Oral History interview of Louie Moresco. Interview conducted by Webb, Joshua at Orlando, FL.
0:25 Birthplace; 0:33 Growing up in Manhattan; 0:55 Siblings; 1:22 Parent's occupations; 2:20 Education before joining the military; 2:40 History of family in the military; 3:50 Receiving draft notice; 5:30 Location of basic training; 5:43 Impressions of Basic Training; 6:15 Advanced training; 6:30 Thoughts of France; 6:51 Duties in the artillery; 7:43 Taking fire missions; 8:02 Passing through bombed towns in France; 8:43 Soldiers killed by accident; 9:48 Free time; 10:15 Displaced persons; 11:00 Living conditions; 11:55 Quality of equipment; 12:13 Receiving a package from mom; 13:00 Fellow soldiers; 13:25 End of the war; 13:44 Meets cousin while waiting for transportation; 15:05 Medals and awards; 15:30 Getting the burgermeister to get the displaced people food; 16:35 Being discharged from the Army; 17:25 Battles and concentration camps; 18:13 Service stars; 18:52 Mother waits for son to come home; 19:25 Parade for the end of the war; 19:55 Jobs after leaving the military; 20:55 Injuries from serving in the military; 21:30 Military's influence on receiving a job; 21:43 Lessons learned from the military; 22:00 Veterans groups; 22:25 Advice for joining the military; 22:50 Getting seasick on the trip home; 24:05 Norwegian ship food; 24:35 Keeping in contact with fellow soldiers; 24:47 Conclusion.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
New York (N.Y.)
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
World War II
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
758 Field Art. Bn.
Location of Service
Private First Class; PFC
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Good Conduct Medal
Cannoneer on Howitzer
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Moresco, Louie; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army
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, "Moresco, Louie interview" (2016). Veterans Oral Histories. 436.