Oral History interview of Hank Boudolph. Interview conducted by Kelly, Dylan at Boudolph Residence.
0:01-3:00 Introductions; 3:01-4:33 First encounter with Navy; 4:34-10:30 Is rejected from Naval Reserve; discusses brother who was taken as prisoner of war. Enlists in navy; 10:31-20:00 First combat experience in New Guinea, talks about how boot camp prepared him, goes to Bremerton Naval Base in 1941; 20:01-32:07 Is transferred to LST 463; 32:08-41:47 Moves to Philippines; describes the Marines on his ship; enrolls at Syracuse University; 42:46-49:13 Has two daughters; 49:14-EOI (End of interview)-Discusses tragedy of War, his opposition to current war; and the ego boost from serving.
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
APC 18, LST 463
Location of Service
Chief Petty Officer; CPO
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Navy and Marine Corps Medal for Heroism
See video for details.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Boudolph, Hank Anthony; World War, 1939-1945 -- 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, "Boudolph, Hank Anthony interview" (2012). Veterans Oral Histories. 419.