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Description

Oral History interview of Frank Boffi. Interview conducted by Garcia, Luis Santana at University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Log

0:30 Birth place and family; 2:00 Entry into service; 8:30 First days of service; 12:37 Invading Italy as an American of Italian Heritage; 14:30 Experience during the battles in Italy; 19:30 USS Hadley construction, training, and the Pacific; 21:30 Experience in the Pacific, maintaining the ship; 22:30 Destruction of the Hadley; 24:30 Recreational activities; 25:30 Coming home after service; 27:50 Medals and citations; 28:16 Values learned from the Navy; 29:00 Valuable lessons learned; 30:00 Future of the LSP.

Date of Birth

1922-05-18

Place of Birth

Cranston (R.I.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Rhode Island

War or Conflict

World War II; Korean Conflict

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1942-01-01

1945-01-01

Begin/End date of Service - 2nd

1948-01-01

1952-01-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS Bernadou (DD 153); USS Hugh W. Hadley (DD 774); USS Brownson (DD 868); USS Fiske (DD 842)

Location of Service

Atlantic Ocean; Pacific Ocean; Mediterranean Sea; North Africa; Okinawa Island (Japan); Ryukyu Islands (Japan); European Theater; Pacific Theater

Highest Rank

Machinist's Mate 1st Class

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Battle of Okinawa; Operation Husky; Invasion of Sicily; Operation Avalanche; Invasion of Italy; Battle of Anzio

Medals

Purple Heart; Battle Citation; Unit Citation

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Cranston

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Garcia, Luis Santana

Interview Date

2-22-2014

Subjects

Boffi, Frank V.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy

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

Garcia, Luis Santana

Length of Interview

33 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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