Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Maurice Grant. Interview conducted by Thorp, Alex at Mayflower Retirement Center, Winter Park, Florida.

Log

0:35 Birthplace and date; 0:45 Growing up; 3:20 Military Intelligence in Japan; 7:05 Black market investigations in Japan; 10:20 Serving with the 442 RCT Japanese-American soldiers; 14:10 Japanese people work ethics; 15:15 Serving in the reserves; 16:50 Activation for the Korean Conflict; 18:50 Counter-intelligence in Germany; 21:30 Reacting to alerts; 22:50 Maneuvers with Air Force; 23:40 Picking up deserter; 26:00 Reflections on service and fellow service members; 26:45 Reasons for being placed in Military Intelligence; 27:30 Experiences with French people; 29:05 Learning other languages while working as civilian; 29:50 Volunteering with International executive service corps; 30:55 Being considered a WWII veteran; 32:05 Learning Japanese; 33:15 Japanese war prisoners; 34:30 Sleeping in the Dai-Ichi building and earthquakes; 37:10 Experiencing Japan while stationed there; 39:25 Traveling while stationed in Germany; 43:25 Thoughts on the draft; 44:20 Changes in the military technology; 45:50 Thoughts on war today; 47:30 Veterans organizations; 49:00 Words of advice for prospective recruits; 52:45 Change in the economy; 56:00 Changes in society; 58:30 Governing countries that we conquer; 1:01:10 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1928-12-28

Place of Birth

Freehold (N.J.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New Jersey

War or Conflict

World War II; Korean Conflict

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1946-07-09

1947-10-31

Begin/End date of Service - 2nd

1950-09-25

1951-12-17

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

5250 Technical Intelligence Co.; G-2, Headquarters, Constabulary; G-2, Headquarters, Seventh Army

Location of Service

Japan

Highest Rank

TKC 4; Corporal

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

World War II Victory Medal; Army of Occupation Medal with Japan Clasp; Army of Occupation Medal with Germany Clasp

Achievements

Engaged in intelligence investigations.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Freehold

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Thorp, Alex

Interview Date

Summer 6-1-2016

Location of Interview

Mayflower Retirement Center, Winter Park, FL.

Subjects

Grant, Maurice T.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army

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

Thorp, Alex

Length of Interview

62 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

Summer


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