Oral history interview of bob Fuller. Interview conducted by Diego Vilela at VFM Winter Garden, Florida.
1:20 Family background; 2:11 History of entire military service; 3:05 Received Aviator Wings; 6:00 Decision to enlist; 8:32 Decision to transfer to Navy; 9:55 Explanation of dog fighting; 14:10 List of battalions; 17:10 Ranks; 18:27 Special duties; 20:56 Explanation of Navy Cross medal; 23:26 Desert Storm; 31:05 "Didn't lose one airplane in my squadron;" 34:20 Appreciation for airplane mechanics.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
War or Conflict
Persian Gulf War
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
3-5, 1-8, VMA 214, 4477th TES, VA 85, VA 42, NSWDG
Location of Service
Camp Pendleton (Calif.); Camp Lejeune (N.C.); Mediterranean Sea; Asia; Europe, Northern
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Combat Desert Storm
Air Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Aviator Wing
Infantry Officers (Marines), Designated B-10 Aviator
Served on USS America (Mediterranean, S.W. Asia, S.E. Asia, Northern Europe). Medal details: Air Medal with "V" Device, Navy Commendation Medal, with the “V" Device.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
VFM Winter Garden, FL.
Fuller, Bob; Persian Gulf War Era, 1990-2003 -- Personal Narratives; Navy Cross; Desert Storm; United States. Army
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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Central Florida, RICHES of, "Fuller, Bob interview" (2011). Veterans Oral Histories. 45.