Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Lawrence Levine. Interview conducted by Young, Mary at University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Log

0:03 Lead; 0:36 Biographical information; 2:43 Enlisting in the Air Force after being drafted into the Army; 6:49 Basic Training; 10:39 Choosing a job in USAF; 13:57 1st assignment I advanced training; 15:36 Airframe repairman duties; 18:00 Failing fiber glassing class and falling behind; 21:16 Orders to Europe, not Vietnam; 22:09 Specialized duties in Europe; 24:28 Leaving for Germany; 27:01 Relationship with others in unit; 27:34 Special Assignment; 28:21 Free time on base; 28:42 Communicating back home; 28:59 Preparedness for assignments; 29:18 Free time; 30:14 Getting married overseas; 31:22 Rank promotion; 31:52 Returning to U.S.; 32:28 Feelings about being discharged; 33:34 Post-war activities; 36:52 Treatment by civilians; 37:34 How the military affected civilian life; 39:29 Last remarks.

Date of Birth

1947-01-08

Place of Birth

Rochester (N.Y.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

New York

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1966-08-01

1970-08-31

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

United States Air Force Europe DER 51; Hdq 8th Air Force Shaw AFB, South Carolina

Highest Rank

Staff Sergeant; SSgt

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Good Conduct Medal

Achievements

Worked on General USAFE Plane; worked on F4s, Tanks, Pylon

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Rochester

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Young, Mary

Interview Date

4-1-2014

Subjects

Levine, Lawrence Paul; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force

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

Young, Mary

Length of Interview

41 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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