Streaming Media


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.

Place of Birth

New York (N.Y.)




White - Non Hispanic

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