Oral History interview of Albert Gingold. Interview conducted by Ciesko, John at University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.
0:47 Biographical information and childhood; 1:25 Hardships due to Great Depression; 1:50 Memory of Pearl Harbor; 2:35 Family entering WWII; 3:26 Growing up during WWII; 5:28 Evolution of industry to support war effort; 6:25 Memory of V-J Day; 7:11 Life after WWII; 8:14 Memories of Korean Conflict; 12:18 Entering draft; 14:02 Basic training; 16:22 Special communications training at Fort Monmouth, NJ; 17:08 Infantry course at Fort Dix; 17:45 Communications assignment in Japan; 20:45 Life in Japan; 21:37 Communicating with family while overseas; 22:49 Discharged from Army; 23:36 Use of GI Benefits; 24:04 Occupation after service; 26:35 Work on Crawler Transporter in Cape Canaveral, FL; 27:40 Permanent move to Florida for career in lasers; 28:28 Keeping up with other veterans; 29:11 Overall feelings of military experience; 30:26 Comparing other countries to U.S; 31:45 Last comments about family.
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
7th Cavalry Regiment
Location of Service
Fort Monmouth (N.J.); Fort Dix (N.J.); Japan
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Heated microwave carrier; Telephone Communication for Army in Far East
Carried electronics at Fort Monmouth N.J; Attended college with G.I Benefits; Bought home with G.I Benefits
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida Orlando, FL.
Gingold, Albert; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; Cold War--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, "Gingold, Albert interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 218.