Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Henry Griffin. Interview conducted by Patsis, Matthew at Griffin's Residence.

Log

0:20 His home town and enlisting; 3:50 Orders to go to Germany from Fort Knox; 6:30 Basic Training and Barrack life; 12:20 Scout Training and patrolling the Berlin Wall; 20:00 West Berlin & Checkpoint Charlie; 25:52 Traveling through East Germany from West Berlin; 26:42 Rudolph Hess; 28:57 Maneuvers with the French and British; 30:30 Time constraints driving through East Germany; 32:00 Interactions with the Soviets and East German Soldiers; 34:00 Interactions with Berliners; 36:48 Recruitment and life as a Recruiter; 41:00 Desert Storm; 43:05 Military Retirement Benefits; 45:45 Helping people transition to Civilian life; 49:29 Life after the Military.

Date of Birth

1947-12-01

Place of Birth

Topeka (Kan.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Kansas

War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1966-12-01

2003-01-01

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

Battles

Unspecified

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

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Topeka

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Sinnott, Nicholas; Bitto, Savannah; Proctor, Dalton

Interview Date

10-3-2012

Location of Interview

Griffin's Residence

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

Patsis, Matthew

Length of Interview

53 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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