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Description

Oral History interview of Doris McClendon. Interview conducted by Weeks, Andrew Glen at University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:26 Biographical/ background information; 2:00 Decision to join the U.S. Navy; 7:59 First impressions of basic training; 14:10 Family life in the Navy; 18:24 Boot Camp Experience at NTC Orlando; 23:20 Letter day, lettering writing; 26:03 Having children. while in the Navy; 27:40 The Grinder; 28:38 Memories of graduating boot camp; 30:10 Assignments following graduation: Pearl Harbor, Jacksonville; 36:27 Fondest memories of the Navy; 48:35 Legacy of Naval Training Center Orlando; 50:25 Bluejacket.

Date of Birth

1958-09-02

Place of Birth

Miami (Fla.)

Gender

Female

Race

Black or African American

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Persian Gulf War

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1976-01-01

1995-03-31

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Location of Service

Hawaii; Orlando (Fla.); Pearl Harbor (Hawaii); Jacksonville (Fla.); Iceland

Highest Rank

E-7

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Unspecified

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

National Defense Service Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon; Navy Achievement Medal; Good Conduct Medal; Navy Commendation Medal

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Miami

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Weeks, Andrew

Interview Date

4-11-2014

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida Orlando, FL.

Subjects

McClendon, Doris; Persian Gulf War Era, 1990-2003 -- Personal Narratives; Women and the military -- United States; 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

Weeks, Andrew

Length of Interview

57 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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