Streaming Media

Description

Oral history interview of Raymond Boyd. Interview conducted by Michael Burke in Cocoa Beach, FL.

Log

0:31 Birth and early life; 1:34 Entering the Navy; 2:18 Boot Camp; 3:07 Fire Control Technician School; 5:04 Impression of the Observation Island; 5:40 Polaris guidance system training; 6:30 Memorable event/Polaris failed launches; 9:20 Activities with shipmates/working ship; 10:44 Off duty activities; 12:24 End of service/jobs after service; 13:42 Views on service; 14:28 Additional experiences on-board; 17:10 Katrina evacuee; 17:32 End.

Date of Birth

1941-07-10

Place of Birth

Pontiac (Ill.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Illinois

War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1959-07-02

1962-07-09

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS Observation Island EAG-154

Location of Service

Cape Canaveral (Fla.)

Highest Rank

E-5

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Medals

Good Conduct Medal

Achievements

Polaris development program

City of Birth

Pontiac

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Burke, James

Interview Date

3-16-2016

Location of Interview

Cocoa Beach, FL.

Subjects

Boyd, Raymond; 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

Burke, James

Length of Interview

18 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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