Oral History Interview with Anthony Ribeiro

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Title

Oral History Interview with Anthony Ribeiro

Description

Anthony describes his experiences as a cook with the 101st Signal Battalion during the Korean War.

Anne Fitzgerald, a friend of Anthony's, accompanied Mr. Riberio to the interview and also asked him questions.

Creator

Yonkers Public Library

Source

Anthony Riberio

Publisher

Yonkers Public Library

Date

6/24/2019

Format

MP3

Identifier

2019.033.001

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Michael Walsh

Interviewee

Anthony Ribeiro

Location

Grinton I. Will Library

Original Format

MP3

Duration

55:36

Time Summary

00:22:Born in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
1:15-Living in Yonkers.
4:06-Joins National Guard in 1948.
5:25-Assigned to 101st Signal Battalion.
5:54-101st Signal Battalion was the first National Guard Unit to be sent to Korea.
7:00-Serves as a cook.
7:38-Attends cooking school.
8:30-Enjoyment of cooking.
9;15-Korean War begins.
10:30-Sent to Camp Lee.
11:29-Hitchhiking from base to NY.
12:10-The smell of Korea.
12:40-Korean Fertilizer.
13:15-Within ear shot of combat.
14:46: Chuncheon, Korea.
15:52-China enters the war.
17:15-Retreating when Chinese advancing.
18:15-Equipment of the Signal Corps.
20:00-Importance of the 101st Signal Corps.
22:15- 19 months of being in a combat zone.
23:40-Learning how to cook frozen food.
24:10-Band saw and motor pool to unfreeze meat.
24:30-Canned bacon.
25:50-All good food taken by the time they are received.
26:18-Trading for supplies.
27:50-Popular food:Ham and pineapple.
28:00-Least popular food: corn beef hash; ground beef and gravy; and ground pork and gravy.
30:20-Scrounging for food to feed locals.
32:40-Staying warm in 30 below 0.
33:52-Frozen mud.
34:36-Unpaved roads in Korea,
36:00-Rank promoted to while in the National Guard
38:40-Boredom in Korea.
40:30-Making pizza.
41:26-Beer and alcohol.
42:50-Dehydrated food.
44:40-Traveling slow while in the National Guard.
46:30-Filtering water with canvass bags.
48:30-Feeding hundreds with primitive equipment.
50:00-Dysentery caused by improper washing of dishes.
52:35-Stealing Navy equipment.
54:40-Navy throwing hundreds of frozen lambs into the ocean.


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Citation

Yonkers Public Library, “Oral History Interview with Anthony Ribeiro,” Yonkers Public Library Archive, accessed September 17, 2019, http://archive.ypl.org/items/show/677.