Oral History interview of Jerry Nadolski. Interview conducted by Horning, Sarah at Nadolski Residence.
0:15 The Draft; 0:58 Entering the Service; 1:38 Being Drafted; 2:08 Born in Chicago; 3:00 Basic Training; 3:12 Camp Stoneman; 3:49 Korea; 4:11 Assigned to the 40th Division; 4:19 MOS; 4:50 Fox Company Machine Gunner; 5:13 Company Armor; 5:57 Lifeguarding; 6:40 Cleaning Machine Gun; 7:20 Getting Discharged; 8:00 Nothing to Do; 8:30 Basic Training; 9:03 What was your Purpose? 10:00 Communism; 11:10 Patriotism; 12:12 Comrades; 13:49 Getting Split Up; 14:00 Getting Married; 16:37 Ice Skating; 17:40 No Long Term Relationships; 18:30 Work After the Service; 20:03 GI Bill; 22:00 Marching; 26:00 Basic Training; 26:50 Patriotic; 28:00 Army Pay; 30:15 Movies (rest); 31 :00 Journal; 32:00 Family; 33:00 Reflecting on the draft; 34:00 Reflecting on Government; 35:00 Why we fight (technology); 37:00 Stop Communist Aggression (Culture); 38:00 Avoiding the Draft and Serving; 40:00 Memory; 40:50 Homeless; 43:00 Do we owe vets? 45:00 I enjoyed my service; 46:00 I did my job; 47:00 Get a haircut.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
40th Division, H Company
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Punchbowl (Korean War); Sandbag Castle (Korean War)
Korean Service Medal; Combat Infantryman Badge; National Defense Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal
See video for details.
Awarded Korean War Service Medal, Bronze Service Stars (2 awards); Combat Infantry Badge; National Defense Service Medal; Good conduct Medal.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Nadolski, Jerry F.; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army
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
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Nadolski, Jerry Floyd interview" (2012). Veterans Oral Histories. 159.