Interview with Joe Principata

  • Identifier2021 OH 203
  • Date10/29/20
  • InterviewerKraft, Thomas
  • IntervieweePrincipata, Joe
  • DescriptionJoe Principata talks about his military experiences and shares details on the things he missed from his civilian life, including basic civilian activities such as driving around town and seeing the familiar faces or simply spending time with family. The food they had to eat in basic training was just food to add calories before the next meal, they had 2 mins to eat and never really tasted the food. However, after basic training they were able to eat at a buffet and have more time to eat. Lastly, Joe talks about going in at 18 and being told to grow up immediately, and that you are fully responsible for your choices you make and the consequences the choices can cause.
  • LocationPhone
  • Duration:14:50
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, duplications, rights and permission to publish.


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