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The interview of Darrell Jobman done by David Espinal of UCF in Orlando, FL via Zoom due to Covid-19. Jobman discusses his birthplace; school; parents' jobs; trying to becoming a pilot in the Air Force; enlisted in OCS; wife moving near his base; experiences in the 25th Division/82nd Airborne; jumping off helicopters; the feelings of the Vietnam War; experiences in the 4th Battalion; experiences in 9th Infantry; involvement in Parrot Break, Hoc Mon, Tay Ninh and the Tet offensive; stepping in as a second platoon leader for the 9th Infantry; setting up ambushes for the enemy; recovering pilot after the helicopter crashed; becoming the acting company commander; death of soldiers in the company; recovered wounded soldiers during the Vietnam War; rising discouragement in the Vietnam War; difficulty in adjusting into society; went back to Grad school; worked in the Waterloo Courier; editor of a Farm magazine; meeting with fellow soldiers; final reflections; end of the interview.

Date of Birth



Video; MovingImage


Espinal, David

Interview Date

Spring 6-10-2020

Location of Interview

Virtual via Zoom

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

73 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