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Description

Oral history interview with Thomas Kuznar. Interview conducted by Anthony Pilot in Naples, Florida on February 22, 2018.

Log

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

1934-06-08

Place of Birth

Johnstown (Pa.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Pennsylvania

War or Conflict

Korean War

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1953-01-01

1970-01-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marine Corps Reserve

Unit of Service

Unknown

Location of Service

Paris Island (S.C.); New Jersey; California

Highest Rank

Sergeant; Sgt

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

Platoon Leader, Honor Platoon, Paris Island; Sharpshooter Training; Parachute Training; Civil Air Patrol

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Johnstown

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Pilot, Anthony

Interview Date

Winter 2-22-2018

Location of Interview

Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, Florida

Subjects

Kuznar, Thomas Anthony; 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

Pilot, Anthony

Length of Interview

42 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


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