Streaming Media


0:00 Introduction; 0:34 Childhood/ Parents careers; 12:20 Going to college; 14:00 Joining the Navy; 16:25 Boot camp in Maryland; 19:48 Airman Prep school in Oklahoma; 22:45 ATA School in Memphis; 25:20 Being assigned to Patrol Squadron 18; 26:16 Sent to radio school; 28:00 Flying as second radioman; 30:38 Duties on the plane; 34:10 Deployment to Sicily; 36:10 Extending enlistment one year; 39:15 Promotions to E – 5; 41:15 End of enlistment; 42:08 Memorable experiences; 50:00 Getting lost in the Mediterranean; 53:30 Training exercise in Jacksonville; 58:45 Career after military; 1:02:31 Took job In New Hampshire; 1:03:27 Meeting wife and getting married; 1:04:40 Getting job with CBS Industries; 1:11:20 Contracting with the Navy; 1:11:50 Impact of Navy on career; 1:14:15 Contact with fellow solders after service; 1:19:34 Final thoughts/Working with people.

Place of Birth

Chicago (Ill.)



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