Oral History interview of Robert Matthews. Interview conducted by Miller, Mark at NAWCTSD, Orlando, FL.
0:00 Background; 1:40 Why and how enlisted; 3:05 Time at RTC, Orlando; 28:04 Knowledge of BRAC NTC, Orlando; 32:55 Naval Career; 36:55 NAWCTSD; 40:05 Economic Impact of NAWCTSD to Central Florida; 42:38 NAWCTSD Continued; 43:55 Lone Sailor Naval Memorial, Baldwin Park, Orlando FL.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Lake Wales (Fla.)
War or Conflict
Cold War Era
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
RTC Orlando; NATTC Memphis; VA-174; VA_87; NAMTRADET NAS Jacksonville
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Master Training Specialist
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
NAWCTSD, Orlando, FL.
Matthews, Robert; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy
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, "Matthews, Robert" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 260.