Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of George McGuire. Interview conducted by Scherer, Rose Marie "Judy" at UCF Orlando, Fl.

Log

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

1941-10-17

Place of Birth

Summit (N.J.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New Jersey

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1963-01-01

1983-12-31

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Highest Rank

Lieutenant Colonel; LtCol

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Achievements

See the video.

Note

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

Summit

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Scherer, Rose Marie "Judy"

Interview Date

4-1-2014

Location of Interview

UCF Orlando, Fl.

Subjects

McGuire, George G.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force

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

53 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage; Video; Sound; Audio

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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