Streaming Media

Description

Oral history interview with Walter Patton. Interview conducted by John Grande in Winter Park, Florida on January 20, 2017.

Log

0:28 Birthplace; 0:43 Parents; 1:14 Siblings; 1:31 Childhood; 2:52 Education; 3:52 Family Service; 4:18 Enlistment, Pearl Harbor; 5:12 ROTC, Army Reserves; 6:33 Family Reaction; 6:52 Examinations; 7:37 Marine Corps Commission; 8:13 Second Lieutenant Boot Camp; 9:06 Drill Instructors; 9:55 Date of Commission; 11:38 Advanced Training, Classified Radar Course; 15:19 Cherry Point, Miramar; 15:51 Convoy Transport to South Pacific, Guam; 18:28 Okinawa, Ulithi; 21:27 Atomic Bombs; 22:11 Unusual Days; 22:34 Friendship, Ulithi Air Crew, Kamikaze Attacks; 25:53 Mail Correspondence; 26:21 Guam Experiences; 28:31 Liberty; 28:48 Going Home, Flight Training, Company Commander; 32:02 Marine Corps Retirement; 32:23 Last Day of Service; 33:46 Guided Missile Testing; 34:47 Keeping In Contact; 35:06 Looking Back on Service; 36:01 What It Means to Be a Marine; 36:24 National Mood; 36:59 Closing Comments; 37:39 End of Interview.

Date of Birth

1922-02-20

Place of Birth

Dadeville (Ala.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

Alabama

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

January 1943

July 1965

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

Bureau of Naval Weapons

Location of Service

Guam; Palau; China; Okinawa Island (Japan); Korea; Quantico (Va.); Camp Pendleton (Calif.); Monterey (Calif.)

Highest Rank

Lieutenant Colonel; LtCol

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Not applicable

Medals

Unknown

Achievements

Worked on Missile Range; Worked at the Beaux of Weapons.

Note

Went to Naval Post Graduate School and Headquarters Marine Corps.

City of Birth

Dadeville

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Grande, John

Interview Date

Winter 1-20-2017

Location of Interview

Winter Park, Florida

Subjects

Patton, Walter B.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marines

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.

Transcript

Not applicable

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES; University of Central Florida

Contributors

Grande, John

Length of Interview

38 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 & University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview

Semester

Spring


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