Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Thomas Dennis III. Interview conducted by Davis, Jennifer at Cocoa Beach, FL.

Log

0:26 General Background Information; 3:22 Education; 3:50 Enlistment; 6:25 Military/Bootcamp Life; 9:57 Service Life; 14:40 Typical Day; 15:35 Work Duties; 18:14 USS Observation Island; 19:17 Meeting his wife; 22:52 Polaris Missile; 26:29 Post-Service Life; 28:35 Transition from military to civilian life; 29:48 Keeping in touch with fellow servicemen; 31:05 Facebook page created; 33:29 Value of reunions; 34:23 How military experience impacted his life; 38:05 Advice on enlisting; 41:15 Final Thoughts; 42:21 Thanks and Outro.

Date of Birth

1943-10-19

Place of Birth

Tarrytown (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS Observation Island

Highest Rank

Seaman; SN

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Achievements

Please see video

Note

SNDK-dispersing clerk

City of Birth

Tarrytown

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Davis, Jennifer

Interview Date

3-16-2016

Location of Interview

Cocoa Beach, FL.

Subjects

Dennis III, Thomas H.; Cold War -- 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

Davis, Jennifer

Length of Interview

44 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage; Video

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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