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Oral history interview of Mr. Jim (James) Monagahn. Interview conducted by Sara Nazarin at the Masonic Home in St. Petersburg, Florida on 11/04/2019. Interview topics include, introduction; birth; brother in the Air Force; description of his brother’s service; the reasons behind joining the Air Force; life at Basic Training; being sent to Korea during the Korean War; impressions of the country; interactions and mannerism of Koreans; memorable experiences; how his Catholicism helped his interactions with Koreans; leaving the Air force; life after the war; working for Squib and Sons; lessons learned from the Air Force; final message for people considering joining; conclusion.


Video; MovingImage


Nazarian, Sara

Interview Date

Fall 11-11-2019

Location of Interview

Masonic Home in St. Petersburg, Florida

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


Department of History, University of Central Florida




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University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type