Oral History interview of Jeffrey Clark. Interview conducted by Barnes, Mark at Shriners Temple- Maitland, FL.
0:01 Introduction; 0:30 Biographical/ background information; 2:54 Decision to join the U.S. Navy; 4:03 Boot Camp NTC Orlando; 4:52 Naval Training; 5:50 Boot Camp Experience; 10:35 Naval training and assignments following boot camp; 13:50 Experiences - apprenticeship versus boot camp differences; 16:35 Living quarters on the base; 17:25 Types of training schools offered on the base; 21:15 Ship board duties and experiences; 23:25 Experiences after leaving the Navy; 26:15 Lasting memories of the Navy; 28:00 Returning to Orlando and changes to the area; 31:05 Legacy of NTC Orlando.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Cold War Era
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
Bootcamp/ Apprenticeship Training at Orlando Naval Training Center; USS Richard E. Byrd DDG-23
Location of Service
Signalman 3rd Class Petty Officer; SM3
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Sea Service Deployment; Coast Guard Meritorious Commendation
See video for details.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Shriners Temple- Maitland, FL.
Clark, Jeffrey E.; Cold War -- 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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Jeffrey, Clark Edward, "Clark, Jeffrey Edward interview" (2014). Veterans Oral Histories. 254.