Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Jack Corscadden. Interview conducted by Corscadden, Jack at Lady Lake Library, Lady Lake, FL.

Log

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

1933-07-03

Place of Birth

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

Pennsylvania

War or Conflict

Korean Conflict

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1952-05-01

1954-05-01

Entrance into Service

Drafted

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

Highest Rank

Corporal

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Presidential Citation

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

"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

Philadelphia

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Corscadden, Jack

Interview Date

2-1-2016

Location of Interview

Lady Lake Library, Lady Lake, FL.

Subjects

Corscadden, Jack; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; 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

Corscadden, Jack

Length of Interview

36 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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