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Description

Oral History interview of Frank Keaser. Interview conducted by Thorpe, Alex at Leesburg, FL.

Log

0:22 Birth place and date; 0:40 Growing Up; 1:20 Diversity in the service; 1:50 Getting together with friends from the service; 2:40 Family Occupations; 4:25 Education prior to service; 5:07 Worked at Fire Department; 6:18 Family history in the military; 7:14 Enlistment into the U.S. Navy; 8:54 Influence in joining the U.S. Navy; 10:15 St. John's River; 11:20 Heavy Gun Cruisers; 12:53 Boot Camp Experience; 16:00 Advanced Training; 17:00 U.S.S. Salem; 19:00 South Pole; 19:25 Testing and Rating System; 21:00 South Pole; 23:05 Ports on the U.S.S. Salem; 24:10 U.S.S. Makin Island; 24:50 Liberty in Boston; 27:00 Transition from Boston to Norfolk; 27:45 Experience on U.S.S. Glacier; 28:30 Routine Day on the U.S.S. Glacier; 31:20 U.S.S. Glacier in the South Pole; 33:25 Block at the Canal; 37:17 How Medals are Awarded; 37:57 Staying in contact with family from the South Pole; 38:35 Going to schools to talk about Navy experience; 40:20 Unusual events in service; 41:13 Rigging the flag in the South Pole; 43:50 Leaving the Navy; 44:02 Life after the Navy; 47:00 Retirement after being a Firefighter; 49:48 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1937-07-27

Place of Birth

Newark (Ohio)

Gender

Male

Home State

Ohio

War or Conflict

Korean Conflict

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1954-10-13

1958-06-26

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS Salem; USS Machen; ARD; AGB4 USS Glacier

Location of Service

Suez Canal (Egypt); Antarctic Ocean | Antarctica

Highest Rank

Signalman 1st Class

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Bluenoser; Good Conduct Medal; European Campaign Medal

Achievements

Climbed an icy ladder in the South Pole to place flag on ship.

Note

Received recognition from the Korean Government. Involved in block at the Canal.

City of Birth

Newark

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Thorp, Alex

Interview Date

Fall 9-29-2016

Location of Interview

Leesburg, FL.

Subjects

Keaser, Frank W.; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; nited States. Navy

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

50 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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