Streaming Media


Oral History interview of Charles North. Interview conducted by Kittel, Carly at UCF Orlando, FL.


0:36 Early childhood; 2:42 Memory of Pearl Harbor; 4:10 Family in the military; 4:50 Effect of his father being overseas in WWII on his family; 6:35 Education; 7:32 Decision to join the Navy; 7:51 Navy boot camp and disbursement training; 9:06 Being away from his mother for the first time; 10:05 First cruise USS Stockham DD683 to Europe; 10:33 Experience in Rome, Italy with combat; 12:23 Duties and experience as a Disbursing Clerk; 13:39 Experience with Selective Conversion Retention (SCR); 14:25 Change to being a cryptologist and duties; 15:56 Activities during time off; 17:13 Communicating back home; 17:27 Visiting home; 18:38 Writing the Self-Paced Program for Naval Comm. Teletype Operators; 20:15 Medals and accolades; 20:34 Retiring from the Navy; 21:07 Being a civilian during the 1970s recession and continuing his education; 22:46 Use of the GI Bill for education and a home; 23:15 How the military affected his civilian life; 23:56 Becoming a transcriptionist; 24:20 Effect of his childhood on his adult life; 25:32 Reflections on his military experience; 26:06 Advice for future generations going into the military; 26:42 Opinions and feelings towards the Veterans Affairs office.



War or Conflict

Vietnam 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

Document Type