Oral History interview of Anthony DiBerardino. Interview conducted by Gagnon, Marie at University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL.
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
Place of Birth
Ft. Pierce (Fla.)
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
USS Berkeley (DDG 15)
Location of Service
Electronics Technician (Radar) Petty Officer 2nd Class; ETR2
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Operation Market Time
See video for details.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.
DiBerardino, Anthony; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy
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, "DiBerardino, Anthony interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 233.