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Description

Oral History interview of Alexander Cardarelli. Interview conducted by at University of Central Florida Library in Orlando, FL.

Log

0:05 Introduction; 0:45 Life growing up; 1:01 Family life; 1:25 Religious life; 1:54 Description of education pre-military; 2:34 Enlistment in the United States Navy; 3:00 Age joining Navy; 3:13 Description of training during WWII; 4:11 Description of being overseas; 5:10 Leisure time descriptions; 5:20 Time spent off of Okinawa; 5:40 Description of Kamikaze attacks; 6:15 Leisure time offshore Okinawa; 6:50 End of WWII; 7:25 Travel around Okinawa and Iwo Jima; 8:00 Time between WWII and Korea; 8:15 More education between wars; 8:28 Process of joining Air Force; 9:00 Difference in service between branches; 9:23 Difference between enlisted service and commissioned service; 9:55 Air Force training; 10:50 Feelings on Korean War; 11:23 Working for blood program; 11:59 Becoming a LTC; 12:30 Number of men who served under him; 13:00 Feelings toward men; 13:10 Typical day in blood program; 13:40 Decisions responsible for making; 14:00 Military retirement; 14:40 Civilian life; 15:30 Effects of military life; 16:07 Recommendation of military life.

Date of Birth

1926-05-10

Place of Birth

Dormont (Pa.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Pennsylvania

War or Conflict

World War II; Korean Conflict

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1944-03-06

1946-05-24

Begin/End date of Service - 2nd

1951-08-18

1971-05-31

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

USS LST 904; DoD Military Blood Program Agency

Location of Service

Pacific Area; Washington (D.C.)

Highest Rank

Radioman Petty Officer 3rd Class; RM3; Lieutenant Colonel; LtCol

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Battle of Okinawa

Medals

Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon; Air Force Commendation Medal; Meritorious Service Medal

Achievements

Radio operator; Directed the military blood program during the Vietnam era.

Note

Following WWII, served in the USAF during Korea and Vietnam. Was a Master Instructor in the USAF Medical Service School for four years.

City of Birth

Dormont

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Trochez, Henry

Interview Date

3-10-2015

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida Library in Orlando, FL

Subjects

Cardarelli, Alexander; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; Korean Conflict -- Personal narratives; United States. Navy; United States. Air Force

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

Trochez, Henry

Length of Interview

17 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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