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Description

Oral History interview of Henry Griffin. Interview conducted by Sinnott, Nicholas; Bitto, Savannah; Proctor, Dalton at UCF Main Campus Library.

Log

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.

Date of Birth

1947-12-01

Place of Birth

Topeka (Kan.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Kansas

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era; Cold War Era; Persian Gulf War; Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

U.S. Army Reserve

Unit of Service

HHC, 4TH BN 18TH INF; 190TH AVN CO; Kansas City Recruiting Battalion (with duty Overland Park, Kansas); In-service Recruiter, HHC US ARMY Military Command 5th Corp & 1st Armor Division; 1st INF DIV, Sergeant Major Academy, I Corps; HHC Training Command; 65th Regional Readiness Command; United States Army Retired

Highest Rank

Sergeant; SGT; Staff Sergeant; SSG; Sergeant First Class; SFC; Master Sergeant; MSG; Sergeant Major; SGM

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Medals

Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Army of Occupation Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon; AirCrew Badge; Army Achievement Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal; Army Marksmanship Qualification Badge ;(Expert); NCO Professional Development Ribbon; Recruiter Ring; Driver Badge; Career Counselor Badge; Legion of Merit

Achievements

Recon Scout Platoon; Border Patrol Berlin Wall American Sector; Flight Engineer CH-47 Chinook Helicopter; Recruiting young civilians in to the Army; Counseling service members departing active duty to transfer into the Army Reserve or Army National Guard; In-service recruiting Sergeant all locations; Counseling service members on transitioning into Reserve or National Guard; Siginal training installation liaison Sergeant Major; Counsel reserve and National Guard soldiers on their training issues positive or negative; Command retention Sergeant Major, for all reservice commands within Puerto Rico

Note

34 years service.

City of Birth

Topeka

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Sinnott, Nicholas; Bitto, Savannah; Proctor, Dalton

Interview Date

11-3-2011

Location of Interview

UCF Main Campus Library.

Subjects

Griffin, Henry E.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army; United States. Army Reserve

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

Sinnott, Nicholas; Bitto, Savannah; Proctor, Dalton

Length of Interview

58 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Sound; Audio

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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