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Oral history interview of Mr. Allen Walker. Interview conducted by David Espinal at Mr. Walker’s home in Orlando, Florida on 10/23/2019. Interview topics include, Introduction; Birth place and date; Family; Education growing up; Discussing his childhood; Life in Indiana (Sheridan) growing up in the 30's.; Anything prior to being drafted.; What was your reaction to receiving draft notice.; What was basic training like?; Medic at Ft. Lenorwood.; A day in the life of a medic at Ft. Lenorwood.; Public atmosphere during the Korean War; Discussing assignment to 5th armored division.; Interact with the locals.; Communicate with family?; Delivering baby in backseat; Assisted with autopsy.; Soldier shot by another soldier. ; Officer Training School.; Rochester Minnesota; Supply problems; Returning to civilian life.; Describe war experience overall.; Conclusion.

Date of Birth



Video; MovingImage


Espinal, David

Interview Date

Fall 10-23-2019

Location of Interview

Veterans Residence- Orlando 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

Length of Interview

19 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