Oral history interview with Robert Young. Interview conducted by Alex Thorp in Faith Lutheran Church, Naples Florida on July 25, 2017.
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
Place of Birth
Jamaica (New York, N.Y.)
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Cold War Era
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
Location of Service
Quantico (Va.); Camp Pendleton (Calif.); Kaneohe (Hawaii)
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Special duties include infantry training, officer training and Marine Corps Basketball.
City of Birth
Jamaica, Queens, New York City
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, Florida
Young, Robert Francis; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marines
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, "Young, Robert Francis interview" (2017). Veterans Oral Histories. 621.