Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Robert Peters. Interview conducted by Webb, Joshua at Leesburg Library, Leesburg, FL.

Log

0:26 Birth and Early life; 4:19 Education and work before the military; 5:44 Family members in the military; 6:30 Family and Friends response to joining; 7:21 Going to basic training; 7:40 First impressions of basic training; 8:40 Experience at basic training; 9:52 Communication with family; 11:12 Technical school; 12:10 Opinions and experiences of technical school; 14:32 Going overseas; 17:20 Interactions with different aircraft; 19:28 Job in Thailand; 20:10 Average day in Thailand; 21:15 Contact with family; 22:41 Living conditions in Thailand; 23:34 Entertainment; 24:01 Interaction with the local population; 25:23 Leaving Thailand for the last time; 26:13 Leaving the service; 27:25 Reception coming home; 28:24 Plane crash; 29:40 Memorable events; 30:55 Military's effect on life after leaving it; 32:40 Veterans groups; 33:12 Advice for someone contemplating joining the military; 34:20 Final comments.

Date of Birth

1947-07-20

Place of Birth

Greenwich (Conn.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

Connecticut

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1967-04-08

1971-04-08

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

509 Bomber Wing

Location of Service

Udipaw (Thailand); United States

Highest Rank

Senior Airman; E-4

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Vietnam Campaign Medal; National Defense Medal

Achievements

Mechanic on the flight line

Note

"Plane he was supposed to be on crashed and 11 guys died." - The interviewer.

City of Birth

Greenwich

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Webb, Joshua

Interview Date

2-23-2016

Location of Interview

Leesburg Library, Leesburg, FL.

Subjects

Peters, Robert; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force

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

Webb, Joshua

Length of Interview

34 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

Semester

Spring


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