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Description

Oral History interview of Oliver Marcelli. Interview conducted by Anthony Pilot with Austin Raabe on November 14, 2018 at Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, Florida.

Log

0:25 Birthplace and Date; 0:32 Family; 3:45 Early Service; 4:30 Family Reaction; 6:07 Boot Camp; 7:52 Why Marines; 9:52 First Deployment; 10:40 Initial Feelings; 11:47 First Location Overseas; 15:37 First Engagement; 18:18 Guadalcanal; 19:08 Keeping in Touch with Family; 19:44 Friendships; 20:39 Combat Injuries; 22:24 Returning to U.S.; 24:53 Family Reaction to Return; 25:25 Readjustment to Civilian Life; 28:27 Veteran Organizations; 29:15 Children; 29:50 Life Lessons Learned; 30:37 Views on War; 31:38 Message for Future Generations; 32:45 Anything Else; 33:26 Misconceptions of Veterans.

Date of Birth

1922-10-04

Place of Birth

Red Banks (N.J.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New Jersey

War or Conflict

World War II

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

Unspecified

1945-08-15

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

C Company 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Division

Location of Service

Pacific Ocean; South Pacific Ocean; Oceania

Highest Rank

Corporal; Cpl

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Battle of Guadalcanal; Battle of Peleliu

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

The veteran was a Rifle Marksman.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Red Banks

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Pilot, Anthony

Interview Date

Fall 11-14-2018

Location of Interview

Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, Florida

Subjects

Marcelli, Oliver J.; World War, 1939-1945 -- 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

Length of Interview

35 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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