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Oral history interview of James Derose. Interview conducted by David Espinal via Zoom due to COVID-19 in Orlando, FL on July 16, 2020. Interview topics include ROTC training, duty stations at Walker Air Force Base and duties in the Procurement office. Additional discussion on views of leadership and personal impressions during Vietnam.

Date of Birth



Video; MovingImage


Espinal, David

Interview Date

Spring 7-16-2020

Location of Interview

Via Zoom (virtual) Orlando, FL

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

22 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

Document Type