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Description

Oral history interview with James Lee Dozier. Interview conducted by Anthony Pilot in Brookdale Retirement Community, Fort Myers, Florida on June 20, 2018.

Log

0:26 Birthplace; 0:47 Family; 1:12 Life Before Service; 3:28 Boot Camp; 5:17 Designating Exam; 6:24 Specialization/Training; 8:25 Post West Point; 9:25 East-West Germany Border; 12:28 East Germans; 13:58 Interactions Between Western Allies; 14:26 How Long Policing Border; 15:30 After Europe Tour; 16:34 Operations Officer Duties; 18:25 Lessons Learned from Patton; 21:21 First 6 Months in Vietnam; 25:03 Firsthand Combat; 29:26 Napalm; 31:21 View of Fighting; 32:23 How Wartime Experience Changed View; 35:24 Comradery in The Military; 37:00 Off Duty/Injured Time; 40:27 Experience Returning from Vietnam; 41:18 Post Pentagon; 42:48 NATO In Europe; 44:35 Kidnapped by Red Brigade; 1:03:44 Retirement; 1:06:44 Agriculture; 1:09:00 Air Force Special Ops School; 1:09:35 Life Lessons from Military; 1:10:06 Message for Future Generations; 1:10:43 Anything Else; 1:11:35 Common Misconception of Veterans.

Date of Birth

1931-04-10

Place of Birth

Arcadia (Fla.)

Gender

Male

Race

Unknown

Home State

Florida

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1950-06-30

1985-08-31

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment; 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

Location of Service

Fort Stewart (Ga.); Pentagon; West Germany; Vietnam

Highest Rank

Major General; MG

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

Yes

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Parachutist Badge; Ranger Tab; Army Distinguished Service Medal; Purple Heart; Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit; Bronze Star with two Oak Leaf Clusters and "V" Device; Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal with Service Star; Vietnam Service Medal with Four Service Stars; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation

Achievements

Deputy Chief of Staff at NATO's Southern European land forces

Note

Not applicable

City of Birth

Arcadia

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Pilot, Anthony

Interview Date

Summer 6-20-2018

Location of Interview

Naples, Florida

Subjects

Dozier, James Lee; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Army

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

Pilot, Anthony

Length of Interview

73 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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