Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Robert Matthews. Interview conducted by Miller, Mark at NAWCTSD, Orlando, FL.

Log

0:01 Background; 1:40 Why and how enlisted; 3:05 Time at RTC, Orlando; 28:04 Knowledge of BRAC NTC, Orlando; 32:55 Naval Career; 36:55 NAWCTSD; 40:05 Economic Impact of NAWCTSD to Central Florida; 42:38 NAWCTSD Continued; 43:55 Lone Sailor Naval Memorial, Baldwin Park, Orlando FL.

Date of Birth

1957-05-23

Place of Birth

Lake Wales (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1977-02-01

1984-07-31

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

RTC Orlando; NATTC Memphis; VA-174; VA_87; NAMTRADET NAS Jacksonville

Highest Rank

Unspecified

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Expeditionary Medal

Achievements

Master Training Specialist

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Lake Wales

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Miller, Mark

Interview Date

3-28-2014

Location of Interview

NAWCTSD, Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Matthews, Robert; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; 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

Miller, Mark

Length of Interview

47 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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