Veterans History Project: An Interview with Robert Tracy



Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Interview conducted by Jeanne Czarnecki and produced by Jennifer Cockerill. Recorded at Dominican Oaks, Santa Cruz, CA, April 1, 2014.

Born in Joliet, Illinois, Robert M. Tracy served in the Navy from 1943 to 1946, as part of the USS LCU-34 (Landing Craft Unit) in Urbana (Illinois), San Diego, Oceanside, Fort Ord and Morro Bay (California) and Caroline Islands (Ulithi). He was promoted to the rank of Motor Machinist's Mate Second Class, and decorated with Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Tracy also joined the Korean War from 1950 to 1952, serving on the USS AH16 (Hospital Ship) in Inchon, Chinampo, and Pusan, and participating in the evacuation of West Coast Korea. He reached the rank of Store Keeper First Class.
Creator: Tracy, Robert; Czarnecki, Jeanne; Cockerill, Jennifer
Date: 4/1/2014
Type: MOVING IMAGE
Coverage:
  • Santa Cruz (County)
  • 2010s
  • 1940s
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Identifier: VH-TRACY

Citation

Tracy, Robert, Jeanne Czarnecki, and Jennifer Cockerill. “Veterans History Project: An Interview with Robert Tracy.” 4/1/2014. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135240. Accessed 19 July 2019.