0:00 Introduction; 0:30 Birth and childhood; 2:26 Parents Occupation; 5:10 Family Members in the Military; 6:38 Age when enlisted/ Reason for enlistment; 10:52 Boot Camp/ Great Lakes; 13:00 General Classification Test; 16:08 Memorable day at Boot Camp; 17:10 Fleet Sonar School at Key West; 20:00 SOSUS; 23:00 Other Service Locations; 25:55 Service in Vietnam; 28:00 Memorable experience at the University of Washington; 28:30 Missile Patrols; 29:16 Last Spec opp made by a diesel Submarine; 29:51 Life on a Submarine; 31:20 Reviewing The Hunt for Red October; 35:15 Attitude of Sailors on a Submarine; 38:40 Submarine training; 40:45 Promotion; 41:36 Specialized Submarine training; 46:50 National War College; 52:04 Being Faculty at the National War College; 54:05 University of Washington NESEP; 58:38 Writing for the Naval Institute; 1:02:23 Naval Ordinance Testing Unit; 1:10:00 Medals and Awards; 1:11:00 Looking for Job after Military Service; 1:13:24 On assignment in Brazil; 1:18:00 Board of Cocoa Beach; 1:19:00 Naval Submarine League and other memberships; 1:24:53 Lasting Lessons from Navy.
War or Conflict
Cold War Era
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
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University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UCF Community Veterans History Project
Central Florida, RICHES of, "Byron, John interview" (2015). Veterans Oral Histories. 359.