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Description

Oral History interview of John Garceau. Interview conducted by Garceau, John at Garceau Residence.

Log

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

1949-07-10

Place of Birth

Washington (Pa.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Pennsylvania

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Naval Reserve

Unit of Service

U.S. Dewey, DLG 14

Location of Service

Unspecified

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Medals

National Defense Ribbon; Vietnam Service Ribbon

Achievements

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

Note

Attended and Graduated from the University of Central Florida using G.I. Bill benefits

City of Birth

Orange City

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Garceau, John

Interview Date

Spring 4-20-2012

Location of Interview

Garceau Residence

Subjects

Garceau, John C.; 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

Contributors

Garceau, John

Length of Interview

32 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Sound, Audio

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

Spring

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