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Description

Oral history interview of Mr. Robert L. Gaddy. Interview conducted by John Grande at the Masonic Home in St. Petersburg, Florida on 03/22/2018.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:33 Place and Date of Birth; 0:43 Siblings and Family; 1:47 Education; 2:32 Family Military Service; 2:53 Employment prior to the military; 3:45 Korean War begins and career change; 05:02 Basic Training; 06:24 First Impressions of Newfoundland; 08:45 Being in Canada; 11:10 Living conditions in Iceland; 12:28 Interactions with local Icelandic population; 13:44 Cultural Differences; 14:09 Mission in Iceland; 16:05 Memories of Icelandic visitors and the Northern Lights; 18:01 Transfer to Orlando; 18:28 Mission while stationed in Orlando; 19:11 Most memorable moment in the service; 20:15 Leaving the Air Force; 20:45 Returning to Civilian Life; 21:11 Education/Employment after the military; 22:44 Advice for those considering joining the military; 24:13 Final thoughts; 26:28 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1932-07-08

Place of Birth

St. Louis (Mo.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Missouri

War or Conflict

Korean War

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1950-02-23

1954-02-23

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

AACS (Airborne Air Control Squadron); Communication Center Specialist

Location of Service

Pacific Area

Highest Rank

Sergeant; Sgt

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unknown

Medals

Unknown

Achievements

The veteran received command citations.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

St. Louis

Country of Birth

US

Interviewer

Grande, John

Interview Date

Spring 3-29-2018

Location of Interview

Masonic Home of Florida, St. Petersburg, FL

Subjects

Gaddy, Robert L.; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force

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

Grande, John

Length of Interview

27 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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