Oral History interview of Sallie Amato. Interview conducted by Phillip Roark at Westminster Towers, Orlando, Fl.
0:44 Place of origin and parent occupations; 4:29 Education; 4:54 Family members in the Military; 5:31 Motivations for joining the Marine Corps; 16:00 Boot camp experience; 18:01 First days in the service; 26:50 Experience of a woman after boot camp in 1940s; 29:34 How woman were selected for their respective jobs; 37:38 Locations the veteran served at; 40:16 Uniform during service; 40:58 Experiences after the Marines; 48:22 Living conditions in the women's barracks; 50:02 A regular day while in the service; 52:28 Most memorable days while in the service; 64:03 Staying in touch with family while in the service; 67:15 How Mrs. Amato met her husband; 70:20 Occupation after the Marines; 72:45 Attributes many of the blessing in her life to serving in the Marines; 74:36 "Honor Flight" Experience; 77:36 Reflections on women serving in WWII.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
New Castle (Va.)
War or Conflict
World War II
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Location of Service
Camp Lejeune (N.C.); Arlington (Va.)
Field Music Sgt.
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Played bugle - Field Music.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Westminster Towers, Orlando, FL.
Amato, Sallie; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives Women and the military -- United States; United States. Marines
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, "Amato, Sallie interview" (2015). Veterans Oral Histories. 405.