Oral History interview of Philip Rogers. Interview conducted by Hiltz, Killian at University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL.
0:00 Introduction; 0:37 Childhood; 1:10 Education; 2:15 Family; 2:35 Family Military History; 3:08 Becoming a Commissioned Officer; 07:06 Training; 07:45 Family Reaction; 09:03 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; 11:40 Further Training; 13:15 The Nathan Hale; 13:52 Life on the Nathan Hale; 14:50 The Nathan Hale Crew; 15:25 Time in Hawaii; 16:27 Incidents in Hawaii; 17:35 Moments that stood out during Active Duty; 18:47 Transition from Active to Reserve; 20:05 Influential People; 21:28 Reserve Service Stories; 22:21 Life in the Navy during the Reagan Years; 23:15 The Berlin Wall; 24:14 The Clinton Years; 24:45 Final Years in the Reserves; 25:08 Other Job; 25:20 Life after the Navy; 25:20 American Public View of the Military; 26:42 Dealing with UCF in the Navy; 27:32 Mr. Rogers' Wife; 27:32 Ms. Rogers' time in Hawaii; 29:00 The events of 9/11; 30:44 Friends still Active Duty; 31:06 Lessons Learned from the Navy; 32:42 Message for the Young People of America; 33:55 Becoming an Employee of UCF; 34:45 When did Mr. Rogers become move to Orlando; 35:05 Final Thoughts; 35:30 Conclusion.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
New York (N.Y.)
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Cold War Era
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
Naval Nuclear Power School (Staff Instructor); Nathan Hale SSBN 623G; Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard; Naval Reserves
Location of Service
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Navy Achievement Medal; Navy Commendation Medal
Selected by Admiral Hyman G Rickover to instruct at US Navy Nuclear Power School. Taught Nuclear Engineering Principles, Heat Transfer, Fluid Flow, Chemistry, Material Science, Physics to Officer and Enlisted personnel; Assistant Engineer USS Nathan Hale. Performed Duties as Ship Superintendent for Nuclear Submarines at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard; Performed Duties as Training Officer, Executive Officer, and Commanding Officer for five Naval Reserve Engineering Units.
Retired October 1998.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida- Orlando, FL.
Rogers, Philip; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy
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
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Rogers, Philip interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 323.