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Description

Oral History interview of Maxwell Minch. Interview conducted by Bradfield, Daniel at Veteran's office- Downtown Orlando.

Log

0:00 Introduction; 0:40 Early Life; 1:08 Family's Military Service; 2:38 Education before Service/ Delayed Entry Program; 3:56 Decision to join the Navy; 6:10 Family's reaction to Minch joining the Navy; 9:08 Basic Training; 13:09 Physical Fitness before Basic Training; 15:23 Views of NTC Orlando before Basic Training; 16:40 First Days in Service/ Veteran's opinion of positives in the Navy; 20:08 Personal Reflection on Training on NTC/ Physical Fitness; 21:55 Training Received at NTC Orlando; 24:30 Different responsibilities for different training schools/ Studying requirements for training schools; 28:00 Interactions with the Orlando Community/ Recreational Activities; 31:20 Decision to join the Nuclear Program/ Disillusionment with other Navy programs; 34:40 Navy Nuclear Power Training School in Ballston Spa, NY; 36:30 Difference in training between Ballston Spa and Orlando schools; 40:35 Living off base and the changing responsibilities associated with it; 41:22 Assignment to USS Pasadena; 42:30 Responsibilities on the ship; 43:30 Relaxation time while deployed; 45:00 Sleep rotation while on a nuclear submarine; 47:58 Reasons for lack of sleep/ Sleep and living conditions on a submarine; 50:31 Environmental conditions inside the nuclear submarine; 55:21 Length of Deployments and length of time underwater/ Food storage for long deployments; 59:31 Countries deployed to; 1:02:29 Deployments to Singapore and Malaysia; 1:05:28 Promotion and Demotion/ Driving under Influence conviction on base; 1:09:05 Effect of DUI on his views on Naval Career; 1:10:02 Effect of Demotion of career path and responsibilities; 1:14:07 Reasons for his decision to retire; 1:15:20 Disadvantages of being a single man in the Navy/ Decision to retire cont.; 1:18:23 Career following retirement from the military; 1:22:08 Decision to go to Law School; 1:23:55 Effect of Father's death on his decision/ Decision not to be an engineer; 1:29:22 Facebook networking with fellow sailors; 1:32:10 Advice to prospective soldiers; 1:33:45 Camaraderie among fellow sailors/ Ability to recognize other veterans; 1:35:30 Views of veterans who display their service overtly; 1:36:50 Career opportunities due to naval experiences; 1:38:25 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1976-05-22

Place of Birth

Coral Springs (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Post-Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1994

2000

Entrance into Service

Unspecified

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Unspecified

Location of Service

Orlando (Fla.); Ballston Spa (N.Y.); Hawaii; USS Pasadena; Singapore; Malaysia

Highest Rank

Petty Officer 2nd Class; PO2

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Medals

Navy Achievement Medal; Sea Service Ribbon; Battle Effectiveness Award; National Defense Medal

Achievements

Served as a Nuclear Reactor Operator on USS Pasadena.

City of Birth

Coral Springs

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Bradfield, Daniel

Interview Date

6-19-2015

Location of Interview

Veteran's office- Downtown Orlando.

Subjects

Minch, Maxwell; Post-Cold War Era; 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

Contributors

Bradfield, Daniel

Length of Interview

90 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Video; MovingImage

Rights

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. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview


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