Oral History interview of Michael Morro. Interview conducted by Bradfield, Daniel at Veteran's residence.
0:01 Introduction; 0:35 Born in New York; 0:55 Parents occupations; 1:30 Family members involved in military; 11:26 Working in the Naval Yard in New York; 14:20 Going to college; 15:15 Enlistment in Navy; 16:00 Using G. I. Bill after end of WWII; 18:10 Went to Podiatry school; 18:40 Chiropractor school; 21:55 Joining Navy as a doctor; 24:20 Being called to Commanders office; 32:05 Father discussing his experiences in WWI; 37:50 Brothers war experience; 41:24 Career after Navy; 43:38 Reenlistment in Navy; 47:03 Average day at the Naval recruit center; 53:10 Communication with fellow soldiers after the war; 57:55 Advice for people who want to join the service; 59:00 Final thoughts; 1:12:50 Conclusion.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
World War II; Vietnam Era
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Begin/End date of Service - 2nd
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
USS Markab; Naval Recruit Center
Location of Service
USS Markab; Kansas City (Kan.)
Seaman Apprentice; SA; Commander; CDR
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Sent to Antigua for weeklong assignment.
Retired after Cancer Diagnosis. Returned to US Navy as a Doctor.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Morro, Michael; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; 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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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Morro, Michael interview" (2015). Veterans Oral Histories. 381.