Streaming Media


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


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.



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