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Description

Oral history interview of Mr. Charles S. Haithcock, Jr. Interview conducted by Sharon Rodriguez at the Masonic Home of Florida in St. Petersburg, Florida on 03/22/2018.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:42 Early childhood and education; 2:45 Being sent off by his friends; 3:12 Choosing the Navy; 4:18 Boot camp; 5:00 Additional training/ Medic training; 5:55 First duty after training; 6:30 U.S. Naval Hospital School; 9:50 Being sent to Korea; 11:40 Feelings on Korean War; 12:55 Delivering a baby for a Korean woman; 13:45 Communicating back home; 14:20 Being afforded leave; 15:00 Experiencing combat/ Being shelled; 17:05 Experiencing the death of a young Marine; 19:04 Being attacked by a North Korean; 21:10 Next Assignment: Camp Lejeune; 22:45 Average day at Camp Lejeune; 25:00 Working at a Naval Hospital; 26:00 Feelings on the end of the war; 26:50 Brutality of North Koreans; 27:30 Relationship with South Koreans; 28:15 Most memorable part of his service/ being cared for; 29:15 Inauguration parade: Eisenhower; 31:20 Meeting president Franklin D. Roosevelt as a child; 35:20 Deciding to leave the Navy; 37:00 Community reception and welcome back; 38:40 Transition into civilian life; 39:08 Life after the Navy; 40:15 Applying military training to life; 42:55 Awards and commendations; 43:40 Feeling on the service; 45:42 Closing remarks.

Date of Birth

1931-02-04

Place of Birth

Raleigh (N.C.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

North Carolina

War or Conflict

Korean War

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1952-06-29

1954-11-03

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

1st Marine Division.

Location of Service

Georgia; Fort Leavenworth (Kan.); Vietnam, Northern; Vietnam, Southern; Cambodia

Highest Rank

Petty Officer 3rd Class; PO3

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Unknown

Medals

Korean Service Military Ribbon

Achievements

The veteran helped deliver a South Korean baby in a hut and later others at the Naval Hospital. He had field combat in Korea.

Note

Shrapnel in foot. Engaged in field combat in Korea.

City of Birth

Raleigh

Country of Birth

US

Interviewer

Rodriguez, Sharon

Interview Date

Spring 3-22-2018

Location of Interview

Masonic Home of Florida, St. Petersburg, FL

Subjects

Haithcock Jr., Charles S.; 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

Rodriguez, Sharon

Length of Interview

47 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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