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Oral history interview of Mr. Richard Reichard. Interview conducted by Daniela Aguirre at the Westminster Towers in Orlando, Florida on 10/23/2019. Interview topics include, Introduction; Family and Childhood; College; Reasons for becoming a Veterinarian; Love of Horses; Getting Racetrack Job and Joining the Air Force; Air Force Medical Training; Assignments in Germany and France; Assignment in Saudi Arabia; Taking care of cats and horses; Duties in Food Inspection and Sanitation; E-coli in ice cream; Phone call interruption; Previous Veterinarian in Saudi Arabia; Food Sanitation Team; Contaminated Pool Water; Experience in Saudi Arabia; IG Inspection; Racetrack Job; Operation after service near Cornell University; Moving to Morristown, NJ; Training track near Newark, NJ; Opening practice in New York; Effects of Military Service; Travel during Military Service; Inspections and Approved Foods List; Inspection of Italian Cooks; Contaminated Bakery Products; Decision to leave service; Reasons for moving to Winter Park, FL; Involvement in veterans activities; Arriving in Saudi Arabia; Soldier buying unapproved strawberries; Avoiding the draft; Conclusion.

Date of Birth



Video; MovingImage


Aguirre, Daniela

Interview Date

Fall 10-23-2019

Location of Interview

Veterans Residence

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



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

Document Type