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Description

Oral History interview of Corporal Bernard C. Brady. Interview conducted by Austin Raabe on August 21, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, Florida.

Log

0:34 Birthplace and Date; 0:48 Family; 1:35 Education; 2:00 Why Join the Military; 2:56 Family Reaction; 3:48 Basic Training; 4:44 Transition to Military Life; 5:44 Drill Instructors and Specialized Training; 7:51 First Location Served; 9:58 M.O.S.; 15:24 Reactions to Orders to go to Vietnam; 19:56 Landing in Vietnam; 25:15 Combat; 30:40 Comradery; 31:56 Friendships; 35:55 After the Marines; 38:16 Adaptation to Civilian Life; 40:05 Financial Printing; 41:50 Children; 43:18 Veteran Organizations; 46:08 Did Training Prepare you for Vietnam; 47:00 Life Lessons Learned; 47:38 How Military Shaped Life; 48:04 How Service Shaped Views on War; 49:38 Message for Future Generations; 50:18 Images; 50:46 Wish Civilians Knew About Veterans.

Date of Birth

1946-05-06

Place of Birth

Elizabeth (N.J.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New Jersey

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1970-09-01

2019-01-17

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

First Marine Division; Member of the First Force Reconnaissance Company

Location of Service

Parris Island (S. C.); Camp Geiger (N. C.); Camp Lejeune (N.C.); Marine Corps Recruit Depot (San Diego, Calif.); Camp Pendleton (Calif.)

Highest Rank

Corporal; Cpl

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

National Defense Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Combat Action Medal; Presidential Unit Citation; Navy Unit Citation; Good Conduct Medal

Achievements

Long range RECON Patrol throughout Northern I Corps; Ho Chi Minh Trail; Laos; Cambodia

Note

The veteran was in MOS 2841 Ground Radio Technical Radio Operation. He broke his leg in Vietnam; he delivered food and diapers to a catholic orphanage while on a mission on Dana. He is also a member of the Marine Corps Basketball Team.

City of Birth

Elizabeth

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Pilot, Anthony; Raabe, Austin

Interview Date

Fall 11-9-2018

Location of Interview

Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, Florida

Subjects

Brady, Bernard C.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- 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

Pilot, Anthony; Raabe, Austin

Length of Interview

52 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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