Oral History interview of Walter Marquardt. Interview conducted by Perkins, Madaline at Village on the Green in Longwood, FL.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
World War II
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
Navy Civil Engineer Corps
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
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
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.
Legion of Merit was awarded with Combat V; Served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam; Originally enlisted in Navy 1944.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Village on the Green, Longwood, FL.
Marquardt, Walter; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; Post World War II; United States. Navy
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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UCF Community Veterans History Project
Central Florida, RICHES of, "Marquardt, Walter interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 307.