Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Otis Windham. Interview conducted by Nolberto Garcia at Colbourn Hall, University of Central Florida.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 1:26 School in Laurel, MS/ Life before Navy; 04:06 San Diego/ Boot Camp; 6:55 Last thought of Boot Camp; 8:22 Ships station on; 13:18 Military exercise; 15:21 Jobs/Duties oversea near Vietnam; 16:23 Liberty Leave; 16:49 Stateside; 18:00 Favorite location over sea; 21:56 Tech. writer; 26:53 Process of Petty Officer; 29:20 Favorite ship, location (before leaving Navy) and Golf; 32:43 Hobbies, Golf, Reader Digest, Writer; 36:19 Orlando and Jobs; 39:34 Downtime in Navy and writing books; 42:46 Cleveland Paine; 44:21 Son and Daughter life and Family in Navy; 45:42 Grandson in Air Force , Nephew and Grandchildren Life; 46:56 Brother, Sister-in-Law, and Nephew in the Navy; 47:36 No Re-Enlistment; 48:21 Thank You.

Date of Birth

1947-04-08

Place of Birth

Laurel (Miss.)

Gender

Male

Race

Black or African American

Home State

Mississippi

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1968-10-09

1977-10-09

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

USS Somerset; DDG-34; LCC19 (USS Blue Ridge); DDG-5 (Clawed Ricchts)

Location of Service

Long Beach (Calif.); San Diego (Calif.); Norfolk (Va.); Vietnam

Highest Rank

Petty Officer 1st Class; PO1

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Vietnam Service Medal; Good Conduct Medal

Achievements

Fire Control Technician (Missile Fire)

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Laurel

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Garcia, Nolberto

Interview Date

Fall 10-17-2017

Location of Interview

Colbourn Hall, University of Central Florida

Subjects

Windham, Otis; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- 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

Garcia, Nolberto

Length of Interview

49 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 & University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview


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