Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Paul Tyler. Interview conducted by Schneider, Sarah at Orlando, FL.

Log

0:33 Birthplace and date; 1:04 Growing up in Philadelphia; 1:29 Parents occupations; 1:50 School experience; 2:42 Leaving trade school to work; 4:50 Civil Air Patrol and enlisting in the Air Force; 5:48 Family reactions to joining the military; 6:15 Basic Training; 6:57 Advanced training; 8:18 Contrasts between basic training and first station; 11:24 How military bases are operated; 12:10 Working with fire protection systems; 14:10 Providing training for inexperienced plumbers; 15:35 Orlando during his service at McCoy Air Base; 17:55 Running into people he served with; 19:40 Air shows; 20:50 Normal work day routine and schedule; 21:33 Military housing; 24:02 Security clearances; 25:05 Wakkanai, Japan; 26:10 Duties while in Japan; 26:45 Interacting with non-Japanese foreigners; 28:13 Interacting with local Japanese; 30:20 Interacting with Japanese Defense Force; 30:50 Contacting family and friends in the states; 31:15 Housing situation in Japan for U.S. military members; 32:15 Traveling to the base upon arrival in Japan; 33:40 Relationship with fellow service members; 35:15 Meeting airplanes across town; 36:32 Accidentally plowing a vehicle with a snowplow; 37:42 Accidents; 39:20 Exiting the military; 40:10 Treatment of the military by the public; 40:45 Received education after military; 41:10 Jobs as an engineer; 42:00 Aspects of the Civil Air Patrol; 43:42 Searching for Air Force One missing part; 45:10 Downed Beechcraft Bonanza; 46:00 Dating his future wife; 47:00 Friend goes from Enlisted to Officer in the military; 47:53 Working with the Civil Air Patrol while stationed at McCoy; 48:55 Medals and Awards; 49:15 Base operations versus the Air Wing chains of command; 51:00 Radar operations over Cuba; 51:55 Medals and awards associated with organization; 53:40 Decision not to have children; 54:12 Influence of life; 55:00 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1945-07-03

Place of Birth

Philidelphia (Pa.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Pennsylvania

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1965-10-15

1971-10-30

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Unit of Service

McCoy AFB; 6986 Security Group

Location of Service

Orlando (Fla.); Wakkanai (Japan)

Highest Rank

Sergeant

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Philadelphia

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Schneider, Sarah

Interview Date

3-14-2016

Location of Interview

Orlando, FL.

Subjects

Tyler, Paul; 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

Schneider, Sarah

Length of Interview

56 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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