Streaming Media


0:00 Introduction; 0:32 Date_Place of Birth; 1:47 Father's Occupation; 2:14 Enlistment; 2:48 Basic Training; 4:11 Special Training; 5:20 Assigned to USS Monrovia; 8:48 Why I Joined the Navy; 11:17 Battleships firing overhead; 15:22 5th Amphibious Force Pacific; 20:05 Blew up Japanese Bank; 22:55 Destroyer Escort 1177; 27:45 Two weeks R&R at Royal Hawaiian Hotel; 36:31 Nearby LCS hit by plane/ Pick up survivors; 39:29 Transferred to YPO Base; 41:41 Discharge; 48:25 Employment post-War; 61:49 Most Memorable Day; 63:24 Final Thoughts.

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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 collaborativeendeavor 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

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