Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of James Bejer. Interview conducted by Weiler, David; Garcia, Luisa at Lockheed Martin, Orlando, FL.

Log

0:30 Introductions; 0:31 Family/Education; 1:35 Why he chose the Navy; 1:52 First days in the service; 3:06 MEPS/Basic training; 4:09 Advanced training- Ordinance Training; 4:40 USS Enterprise; 6:27 Tasks on ship; 7:16 Mess deck duties; 7:57 Routine day; 10:41 Fondest memory; 11:57 Free time on the ship; 12:46 Communication with loved ones; 13:53 Friendships; 14:55 First tour; 16:01 Second tour; 16:50 First tour v. second tour; differences and similarities; 17:31 Civilian life; 18:39 Appreciation for service; 21:01 After service; 21:44 Lockheed Martin; 22:11 Service relevant to civilian life; 23:14 Lessons learned; 24:05 Perspective on the Navy; 25:27 Job today; 26:05 Advice; 28:03 Last words.

Date of Birth

1986-06-10

Place of Birth

Orlando (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; Operation Iraqi Freedom

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

2004-01-01

2009-08-25

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS Enterprise CVN-65

Location of Service

Virginia; Afghanistan; Iraq; Orlando (Fla.)

Highest Rank

Petty Officer 2nd Class; PO2

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Orlando

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Weiler, David; Garcia, Luisa

Interview Date

11-14-2013

Location of Interview

Lockheed Martin, Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Bejer, James S.; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- Personal Narratives;USS Enterprise; 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

Weiler, David; Garcia, Luisa

Length of Interview

30 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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