Oral History interview of John Garceau. Interview conducted by Garceau, John at Garceau Residence.
1:00 Naval Reserve; 3:00 Experiences of War; 5:00 Reasons for Enlisting; 8:00 Education; 14:00 Ronald Regan Photograph, Diploma & Artwork; 21:00 Vietnam Veterans of Central Florida Organization; 28:00 International Trips & Relations.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Naval Reserve
Unit of Service
U.S. Dewey, DLG 14
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
National Defense Ribbon; Vietnam Service Ribbon
Patrolled coast and directed air traffic over North Vietnam in 1972; Located and picked up downed pilots in the Gulf of Tonkin; Helped found the Vietnam Veterans of Central Florida; Participated in President Reagan's Vietnam Veterans Leadership Program; Invited to White House by Ronald and Nancy Reagan for VVLP participation
Attended and Graduated from the University of Central Florida using G.I. Bill benefits
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Garceau, John C.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy
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
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
UCF Community Veterans History Project
Central Florida, RICHES of, "Garceau, John Charles interview" (2012). Veterans Oral Histories. 87.