Streaming Media

Description

Oral history interview of Vincent Unrue, conducted by Tyler Campbell in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 22nd, 2018.

Log

0:41 Birth date and family life, growing up; 1:05 Parents occupation; 1:23 Elementary education; 1:50 Other family members in the service; 2:12 What factors led him to enlist in the Navy; 2:30 First memories at Boot-camp; 3:10 Types of details preformed at the Great Lakes training center; 4:23 Additional training; 4:50 Assigned to the USS Tidewater as a dive-tender; 5:03 Transitioning to life on board ship; 5:55 Duties and roles of a dive-tender in the Navy; 7:39 Transferred to the USS Putnam (dd-757); 8:00 Duties on-board the USS Putnam; 8:30 Communicating with home in the Navy/ During his Free time; 9:40 Keeping ship logs; 10:30 Describing a typical day on the USS Putnam; 11:22 Attack by an enemy Submarine; 12:20 Other tasks preformed on the USS Putnam; 13:40 Memories as a Navy diver; 14:38 Recollections of leave in the Navy; 15:40 Travels while on the Putnam in the Mediterranean Sea and Mid-East; 16:30 Talks about supporting the failed invasion of Cuba after the Bay of Pigs; 21:05 Other assignments while in the Navy; 22:40 Why he ultimately decided to leave the Navy; 24:30 Arriving home after the Navy and the transition back to civilian life; 26:08 Types of jobs he worked after the Navy; 27:20 Worked as a firefighter for 17 years, eventually became a fire captain in P.A.; 27:50 Keeping in touch with former sailors; 28:12 Advice for those considering joining the Service; 28:55 Conclusion.

Date of Birth

1942-04-11

Place of Birth

Sharon (Pa.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Pennsylvania

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1959-04-14

1963-04-11

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

3rd Division Gunnery Department, USS Wasp CVA-18

Location of Service

Wasp (Aircraft carrier : CVS-18)

Highest Rank

Seaman; SN

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unknown

Achievements

The veteran is a Qualified Helmsman.

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Toledo

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

Unrue, Vincent W.; 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

21 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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