Browse Interviews (30 total)

Michael Williams details his time in the United States Navy. In particular, Williams discusses his upbringing, his decision to join the Navy, his transition into basic training, and his combat experiences. He also discusses reintergation into cilvilan life and shares his advice for people who are getting ready to retire from the service.

Terry L. Spurlock discusses his time in the United States Navy. In particular, Spurlock comments on his choice to enlist in the Navy rather than be drafted into the Army. He also shares stories from his time in boot camp and his travels to the Philipines and Vietnam.

Matthew Hodge discusses his time in the United States Navy. He comments on his childhood, enlisting in the Military to stay out of trouble, and choosing the Navy because of family. He also discusses being stationed in Conneticut, what is was like to be a machinist on a submarine, his deployment to the Persian Gulf, and his transtion back into…

Roger E. Kirby discusses his childhood and his service in the Navy during the Vietnam War. In particular, he comments on growing up on a dairy farm, being raised by his father and extended family, the role the Navy played in Vietnam, and his duties and assignments. Kirby also adds his thoughts on public reactions to soldiers returning from the war,…

Michael Weir discusses his service in the United States Navy. In particular, Weir comments on continuing the family tradition of Naval service, his time in basic training, being away from his family, his positions as a corpsman and a resuce swimmer, and the cultural differences he experienced with each deployment.

Patrica Stevens recounts her time in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman. In particular, Stevens comments on her time in basic training, her first impressions of the Naval base in Whidbey Island, Washington, and what it was like to participate in the revovery effort after the San Francisco Earthquake in 1990.

Lester Baker discusses his childhood, and his time in the Navy. In particular, he details his responsiblities while enlisted, going to A school, and the places he was stationed.

Nicole Keller details her time in the United States Navy. In particular, she discusses her decision to enlist on a whim, her reasons for choosing the Navy, her experiences in boot camp, the countries she visited, and life on a naval vessel. She also discusses her decision to leave service for the sake of her son and her use of the GI Bill to get…

Don Rogers discusses his time in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He details his travels, his job as a naval fireman, his experiences returning home after the war, and his career at an Army Weapons Depot.

Lee R. Prather explains his reasons for joining the Navy at the age of seventeen. He details some of the memorable missions he was involved in, and how he passed the time on a ship. Prather also discusses his return to civilian life and how the country treated him when he returned.

Benton D. Shirey discusses his time in the United States Navy. In particular, Shirey comments on his time in the Medical Corps, his training, how it effected his family life, the Reagan Era military, and what it was like to serve during the Cold War. He also discusses his thoughts on the difficulties of returning to civilian life, and the services…

Monique Johnson details her time in the United States Navy, and the hardships of being deployed. In particular, she comments on what it was like to ship out, the difficulties of Basic, the struggles of being on her own, and what it was like to be a woman in a position of power in the Navy. Johnson also discuesses her transition back into civilian…

Jon S. Hooper discusses his time in the United States Navy. In particular, Hooper comments on his time in the Perisan Gulf during Operation Southern Watch. Hooper shares stories about life on aircraft carriers, details his wartime experiences, and comments on his transition back into civilian life and the memories of his time in the service.

Talbert G. Turner discusses his choice to enlist in the United States Navy and the experiences that helped him transition back into civilian life. In particular, Turner shares his methods for staying calm under stress, the free time in the evenings that his postion granted him, his advice for people thinking of joining, and his thoughts on how the…

A. L. Whitt, a Crittenden County native, came to EKU in 1948 as a professor of Biology and remained such until his retirement in 1982. In this interview he recalls the early years he spent at EKU and the changes that took place during his thirty-four year tenure. This is the first of two interviews with Whitt.

Jack Callender is a retired EKU English teacher. In this interview he described high school, college and being a minister. Callender arrived to EKU in 1965. He taught freshmen and sophomores, was an advisor to foreign students, and assistant to Dean Frederic Ogden. He valued his experience at EKU.

Dr. Ned Warren was the Dean of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics at EKU. In this interview, Dr. Warren discusses the progress of the sports program at EKU since he arrived in 1967.

Dr. Paul L. Seyfrit was an Assistant EKU Psychology Professor and Dean of Men in the late 1960s. In this interview, Seyfrit discusses the growth and changes to the University since 1965.

In this interview, Mr. Clyde Underwood, publisher of the Wayne County Outlook, recollects on his early life, Naval service during WWII, and his newspaper experiences.

In this interview, Roy Bailey, a Bath County native, details his family history, World War II military service record, and his experiences as both a County Judge and Judge Executive. He comments on his support for former Governor Julian Carroll, his failed State Representative election campaign, his successful run for County Judge in 1974, the…

In this interview, Harold Barnes details how he became County Judge Executive after Judge Lyle Webb died, as well as his experiences as the Cumberland Democratic County Chair. He also comments on the difference between a County Judge and County Judge Executive, and the taxing demands of holding both judicial positions.

Gary Kearns, a former US Navy Airplane Mechanic and now serves as manager of the Madison County Airport. In this interview he discusses what life was like aboard the USS Kittyhawk during the Vietnam War.

SFC Patrick Lemieux is a US Navy Vietnam veteran, teaching ROTC at Eastern Kentucky University. In this interview he discusses reactions to his first mission and the crew of a Swift Boat. He also describes the US Marines and the US Army during the tours in Vietnam.

David Little is a US Navy Vietnam Veteran. In this interview he discusses his feelings and experiences during the war. He also describes a positive side of Vietnam.
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