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Description

Oral History interview of Norman Collins. Interview conducted by Johansen, Cody; Morales, Erly at University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL.

Log

0:14 Biographical information/ childhood; 1:20 Pre-military education; 1:35 Decision to go into military; 3:56 Family's feelings about military; 4:07 Boot camp; 5:38 Most memorable moment of photo training; 6:49 First assignment out of training; 7:39 NPIC/NRTSC; 8:40 Microfilm; 10:25 Memorable photo contents; 11:56 Effects of escalation of Vietnam/ Cuban Missile Crisis; 13:00 Work with Bell; 14:20 Travels while on leave; 15:59 Reason for leaving service; 16:41 Remaining in contact with fellow servicemen; 17:50 Transition to civilian life; 18:00 Civilian versus military employment; 21:14 Work with the Secretary of Defense; 22:57 His very interesting contribution; 24:10 Hobbies/ Florida Lighthouse Association; 25:20 Children; 27:53 Other significant memories; 29:50 Cruising/ closing remarks.

Date of Birth

1942-12-28

Place of Birth

Biddeford (Me.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Maine

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1962-06-05

1966-08-04

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Naval Reconnaissance and Technical Support Center; Integrated Operational Intelligence Center (IOIC)

Highest Rank

Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Petty Officer PHOM3

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Medals

Good Conduct Medal

Achievements

Processed aerial reconnaissance photographs from the Cuban Crisis and Vietnam Conflict

Note

Worked with Bell and Howell designing and testing of the ABR-506 Microfiche Diazo Processor to be used in the IOIC. Thirty Year civil servant working for the Navy in Suitland, MD; Dept. of Commerce in Washington D.C; Navy in Pensacola, FL; Retired with 30 years service from the Office of the Secretary of Defense in Orlando, FL.

City of Birth

Biddeford

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Johansen, Cody; Morales, Erly

Interview Date

7-15-2014

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL

Subjects

Collins, Norman; 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

Length of Interview

30 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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