Oral History interview of David L. Orth. Interview conducted by Bradfield, Daniel at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.
0:01 Introduction; 0:35 Pre-Military Life; 2:23 Decision to Enlist; 2:45 Basic Training/Army Finance School; 3:44 Specialization in the Army; 4:10 Landing in Korea/Views on the Country; 5:01 Assignment in Korea/Day to Day Life; 6:19 Living Quarters in Korea/Communications Home; 7:00 First Combat Experience/Assignment to Infantry; 8:38 Memorable Experience in Combat; 9:36 Frostbite and Rehabilitation in Japan; 9:56 Service in the Finance Department until Returning to the United States; 10:18 Treatment fir Frostbite; 11:01 Interactions with Japanese Civilians; 11:45 Leaving Korea and Service until Discharge; 13:22 Most Memorable Moment in Korea; 13:45 Decision to Leave the Army; 14:05 Returning Home and Transition to Civilian Life; 14:48 Employment Post-Military; 16:21 Education Post-Military; 17:18 Using Military Skills after Service; 18:08 Contact with Veterans and Veterans' Groups; 18:33 Conclusion.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
2nd Infantry Division
Location of Service
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Rose to the rank of Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Veteran received other awards but could not recall them at the time of interview.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.
Orth, David L.; 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
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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David, Orth L., "Orth, David L. interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 298.