USS Okaloosa (APA-219)

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Title

USS Okaloosa (APA-219)

Alternative Title

U.S.S. Okaloosa (APA-219)

Subject

World War, 1939-1945
Veterans--Florida

Description

The USS Okaloosa (APA-219) between 1940 and 1949. A Haskell-class attack transport, which previously saw action in the Battle of Okinawa, by 1948, the ship was used mainly for giving cruises to members of the reserve to areas such as Bermuda, Puerto Rico, and various islands in the Caribbean.

A notable soldier who was stationed on the ship was Edwin Ray Snider (1928-1994). Born on November 29, 1928, in Lafayette County, Florida, Snider enlisted in the United States Navy in 1948. He served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. When he retired from the Navy, he moved to Broward County, Florida, and married Betty Wilhelmina Sukkel on December 9, 1972. Snider passed away in Columbia, Florida, on August 4, 1994. He is memorialized at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell.

In 2017, the University of Central Florida was one of three universities selected to launch the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program Project. The program engaged a team of scholars to make the life stories of veterans buried in the Florida National Cemetery available to the public. The project engages UCF students in research and writing and fosters collaboration between students, faculty and local Central Florida schools to produce interactive curriculum for k-12 students. The corresponding website exhibit uses RICHES Mosaic Interface to create a digital archive of related data. The public can use the project-developed augmented-reality app at more than 100 gravesites at the Florida National Cemetery, where they can access the UCF student-authored biographies of veterans.

Creator

United States Navy

Source

Digital reproduction of original black and white photograph: Private Collection of Donald M. McPherson.

Publisher

United States Navy

Date Created

ca. 1940-01-01 to 1949-12-31

Format

image/jpg

Extent

62.6 KB

Medium

1 black and white photograph

Type

Still Image

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher

Provenance

Originally created and published by the United States Navy.

Rights Holder

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Curator

Connolly, Lehman
Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

Abney, Barb. "VA Selects UCF Historians to Archive Stories of Deceased Veterans Veterans." UCF Today, March 13, 2017. Accessed August 9, 2017. https://today.ucf.edu/va-selects-ucf-historians-archive-stories-deceased-veterans/.

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