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Description

Oral History interview of Mr. Edward W. Frantel. Interview conducted by David Morton at Veteran's Residense in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Log

0:05 Introduction – Overview; 0:35 Background/Upbringing; 3:00 Enlisted with best friend; 3:30 Discovered he was colorblind, passed the test anyway; 4:00 Describes basic training; 7:37 Selected to join the S2 Intelligence regiment in the Airborne; 8:00 Describes troop ship to Europe; 8:30 Explains "Operation Soft Underbelly"; 10:10 Rescues the 101st Airborne, trapped in Bastogne; 10:43 Returns aboard the Queen Mary; 11:15 Enrolls in Marquette University; 11:45 Graduates Marquette, marries; 12:55 Hired by Heinz corporation; 13:40 Hired by Miller Brewing Company, becomes President; 14:20 Becomes VP of Phillip Morris and President of 7-UP; 15:00 Retires, moves to lsleworth Country Club in Windermere; 15:15 Meets Ronald Reagan, appointed to National Physical Fitness Committee; 18:22 Describes experiences with Miller Brewing Company; 19:29 Significant memories from Marquette; 20:59 2:50 Recalls experiences as President of 7-UP; 21:44 Provides more details on his involvement with NPFC; 22:35 Met five U.S. Presidents, describes his encounters; 26:33 Describes his family life; 28:30 Discusses his involvement in "Jerry's Kids" with Jerry Lewis; 30:21 Details on S2 Intelligence Regiment and its inspiration for "Dirty Dozen"; 34:10 12:54 Reflects on benefits of being in the armed services; 38:55 Reviews his professional career; 44:30 End of interview.

Date of Birth

1925-03-18

Place of Birth

Wauwatosa (Wis.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

Wisconsin

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1942-03-01

1945-03-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

517th Regimental Combat Team- Airborne SWAT Team Dirty Dozen

Location of Service

Korea (North)

Highest Rank

Corporal; CPL

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Liberation of Rome

Medals

Purple Heart Medal

Achievements

Please see video

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Wauwatosa

Country of Birth

US

Interviewer

Morton, David

Interview Date

Spring 3-8-2012

Location of Interview

Veteran's Residense

Subjects

Frantel, Edward W.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army

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

Morton, David

Length of Interview

45 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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