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Description

Oral history interview of Paul Czigan. Interview conducted by Alexia Wallace at Osceola Square Mall.

Log

00:21 When and why he joined; 3:43 First thing learned once in the Navy; 5:40 What he missed the most; 7:40 War and battles seen/served; 12:10 How long he served and what took place after; (Part 2) 00:10 Most beautiful thing seen while in the Navy; 1:05 Scariest thing experienced while in Navy; 4:15 What changed the most while in the Navy; 8:10 Something learned from soldiers; 12:15 Different cultures experienced while in Navy

Date of Birth

1945-05-28

Place of Birth

Houston (Tex.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Texas

War or Conflict

Persian Gulf War

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1977-04-28

1994-04-28

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Fleet Religious Support Activity; USS Caloosahatchee, 2nd Marine Air Wing, USS Coral Sea (CV-43)

Location of Service

Norfolk (Va.); Cherry Point (N.C.); Okinawa (Japan); British Indian Ocean Territory; Diego Garcia

Highest Rank

Lieutenant Commander; LCDR

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Medals

Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Commendation Medal

Achievements

See the video

Note

Support of Gulf Operation preparing for Kuwaiti Freedom on Diego Garcia; Patrol of Gulf in No Fly Zone/ Libya 1984

City of Birth

Houston

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Wallace, Alexia

Interview Date

4-18-2011

Location of Interview

Osceola Square Mall.

Subjects

Czigan, Paul; Persian Gulf War Era, 1990-2003 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy

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

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

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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