Oral History interview of Harry Jones. Interview conducted by Baker, Keith; Campo, Cody at University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL.
0:33 Biographical information and childhood; 1:40 Parent's occupation; 3:00 Pre-enlistment education; 3:58 Family's feelings on enlistment; 4:18 Basic training; 5:28 Experiences with new people during basic; 6:36 Comparison between his experiences during basic and film depictions; 8:46 Additional training as a medic; 11:17 Medical Technicians School at Andrews AFB; 12:34 Most memorable experience; 12:43 Deployment to Turkey; 12:59 First impressions of Turkey; 14:26 Unit assignment in Turkey (TUSLOG); 19:14 Base condition in Turkey; 21:24 Average day on base; 24:47 Type of equipment carried and used; 25:06 Presence and type of aircraft at AFB; 30:23 Interaction with local population; 30:44 Daily life in Turkey; 31:32 Quality of food at the AFB; 32:10 Working at NATO HQ/ hospital for last year of service; 33:45 Communicating home; 33:55 Most memorable experience while in Turkey; 36:33 Returning to the U.S; 37:24 Reception back home/ transition back to civilian life; 42:51 Contact with military personnel and friends/ veteran's comments; 47:22 Conclusion.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Havre De Grace (Md.)
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Air Force
Unit of Service
Location of Service
Andrews Air Force Base (Md.); Turkey
Airman First Class; A1C
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See the video.
City of Birth
Havre De Grace
Country of Birth
Baker, Keith; Campo, Cody
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL.
Jones, Harry L.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force
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
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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UCF Community Veterans History Project
Central Florida, RICHES of, "Jones, Harry Lewis interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 247.