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Description

Oral History interview of ALAN FICKETT. Interview conducted by Feldt, Casey and Haddon, James at University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL.

Log

00:00 Introduction; 0:14 Family life; 0:33 Early education/ childhood; 1:15 Reasons for joining Naval Reserve; 2:30 Boot Camp; 3:30 Quartermaster school; 4:24 Most memorable experience during training; 6:11 Navigation training; 7:22 First assignment- USS Threadfin; 7:38 Naval Reserve versus active duty; 9:36 Role of USS Threadfin; 11:30 Areas of operation; 11:54 Quartermaster responsibilities; 13:04 Challenges in role; 14:16 Daily life aboard submarine; 15:06 Living quarters on submarine; 17:01 Communication with home; 17:34 Down-time while on duty; 18:25 Where he lived while not at sea; 18:30 Shore duty versus sea duty; 19:40 Most memorable experience; 21:42 Transition to civilian life; 23:42 Work experience after college; 25:37 Applying military experience to civilian life; 26:10 Contact with crew members; 27:20 Advice to those wanting to enlist; 28:30 Closing comments; 29:00 Importance of veteran interviews.

Date of Birth

1943-09-07

Place of Birth

Gastonia (N.C.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

North Carolina

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1967-01-28

1973-01-28

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Naval Reserve

Unit of Service

USS THREADFIN (SS-410); SUBRON 12

Highest Rank

Quartermaster 2nd Class Petty Officer; QM2

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Medals

National Defense Ribbon

Achievements

See the video

City of Birth

Gastonia

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Feldt, Casey and Haddon, James

Interview Date

9-4-2014

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Fickett, Alan G.; 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

35 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage; Video

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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