Oral History interview of Robert (Rusty) Morgan. Interview conducted by Wilt, Ashley at the Bunker, the Vietnam War Memorial, Orlando, FL.
0:00-0:30 Introduction; 0:31-4:30 Childhood; 4:31-7:54 Entrance in Vietnam and flight missions; 7:55-10:19 Reasons for joining and his father's opposition; 10:20-21:39 Stationed in Vietnam; Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, getting out and joining Army Reserve in 1980. Served as Crew Chief in reserves on helicopter at Vietnam; 21:40-45:59 In Gulf War and Saudi Arabia; had various helicopter experiences. Recounts bombing of Da Ha Ran military base. Atmosphere of nation before joining; 46:00- 50:45 Thinking about time in military and conclusion.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Vietnam Era; Persian Gulf War
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Begin/End date of Service - 2nd
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
1st Aviation Brigade, 348th Med. Det.; BCO 841st Engineering Brigade
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Door Gunner; Crew Chief
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Vietnam War Memorial, Orlando, FL.
Morgan, Robert N.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; Persian Gulf War Era, 1990-2003 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army
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
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Morgan, Robert (Rusty) N. interview" (2011). Veterans Oral Histories. 157.