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Description

Oral history interview of Colleen Boyle Interview conducted by Alex Thorp at the veteran’s office in Orlando, FL.

Log

0:29 Birth and Early Life, Education; 4:50 Family in Military; 5:56 Decision to join the Navy; 6:56 Family Reaction; 8:10 Boot Camp; 16:02 Advanced training, Equipment and electronics training; 17:31 Transfer to Spain; 18:15 Sent to AIMD, then transferred to Rhoda, Spain again; 19:08 Transferred as a Recruit Trainer in Orlando; 20:01 Impressions of Spain, Living conditions; 22:44 Typical work day; 24:27 Local interaction in Spain; 26:19 Maintaining contact with home; 27:59 Relationship with fellow service members; 35:01 Leaving Spain; 37:35 Instructor school; 38:00 Company Commander school in Orlando, Duties as company commander, Pregnancy during; 41:15 Impressions of Orlando, Differences with Spain; 44:05 Station and duties in Orlando; 45:54 Experiences as a woman in the military; 51:41 End of Service, Husbands end of service; 54:47 Reception in society after returning home; 55:59 Jobs after service, Unemployment, earning degree in Accounting; 58:43 Jobs after earning CPA; 60:50 Veterans organizations; 61:52 Contact with those served with; 63:24 Husbands military experience.

Date of Birth

1949-06-22

Place of Birth

Sacramento (Calif.)

Gender

Female

Race

Unknown

Home State

California

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1972-02-04

1980-04-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

TSC (Tactical Support Center) in Spain

Location of Service

Spain; Orlando (Fla.)

Highest Rank

Petty Officer 2nd Class; PO2

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Good Conduct Medal

Achievements

Fixed electronic gear; Taught boot camp in Orlando

Note

"Was the first woman with her ranking; first female anti-submarine warfare technician. Was in school in Memphis. Husband also served from 1953-1985 (was in Vietnam, knew someone on the Challenger; passed away); shared some of his experiences too. Son works on mechanical engineering." - The interviewer. Won Vietnam Era awards..

City of Birth

Sacramento

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Thorp, Alex

Interview Date

4-20-2016

Location of Interview

Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Boyle, Colleen; 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

Thorp, Alex

Length of Interview

72 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

Spring

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