Streaming Media


Oral History interview of Richard Poole. Interview conducted by Dugmore, Samantha at Poole's Residence.


1:30 Who are you; 2:25 Earliest Memories; 3:59 Family; 4:45 Home; 5:50 Carrier in mind before Military; 9:45 Events that brought him into military service; 11 Basic Training; 12:12 Athletics Officer; 16:33 Stationed during service; 19:55 Average day on base; 21:50 Education of other men, option; 22:30 Option of Vietnam War; 24:20 Option of Vietnam War after service; 28:00 Helicopters; 29:30 Option of combat; 31:35 Communication with other Military friends; 32:10 Compensation for service; 33:00 What military didn't pay for; 33:15 Everyday reminders of service; 34:00 Family life vs. Service; 34:51 Rubber Ball story; 37:21 Relationship with higher officers; 38:41 Survival Training Story; 42:42 Helicopter Crash Story; 45:41 His experience in military compared to other men in military; 47:19 Helicopter Equipment; 47:51 Chasing eagles story; 49:34 Dead Alligator Prank Story; 50:31 Chemistry college class story; 52:09 Reaction of family to him joining military; 54:09 Touch football Championship; 56:21 Practicing dropping an A-Bomb; 56:00 Relationship with military after service; 59:36 St. Louis Trip Story; 60:41 Flight School Story; 62:17 St. Louis Trip Story (cont.); 64:17 Political Views.



War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

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