Oral History interview of Seth Moorehead. Interview conducted by Benedix, Matthew; Skillman, Christopher; Kogan, Alexander; Rivas, Eric at Lockheed Martin, Orlando, FL.
00:30 Place of birth; 00:35 Parent's occupation; 01:51 Siblings; 02:15 What he did before entering the service; 03:04 Education before military; 03:16 Education after military; 05:27 Other family members in service; 05:35 Story about father in Navy; 08:28 How family felt about his service; 08:35 How he got appointment to USNA; 09:55 Why he decided to go to USNA; 10:40 Length of time in service; 12:07 Feelings when WWII ended; 12:30 Naval Academy life; 13:40 First days in service; 14:50 Naval Academy life cont.; 18:02 Enjoyment of USNA; 18:40 Advanced training in Navy; 19:35 Summer cruise on Battleship North Carolina; 24:05 Reception into the community; 24:27 College after military; 25:40 How he spends his time today; 27:38 Civilian career; 35:07 Importance of knowing how to fall; 36:35 Advice for someone joining the military today; 37:15 Best advice from father.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
World War II
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
US Naval Academy
Location of Service
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See the video
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Benedix, Matthew; Skillman, Christopher; Kogan, Alexander; Rivas, Eric
Location of Interview
Lockheed Martin, Orlando, FL.
Moorehead, Seth B.; World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives; USS North Carolina; United States. Navy
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, "Moorehead, Seth B. interview" (2013). Veterans Oral Histories. 184.