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Oral history interview of Mr. John Sterret. Interview conducted by Daniela Aguirre at Westminster Towers in Winter Park, Florida on 10/30/2019. Interview topics include, Introduction; Joining the military; ROTC; Reporting for duty; Reaction to Kennedy assassination; First duty station, Army first impressions; Dealing with the cold; Ordinance work; Ordinance training; Getting out of the military; Army versus family; Awards; Transitioning to civilian life; Thoughts on military; Photographs; Conclusion.

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Video; MovingImage


Aguirre, Daniela

Interview Date


Location of Interview

Westminster Winter Park, Florida

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

Length of Interview

35 minutes


Department of History, University of Central Florida




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University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

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