Streaming Media

Description

Oral history interview of bob Fuller. Interview conducted by Diego Vilela at VFM Winter Garden, Florida.

Log

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

1955-02-08

Place of Birth

Oakland (Calif.)

Gender

Male

Home State

California

War or Conflict

Persian Gulf War

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1976-12-28

1997-04-28

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

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

Highest Rank

Commander

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Combat Desert Storm

Medals

Air Medal; Navy Commendation Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Navy Aviator Wing

Achievements

Infantry Officers (Marines), Designated B-10 Aviator

Note

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

Oakland

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Vilela, Diego

Interview Date

4-17-2011

Location of Interview

VFM Winter Garden, FL.

Subjects

Fuller, Bob; Persian Gulf War Era, 1990-2003 -- Personal Narratives; Navy Cross; Desert Storm; United States. Army

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

Vilela, Diego

Length of Interview

41 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

Audio; Sound

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

Article


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