Streaming Media


0:29 Biographical Details; 1:22 Enlisting; 2:00 Choosing the Air Force; 2:35 Basic Training, San Antonio TX; 3:16 Three Day Pass; 4:01 Clerk Typist School, Cheyenne, WY; 4:56 Eglin Air Force Base; 5:29 Morning Report Clerk; 5:52 Saudi Arabia, 1951; 6:50 Interaction with locals in Saudi Arabia; 8:00 Service in England; 8:20 OCS, Assistant to the Commander; 9:20 Living off-base in England, wife and family came; 10:47 Domestic vs. Overseas Deployment; 11:24 Adapting to Military Life; 12:24 Camaraderie; 12:53 Great Fall, MT; 13:54 Reenlisting, Fort Dix; 15:16 Enlisted to Officer, 1957; 15:40 Education during military service; 17:08 Vietnam; 18:10 ARS Inspection Team in Vietnam; 19:24 Flight to San Francisco; 19:50 Retirement, 1969; 20:17 Navy moving into Orlando; 23:06 Keeping in touch with other veterans after retirement; 23:45 MOAA (Military Officers Association of America); 24:32 Greenland Inspection Tour; 25:46 Reflections on his service.



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