Streaming Media


0:00 Introduction; 0:36 Family Life/Pre-Military background/Early interest in the military; 2:38 Air Force ROTC; 3:48 Graduation and Commission/Initial Training; 4:42 Navigational Training; 5:56 Survival School; 7:19 Service in the RB66 Electronic Warfare/Reconnaissance plane; 9:11 Flying planes back and forth to the United States; 10:21 Trainer pilot on the B-57; 11:48 Advanced Degree in Industrial Engineering/ Test Piloting B-57; 13:13 University of Missouri‘s Industrial Engineering; 13:51 Assignment to Amarillo Texas for Manpower studies; 15:26 Discussion of US‘ decision making regarding bombing campaigns of Vietnam; 16:45 Joining Wild Weasel-F-105-F school/thoughts about assignment; 21:36 Assignment in South Vietnam; 23:54 Thoughts on Operation Rolling Thunder; 24:56 First Combat Mission; 26:36 Further Bombing Missions in Vietnam/Bombing Truck Parks at night; 29:28 100 Mission Contract; 30:14 Losing a pilot classmate in combat; 32:07 99th Mission and the end of the bombing campaigns; 34:02 Assignment following Vietnam/Israeli pilot training; 35:46 Role defending Tactical Air against Strategic Air/ Meeting Wife/ Role with Pentagon, Creating Electronic Warfare Training System; 39:07 Assignment to Israel during Yom Kippur War; 39:56 Oslo Norway, Electronic Warfare Officer in Allied Forces Northern Europe; 41:42 Retirement from Air Force and working with Electronic Warfare‘s contractor; 42:07 Veteran‘s Organizations: Red River Valley Fighter Organization and Society of Wild Weasels; 44:13 Post-Military Personal Life; 44:57 Medals Awarded and why/Contributions to Museum; 48:57 Most Memorable Mission; 49:59 Impact of being single during the War; 50:50 Skydiving compared to flying in combat; 52:19 Conclusion



War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

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