Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Norman H. French. Interview conducted by Gideon French in Winter Garden, FL.

Log

0:30 Family and childhood; 2:10 Education and joining the Marine Corps; 2:40 Basic training; 3:41 Discharge and return to Massachusetts; 5:11 Work for Westinghouse Electric Corporation; 5:48 Involvement with historical society; 7:25 Move to Charlottesville, Virginia; 8:00 Review by General Alexander Vandergrift; 9:30 Health; 10:50 Family military history; 11:42 Life in the Marines; 14:35 Boot camp; 15:51 Quantico barracks; 17:09 Arrival in California; 18:04 Assignment in the Marines; 19:00 Joining the Masons; 19:52 Quantico staff sergeant; 21:01 Friends from the Marines; 22:16 Contact with family and entertainment in the Marines; 23:07 Leave; 23:55 Medals and final rank; 24:22 Occupation after the Marines; 27:42 Gratefulness to family; 28:26 End of interview.

Date of Birth

1928-02-24

Place of Birth

Worcester (Mass.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Massachusetts

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1946-07-03

1947-05-03

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

N/A

Location of Service

Cherry Pt. (N. C.); Quantico (Va.); El Toro Santa Anna (Calif.)

Highest Rank

Private First Class; PFC

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

N/A

Medals

N/A

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Worcester

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

French, Gideon

Interview Date

Fall 8-23-2017

Location of Interview

Winter Garden, FL.

Subjects

French, Norman H.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marines

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

French, Gideon

Length of Interview

29 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


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