Streaming Media


0:01 Introduction; 0:45 Childhood; 2:14 Education; 2:58 Government Project Opportunity; 3:41 University of Chicago; 4:31 Dealing With Plutonium; 5:01 Movement of Reactor; 6:15 First Job With Project; 7:14 Transfer to Los Alamos; 8:30 Arriving at Los Alamos; 9:40 Job at Los Alamos; 11:10 Going to Louisiana/Skipping Basic Training; 11:58 Explanation of Tests Conducted; 14:00 Explaining the Different Parts of the Manhattan Project; 16:50 Working with U235 (Uranium); 18:05 Description of Los Alamos; 19:35 First Nuclear Accident; 21:51 Hospital Stay for Radiation; 22:54 Final Checks on the Bomb; 24:10 Other Radiation Incidents; 26:00 Reasons for Dropping the Bomb; 27:20 Discharge; 28:00 Return to School; 28:30 Job with GE; 30:00 Parents Reactions to Job; 30:30 Brother‘s Service in the Navy; 31:05 Working on Naval Reactor; 32:45 Shutting Down Enriched Uranium Projects; 33:36 Return to Florida & Grove Business; 35:08 Retirement & Family; 36:05 Conclusion



War or Conflict

World War II

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