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Korean War Veteran Robert L. Claudy, Jr. Interview

LISTEN to this  interview with Korean War Veteran Robert L. Claudy, Jr. at Delaney Street Baptist Church in Orlando, FL, June 30th, 2010. Robert Claudy, Jr. is an Orlando native and remembers playing ball at Hillcrest School when Mills Avenue was a clay road. If you made it to the clay it was a home run. He says there were lots of orange groves in the area, people were simple and you “learned how to squeeze the nickel”. Veteran Claudy served in the United States Navy Submarine Service during the Korean War and did operations out of Key West, FL. He recalls shooting the stars with a sextant for navigation. He was aboard the USS Cochino doing operations off the coast of Russia in 1949 when the battery exploded and the submarine later sank in the Barents Sea off Norway. Hear his firsthand account of this historic event.

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Korean War Veteran Robert L. Claudy, Jr. Interview
LISTEN to  this interview with Korean War Veteran Robert L. Claudy, Jr. at Delaney Street Baptist Church in Orlando, FL, June 30th, 2010.&nb...
USS Cochino Crew
Picture of the USS Cochino Crew from Robert L. Claudy, Jr.'s original copy of The Saturday Evening Post, January 14, 1950 featuring...
USS Cochino Saturday Evening Post
Robert L. Claudy, Jr. holding his original copy of The Saturday Evening Post, January 14, 1950 featuring the article: "Miracle Under the...
Korean War Veteran Robert L. Claudy, Jr. Interview

Interview with Korean War Veteran Robert L. Claudy, Jr. at Delaney Street Baptist Church in Orlando, FL, June 30th, 2010. Robert Claudy, Jr. is an Orlando native and remembers playing ball at Hillcrest School when Mills Ave. was a clay road. If you made it to the clay it was a home run. He says there were lots of orange groves in the area, people were simple and you "learned how to squeeze the nickel". Veteran Claudy served in the United States Navy Submarine Service during the Korean War and did operations out of Key West, FL. He recalls shooting the stars with a sextant for navigation. He was aboard the  USS Cochino doing operations off the coast of Russia when the battery exploded and the submarine later sank in the Barents Sea off Norway. Hear his firsthand account of this historic event.




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