Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Lou Bell. Interview conducted by Caleb Robinson at Westminster Towers, Orlando, FL.

Log

0:26 Birth and Location; 0:35 Parents; 2:10 Family; 2:57 Schooling before service; 3:14 Family in the service; 3:52 Entry into service; 4:49 Family and friends feelings towards entering service; 6:00 Initial training; 7:05 Advanced training; 7:47 Stationed; 8:48 Typical duties; 11:11 Time in Guantanamo Bay; 12:42 Bay of Pigs; 17:40 Vietnam; 19:00 Hospital Ward hit by mortar; 22:04 First duty in Portsmouth Virginia; 24:29 Thanksgiving in Cuba; 27:15 Charleston; 28:50 Treatment in Navy; 29:02 Contact with family; 32:12 Entertainment on deploy; 34:14 Time on leave; 36:25 College protests; 38:29 Earning of Medals; 40:42 Military change in treatment of women; 44:54 Enjoyment of Navy career.

Date of Birth

1935-08-23

Place of Birth

Beulaville (N.C.)

Gender

Female

Race

Unknown

Home State

North Carolina

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1957-02-14

1977-07-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Navy Nurse Corps

Location of Service

Virginia; South Carolina; Guantanamo Bay (Cuba); Pittsburgh (Pa.); Dan Ang (Vietnam); Maryland; Philadelphia (Pa.)

Highest Rank

Lieutenant Commander; LCDR

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Navy Commendation Medal; Navy Achievement Medal; Navy Unit Commendation; Meritorious Unit Commendation

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Went to school during service at Boston University and University of Florida.

City of Birth

Beulaville

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Robinson, Caleb

Interview Date

Fall 10-27-2015

Location of Interview

Westminster Towers, Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Bell, Lou E.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- 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

Robinson, Caleb

Length of Interview

49 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

Semester

Fall


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