Streaming Media


Oral History interview of Earl Schuette. Interview conducted by Meyers, Lindsay; Taggart, John; Trochez, Henry at Lockheed Martin, Orlando, FL.


00:50 Born; 01:07 Enlisted; 01:50 Education while in service; 02:25 Uncle's served in WWII; 03:24 Left for basic; 03:42 Enlisted in Marine Corps Reserves; 04:03 Reasons for joining reserves; 04:43 Officer Candidate School; 05:25 Invasion of Grenada; Caused him to go back; 06:00 Chief Warrant Officer 4's jobs; 07:20 His job as a CWO 4; 07:50 Talks about boot camp; 09:20 Assigned to Pensacola at Naval Technical Center; 09:43 First duty station; 10:20 Asked to switch MOS; 11:20 Tells about his job; 11:41 Most memorable field assignment; 12:00 Daily activities in the reserves; 13:00 Active duty daily routine; 14:00 Carter administration; Military funding; 14:40 Watch schedule; 16:14 Mobilizations; 17:35 Desert Shield/Storm; 17:52 Second mobilization; 18:53 New aspects of career; 19:45 Had to notify parents of deaths; 20:30 Third mobilization; 21:36 Back to Hawaii; 21:56 How he stayed in contact with family; 23:00 People he served with; 23:30 Leadership; 24:30 After service; 25:17 What he learned in the military; 26:46 Tolerance of others; 26:53 1977; First females in his unit; 28:14 Rough times for Marines; Drugs, violence, and drinking; 29:19 Lockheed Martin, 1985; 29:38 Job at Lockheed; 31:10 What he would tell someone thinking of enlisting.



War or Conflict

Cold War 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

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