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Description

Oral History interview of Robert (Rusty) Morgan. Interview conducted by Wilt, Ashley at the Bunker, the Vietnam War Memorial, Orlando, FL.

Log

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

1951-09-15

Place of Birth

Porterdale (Ga.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Georgia

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era; Persian Gulf War

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1970-10-24

1973-10-24

Begin/End date of Service - 2nd

1980-08-24

2008-01-24

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

1st Aviation Brigade, 348th Med. Det.; BCO 841st Engineering Brigade

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Achievements

Door Gunner; Crew Chief

City of Birth

Porterdale

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Wilt, Ashley

Interview Date

3-26-2011

Location of Interview

Vietnam War Memorial, Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Morgan, Robert N.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; Persian Gulf War Era, 1990-2003 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army

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

Contributors

Wilt, Ashley

Length of Interview

60 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

Rights

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. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview


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