Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of David Campbell. Interview conducted by Fulcher,Drew at Cocoa Beach, FL.

Log

0:31 Birth and Early Life; 2:31 Education; 4:11 Joining the military; 4:46 Boot Camp; 4:15 Quartermaster school; 9:13 Assignment to Observation Island/Initial duties; 14:40 Typical Day on-board the Observation Island; 19:00 Visitors on the ship; 19:44 Russian trawlers wand missile testing; 21:50 View on US-Russian relations; 22:56 Relation with sailors on-board; 24:19 Free time; 25:10 Contact with family; 26:40 Other duties/experiences on-board; 29:20 Reserve experience; 30:58 End of service/Work after; 32:33 Influence of military after service; 34:20 Maintaining contact with service members/Reunion; 36:56 Reflection on service; 38:22 End.

Date of Birth

1947-03-07

Place of Birth

Grand Rapids (Mich.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Michigan

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1967-09-21

1971-07-08

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS Observation Island AG-154

Location of Service

Port Canaveral (Fla.); Portsmouth (Va.); Pearl Harbor (Hawaii)

Highest Rank

Quartermaster 1st Class Petty Officer; QM1

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Medals

National Defense Service Medal; Navy Good Conduct Medal; Navy Unit Commendation

Achievements

Please see video

Note

"Lost student deferment as sophomore at Ohio State University. Received notice for physical in May, 1967 and enlisted in US Navy. Upon completion of active duty, I served in the active Naval Reserve until 9 May, 1974. I was promoted to QM1 while in the reserves. During that time, I returned to college and earned degrees in accounting and finance. From June, 1974, I worked on the Financial Staff for General Motors until I retired in 2008." – The Veteran.

City of Birth

Grand Rapids

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Fulcher, Drew

Interview Date

3-16-2016

Location of Interview

Cocoa Beach, FL

Subjects

Campbell, David L.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; 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

Fulcher, Drew

Length of Interview

39 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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