Oral History interview of Sam Martin. Interview conducted by Lanier, Courtney and Nelson, Matt at Mr. Martin's residence in Sanford, FL.
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
Place of Birth
Black or African American
War or Conflict
Cold War Era
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
9th field artillery
Location of Service
Staff Sergeant; SSgt
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Was first a medic and then was in field artillery.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Lanier, Courtney; Nelson, Matt
Location of Interview
Mr. Martin's residence in Sanford, FL.
Martin, Sam; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- 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
Lanier, Courtney; Nelson, Matt
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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UCF Community Veterans History Project
Sam, Martin, "Martin, Sam interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 249.