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Description

Oral History interview of Charles Grist. Interview conducted by Kuzdak, Christian at University of Central Florida Library in Orlando.

Log

1:00 Where Mr. Grist was born and raised; 3:30 Explains Army Rangers and talks about joining; 6:30 Impact of actual service; 8:43 Interacting with other soldiers in Iraq (second time); 10:50 What he left behind to Vietnam; 11:30 First in Vietnam; 14:50 About commendation in the army; 17:15 Combat and what one thinks about; 19:40 What one does with free time; 20:45 Typical day in Vietnam; 27:00 Most memorable moments; 36:00 Final days in Vietnam and contacting people at home; 39:50 Differences between Vietnam and Iraq; 45:00 Keeping in touch with other soldiers; 45:45 Views on war and life; 50:00 Additional Thoughts.

Date of Birth

1949-02-28

Place of Birth

Orlando (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era; Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1968-12-03

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Location of Service

Vietnam; Iraq

Highest Rank

First Lieutenant; 1LT; Sergeant First Class; SFC

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Bronze Star Medal; Army Commendation Medal

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Awarded Army Commendation Medal five times.

City of Birth

Orlando

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Kuzdak, Christian

Interview Date

2-28-2015

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida Library in Orlando.

Subjects

Grist II, Charles M.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army

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

Kuzdak, Christian

Length of Interview

51 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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