Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Richard Connell. Interview conducted by Schneider, Sarah at University of Central Florida.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:38 Early childhood; 1:30 Family and Military; 2:20 Education/Family Reaction; 3:35 Friends in service; 4:14 Basic Training/Band School- San Diego, California; 8:44 Camp Pendleton; 9:53 Marine Band; 11:50 Discharged; 13:03 Memorable Moment; 16:13 Readjusting to Civilian Life; 20:53 Receiving Commission; 21:30 Korean War; 25:00 Training; 26:18 Brooks Air Force Base; 31:26 Germany; 36:25 Wife/family; 39:45 Return to states/Family life; 42:30 Veteran Organizations; 43:25 Contact with service members; 44:52 Air force assignments; 51:18 Years in Reserve/Service; 53:57 Service Awards; 54:41 Complete.

Date of Birth

1927-01-01

Place of Birth

Grand Rapids (Mich.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Michigan

War or Conflict

World War II; Korean Conflict

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1946-06-24

1948-01-23

Begin/End date of Service - 2nd

1950-05-31

1988-01-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

HQ Bat. First Division Marines; Air Force Reserves

Location of Service

Camp Pendleton (Calif.); San Diego (Calif.); Orlando (Fla); Germany; McCoy Air Force Base (Fla); Scott Air Force Base (Ill.); Colorado

Highest Rank

Private First Class; PFC; Colonel; Col

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

"The veteran played Tenor Sax. Total of 4 years on active duty, rest of time was in Air Force Reserves (Individual Mobilization Augmentee; Lone Wolf in air force that would be assigned anywhere he wanted to be assigned and could get any assignment he wanted. Most Assignments were staff assignments.)" -- The interviewer.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Grand Rapids

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Schneider, Sarah

Interview Date

2-9-2016

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida

Subjects

Connell, Richard A.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marines; United States. Air Force

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

Schneider, Sarah

Length of Interview

54 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

Semester

Spring


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