Oral history interview with Thomas Kuznar. Interview conducted by Anthony Pilot in Naples, Florida on February 22, 2018.
0:01 Opening; 0:24 Family; 1:55 Life Before Service; 3:12 Armed Robbery at Store; 5:18 Joining Marine Corps Reserves; 6:15 Working at Multiple Macaroni Manufacturers; 7:30 Retirement; 9:40 Joining Marine Corps Reserves Continued; 10:10 Boot Camp; 13:33 Platoon leadership; 15:04 Active Duty; 15:30 Parachute Training; 18:35 Most Vivid Memory; 22:08 Parachute Training Continued; 24:03 First Jump; 25:26 Children; 26:20 Adjusting to Civilian Life; 27:16 Civil Air Patrol; 30:15 Cadets Program; 35:12 Life Lessons; 36:30 Interdiction Flights; 40:50 Closing Statements.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve
Unit of Service
Location of Service
Paris Island (S.C.); New Jersey; California
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Platoon Leader, Honor Platoon, Paris Island; Sharpshooter Training; Parachute Training; Civil Air Patrol
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, Florida
Kuznar, Thomas Anthony; 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, "Kuznar, Thomas Anthony interview" (2018). Veterans Oral Histories. 616.