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Description

Oral History interview of Captain Johnna Dettis. Interview conducted by Jared Crespo and Austin Raabe at Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, Florida on September 5, 2018.

Log

0:17 Birthplace and Date; 2:16 Growing Up in Pittsburgh; 5:04 Initial Rank; 7:48 Specific Instructors; 9:03 Wish Knew Going In; 9:52 First Location Sent; 18:11 Friendships; 19:55 Main Motivations; 21:02 Desert Storm; 31:29 Final Rank; 39:54 Total Service; 46:45 Veteran Organizations; 53:47 Other Family Served; 1:02:42 Message for Future Generations.

Date of Birth

1952-09-12

Place of Birth

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Gender

Female

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Pennsylvania

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1972-05-09

2006-10-01

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Navy

Unit of Service

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth

Location of Service

Portsmouth (Va.); Bahrain; Guantánamo Bay (Cuba)

Highest Rank

O-6

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Unspecified

Medals

Unspecified

Achievements

See interview for details.

Note

Includes "Military Bio of CAPT Johnna Dettis NC USN Ret" written by the veteran.

City of Birth

Pittsburgh

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Crespo, Jared; Raabe, Austin

Interview Date

Fall 9-5-2018

Location of Interview

Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, Florida

Subjects

Dettis, Johnna Lynn; Women and the military -- United States; 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

Crespo, Jared; Raabe, Austin

Length of Interview

64 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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