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Description

Oral History interview of John Lee. Interview conducted by James Alderman at University of Central Florida Colbourn Hall.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 1:00 When and where he was born; 1:25 Early childhood and Father's service; 2:15 Parent's livelihood; 3:20 Family structure; 3:27 Early education and late childhood; 4:26 Television, Radio, and the Cold War; 7:20 Influences on military service; 9:50 Undergraduate and Dental school; 12:00 Choosing the Air Force; 12:20 Experience in Little Rock; 13:35 Navy vs. Air Force; 14:00 Dentistry; 15:55 College views on Vietnam; 17:00 joining the military; 18:00 Choosing the Air Force (cont.); 19:00 Medical Personnel entering the military; 21:00 Experiences in Little Rock (cont.); 22:30 Military training; 23:15 M.A.S.H. in reality; 24:45 Dentistry in the Air Force; 25:38 Living in Little Rock; 29:39 Interactions with non-medical officers; 31:30 Types of servicemen treated; 35:00 Treating returning combat soldiers vs. stateside soldiers; 35:35 Public vs. Military Dental health; 36:30 Interesting memories; 40:20 R&R, off duty time; 42:00 Rewarding aspect of service; 43:30 Military Humor; 44:14 Advantage of post military life; 45:04 End of service; 46:38 Transition to civilian life; 47:19 Military vs. Civilian Dental work; 50:25 Military Friends; 50:54 Things to do differently; 51:49 Military vs. Civilian; 53:15 Closing remarks.

Date of Birth

1945-01-14

Place of Birth

Dayton (Ohio)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

Ohio

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1971-09-09

1973-09-09

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

Dental Corps

Location of Service

Little Rock (Ark.)

Highest Rank

Captain; Capt

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

Served in general dentistry.

Note

Dental School in Indiana; Born on Wright-Patterson Air force Base

City of Birth

Dayton

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Alderman, James

Interview Date

Fall 11-3-2015

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida Colbourn Hall.

Subjects

Lee, John; 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

Alderman, James

Length of Interview

54 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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