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Description

Oral history interview of William O. Lanier. Interview conducted by Jack Munn at University of Central Florida Library, Room 415.

Log

0:01-0:20 Introduction; 0:20-1:20 Early WWII Memories as a child; 1:20-2:04 Early Sanford, his experience; 2:04-2:20 Talk of family; 2:20-3:55 Post-war Florida, teenage life; 3:56-4:40 Decision to join Navy; 4:41-5:30 Influences to join; 5:30-6:15 School life; 6:15-7:20 1955 - Joining the Navy/boot camp; 7:20-8:50 The 'national' mood, Cold War; 8:50-10:13 Boot camp; 10:13-11:05 Early service days; 11:05-12:01 His duties as a radioman, technology; 12:01-12:55 Ranks; 12:55-16:30 Places he visited, stationed; 16:30-18:30 October 1962 - Cuban Missile Crisis; 18:30-19:10 Kennedy assassination; 19:10-20:21 Cold War impression; 20:21-22:01 Ships he served on; 22:01-24:15 Time in Alaska; 24:15-25:01 Leaving the Navy/retiring; 25:01-26:01 Proudest moments; 26:02-27:31 U.S. policy before & after; 28:21-29:18 Berlin Wall/terrorism; 29:19-30:01 'Wind down,' exiting comments.

Date of Birth

1937-07-03

Place of Birth

Sanford (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Cold War Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1955-01-01

1980-01-01

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS Jason; USS Tawasa; USS Griffin

Location of Service

Guam; Palau; China; Okinawa Island (Japan); Korea; Quantico (Va.); Camp Pendleton (Calif.); Monterey (Calif.)

Highest Rank

Radioman Chief Petty Officer; RMC

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Good Conduct Medal; National Service Award

Achievements

See video for details.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Sanford

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Munn, Jack

Interview Date

5-4-2011

Location of Interview

University of Central Florida Library, Room 415.

Subjects

Lanier, William O.; Cold War -- Personal Narratives; United States. Navy; Sanford; World War II; Boot camp; Cuban Missile Crisis; Kennedy assassination; Berlin Wall

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

Munn, Jack

Length of Interview

31 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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