Veterans Oral Histories

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video

Interview Date

10-30-2012

Abstract

0:00-1:00 Biographical data; 1:00-2:00 Story of enlistment in Navy; 2:00-6:00 Discusses boot camp; 6:00-7:00 Specialized training; 7:00-9:00 Discusses extended training in Avionics; 9:00-10:00 Jobs involving electronics after boot camp; 10:00-11:00 Where served; sea operations detachment; Naval Air Station Jacksonville;11:00-12:00 Served on USS Kennedy and George Washington; discusses cruise; 12:00-14:00 On USS Roosevelt; story of flight onto aircraft carrier; 14:00-16:00 USS George Washington deployment; work-ups; JTFS; emergency training; 16:00-19:00 Main deployment; Rock of Gibraltar; Mediterranean; ports in Greece and Cro; 19:00-21:00 Persian Gulf ports- United Arab Emirates and Dubai; 21:00-24:00 Operation Southern Watch; FA-18 flight operations, EA-68 secret clearance; 24:00-25:00 Damaged aircraft; 25:00-27:00 USS Cole; on liberty; involvement; airline crash search and rescue; 27:00-28:00 Contact with family; email; 28:00-30:00 Discusses down time; life on carrier; 30:00-33:00 Pranks played on new sailors; 33:00-34:00 Returning home; 34:00-36:00 Crossing Atlantic in December; weather conditions on crossing; 36:00-37:00 Returning home; manning the rails; 37:00-39:00 Readjusting to civilian life; 39:00-40:00 Navy friends; staying in touch; 40:00-43:00 9/11; what it meant for enlistment; 43:00-45:00 Further enlistment; career; 45:00-46:00 Life lessons; 46:00-4 7:00 Air demonstration; F-14 breaking the sound barrier.

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