Veterans Oral Histories

Streaming Media

Document Type

Video

Interview Date

4-23-2012

Abstract

0:24 Discusses early life; 1:51 Joins Navy; 2:49 Basic Training; 3:10 First Assignment; 4:07 Near crash with the U.S.S. Albany; 5:23 Discusses responsibilities of a radarman; 6:22 Leaves Active Duty; 6:55 Joins Naval Reserve; 7:10 Discusses recruitment duties; 8:06 Learns to draft; 8:40 Rejoins Navy as a Seabee; 9:38 Goes to Vietnam; 10:31 Becomes engineering aide; 10:56 Amphibious Construction Battalion 2; 12:19 Moves to North Carolina; 13:45 First tour on Diego Garcia; 14:20 Birth of third daughter; 15:12 Discusses responsibilities; 15:28 Switch to planning and estimating; 17:44 Navy Mobile Construction Battalion 62; 17:52 Guam assignment; 20:27 Rota, Spain; 20:34 Become Chief Petty Officer; 20:40 Discusses why he liked the Navy; 21:09 Football victory against Naval Air Station Team; 22:10 Hurricane Frederick; 22:59 Edsel, Scotland, and birth of son; 24:37 Discusses stresses of leaving for deployments; 25:55 Makes Senior Chief; 27:20 Is frocked; 27:33 Second tour on Diego Garcia; 28:03 Wife and family honored at his retirement; 29:39 Civilian teaching career.

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