Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Thomas Bruchez. Interview conducted by Campbell, Tyler at ManorCare Retirement Community.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:22 Early Life; 0:38 Father's Military Career; 1:32 Siblings; 1:45 Education; 2:18 Decision to join the Navy; 4:40 University of Auburn Education/ College Education; 5:27 Induction into the Navy/ First Days in service; 6:28 Duties on the Ship/ Life on the ship; 9:00 Duties in Guantanamo Bay/ Officers on the Ship; 11:14 Recreation on the ship; 12:31 Interaction with locals; 14:02 Remaining in Contact with family members; 15:02 Decision to Leave the Navy/ End of Service with USS Cromwell; 15:55 Post- Military Career/ Education/ Difficulty of attending a Southern University as a Northern; 17:32 Various careers; 18:10 Maintaining Contact with other sailors; 18:17 Reflection on Service in the Navy; 18:45 Father's military service; 20:01 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1938-12-30

Place of Birth

Honolulu (Hawaii)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

Hawaii

War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1959-01-01

1961-01-01

Entrance into Service

Unknown

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS Cromwell DE1014

Location of Service

Newport (R.I.)

Highest Rank

Boatswain's Mate Seaman BMSN

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

"AT Guantanamo Bay Naval Base when talking ugly to Castro, went to sea to take pictures of Russian fishing boats, they took pictures of us." - The Veteran.

City of Birth

Honolulu

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Campbell, Tyler

Interview Date

Summer 7-6-2016

Location of Interview

ManorCare Retirement Community.

Subjects

Bruchez, Thomas; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; 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

Campbell, Tyler

Length of Interview

20 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

Summer


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