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Description

Oral History interview of David Bowers. Interview conducted by Semko, Rhett at Don Mealey's Sport Mazda.

Log

0:34 Enlisting; 1:20 Reasons for choosing army; 2:45 Thoughts about job as linguist; 3:37 Locations served; 3:59 Favorite/Least favorite place served; 4:20 Equipment used; 6:49 Chinese involvement in Vietnam; 7:59 Normal days in intelligence; 10:36 Thoughts about leadership in intelligence; 13:29 Interesting days in Vietnam; 14:44 Difficulties with being in intelligence; 16:01 Thoughts about secrecy and stress related to job; 18:24 Code breaking; 19:59 Comparisons in technology; 21:47 Final thoughts on Vietnam; 1:27 Beginning of time served in Korea; 30:00 Tensions between North and South Koreans; 25:00 Thoughts about North Korea as a threat; 02:00 Interactions with North Koreans; 40:00 Thoughts about constant "battle ready" status; 00:00 Interesting days in Korea; 23:00 Final thoughts on Korea; 00:00 Contact with comrades after service; 47:00 Military service after Korea; 2:05 Service in Taiwan; 3:04 Reasons for leaving the military; 6:10 Final thoughts on overall military service.

Date of Birth

1947-10-12

Place of Birth

Jacksonville (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Vietnam War

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

Unspecified

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

Unspecified

Location of Service

Hawaii; Vietnam; South Korea; Alabama; Texas; Maryland; Georgia; Taiwan

Highest Rank

Unspecified

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Jacksonville

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Semko, Rhett

Interview Date

3-30-2013

Location of Interview

Don Mealey's Sport Mazda.

Subjects

Bowers, David M.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army

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

Semko, Rhett

Length of Interview

60 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 and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview


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