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Description

Oral History interview of Todd Watt. Interview conducted by Wilt, Ashley at Mr. Watt's home in Ocoee, FL.

Log

0:01-0:24 Interviewer's introduction; 0:25-4:40 Childhood, high school, Jacksonville University; 4:41-9:59 Life after college, California. Illinois, being sworn into the Marine Corps; 10:00-1:33:00 Home on leave, returning to Vietnam; 1:34:12-1:35 Reasons for volunteering; 1:35:15 Gl Bill and conclusion.

Date of Birth

1944-05-08

Place of Birth

Moline (Ill.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Illinois

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1968-01-01

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

2nd Battalion, 4th Regiment, 3rd Marine Division. Inspector/Instructor Staff, 4th FSR, Headquarters and Service Company, Orlando, FL.

Location of Service

Vietnam; Orlando (Fla.)

Highest Rank

Captain; Capt

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

The veteran served as a causality assistance officer in Orlando. He made approximately 50 casualty calls on parents of Marines.

City of Birth

Moline

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Wilt, Ashley

Interview Date

3-24-2011

Location of Interview

Mr. Watt's home in Ocoee, FL.

Subjects

Watt, Todd A.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marine Corps

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

Wilt, Ashley

Length of Interview

101 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Audio; Sound

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

Article


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