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Korean War veterans take part in UCF oral-history project

Korean War veterans take part in UCF oral-history project

EUSTIS — Tom Thiel was just 20 when he was drafted into the Korean war. Some 66 years later, he's telling his story. Thiel is one of nine Lake County veterans who have taken part in the UCF Community Veterans History Project, an effort throughout Central Florida to compile veterans' experiences for posterity. Now Thiel, along with project leaders, are working toward bringing the project into greater focus in the county with a Lake County Veterans History Day. While the day is not officially scheduled yet, Thiel is hoping to line up veterans who are willing to talk about their experiences to share with the public. For many vets, it's tough to open those floodgates,...

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