Streaming Media


0:00 Introduction; 0:32 Birth and Childhood; 1:20 Pre-Army Education; 1:36 Family In the Service; 1:53 Choice to Enter Service; 2:09 Family Reaction to Entrance in Service; 2:51 Duties as an Armor Officer; 3:23 Initial Training; 4:44 Advanced Training; 5:44 Assignment to Germany; 6:25 Activities in Germany; 7:20 German Border Camp Duties; 8:15 Gunnery Activities; 8:48 Opinion on Germans; 9:25 Loss of a Fellow Serviceman in an Accident; 10:43 Travel in Germany; 11:12 Contacting Family While Overseas; 11:28 Fellow Service Members; 12:05 Return to the United States; 12:36 Ft. Benning, Ga.; 12:48 Advanced Training for Jobs as Tank Company Commander; 14:20 Combat Situations Branch Work; 15:24 Routine day in Ft. Benning; 16:25 Resignation from Service; 17:39 Graduate School; 17:50 Awards Received; 18:09 Most Memorable Thing About Service; 18:44 Job After Service End; 19:00 Current Employment; 19:11 Student Development and Enrollment Services at UC; 19:29 Effect of Military Career on Civilian Life; 20:05 Free Time Post-Service; 20:22 Advice for Potential Military Members; 20:50 Closing Statements



War or Conflict

Cold War 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