Oral History interview of George McGuire. Interview conducted by Scherer, Rose Marie "Judy" at UCF Orlando, Fl.
0:47 Early life; 1:09 Move overseas for father's job; 2:33 College Years; 3:06 Choosing Air Force ROTC; 4:11 1st assignment at Whiteman AFB; 4:42 Transfer to McCoy AFB; 5:11 Duties of procurement officer; 6:05 Assigned to Defense Contract Administration Services; 6:44 Assignment in Bangkok; 7:28 USAF OSI; 10:53 Duties at Rock Island Arsenal; 13:15 Retirement as Lt. Colonel; 15:44 More information about Bangkok assignment; 18:31 Seni Promoj & US-Thailand relations; 21:45 Duties of a Contract Administrator; 28:31 Communicating with family while overseas; 28:54 Travel through Warsaw, MO; 30:26 Speaking Thai; 31:19 Cultural barriers and Bribes; 31:49 Important tasks and details of a procurement officer; 44:31 Reasons for staying in military; 46:03 Shopping in Korea with wife; 50:13 Last remarks.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel; LtCol
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See the video.
Various Fir Force procurement assignments; Base support; Thai guard contract administration; AFOSI consultant; Department of Defense level contract management; DOD level ammunition procurement. Bachelors of Arts, Notre Dame; MBA, George Washington University.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Scherer, Rose Marie "Judy"
Location of Interview
UCF Orlando, Fl.
McGuire, George G.; 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
MovingImage; Video; Sound; Audio
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "McGuire, George G. interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 269.