Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Dennis Woodcum. Interview conducted by Reed, Paul at Woodcum Residence.

Log

0:00 Biographical Detail; 2:30 Education; 3:30 Post High School/Draft; 4:30 Previous Knowledge of Vietnam; 5:45 Being Drafted; 9:00 Basic Training; 11:00 Army Occupation and Training; 13:00 Rank/Promotion; 14:30 Leaving Home/Going to Vietnam; 18:00 Previous Experience Traveling; 19:15 Army Life; 20:30 Impressions of Vietnam; 22:00 Duty Station (Pleiku); 26:30 Awards/Medals; 28:20 Daily Duty during the Standdown; 30:30 Returning to the United States; 34:15 Thoughts about the Montagnards; 34:45 Reactions upon returning from Vietnam; 35:50 Leaving the Army; 37:30 Civilian Life; 40:00 Veteran Organizations/V.A. Benefits; 43:30 Reflections; 46:00 Final thoughts, effects of war on warriors.

Date of Birth

1950-11-21

Place of Birth

Pontiac (Mich.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Michigan

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

62nd Maintenance Battalion, Pleiku, Vietnam (Mar. 1971- January 1972); 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson (February 1972- June 1973)

Highest Rank

Specialist 4

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Central Highlands (Vietnam War)

Medals

Army Commendation Medal; Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Gallantry Cross (Vietnam)

Achievements

MOS 76V2T9; Equipment Storage Specialist; Assistant Armorer; Warehouse Liaison; FASCO Support Specialist; Senior Supply Specialist

Note

From July 1, 1973 to June 1, 1976, served in Inactive Reserves; Although I did not receive wounds or was diagnosed with injuries while on active duty, I do have a 70% overall disability rating for service connected disabilities and am a Disabled Veteran

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Reed, Paul

Interview Date

3-31-2012

Location of Interview

Woodcum Residence.

Subjects

Woodcum, Dennis J.; 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

Reed, Paul

Length of Interview

50 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage, Video, 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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