Streaming Media

Description

Oral history interview of Alzo J. Reddick Sr. Interview conducted by Edmund Kallina at UCF Soldiers to Scholars Office.

Log

0:20 Basic info; 0:40 Family/Orlando; 1:30 Education; 2:20 Joined army; 3:40 Family. education, & professions; 9:00 His education; 10:30 Job limitations with BQ; 12:20 Entering the military; 13:41 Basic; 14:30 Denied OCS; 16:00 Served in infantry; 20:00 Discusses similarities between then (1960s) & now in the army; 22:50 Specialized training; 24:14 Medic experiences; 27:52 Fort Benning; 28:18 Most memorable experience - preparing to deploy to Cuba & riots; 29:40 Germany; 31:19 JFK assassination; 33:04 Missile crisis; 34:40 Sense of Vietnam; 36:20 Wanted to go to Vietnam; 38:22 Military as an equal opportunity; 38:41 German memories; 40:35 Not re-enlisting; 43:15 Returned to Orlando; 43:29 Teaching history at Winter Park in Orlando; 49:19 Participation in politics; 52:39 Work with former soldiers through UCF

Date of Birth

1937-11-15

Place of Birth

Alturas (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

Black or African American

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1961-06-26

1964-06-26

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

2nd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, GA, Medic (pro pay)

Location of Service

Fort Benning (Ga.); Mannheim (Germany)

Highest Rank

Sergeant; SGT

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Cuban Missile Crisis; Mannheim, Germany (November 22, 1963)

Medals

Good Conduct Medal; Army Marksmanship Qualification Badge (Expert)

Achievements

Preparing for integration in Mississippi; Preparing for Cuban Missile Crisis; Participating in the Kennedy 50 Mile March

City of Birth

Alturas

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Kallina, Edmund

Interview Date

10-7-2010

Location of Interview

UCF Soldiers to Scholars Office.

Subjects

Reddick, Alzo J., Sr. Basic Training Infantry; Medic; Cuba; John F. Kennedy assassination; 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

Kallina, Edmund

Length of Interview

57 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


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