Oral History interview of William Reynolds. Interview conducted by Paddock, Erich at Veteran's Residence.
0:44 Birthplace; 1:02 Parents; 1:40 Siblings; 2:02 Before Service; 2:22 Education; 2:41 Joining the Navy; 2:58 Boot Camp; 3:26 Processing; 4:19 Uniform; 5:12 First Day of Training; 5:40 Adapting to Navy Life; 6:31 Leadership; 10:03 Respecting Authority; 10:53 Photograph; 11:27 Basic Training Graduation; 12:09 Vision for a New Life; 13:17 College Education, Wife; 14:22 Naval Air Station Patuxent River; 15:22 VR1 Patuxent River; 15:51 Stationed at Williamsburg; 16:30 Medals and Citations; 17:33 Lessons From the Navy; 18:10 Civilian Life; 19:15 Advanced History; 20:28 Theological Seminary; 20:48 Working With Hands; 21:22 Studying Theology; 22:50 Travels In Europe; 25:44 Missionary Work; 27:02 Family Service; 29:02 Family Reaction, Uncle; 31:16 Closing Comments; 32:03 End of Interview.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
War or Conflict
Cold War Era
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
VRI Patuxent River Naval Air station; CHB "1; NSC, Williamsburg, VA
Location of Service
Naval Air Station Patuxent River (Md.); Williamsburg (Va.)
Personnelman Petty Officer 2nd Class; PN2
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Ribbon
See video for details.
"Would like to discuss Lockheed-Martin flawed planes that caused deaths in exercises while in Patuxent River assignment." - The Veteran.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Reynolds, William R.; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy
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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UCF Community Veterans History Project
Central Florida, RICHES of, "Reynolds, William R. interview" (2016). Veterans Oral Histories. 512.