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Description

Oral History interview of Sam Martin. Interview conducted by Lanier, Courtney and Nelson, Matt at Mr. Martin's residence in Sanford, FL.

Log

1:04 Introduction; 1:37 Biographical information; 2:13 Other family members in military; 2:50 Life before the military and decision to join; 3:10 Family's feelings about military; 3:36 Basic training; 5:06 First Assignment in Korea; 5:36 Thoughts on Korea; 6:12 Description of actives in Korea; 7:45 Equipment used in Korea; 9:11 Interactions with Korean civilians; 10:01 Combat experiences; 10:56 Advice while firing artillery; 11:21 Location of station in Korea; 11:47 Differences between duties as medic and artillery crew; 12:44 Duties after Korea; 13:40 Decision to leave military; 14:30 Work at Arlington National Cemetery and White House; 15:20 Work in France; 18:00 Finally Leaving the Military; 18:40 Application of skills learned in military to civilian life; 19:40 Keeping in contact with military friends; 20:45 Involvement with veterans groups; 21:25 Advice for people joining military today; 22:34 Closing thoughts and advice; 23:27 Interview Close.

Date of Birth

1927-07-04

Place of Birth

Sanford (Ga.)

Gender

Male

Race

Black or African American

Home State

Georgia

War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

Unspecified

1958-05-07

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

9th field artillery

Location of Service

Korea

Highest Rank

Staff Sergeant; SSgt

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

Was first a medic and then was in field artillery.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Sanford

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Lanier, Courtney; Nelson, Matt

Interview Date

9-4-2014

Location of Interview

Mr. Martin's residence in Sanford, FL.

Subjects

Martin, Sam; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army

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

Lanier, Courtney; Nelson, Matt

Length of Interview

24 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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