Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Roger M. Quick. Interview conducted by Williams, Rachel; Staton Jennifer at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:35 Childhood; 0:49 Parent's Occupation; 1:00 Other Family Members in the Military; 1:19 Reason for Joining the Air Force; 1:55 College Education before Joining; 2:00 Length of Time in the Service; 2:10 Basic Training; 2:32 Job and Duties during Basic Training; 3:13 Training for Air Operations Specialist; 3:31 Attending Officer Candidate School/Climbing Rank; 4:13 Thoughts on Officer Candidate School; 4:37 Further Training at Keesler Air Force Base; 4:58 Assignment to Communication Control; 5:28 Types of Communications Devices Used; 5:36 Going to Vietnam; 5:55 Job and Duties as Unit Commander; 6:20 First Impression of Vietnam; 6:43 Detachment in Qui Nhon Harbor; 7:14 Visiting Sites and Boosting Morale for Troops; 7:49 Ways to Relax during Downtime; 8:31 Rocket Attack during Tennis; 10:00 Incoming Fire from Enemy while in Helicopter; 10:47 Taping Messages for Family; 11:41 Wife and Other's feelings on Vietnam; 12:15 Wife Hearing of Phu Ket Being Overrun; 13:00 Helping a Vietnamese Orphanage and Leper Colony; 15:00 Building a House for Leper Colony; 15:30 More on Leper Colony; 16:20 More on Leper Colony; 17:00 Mosaic of 1983rd Communications Squadron; 17:15 Feelings on Last Day in Vietnam; 17:45 Contact with Agent Orange/Impact of Agent Orange; 18:50 Post-Traumatic Stress after Leaving Vietnam; 20:21 Awards and Medals; 21:40 Current Activities and Family; 23:11 Retirement from Military; 24:00 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1933-08-11

Place of Birth

Polk County (Minn.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Minnesota

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1952-02-12

1974-08-31

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

Several: USAF Communication Service

Location of Service

Vietnam

Highest Rank

Major; Maj

Prisoner of War

Unspecified

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Bronze Star Medal; Air Force Commendation Medal; Meritorious Service Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Air Force Longevity Service Award; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award; Vietnam Service Medal

Achievements

Was named Commander; Was named Base Communications Officer; Was named Air Traffic Control Officer; While in Vietnam, his unit sponsored an orphanage and built a home for a leper colony.

Note

Meritorious Service Medal awarded with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Meritorious Service Medal awarded with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; National Defense Service Medal awarded with 1 Bronze Service Star; Air Force Longevity Service Award awarded with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award awarded with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Diagnosed with Agent Orange related cancer.

City of Birth

Polk County

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Williams, Rachel; Staton Jennifer

Interview Date

10-9-2014

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Quick, Roger M.; 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

Williams, Rachel; Staton Jennifer

Length of Interview

24 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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