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Description

Oral History interview of James Jardon. Interview conducted by Campbell, Tyler at JHT Offices off of Research Parkway in Orlando, FL.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:29 Birth Place and date; 0:35 Parents Occupation; 0:44 Family in the Military; 0:51 Education before joining the Military; 1:02 Reserve Officer Training Corps; 1:10 Reason for joining the military; 1:30 Family Reactions; 1:47 Family or Friends drafted; 2:20 Training before commission; 3:08 Advanced Training; 3:28 Tyndall Air Force Base; 3:38 Deciding to become a pilot; 3:48 First Assignment; 4:36 Average day at Keesler Air Force Base; 5:08 Pilot training after Tyndell; 5:30 Going to Okinawa; 5:34 Pilot training; 6:07 T-41s; 6:18 Pilot training (continued); 7:04 Opinion of Okinawa; 7:50 Car in Okinawa; 8:07 Keeping in contact with family while overseas; 8:24 Interaction with Japanese locals; 8:52 Vietnam War information; 9:37 Battles in Vietnam; 9:45 B-52s; 10:08 Linebacker II; 11:03 Memorable experience from Vietnam; 13:45 Time in Okinawa; 14:07 Time in Orlando; 14:25 Opinion of Strategic Air Command in Nebraska; 14:57 Hearing about the end of the Vietnam War; 16:11 Duties in Nebraska; 16:46 Stationed at Robins Air Force base; 17:09 Retiring out of Strategic Air Command; 17:14 Ending of Service; 17:18 Last day of Service; 18:20 Most Memorable day; 18:50 Average day as a Squadron Commander.

Date of Birth

1943-05-17

Place of Birth

Tampa (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1965-06-25

1985-09-24

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Location of Service

Tyndall Air Force Base (Fla.); Keesler Air Force Base (Miss.); Okinawa Island (Japan); Vietnam; Orlando (Fla.); Robins Air Force Base (Ga.)

Highest Rank

Lieutenant Colonel; LtCol

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Operation Linebacker II

Medals

Meritorious Service Medal; Distinguished Flying Cross; Air Medal

Achievements

See the video

Note

Awarded Meritorious Service Medal twice, Distinguished Flying Cross three times and Air Medal seventeen times.

City of Birth

Tampa

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Campbell, Tyler

Interview Date

4-8-2015

Location of Interview

JHT Offices off of Research Parkway in Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Jardon, James E.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force

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

Campbell, Tyler

Length of Interview

32 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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