Streaming Media


Oral history interview of Nicholas J. Stanley. Interview conducted by Tara Smith at Port Orange, Florida.


00:09 Introducing the interview with the veteran; 00:56 When and where veteran was born; 01:08 Family: parents' occupations and siblings; 01:46 Life before the service; 02:14 Any family in service; 02:43 Reason for enlistment in Marines; 03:15 What the early days of service and training were like; 05:23 Any specialized training; 06:25 How he adapted to training/physical regimen; 07:06 Where he served; 08:37 What tour on USS Bonhomme Richard was like; 11:04 Any action witnessed?; 13:20 Friendships formed and if he keeps contact today; 16:23 How he kept contact with family and friends; 18:55 Off-duty activities/recreation he participated in; 20:59 Any public receptions when he returned from his service; 22:02 Readjustment to civilian life; 23:03 Goals in college/degree being pursued; 23:42 Opinion in college/degree being pursued; 23:42 Opinion on Central FL supporting or resisting war efforts; 24:16 If Central Florida was/is affected by tour he served; 25:05 How service affected his life; 25:39 Life lessons learned?



War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan

Branch of Service

U.S. Marines

Prisoner of War


Service Related Injury


Interview Date


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


Department of History, University of Central Florida


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 and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type