Oral History interview of Theodore Goodwin. Interview conducted by Hixson, Jordan and Stylianou, Laura at Colbourn Hall at University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.
0:29 Biographical Details; 1:22 Enlisting; 2:00 Choosing the Air Force; 2:35 Basic Training, San Antonio TX; 3:16 Three Day Pass; 4:01 Clerk Typist School, Cheyenne, WY; 4:56 Eglin Air Force Base; 5:29 Morning Report Clerk; 5:52 Saudi Arabia, 1951; 6:50 Interaction with locals in Saudi Arabia; 8:00 Service in England; 8:20 OCS, Assistant to the Commander; 9:20 Living off-base in England, wife and family came; 10:47 Domestic vs. Overseas Deployment; 11:24 Adapting to Military Life; 12:24 Camaraderie; 12:53 Great Fall, MT; 13:54 Reenlisting, Fort Dix; 15:16 Enlisted to Officer, 1957; 15:40 Education during military service; 17:08 Vietnam; 18:10 ARS Inspection Team in Vietnam; 19:24 Flight to San Francisco; 19:50 Retirement, 1969; 20:17 Navy moving into Orlando; 23:06 Keeping in touch with other veterans after retirement; 23:45 MOAA (Military Officers Association of America); 24:32 Greenland Inspection Tour; 25:46 Reflections on his service.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Air Force
Location of Service
San Antonio (Tex.); Cheyenne (Wyo.); Saudi Arabia; England; Great Fall (Mont.); Fort Dix (N.J.); Vietnam
First Lieutenant; 1stLt; Captain; Capt
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
See video for details.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Hixson, Jordan; Stylianou, Laura
Location of Interview
Colbourn Hall at University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL.
Goodwin, Theodore L.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force
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
Hixson, Jordan; Stylianou, Laura
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Theodore, Goodwin L., "Goodwin, Theodore L. interview" (2015). Veterans Oral Histories. 333.