Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Herbert Clay. Interview conducted by Gomez, Graciela at Lockheed Martin, Sand Lake Road in Orlando Florida.

Log

00:00 Lead; background; parents' background; reason for enlisting; 2:05 First days in Navy; basic training; advanced training; special boat team; 22:55 First assignment after training; preparation; Working with other foreign armed forces; adequate equipment; food; 23:06 Typical assignment day; one memorable day; leisure spend; 33:04 Keeping contact; reunion; funny moments; 48:34 Medals received; younger self advice about Navy; 50:34 What have you done since the Navy; if opinion has changed; favorite; place to be stationed; 54:17 Last comments.

Date of Birth

1976-07-07

Place of Birth

Bogota (Colombia)

Gender

Male

Race

Black or African American

War or Conflict

Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

2005-07-05

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Special Boat Team 12; VFA-105

Highest Rank

Petty Officer 1st Class; PO1

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Achievements

Naval Special Warfare; Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman

City of Birth

Bogota

Country of Birth

Colombia

Interviewer

Gomez, Graciela

Interview Date

3-25-2014

Location of Interview

Lockheed Martin, Sand Lake Road in Orlando Florida.

Subjects

Clay, Herbert; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy

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

Gomez, Graciela

Length of Interview

55 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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