Streaming Media


0:01 Introduction; 0:38 Childhood; 1:00 Education; 1:37 Familys Thoughts on Being Drafted; 2:00 Basic Training Memories; 2:30 Ordinance Division Assignment; 2:52 Transition from Civilian Career to Military Career; 3:37 Responsibilities of the Ordinance Division; 4:00 Deployment to Europe; 4:50 Position & Duties During the War; 6:00 Proximity to the Front Lines & War Experiences; 7:10 Constantly Moving; 8:25 End of the War; 8:55 Searching for Friends‘ Family in Munich; 10:10 Returning to Europe in Later Life; 10:45 Assignment After the War‘s End; 11:16 Traveling Around Europe after the War; 12:05 Seeing the Nuremburg Trials; 13:28 Marriage and Family; 13:47 Moving to Orlando; 14:20 Partner in CPA Firm; 14:53 French Accounting Courses & GI Bill Benefits; 15:50 Transition Back to Civilian Life; 16:17 Military Skills used in Civilian Life; 16:51 Staying in Contact with Fellow Service Members; 18;04 Awards and Decorations; 19:02 Feelings on Winning the War; 19:40 More Memories of Traveling after the War; 20:15 Feelings on Military Service; 21:00 Final Thoughts & 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