Streaming Media


0:01 Introduction; 0:37 Birth and background information; 1:00 Enlistment; 1:05 Parents' jobs; 1:20 Relatives in the Military; 1:38 Impact on decision to join; 2:05 Why Airforce over the other branches; 2:42 Family reaction to joining the service; 2:50 Basic Training; 2:59 Technical Training; 3:04 Basic Training (continued); 3:42 Technical Training (continued); 4:34 First Station; 4:54 Possible bases; 5:10 First Station (continued); 6:54 Military job; 7:45 Average day; 8:34 Leave; 9:00 Memorable Experience at FE Warren AFB; 10:00 Interest in ICBMs; 10:30 Second Station; 11:22 Rockets at the Second station; 11:35 Comparing the two Stations; 12:06 Job differences; 12:40 Average day at Cape Canaveral; 13:20 Night Shift; 14:07 Effects of 9/11; 15:10 Changes after the end of the Cold War; 16:00 On duty during 9/11; 16:20 Effects of 9/11 (continued); 16:47 Most memorable Promotion; 17:35 Criteria for Promotion; 19:42 Medals or Citations; 20:41 Decision to Retire; 21:30 Wife while in service; 22:20 Transition from service; 23:04 First job out of service; 23:13 Role at JHT; 23:34 Getting the job at JHT; 23:50 Contact with those served with.

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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 collaborativeendeavor 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

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