Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Branch of Service: Navy
  • Location of Service: Jacksonville, Florida; San Diego, California
  • Highest Rank: Chief

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"We do many different things because helicopters are multi-mission capable." (Video Interview, 2:56)

In 1989, at the age of 19, George Marsinko joined the Navy after his father died and there was no money for him to attend college. He spent the next 16 years manning helicopters that flew primarily antisubmarine missions. His belief that if you train properly you'll know how to handle yourself under pressure served him well through a variety of missions. Marsinko understood the complexities of helicopters, which allowed them to perform so many tasks but also made them challenging to operate and maintain.

About this Item

Title

  • George Jerome Marsinko Collection

Names

  • Veronica Williams
  • Waters, Heather
  • Eyerly, Charlie
  • Coronado Middle School
  • Marsinko, George Jerome
  • National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)

State of Birth

  • NJ

Home State

  • CA

Headings

  • -  Marsinko, George Jerome
  • -  Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Male

Race

  • White

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • Persian Gulf War, 1991

    • Branch of Service: Navy
    • Location of Service: Jacksonville, Florida; San Diego, California
    • Highest Rank: Chief
    • Dates of Service: 1989-2005
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Video: VHS [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 01/26/2005)
  • Manuscript: Other Manuscript Material [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 01/26/2005)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Transcription of video recording (collected 01/26/2005)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/28591

Cite as

  • George Jerome Marsinko Collection (AFC/2001/001/28591), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • image
  • video
  • pdf

Additional Metadata Formats

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

As a publicly supported institution, the Library generally does not own rights to material in its collections. Therefore, it does not charge permission fees for use of such material and cannot give or deny permission to publish or otherwise distribute material in its collections. Responsibility for making an independent legal assessment of an item from the Library’s collections and for securing any necessary permissions rests with persons desiring to use the item.

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Obtaining Copies of VHP Materials

In order for VHP materials to be duplicated, we must receive written permission from the interviewee for you to obtain a copy of the recording unless the proposed use is limited to personal use, research, or other uses permissible by copyright law. If the interviewee is deceased, their next-of-kin may grant written permission.

Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Veronica Williams, Heather Waters, Charlie Eyerly, Coronado Middle School, George Jerome Marsinko, and National Court Reporters Association. George Jerome Marsinko Collection. 1989. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.28591/.

APA citation style:

Veronica Williams, Waters, H., Eyerly, C., Coronado Middle School, Marsinko, G. J. & National Court Reporters Association. (1989) George Jerome Marsinko Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.28591/.

MLA citation style:

Veronica Williams, et al. George Jerome Marsinko Collection. 1989. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.28591/>.