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Oral history interview of Mr. Richard McKee. Interview conducted by Rachael Rothstein-Safra at the Masonic Hall Lodge in St.Petersburg, Florida on 11/06/2019. Interview topics include, Introduction; Birth place and date; Family; Education growing up; Discussing his childhood; Military Family members; After high school; Life in Pittsburgh. Being drafted; Administrative officers; Experience in the military; Experience during the Korean war; EOD school; Civil defense lectures against possible invasion by Japan. Life after military; Brain tumor; Keep in touch with anyone you served with; Any last things to add to interview; Effects of the GI bill; Did you ever consider staying in the military; Any skills transfer to the civilian world from the military; Showing Memorabilia; Conclusion.

Date of Birth



Video; MovingImage


Rothestein-Safra, Rachel

Interview Date

Fall 11-19-2019

Location of Interview

Masonic Lodge

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

Length of Interview

36 minutes


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