Streaming Media


Oral History interview of Roland Lee. Interview conducted by Pratt, Sara at Lee's Residence.


00:23 Introduction of veteran; 1:08 Biographical questions -- birth, education; 1:57 Family biographical information; 5:34 Enlisted in service - age and reason; 7:55 Unit placed in; 9:13 Basic Training experience; 10:42 Bases stationed at during training; 12:10 Every day routine during training; 15:07 Army ranking; 16:33 Experience in England; 17:35 Experience of missions; 19:50 Relationship with crew and other comrades; 23:50 Opinion of leaders; 25:25 Experience under attack; 28:15 What went through veteran's mind during missions; 30:00 Wounded in service; 34:40 Awards and medals received; 36:12 Wounded in Florida; 38:10 Discharged from active duty; 39:41 Thoughts on time serving; 41:00 Being in the reserves; 44:45 Civilian activities since retiring from the reserves.

Place of Birth

Punta Gorda (Fla.)




White - Non Hispanic

War or Conflict

World War II

Interview Date


Collection Description

Contains logs, audio and video recordings of interviews with Central Florida's veterans as part of a history class project for the students at the University of Central Florida (UCF). The UCF Community Veterans History Project(CVHP) started in fall 2010. It collects, preserves, and makes accessible to the public the experiences of Central Florida's veterans so that future generations will better understand the realities of conflict. It is a collaborative endeavor supported by multiple departments and offices at UCF. The veterans' histories are archived and made digitally available through the UCF library and selected materials are contributed to the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress.

Contributor Affiliation / Organization

RICHES; University of Central Florida


Department of History, University of Central Florida


All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576.


University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type