Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Mahlon Martin. Interview conducted by Stuart, Jay at Martin Residence.

Log

0:48 Education prior to enlistment; 1:34 Reason for enlistment; 3:34 Basic Training; 4:27 Military Specialty - Radio Operator; 6:08 Deployment after training - preparation for Remote Site; 12:10 Radio operations at Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada; 15:43 Operations in Remote Site on Padloping Island; 23:05 Interaction with locals; 24:26 More on Air Force operations on the island; 26:10 Living conditions; 31:20 Communication back home and holidays; 33:11 Periscope sightings; 37:09 Entertainment; 46:03 Leaving the island; 51:15 News of father's death; 53:49 Education in the military; 59:00 Retirement from the military.

Date of Birth

1932-07-19

Place of Birth

Brooklyn (Miss.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Mississippi;

War or Conflict

Korean Conflict; Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1950-06-06

1976-12-16

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Highest Rank

Chief Master Sergeant; CMSgt

Prisoner of War

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Air Force Commendation Medal; Korean Service Medal; United Nations Service Medal for Korea; Air Force Longevity Service Award

Achievements

High Speed Radio Intercept Operator; Radio Maintenance Technician; Tropospheric Scatter Radio Maintenance Technician; Ionospheric Scatter Radio Maintenance Technician; Missile Verification and Checkout Equipment Technician; Missile Electronic Systems Maintenance Superintendent

Note

Air Force Commendation Medal, plus 4 oak leaf clusters; Outstanding Educational Achievement Award; NCO Academy Highest Academic Grade in class of 120; Master Missileman Award; High School Level GED; College Level GED

City of Birth

Brooklyn

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Stuart, Jay

Interview Date

4-16-2012

Location of Interview

Martin Residence

Subjects

Martin, Mahlon I.; Korean War, 1950-1953 -- Personal Narratives; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force

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

Stuart, Jay

Length of Interview

107 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

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

Interview

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