Streaming Media

Description

Oral history interview of Mr. Thomas D. Caine. 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; 2:20 Time prior to the Navy; 2:30 Pearl Harbor attack and reaction; 3:25 Family's reaction to join; 3:45 First impressions of life in the Navy; 4:00 Earning commission in the Navy; 4:20 Basic training; 6:00 Job in the Navy; 6:20 Duties as a navigator; 7:07 Job selection; 7:50 First duty station; 8:15 Experiencing a naval vessel for the first time: the Argonne; 9:40 Special experience: Being officer of the deck; 10:10 Typical day on the Argonne; 10:30 Deployment to the Pacific theater; 11:55 Communicating home/ Leave; 12:55 Most memorable experience during the war; 25:30 Time on the USS Sabine; 26:10 Leaving the Navy; 27:00 Returning to civilian life after the military; 28:05 Becoming a lawyer after the navy; 28:25 Using naval experience in life; 30:00 Adapting to civilian life; 31:35 Advice for those joining the military; 33:15 Awards and commendations; 33:50 Final thoughts; 34:40 Closing remarks.

Date of Birth

1926-03-11

Place of Birth

New York

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1943-07-01

1958-07-01

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

Unknown

Location of Service

Afghanistan

Highest Rank

Captain; CPT

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Combat Infantryman Badge; Purple Heart Medal; Bronze Star Medal

Achievements

Please see video

Note

The veteran got out of the Army after the first contract. He Was recalled back to the Army in 2005. More medal details: he was awarded Bronze Star twice.

City of Birth

Charleston

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Grande, John

Interview Date

Spring 2-27-2018

Location of Interview

Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Caine, Thomas D.; 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

Grande, John

Length of Interview

57 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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