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Oral history interview of Mr. Paul Luckett. Interview conducted by Daniela Aguirre at Westminster Towers in Orlando, Florida on 10/30/2019. Interview topics include, Introduction; Birth place and date; Family; Education at NIU (North Illinois University); Discussion about Chicago and interaction with the residents; shift of test-taking to being in the Marine Corps; Reasoning behind entering the Marine Corps; Boot camp: Advance training; Assignments as Platoon leader in the Marine Corps; hard time entering the Airforce; life at Camp Lejeune; Unit leader of a howitzer unit; leaving Camp Lejeune; returning to college; touring while in a reserve unit; deciding not to re-enlist; explanation of a blanket party; documentation of service; his brother’s documentation and years in service; memory of his; brother; current life as pilot; Final thoughts; Conclusion.


Video; MovingImage

Interview Date

Fall 2019

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


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