Oral history interview of Mr. Michael Barton. Interview conducted by Brandon Nightingale at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida on February 28, 2019.
0:50 Birth and Childhood; 1:08 Parents Occupation; 1:20 Education; 3:00 Choosing the Military; 6:29 Family Reaction; 7:48 Prior to Joining (Undergrad); 9:53 Why Air Force Reserve; 12:05 Basic Training; 15:49 Tech School; 20:02 Higher Education; 21:23 After Tech School; 24:08 Seasonal Training; 26:00 Come Home After Intake; 28:43 Working on a Masters Degree; 30:02 Family Support; 33:39 UCF and Military Life Balance; 33:55 Memorable Experiences; 37:37 Next Step; 38:37 Veterans Groups; 39:51 Applying Military to Civilian Life; 42:00 Advice.
Date of Birth
Place of Birth
Black or African American
War or Conflict
Post Cold-War Era
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Air Force
Unit of Service
476th Fighter Group
Location of Service
Moody Air Force Base (Ga.)
Senior Airman; SrA
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
Unsung Hero Award
See interview for details.
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida
Barton, Michael; Post Cold-War Era -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force
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
Length of Interview
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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UCF Community Veterans History Project
Central Florida, RICHES of, "Barton, Michael interview" (2019). Veterans Oral Histories. 626.