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
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
AEVV Barron PAC, Bamblans Paint, Hawaii
Location of Service
Bethesda (Md.); Hawaii
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Veteran's Home in Winter Park, FL.
Muller, Walter J.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy
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
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Muller, Walter J. interview" (2015). Veterans Oral Histories. 370.