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.
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
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
George Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division
Location of Service
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Battle of Chosin Reservoir; Battle of Inchon
The veteran was an Infantry Platoon Leader.
The veteran suffered a gunshot wound to his lower leg during Battle of Chosin Reservoir.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Masonic Home of Florida, St. Petersburg, FL
Weeks Jr., Oscar; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marine Corps
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
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Weeks Jr., Oscar interview" (2018). Veterans Oral Histories. 607.