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Description

Oral history interview of Mr. Kenneth Jerome Martin, Jr. Interview conducted by Jared Crespo at Faith Lutheran Church in Naples, Florida on November 15, 2018.

Log

0:19 Birthplace and thoughts on hometown; 0:54 Family; 2:42 Childhood; 3:20 Military enlistment and Basic Training; 5:04 Thoughts on enlisting; 5:51 Memorable military leader; 6:28 Job description; 7:39 Adapting to military life; 8:56 First deployment (Vietnam); 12:35 Meeting other soldiers; 13:22 Motivations/Morale; 14:10 Physical/Mental Injuries from Vietnam; 16:10 Reassignment from Vietnam; 16:49 Role in Helicopter Battalion; 18:08 Reassignment to New Jersey; 18:48 Experience with Mental Health Care; 19:32 Impressions of Surrounding Leadership; 20:10 Military Interactions with Foreign Nationals; 21 :13 End of Service Information and Impressions; 22:26 Coming Home; 24:09 Impression on the Media Regarding Vietnam; 25:10 Getting licensed as a commercial pilot; 27:02 Certified Flight Instructor; 27:08 Meeting and marrying first wife; 28:43 Impression of US Civilians; 29:14 Veterans Organizations and Program Involvement; 30:46 Thought on military service; 32:39 Experience in the field; 33:54 Reactions to media about Vietnam; 35:20 Views on PTSD; 36:20 Views on gun ownership; 37:19 Personal hardships post military life; 39:05 Moving to Florida; 40:13 Meeting and marrying second wife; 40:49-46:27 Experiences with law enforcement.

Date of Birth

1949-10-11

Place of Birth

Allentown (Pa.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Pennsylvania

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1969-10-16

1972-10-13

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

1st Air Calvary

Location of Service

Fort Jackson (S.C.); Fort Lee (Va.); Camp Drum (N.Y.); Fort Monmouth (N.J.); Vietnam

Highest Rank

Sergeant; SGT

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Bronze Star Medal; Purple Heart Medal; Combat Infantryman Badge

Achievements

See interview for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Allentown

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Crespo, Jared

Interview Date

Fall 11-15-2018

Location of Interview

Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, Florida

Subjects

Martin, Jr., Ken J.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- 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

Crespo, Jared

Length of Interview

48 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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