Oral History interview of Herbert Clay. Interview conducted by Gomez, Graciela at Lockheed Martin, Sand Lake Road in Orlando, Florida.
0:01 Lead; background; parents' background; reason for enlisting; 2:05 First days in Navy; basic training; advanced training; special boat team; 22:55 First assignment after training; preparation; Working with other foreign armed forces; adequate equipment; food; 23:06 Typical assignment day; one memorable day; leisure spend; 33:04 Keeping contact; reunion; funny moments; 48:34 Medals received; younger self advice about Navy; 50:34 What have you done since the Navy; if opinion has changed; favorite; place to be stationed; 54:17 Last comments.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Black or African American
War or Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
Special Boat Team 12; VFA-105 (Strike Fighter Squadron)
Location of Service
Petty Officer 1st Class; PO1
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Naval Special Warfare; Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewman
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Lockheed Martin, Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL.
Clay, Herbert; Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives; Afghanistan and Iraq Wars, 2001-present -- 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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Herbert, Clay, "Clay, Herbert interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 201.