Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Thomas McKean. Interview conducted by Hood, Mark at Community Center 500 Village Pl, Longwood, FL 3277.

Log

0:45 Growing up in Blackford Co., Indiana; 1:50 Parents; 2:02 Family in the Military; 2:12 Indiana University and ROTC; 3:30 Dental School; 4:12 Decision to Join Navy and Ensign Commission; 5:00 Training/ First Days in the Service; 7:05 Stationed at Great Lakes and USS Randall; 8:20 Residency Training; 9:42 USS America and Duties as Oral-Maxillofacial Surgeon; 18:44 Leisure Time Aboard the America; 20:35 Keeping in Touch with Family Aboard the America; 21:50 Chief of Oral Surgery at Naval Hospital Orlando; 23:14 Running Residency Programs and Lecturing; 25:15 Commanding Officer at Pensacola Naval Regional Dental Center; 26:05 Inspector General of Medical Department in Washington, D.C.; 27:03 Commanding Officer at San Diego Naval Regional Dental Center; 30:52 Inspector General of Medical in Washington, D.C.; 34:38 Retirement and Reception at Bethesda, MD; 35:40 Honors, Medals, and Commendations; 38:40 Medical Research; 40:15 Volunteering with International Medical Outreach with FL Hospital.

Date of Birth

1928-05-18

Place of Birth

Adams County (Ind.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Indiana

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1949-01-01

1985-12-31

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Unit of Service

USS Randall; USS America

Location of Service

Orlando (Fla.); Pensacola (Fla.); Washington (D.C.); San Diego (Calif.)

Highest Rank

Rear Admiral; RADM

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Medals

Legion of Merit; Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Unit Commendation; Navy Occupation Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Vietnam Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; Meritorious Unit Citation; Gallantry Cross (Vietnam); Vietnam Campaign Medal

Achievements

Inspector General, Naval Medical Command, Washington D.C; Commander, Naval Dental Center, San Diego (world's largest); Training Programs at other naval centers.

Note

Member: Association of Military Surgeons of U.S; Bay Area Armed Forces Study Group; Central Florida Veterans, Chairman. Medal details: Legion of Merit with 1 star, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star.

City of Birth

Adams County

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Hood, Mark

Interview Date

2-27-2015

Location of Interview

Community Center 500 Village Pl, Longwood, FL 3277.

Subjects

McKean, Thomas W.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy

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

Contributors

Hood, Mark

Length of Interview

45 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage; Video

Rights

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. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview


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