Oral history interview of Eva Harhai Jaroshevich. Interview conducted by Ashley Wilt at Orlando, Florida.
1:19 Birthday and childhood; 1:58 Life during the Great Depression; 2:45 Young adult life; 4:30 Sibling veterans; 5:20 Patriotism; 6:05 Parents; 6:40 Women's Auxiliary Army Corps/other options for women wanting to serve; 7:40 Experience in Daytona Beach bootcamp; 8:40 Uniform mishap/bootcamp training; 9:57 Specialized training; 11:45 Length of service/end of the war; 12:50 Activities (extracurricular while serving); 13:40 Life after war; 16:30 Family welcome home reception; 16:50 Adjustment to life after war; 17:10 Continued contact with other veterans; 19:10 Explanations of pictures; 26:00 Final thoughts; 27:15 Activities during basic training; 27:45 Discipline of military; 31:00 Unity withing the country during the Depression; 34:45 Positive outlook on life and country.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Welty Town (Pa.)
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
World War II
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Location of Service
Daytona Beach (Fla.); Harlington (Tex.)
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Good Conduct Medal; Honorable Discharge
See video for details.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Jaroshevich, Eva H.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; Women and the military -- United States; United States. Army
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
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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UCF Community Veterans History Project
Eva, Jaroshevich Harhai, "Jaroshevich, Eva Harhai interview" (2010). Veterans Oral Histories. 66.