Streaming Media


Oral History interview of Walter Muller. Interview conducted by Berger, Allison at Veteran's Home in Winter Park, FL.


0:00 Introduction; 0:29 Early Life/ Muller's Family; 2:20 Recruitment into the US Navy; 2:50 Reason for becoming a doctor; 4:24 Reason for choosing the Navy/ Medical School; 6:25 Early Days in the Service/Service during Medical School; 7:24 Commissioning in the Navy/ Treating Appendicitis in the Navy; 7:47 Special Assignment treating Appendicitis on a Ship; 10:17 Internship at Bethesda/ Flight Surgery School; 11:15 Deployment to Hawaii/Preparations to Move to Hawaii; 12:08 Rental Property the veteran lived in; 13:14 Costume Party and Royal Hawaiian Hotel; 14:04 Moving to Hawaii and preparing for life there; 15:01 People Met in Hawaii; 15:29 Accommodations in Hawaii/ Comparing Hawaii to Atlanta; 16:33 Medical Training and Residency; 17:29 Wilson Golf Clubs; 18:27 Being a Navy Wife; 21:02 Adapting to moving around with children; 21:56 Reason for entering Psychiatry/ Jewett Clinic's Impact on Career; 25:31 Military's Impact on Life; 26:00 Decision to Return to Florida/ Buying a Home; 28:03 Father's Employment History; 29:47 Transition to Civilian Life; 30:45 Death of his father; 31:10 Value of Military Service to Young People; 31:50 Fears about Grandson's Pilot service; 32:24 Pilot Training of Grandson; 33:06 F-35 Pilot/ Son's Military Service in Desert Storm; 34:03 Career Advice for Prospective sailors in the U.S. Navy; 34:48 Greatest Achievement/ Building a Halfway House- La Amistad; 38:12 Conclusion.

Date of Birth


Place of Birth

Chicago (Ill.)




White - Non Hispanic

Home State


War or Conflict

Vietnam Era



Entrance into Service


Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

AEVV Barron PAC, Bamblans Paint, Hawaii

Location of Service

Bethesda (Md.); Hawaii

Highest Rank

Lieutenant; LT

Prisoner of War


Service Related Injury



U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon

City of Birth


Country of Birth

United States


Berger, Allison

Interview Date


Location of Interview

Veteran's Home in Winter Park, FL.


Muller, Walter J.; 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


Berger, Allison

Length of Interview

39 Minutes


Department of History, University of Central Florida


Video; MovingImage


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