Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Susan Duemling. Interview conducted by Young, Brittany at Orlando, FL.

Log

0:23 Birthplace, Childhood; 1:02 Education, Early Jobs; 1:32 Life In Ithaca; 2:30 Parents; 3:44 Joining the Navy, Dispersing Clerk; 4:42 Cold War, Air Raid Drills, Communism; 5:50 Siblings; 6:01 Family Service; 6:36 Stationed Aboard Ship; 7:27 Family Reaction; 9:38 Why Join the Navy; 10:46 Boot Camp, Religious Petty Officer; 12:57 Drill Instructors; 13:50 Smoke Breaks; 14:37 Dispersing Clerk School; 15:33 USS Whysper (Norfolk), Personnel Support Detachment (Little Creek); 17:08 New Smyrna Beach, Navy Reserves; 18:12 Qualified In Everything; 19:31 Women Aboard Ship; 21:29 Sexual Harassment Experiences; 24:30 Garbage Barge; 26:26 Being Underway, Privacy Concerns; 28:09 Mission In the Indian Ocean; 30:28 Recreation Aboard Ship, Travel; 34:08 Shellback Initiation; 36:25 Correspondence; 37:11 Shipmates, Reunions; 38:06 Recreation (Continued); 38:46 Being Away From Home; 41:35 Being on Leave; 42:52 Unusual Days; 44:11 Work With Other Branches; 44:53 Work With Foreign Militaries; 45:45 Discharged, Operation Desert Storm (Chicago); 47:27 Last Day In the Navy, Weight Problems; 49:20 Life After the Navy; 51:01 Medals and Citations; 53:13 No Regrets; 53:24 Closing Comments; 54:21 End of Interview.

Date of Birth

1955-07-22

Place of Birth

Blmira (N.Y.)

Gender

Female

Race

Unknown

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

Persian Gulf War

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1979-02-20

2008-04-04

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS L Y Stear Submarine Tender

Location of Service

Norfolk (Va.); Indian Ocean; Nova Scotia; Charleston (S.C.); Philadelphia (Pa.); Bahrain

Highest Rank

Petty Officer 1st Class; PO1

Battles

Iran-Contra Affair

Medals

Expeditionary Medal; Sea Service Ribbon

Achievements

Firefighting; team leader qualified.

Note

"It was a different time; A lot of people did not want women on board - men had to change ways; Women had own separate lounge in sleeping quarters; USS Shenandoah had mixed gender lounge (berthing) - felt awkward. Much segregation between genders." - The Veteran.

City of Birth

Blmira

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Young, Brittany

Interview Date

Fall 11-18-2016

Location of Interview

Orlando, FL

Subjects

Duemling, Susan H.; Persian Gulf War -- Personal Narratives; Women and the military -- United States; 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

Young, Brittany

Length of Interview

55 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

Fall


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