Streaming Media

Description

Oral history interview of Mr. Rex C. Cain. Interview conducted by Tyler Campbell at the Masonic Home of Florida in St. Petersburg, Florida on 03/22/2018.

Log

0:01 Introduction; 0:25 Early childhood and education; 1:15 Inspired by his father; 2:50 Family; 3:15 Childhood and moving around; 5:35 Use of the G.I. Bill; 5:55 College Education; 6:30 Enlisting in the Air Force; 7:50 First experience after joining; 9:00 Basic Training; 10:45 Job in the Air Force; 15:00 Typical day in Puerto Rico; 17:25 Communicating back home; 18:32 Interacting with locals in Puerto Rico; 22:10 Off time in Puerto Rico; 22:40 Going to McCoy Air Force Base in Orlando; 23:35 Job at McCoy; 26:15 Differences between time in Orlando and Puerto Rico; 27:12 Memorable experience in McCoy; 28:45 Time off in Orlando; 29:10 Discharge/ Florida State enrollment; 30:00 Going back to Orlando and using the G.I. Bill; 33:30 Teaching; 35:04 Contact with former colleagues; 36:05 Advice to those considering the military/ need for servicemen; 38:53 Final thoughts; 41:18 Closing remarks.

Date of Birth

1947-07-09

Place of Birth

Enterprise (Ala.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Alabama

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1968-08-23

1972-06-23

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Fighter Squadron VF-72; Patrol Squadron VP-23

Location of Service

Quonset Point Naval Air Station (R.I.); Brunswick (Me.)

Highest Rank

Aviation Ordnanceman

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Marksmanship Badge; Navy Good Conduct Medal

Achievements

Please see video

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Olean

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Campbell, Tyler

Interview Date

Spring 3-22-2018

Location of Interview

Masonic Home of Florida, St. Petersburg, FL.

Subjects

Cain, Rex C.; 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

Campbell, Tyler

Length of Interview

35 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

Semester

Spring


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