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Description

Oral History interview of Anthony DiBerardino. Interview conducted by Gagnon, Marie at University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL.

Log

0:40 Biographical information; 1:00 Siblings and family; 2:00 Pre-military education and work; 3:33 Joining the Navy; 4:28 Boot camp; 7:48 Electronics school; 9:37 Assignment to USS Berkley; 16:02 Training missions; 16:56 Operation "Market Time"; 19:28 First tour of duty; 22:40 Harrowing experience; 23:52 Second tour of duty/ NASE; 26:23 PBRs/ PBR missions; 30:19 Vietnamese civilians; 31:27 Shore patrol watches; 33:27 Party down the river; 34:25 Typical day at NASE; 35:16 SEAL Team story; 37:51 Equipment; 40:49 Communication home; 44:14 Combat experience- both tours; 46:49 Differences between North and South Vietnam; 49:26 Brotherhood; 51:17 Leaving the Navy; 54:54 Transition to civilian life/ Life after Navy.

Date of Birth

1945-01-25

Place of Birth

Ft. Pierce (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1965-08-01

1969-12-31

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS Berkeley (DDG 15)

Location of Service

Saigon (Vietnam)

Highest Rank

Electronics Technician (Radar) Petty Officer 2nd Class; ETR2

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Operation Market Time

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Ft. Pierce

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Gagnon, Marie

Interview Date

7-16-2014

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Subjects

DiBerardino, Anthony; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- 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

Gagnon, Marie

Length of Interview

57 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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