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Description

Oral history interview of Mr. Robert Powers Ainsworth. Interview conducted by Christian Bazley at St. Kitts Condo Association in Naples, Florida on November 8, 2018.

Log

0:19 Birthplace and family; 2:11 Childhood and Pre-military Life; 3:45 Switching from Engineering to Medicine; 8:29 Joining the Army; 10:08 Training as a medical officer; 11:15 Wife and children; 15:23 POW Hospital; 16:55 Physician POW; 19:25 Tracking POW's at POW hospital; 22:25 POW Physician fortitude; 23:15 Adapting to military life; 24:32 Structure of the Army hospital; 26:30 Recreation and morale; 28:11 Family reactions to occupation; 30:37 End of Vietnam War effect on career; 32:00 Returning to civilian life; 33:20 Time in West Point; 41:15 Life lessons, regrets, and impact of military service; 44:11 Advice and closing thoughts.

Date of Birth

1940-03-29

Place of Birth

Columbus (Ohio)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

Ohio

War or Conflict

Korean War

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

Unspecified

2019-01-17

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

Unknown

Location of Service

Unknown

Highest Rank

Major; MAJ

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See interview for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Columbus

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Bazley, Christian

Interview Date

Fall 11-8-2018

Location of Interview

St. Kitts Condo Association, Naples, FL

Subjects

Ainsworth, Robert Powers; Korean Conflict -- Personal narratives; United States. Army

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

Bazley, Christian

Length of Interview

46 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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