Oral History interview of Thomas Greenhaw. Interview conducted by Grande, John at University of Central Florida.
0:24 Birthplace; 0:31 Parents; 0:39 Siblings; 0:47 Childhood; 1:16 Education; 1:30 Family Service; 1:42 Why Join the Navy; 2:27 Recruitment Process; 2:53 Boot Camp, Recruit Division Commanders; 5:47 Routine Day at Boot Camp; 6:51 Hospital Course School (San Diego); 9:01 Liberty; 9:25 Cold-Weather Training; 10:43 Station at Kaneohe (Hawaii); 12:08 Fourth Marines Assignment; 12:21 Routine Day; 14:34 No Unusual Days; 14:43 Friendship; 15:12 Recreation, Exploring Hawaii; 16:54 Fourth Marines, Drumming Out; 20:27 Overnight Naval Trip; 21:14 Mail Correspondence (Continued); 21:39 Cost of Living; 22:30 Entertainment; 23:01 Differences In Rank; 25:23 Leave, Christmas; 26:04 Discharged, San Francisco; 28:09 Medals and Citations; 28:20 Highest Rank Received; 28:27 Reserves; 29:14 Dental School, Studying History; 29:42 Humorous Stories; 33:09 Regrets; 33:50 Fourth Marines (Continued); 35:50 Drills In Hawaii; 37:08 Military Life; 39:45 Navy College PACE; 42:25 Travel, Australia; 46:44 Closing Comments; 49:03 End of Interview.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
El Dorado (Ariz.)
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Cold War Era
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
4th Marine Division
Location of Service
San Diego (Calif.); Kaneohe Bay Marine Corp Base (Kaneohe, Hawaii)
Hospital Corpsman; HM-3
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See video for details.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida
Greenhaw, Thomas D.; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy
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, "Greenhaw, Thomas D. interview" (2016). Veterans Oral Histories. 493.