Oral History interview of John Lee. Interview conducted by James Alderman at University of Central Florida Colbourn Hall.
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
Place of Birth
War or Conflict
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Air Force
Unit of Service
Location of Service
Little Rock (Ark.)
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Served in general dentistry.
Dental School in Indiana; Born on Wright-Patterson Air force Base
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida Colbourn Hall.
Lee, John; 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
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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John, Lee G., "Lee, John G. interview" (2015). Veterans Oral Histories. 409.