Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Thelma Emerson. Interview conducted by Cannon, Joan at Village on the Green in Longwood, FL.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:49 Childhood; 1:54 Education; 3:07 Family Members in Military Service; 4:56 Ancestry/Civil War Service; 6:45 Employment Prior to Military; 8:46 Ft. Leavenworth Veterans Hospital; 9:21 Decision to Join Navy; 10:28 Gaining Commission; 10:53 Training in San Diego; 12:10 Medical Ward and Corpsman Aids; 13:08 Patient and Nurses Housing; 14:08 Favorite Story from Hospital; 15:54 Where Hospital Patients Came From; 16:50 Responsibilities of Hospital (Types of Care Provided); 18:06 Length of Service and Extension of Service; 18:41 Meeting Husband and Marriage; 19:25 Leaving Navy and Return to Civilian Life; 19:48 First Child; 20:10 Life as a Navy Wife; 21:20 Number of Children; 22:11 U.S.S Enterprise Incident; 24:05 Places Lived While Husband was in Navy; 24:40 Husband Vietnam Missions; 25:37 Volunteer Nursing While Raising Children; 26:06 What Service Meant to You; 26:57 Children's Careers and Military Service; 28:09 Retirement to Florida; 28:45 Death of Husband; 29:29 Feelings on Young People Considering Service; 30:23 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1928-01-21

Place of Birth

Greeley (Kan.)

Gender

Female

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Kansas

War or Conflict

Korean Conflict

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1950-01-01

1954-12-31

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Location of Service

San Diego (Calif.)

Highest Rank

Lieutenant Junior Grade; LTJG

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Greeley

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Cannon, Joan

Interview Date

6-27-2014

Location of Interview

Village on the Green, Longwood, FL.

Subjects

Emerson, Thelma L.; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; Women and the military -- United States; 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

Cannon, Joan

Length of Interview

31 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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