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Description

Oral history interview with Robert Young. Interview conducted by Alex Thorp in Faith Lutheran Church, Naples Florida on July 25, 2017.

Log

0:22 Birthplace; 0:40 Family; 3:55 Life Before Service; 5:00 Marine Corps; 6:30 The South during the Era of Segregation; 8:40 Frank McGuire; 12:35 Marine Corps Cont.; 12:50 Training; 16:00 Instructors; 16:30 Specialized Training; 17:05 Adaptation to Military Life; 18:20 Service Locations; 20:24 Duties; 21:35 Vietnamese Officers; 22:28 Friendships; 24:07 Staying in Touch with Family; 25:34 Recreation; 26:10 Where When War Ended; 26:55 Jobs After Service; 34:54 Veterans Organizations; 35:48 How did the Marine Corps Affect his Life; 36:33 How did Corps Affect Views on Military; 37:30 Message for Future Generations.

Date of Birth

1935-09-25

Place of Birth

Jamaica (New York, N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1957-09-01

1964-05-31

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

Unknown

Location of Service

Quantico (Va.); Camp Pendleton (Calif.); Kaneohe (Hawaii)

Highest Rank

Lieutenant; LT

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

Special duties include infantry training, officer training and Marine Corps Basketball.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Jamaica, Queens, New York City

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Happney, Noah

Interview Date

Summer 7-25-2017

Location of Interview

Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, Florida

Subjects

Young, Robert Francis; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marines

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

Happney, Noah

Length of Interview

39 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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