The Florida-France Soldier Stories project seeks to tell the stories of the Florida soldiers buried in the American Battle Monuments Commission cemeteries in France. The project’s goal is to honor and commemorate the brave individuals who gave their lives supporting the Allied forces, liberating France, and defeating Germany in the Second World War. Simultaneously, our goal is to teach the students who participate in this research project about the history of France and Florida during World War II, about the history of individual servicemen, and about how to implement historical research methods in their work.

The Florida-France Soldier Stories project has partnered with UCF’s RICHES™ (Regional Initiative for Collecting the History, Experiences and Stories) to digitize, collect, and map the primary sources relevant to the soldiers’ biographies, such as census records, draft registration cards, newspaper articles, and more.

This project benefits from the support of UCF’s Center for Humanities and Digital Research (CHDR), a collaborative research hub in the College of Arts and Humanities which fosters groundbreaking interdisciplinary digital research.

Principal Investigator

Digital Consultant

Research Librarian Consultants

Staff Support

FFS Research Associates

Student Involvement

Support and Assistance in France