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Description

Oral History interview of Walter Marquardt. Interview conducted by Perkins, Madaline at Village on the Green in Longwood, FL.

Date of Birth

1926-09-28

Place of Birth

Cayuga (N.D.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

North Dakota

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1944-01-01

1978-12-31

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Navy Civil Engineer Corps

Highest Rank

Captain; CAPT

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Legion of Merit; Gold Star; Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Unit Citation; World War II Victory Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross; American Defense Service Medal

Achievements

Graduated Boot Camp in 1949, receiving a fleet appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy; Was Commissioned Ensign in Naval Civil Engineer Corps; Was sent to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for BCE (Bachelors of Civil Engineering); Attended Naval War College in Newport, R.I. from 1968-1969.

Note

Legion of Merit was awarded with Combat V; Served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam; Originally enlisted in Navy 1944.

City of Birth

Cayuga

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Perkins, Madaline

Interview Date

8-21-2014

Location of Interview

Village on the Green, Longwood, FL.

Subjects

Marquardt, Walter; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; Post World War II; 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

Perkins, Madaline

Length of Interview

36 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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