Streaming Media


1:00 Early life and family; 4:15 Time at Purdue University; 5:51 ROTC experience; 7:09 Early experiences in the Navy; 7:51 Naval Education; 10:04 Transition to Navy life; 10:50 Duties on first submarine; 11:43 Early travel experiences; 12:30 Choosing duty assignment; 13:01 Treatment of ROTC cadets; 13:35 Favorite ports; 14:37 Liberty and leave; 16:11 Keeping contact with family; 16:59 Computer programming at Purdue; 17:19 Teaching at submarine school; 18:39 John Walker and security measures; 20:45 Deployment experiences; 22:30 UNITAS; 23:19 Time spent in Rio de Janeiro; 24:42 Keeping in contact with old shipmates; 25:29 Most memorable experiences in the Navy; 30:17 Leaving the Navy; 31:36 Most memorable submarines; 32:42 Captaining a submarine; 33:06 Jumping the equator; 36:42 Opinions on the past and present roll of submarines; 38:47 Submarine symposiums; 41:00 Career after Navy; 44:40 Visiting Russia; 45:25 Boris Niemtsov; 46:34 Missile test launches; 51:21 Attending a Russian submariners' reunion; 54:26 Public attitudes towards military; 56:31 Volunteering with the Navy League; 57:47 Opinions on recent military operations; 0:59:16 Physical demands of life on submarines; 1:02:06 Opinions on the integration of women on submarines; 1:04:43 End of the Cold War; 1:09:25 Working around nuclear weapons; 1:11:28 Environmental impact of submarines.



War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Interview Date


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


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

Document Type