Streaming Media


Oral history interview of Mr. James Hughey. Interview conducted by Tyler Campbell at the Masonic Home in St. Petersburg, Florida on 03/22/2018. Interview topics include, Introduction; Birth and family life; Education; Moving to Cleveland; Navy Boot Camp; Advanced training in Oklahoma; First impressions Rhode Island duty station; Guantanamo Bay ordinance training; Average training day; Loading and unloading ordinance in Rhode Island; More memories of Guantanamo Bay; Leaving Guantanamo early to get married; Transfer to Maine; Old unit returned early due to accident; Separating from the Navy; Different job in Maine; Meeting a doctor from hometown; Acting in a play in Maine; Free time while in the service; Getting arrested in Ocala while on leave; Working on Panther Jets; Returning home after the Navy; Post military education and teaching career; Path to becoming a minister; Different churches and missionary work; Music involvement; Different involvements around town; Getting remarried; Advice for anyone considering joining the military; Life at the Masonic Home; Conclusion

Date of Birth




Interview Date

Spring 3-22-2018

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

Length of Interview

34 Minutes


Department of History, University of Central Florida


video / mp4 DVD


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.


University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type