Streaming Media

Description

Oral history interview of Paul H. Friedman. Interview conducted by Ettore M Lanza at Coral Springs, Florida.

Log

0:01 Intro; 1:00 Where/when he was born; 2:10 Parents/relatives/friends in military?; 5:35 Reason he joined Navy/boot camp; 8:15 USS Forrestal; 8:45 Ship details; 9:55 Destinations; 11:45 His onboard occupation; 13:15 Fire begin; 17:35 Shrap metal in his foot; 21:10 Fire subside; 22:35 Trip back home; 25:20 Reflections/book; 27:00 Outro.

Date of Birth

1946-08-28

Place of Birth

Rockway Beach (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1966-07-19

1967-11-19

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Ship-USS Forrestal G Division, West Pac 1967

Location of Service

Vietnam

Highest Rank

Petty Officer 3rd Class; PO3

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Gulf of Tonkin

Medals

National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal

Achievements

Injured survivor of USS Forrestal- 134 shipmates killed

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Rockaway Beach

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Lanza, Ettore M.

Interview Date

3-21-2011

Location of Interview

Coral Springs, FL.

Subjects

Friedman, Paul H.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy; USS Forrestal

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

Lanza, Ettore M.

Length of Interview

29 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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