Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Gordon Pierce. Interview conducted by Sims, Roger Jordan at UCF Orlando, FL.

Log

0.00 Introduction; 1:04 Biographical information; 2:22 Reasons for joining the Navy and boot camp attendance; 4:51 First impressions of Orlando and NTC Orlando; 6:24 Experiences and training during boot camp; 12:47 Memories of time spent during boot camp; 15:06 Areas of importance on the base; 20:02 Naval assignments following boot camp; 20:59 Vietnam experience; 22:20 Operation Enduring Freedom experience; 23:10 Life after the Navy; 27:22 Changes to Central Florida since boot camp; 29:36 Legacy of Naval Training Center Orlando; 32:44 Mr. Pierce describes life on an aircraft carrier; 34:14 Ms. Cothrin summarizes her naval career.

Date of Birth

1930-09-16

Place of Birth

Buffalo (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1948-01-01

1977-09-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

VF-171 USS Wasp and USS Coral Sea; VF-11 USS Franklin D. Roosevelt; VA-72 USS John F. Kennedy

Location of Service

Unspecified

Highest Rank

Master Chief Petty Officer; MCPO

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Medals

Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal

Achievements

Multiple crossings of Arctic Ocean

City of Birth

Buffalo

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Sims, Roger Jordan

Interview Date

3-12-2014

Location of Interview

UCF Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Pierce, Gordon; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- 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

Sims, Roger Jordan

Length of Interview

35 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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