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Description

Oral history interview of Mr. John Brink. Interview conducted by Sharon Rodriguez at the Masonic Home of Florida in St. Petersburg, Florida on 03/22/2018. Interview topics include, Introduction; Early childhood and education; Life prior to the Army; Pearl Harbor attacks; Choosing to enlist in the Army; Family and friends' reactions to his enlistment; Basic training and advanced training; Experiencing a smoke bomb; Training courses; First assignment after training; Time in Europe; Working with Landing Ship Tanks (LTSs); Time in England; Experiencing Omaha Beach; Locals in France; Delivering tanks all the way in Paris; Involvement in the Battle of Bulge; Getting the scarlet fever; Being sent back and forth through Europe; Shelling in Bonn; Rise to the rank of Corporal; Work with soldiers from other countries; Communicating while in Europe; Being too busy for leave; Most memorable experience during service; Deciding to leave the Army; Time in England; Time after the service; Returning to civilian life; Former compatriots; Advice for anyone considering joining the military; Veterans groups; Awards and commendations; Closing remarks.

Date of Birth

1921

Gender

Male

Interview Date

Spring 3-22-2018

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES University of Central Florida

Length of Interview

47 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

video / mp4 DVD

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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