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Description

Oral history interview of Mr. Gary Snyder. Interview conducted by Tyler Campbell at the Masonic Home of Florida in St. Petersburg, Florida on 03/22/2018.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:33 Birth place and date; 0:41 Family life growing up; 1:20 Education prior to military service; 1:31 Enlisting in the Navy; 2:20 Basic Training; 3:19 Heading to Norfolk after Basic Training; 3:37 First experiences on the USS Wasp; 4:22 World tour on the Wasp; 5:23 Position on the ship; 5:31 Typical day while on the ship; 6:15 Memorable moments on the ship; 7:15 Experiences around Korea; 8:02 Friendships with other sailors; 8:10 Free time on ship and at port; 8:38 Hazing ritual after crossing the equator; 9:03 Different ports around the world; 11:18 Favorite port of call; 11:50 Experiences at different ports; 12:38 Close call with a live shell; 13:25 Refueling experiences; 14:43 Decision to leave the Navy; 15:12 Employment after leaving the Navy; 15:39 Contact with old shipmates; 16:45 Advice for anyone thinking of joining the military; 17:37 The Wasp 1952 collision with a destroyer; 19:35 Final thoughts; 19:57 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1935-04-03

Place of Birth

Toledo (Ohio)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Ohio

War or Conflict

Korean War

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1952-10-01

1955-10-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

3rd Division Gunnery Department, USS Wasp CVA-18

Location of Service

Fort Knox (Ky.); Fort Belvoir (Va.); Camp Breckinridge (Ky.); Camp A.P. Hill; Fort Indiantown Gap; Fort Meade (Fla.); Fort Hayes

Highest Rank

Seaman; SN

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unknown

Medals

Unknown

Achievements

The veteran is a Qualified Helmsman.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Toledo

Country of Birth

US

Interviewer

Campbell, Tyler

Interview Date

Spring 3-22-2018

Location of Interview

Masonic Home of Florida, St. Petersburg, FL

Subjects

Snyder, Gary; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; United 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

Campbell, Tyler

Length of Interview

21 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

Spring


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