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Description

Oral History interview of Samuel Randolph. Interview conducted by Ferguson, Rodger Allen at Randolph Residence.

Log

0:35 Parents and living in Texas; 1:50 Camp Lejeune in September 1964; 2:20 Shore party man; 3:25 First look at the Marine Corps; 4:35 Sir did you say... Drill Instructors; 7:00 Caribbean Cruise; 9:10 From Okinawa to Vietnam; 11:45 Landing in Vietnam; 12:55 Unloading transport ships for 3 months; 16:00 The rats came out at night; 18:20 The last day in Vietnam, August 1966; 19:50 Laundry truck; 22:30 I ain't going in that bunker; 24:15 Marine Security Guard; 25:20 Embassies now are like fortresses; 27:05 Bogota, Columbia; 28:55 Brother and sister in the apartment; 29:50 Bogota is traffic hell; 30:20 After Marines, tried to act like a normal person; 31:25 UPS; 32:00 Navy Second Chance Program for Helicopter Maintenance; 33:15 Merchant Sealift Command. USS Chavanez; 34:15 Exploring the Pacific; 36:05 Did the mail runs; 36:40 Hawaii treated military men very well; 38:05 Possible ditching at sea; 40:10 C-130 crash in Bolivia; 44:00 ESP, always one step ahead; 47:25 Panic, life threatening situation; 49:05 Education is really important; 51:10 'Day 1 and Counting'; 51:50 Camaraderie, brotherhood that's unique; 53:45 The important things in life.

Date of Birth

1946-10-24

Place of Birth

Palestine (Tex.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Texas

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era; Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1964-01-01

1979-01-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

U.S. Marines

Unit of Service

HSl-31 (Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron); HC-9 (Helicopter Combat Support Squadron); Merchant Sealift Command

Location of Service

Pacific; Hawaii; Camp Lejeune (N.C.); Vietnam; Caribbean; Bogotá (Colombia)

Highest Rank

Petty Officer 2nd Class

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Palestine

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Ferguson, Rodger Allen

Interview Date

4-14-2012

Location of Interview

Randolph Residence

Subjects

Randolph, Samuel C.; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Marine Corps

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

Ferguson, Rodger Allen

Length of Interview

55 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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