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Description

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

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:30 Birth place and date; 0:42 Family life, growing up; 2:49 Having to get a doctor's note to get in the Marine Corps; 3:40 Boot Camp; 4:57 Inchon Invasion; 5:54 Wounded at the Chosin Reservoir; 6:33 Fighting doctors to keep leg; 6:57 Friends in the Marine Corps; 7:15 Time in Korea; 7:44 Time in the hospital; 8:15 Communication while in Korea; 8:48 Employment after the Marine Corps; 12:22 Memories of father; 13:11 Selling wreckers for race tracks; 14:03 Life memories; 14:29 What it means to be a Marine; 15:14 Final thoughts on family and service; 18:17 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1930-04-16

Place of Birth

Columbus (Ga.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Georgia

War or Conflict

Korean War

Status

Veteran

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

George Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division

Location of Service

Europe

Highest Rank

Sergeant; Sgt

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Battle of Chosin Reservoir; Battle of Inchon

Medals

Purple Heart

Achievements

The veteran was an Infantry Platoon Leader.

Note

The veteran suffered a gunshot wound to his lower leg during Battle of Chosin Reservoir.

City of Birth

Columbus

Country of Birth

US

Interviewer

Grande, John

Interview Date

Summer 3-22-2018

Location of Interview

Masonic Home of Florida, St. Petersburg, FL

Subjects

Weeks Jr., Oscar; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marine Corps

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

19 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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