantic; 17:37 Typical day; 17:58 Alert; 18:35 Break in interview - see file 006_1, restart time mark with new file; 0:06 Alert; 0:16 Additional classes in Germany; 1:04 Officers; 1:42 Stationed only in Germany; 1:50 Down-time; 2:32 On leave; 5:28 Ordeal returning from leave; 6:24 German cultural differences; 7:40 Bought a car; 8:03 German soldiers; 8:55 Trip to the border of East/West Germany; 10:06 Correspondence Home; 11:06 Length of time in service/and leaving service.

Place of Birth

Brockton (Mass.)



War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Prisoner of War


Service Related Injury


Interview Date


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


Department of History, University of Central Florida


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.


University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type