Oral History interview of Adalberto Sanchez. Interview conducted by Kathleen Rios in Oviedo, FL.
0:01 Introduction; 1:11 Family; 2:00 Education and Hopes; 3:00 The Draft- Reaction; 4:47 What is an Infantry Man?; 5:52 Assignments Summary; 6:54 Geisha House; 8:13 Korea; 9:38 What was Basic Training Like?; 10:26 Hurry Up and Wait; 11:45 Lessons Learned from Sgt Papper; 13:55 A Day in Basic; 15:20 Advanced Training; 16:56 First impressions of Japan; 19:40 First impressions of Korea; 21:00 Getting to the Shore; 22:00 Wishing to be Home; 23:40 Shift in Mindset Nearing Enemy Lines; 24:25 I was Scared; 24:55 Duties in Korea; 25:21 Episode in Korea; 54:00 The Kid Came Back; 55:10 Typical Day in Korea; 56:00 Holidays Away; 57:42 Skirmish in Korea; 1:02:47 France and the Reserves; 1:05:29 A Day in France; 1:08:24 The Reserves were Wonderful; 1:10:10 Going Back to School; 1:10:42 Return to Civilian Life; 1:11:11 PTSD; 1:12:43 Hard on the Family; 1:13:00 Community Reaction; 1:15:02 Seeing the Statue of Liberty; 1:16:40 Military Training and Civilian Life; 1:18:00 Veterans Groups; 1:19:00 Proud to Serve My Country; 1:20:15 Thank You.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Hispanic
War or Conflict
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
25 Infantry Division, C Company (Korea); 77th Infantry Division (Reserves) NYC
Location of Service
Dix (N.J.); Fort Hood (Tex.); Camp Stoneman (Calif.); Japan; Korea; Black River (N.Y.); France
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Combat Infantry Badge; Korean Service Medal
Served as Infantry man.
The veteran was in one skirmish in Korea.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Sanchez, Adalberto; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army
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
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/
University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives
UCF Community Veterans History Project
Adalberto, Sanchez, "Sanchez, Adalberto interview" (2017). Veterans Oral Histories. 561.