Streaming Media

Description

Oral history interview of Mr. William Logan. Interview conducted by Caroline Heumann at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida on April 27, 2017.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:22 Childhood, father in the Army; 1:06 Living in Germany as a child when his father was stationed there; 3:16 Family size, adopted brother; 4:03 Unaware of segregation in America while living in Germany; 6:33 Education before the service; 9:25 Influences to join the Navy; 10:22 Experience with recruitment process and other family in the military; 11:22 Experience at boot camp, getting in a fight at boot camp; 13:00 Advanced training, medical training; 13:55 Assignment at hospital in Newport, RI, getting in trouble again; 15:45 Field medical training at Camp Pendleton; 17:03 Disobeying direct orders; 18:13 Arriving in Vietnam, stationed at FLC; 19:05 First assignment in Vietnam; 19:38 Working in a prison, riot at the prison, racism in Vietnam; 22:00 Taking drugs to cope; 23:06 Feeling used, racial tension on bases; 25:13 Going to villages to treat Vietnamese civilians; 26:56 Black-marketing green dollars in Vietnam; 28:50 Typical day in the bush, more training in California; 30:25 Nothing goes according to plan; 32:27 Smoking weed in the barracks; 34:04 Breakdown in Vietnam, med evac to Japan, sent back to Vietnam; 35:55 Describing fellow servicemen; 37:17 Didn't stay in contact with family; 38:06 Free time; 38:55 R & R in the Philippines and Bangkok; 41:02 Returning home; 41:46 Stationed in California, leaving the military; 42:52 Last day of service; 43:43 Readjustment to civilian life; 44:55 What he would have done differently; 45:35 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1950

Place of Birth

Seattle (Wash.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

Washington

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

July 1968

December 1971

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Navy Seabee SB-40

Location of Service

Chu Lai (Vietnam)

Highest Rank

Not applicable

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Not applicable

Medals

Not applicable

Achievements

Please see video

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Chattanooga

Country of Birth

US

Interviewer

Rodriguez, Sharon

Interview Date

Spring 4-5-2018

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida

Subjects

Logan, William; 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

Length of Interview

55 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 & University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview

Semester

Spring


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