Oral History interview of Wendell Perry. Interview conducted by Clemente, Christoper at Lockheed Martin, Sand Lake Road in Orlando Florida.
00:00 Lead; 1:17 Other family members that served in National Guard; 1:53 Aspects that influenced joining National Guard; 2:20 Length of service; 2:30 Training and first days of service; 3:20 Typical day of training; 5:05 Active duty; 5:18 AIT training; 5:50 Other specialized training; 6:29 Life and schedule in the National Guard; 7:22 Duties in the National Guard; 8:00 Places stationed; 8:24 Memorable event while in National Guard; 9:15 Relationship with others who served in National Guard; 9:55 Civilian soldiers; 10:27 Balance of service and personal life; 11:11 Ending service in National Guard; 11:42 Lessons learned in National Guard to apply to home life; 12:05 Life after service; 12:16 Began work; 12:48 Highest rank in National Guard; 13:13 Friends within the National Guard; 13:34 Adjusting to home life after serving; 14:11 Years of service; 14:51 Feelings towards time spent in the service; 15:16 Open discussion, another memorable moment during service; 15:57 National crisis; 16:28 End of Interview.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Orange County (Fla.)
Black or African American
War or Conflict
Cold War Era
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Army National Guard
Unit of Service
Headquarters Company 124 Infantry Battalion
Location of Service
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See the video
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Lockheed Martin, Sand Lake Road in Orlando Florida.
Perry, Wendell; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; National Guard; 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, "Perry, Wendell interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 205.