Oral History interview of Francisco Burgos. Interview conducted by Ocampo, Jordan at University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.
0:30 Summary of Early Life events and service; 4:02 Family Life growing up; 5:39 Puerto Rican Heritage; 7:28 Getting involved in the Military; 8:17 Family military involvement; 9:10 First experiences with the service; 11:27 Training on the first days and first assignment; 13:33 Military achievements; 14:19 Memorable patients and emotional experiences; 17:28 Description of Walter Reed, Eglin and coworkers; 21:13 Daily life at the hospitals; 23:23 Humorous missing patient; 25:43 Friendships in the service; 26:30 End of service in the Air Force; 27:54 Awards; 28:28 What was gained from military service; 29:15 Post National Guard; 30:28 Return to Puerto Rico; 30:55 Move to Orlando; 31:15 Club involvement and activities; 33:10 Advice for prospective servicemen or women; 34:12 Last remarks and acknowledgements.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Ponce (Puerto Rico)
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Air Force
Unit of Service
Location of Service
Bethesda (Md.); Eglin Air Force Base (Fla.)
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See the video
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL
Burgos, Francisco; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force
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, "Burgos, Francisco interview" (2015). Veterans Oral Histories. 340.