Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Albert Todd. Interview conducted by Rachels, Cody at Veteran's Residence.

Log

0:35 Where born and family background; 1:25 Hobbies growing up; 1:50 Before the service; 2:30 Education prior to service; 3:40 Most memorable moment in college; 4:12 Italian Commander explanation; 4:50 ROTC in College; 6:30 Education after college; 7:05 Families reaction on joining military; 7:30 Time spent in service/reserves; 8:15 Where commissioned; 8:30 ROTC in detail; 9:50 ROTC summer camp life; 13:40 ROTC classes compared to college classes; 14:43 Uniforms with pride; 15:20 Keeping in contact with ROTC members; 16:00 Expectation of training; 17:05 Basic officer school; 17:55 Basic training to officer school, compared; 19:29 Favorite exercises in training; 20:20 Adapting to military life and marriage; 21:40 Graduation day; 22:30 Think taken away from military and patriotism; 23:25 Duty in the army; 24:15 5th army headquarter in Chicago; 25:15 Reserve life and position change; 26:14 Preference for active duty or reserves; 27:50 Opinion of army after serving; 27:39 Back to normal life; 28:04 ROTC and college shaping attitude; 29:27 College education and learning to provide; 30:15 Anything else; 30:25 Thanking the veteran.

Date of Birth

1936-05-28

Place of Birth

Kalamazoo (Mich.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Michigan

War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1959-03-11

1961-03-11

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

113th CIC Group, Fifth Army

Location of Service

Chicago (Ill.)

Highest Rank

First Lieutenant; 1LT

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Kalamazoo

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Rachels, Cody

Interview Date

Fall 11-8-2016

Location of Interview

Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Todd, Albert W.; Cold War -- 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

Rachels, Cody

Length of Interview

31 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 & University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview

Semester

Fall


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