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Description

Oral History interview of Richard Barber. Interview conducted by Irby, Travis; Leavey, Shannon at Mr. Barber's residence, Chuluota FL.

Log

0:28 April 1945, Bukinwald Concentration Camp; 1:49 War Ends; 2:20 Fight in Norway, 5 months; 3:30 Home at end of 1945; 3:41 Replacement Camp, Ft Devons, MA; 4:01 Trainer for Korean War; 4:19 1950, Tokyo to train South Korean soldiers; 4:50 Incheon, Hung Nam Landings, fight in Seoul; 5:08 Town of Tegu fighting; 6:41 Bronze Star for Valor, Hand to Hand Combat; 7:21 Injured in mine field; 8:00 Cheorwan; 10:20 Lose foot to mine; 10:49 Tokyo courier Helicopter find and saves life; 11:20 Hospital – injury, treatment, entertainment; 13:53 Supply Sergeant for two years, then medically retire; 14:20 Enlistment for WWII; brothers in service; 15:19 First days of service at Camp Hood, Texas; 15:58 665 Tank Destroyer Battalion; 16:55 Joins the First Special Service Force; 17:59 Specialize in hand to hand combat; 18:15 First jobs in France and Italy; 18:38 Mecina; 19:00 Naples, first bad combat; 20:10 Rome; 20:30 Battle of Dunkirk; Devil's Brigade; 21:25 Land on French side of Montecarlo; 22:00 442nd Japanese American Battalion; 22:50 Normandy, work with Sword beach; 23:30 Liege, Belgium into Auchen Germany; 25:00 Salt mine filled with treasure; 25:40 Replacement Camp, war almost over; 26:00 Fight in Norway; 28:20 Time spent in Oslo, Norway; 30:50 Legion of Honor; 35:40 Almost Court Marshaled, wouldn't ask men to do something dangerous; 37:50 Camp Liberator of Bukinwald; Holocaust Resource Center; speaking engagements; 50:25 Learn he had saved Elie Wiesel

Date of Birth

1925-04-18

Place of Birth

Unspecified

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

World War II; Korean Conflict

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1943-01-01

Begin/End date of Service - 2nd

Unspecified

1956-01-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

1st Special Service Force; 10th Field Artillery; 474th Field Regiment Norway; 665rd Tank Destroyer Battalion

Location of Service

Camp Hood (Tex.); Africa (Italy); France; Belgium; Germany; Norway; Tokyo (Japan); Fort Devens (Mass.)

Highest Rank

Sergeant

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Battle of Dunkirk

Medals

Bronze Star Medal

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

The veteran was part of the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp. He served as a supply sergeant.

City of Birth

Unspecified

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Irby, Travis; Leavey, Shannon

Interview Date

11-4-2011

Location of Interview

Mr. Barber's residence, Chuluota FL.

Subjects

Barber, Richard L.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army

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

Irby, Travis; Leavey, Shannon

Length of Interview

57 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Audio; Sound

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 and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Article


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