Oral History interview of Jack Corscadden. Interview conducted by Corscadden, Jack at Lady Lake Library, Lady Lake, FL.
0:28 Birthplace; 0:54 Parents occupation; 1:10 Siblings; 1:21 Family service in the military; 2:30 Thoughts of Korean War; 3:05 Parents reaction to joining military; 3:22 Location of basic, assignment with SCARWAF; 4:10 Travel from the U.S. to Korea; 5:45 Assignment to K-site; 6:47 Basic training and jump school; 9:30 Thoughts on being assigned to Korea; 9:50 Length of time in Japan, Seattle, and the troop ship, trying to see Hawaii; 10:40 Assignment in the motor pool; 12:32 Living conditions; 13:44 Interaction with Korean people; 14:33 Spending free time; 15:42 Moving to different K-sites and modes of transportation; 16:58 Relationship with other soldiers; 17:45 Explanation of SCARWAF; 18:56 Communicating with family and friends back home; 19:32 Reaction to the armistice; 20:08 Change of pace after the armistice; 21:05 Arriving in Korea and thoughts; 21:42 Staying in contact with friends after coming home; 22:55 Leaving the service; 24:00 Duties while at Ft. Meade; 25:00 Comparison of his experience with other peoples experience; 26:10 Transitioning into civilian life; 26:40 Civilian jobs; 27:58 Participation with veterans groups; 29:54 Advice and thoughts for young people wanting to join the service; 30:31 Medal from the Korean people for peace ambassadors; 31:55 Medal from Florida governor Scott; 32:15 Difference between Korean War and Korean Conflict; 33:15 Being honored by the college that granddaughters attend; 35:00 Conclusion.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
War or Conflict
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Air Force
Unit of Service
SCARWAF- Special Category Army Reassigned with Air Force
Location of Service
Breckinridge County (Ky.); Parks Air Force Base (Calif.); Seattle (Wash.); Tokyo (Japan); Korea
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See video for details.
"The veteran had frostbite, no other injuries. People shot at him but he was never hit. Sergeant only briefly for Special Assignment." - The interviewer.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Lady Lake Library, Lady Lake, FL.
Corscadden, Jack; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force
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, "Corscadden, Jack interview" (2016). Veterans Oral Histories. 452.