Mike Martinez is a member of The Museum of Flight Docent Corps. He worked as a Communications and IT Engineer with AT&T until his retirement in 1999 and has a background in IT support, videography, media editing, and studio recording. In addition to his regular Docent duties, he also serves on the Museum’s Oral History Team.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Interview Summary Naval aviator and Vietnam War veteran Douglas Clarke is interviewed about his military service with the United States Navy from 1957 to 1987. He discusses his combat tours in Vietnam and Laos and shares other details from his Navy and post-military careers. Topics discussed include his service and training history; his experiences piloting various aircraft, including the Douglas AD Skyraider, Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, and Vought A-7 Corsair II; notable missions in Southeast Asia; and his work at...
Interview Summary Vietnam War veteran Brian Shul is interviewed about his 20-year career with the United States Air Force. He discusses his training and experiences as a military pilot and shares details about his various aircraft assignments, including the North American T-28, the Vought A-7 Corsair II, the Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II, and the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird. He also discusses the extensive burn injuries he sustained during his service in Southeast Asia, his long recovery, and his drive to return to...
Interview Summary Submariner and author Donald M. “Don” Ulmer is interviewed about his life and military service. He discusses his 32-year career with the United State Navy and describes his experiences aboard various submarines, including the USS Clamagore (SS-343), Halfbeak (SS-353), Barracuda (SSK-1), Patrick Henry (SSBN-599), and Corporal (SS-346). He also shares aviation-themed stories from his childhood, such as his first airplane flight in a Stinson SR Reliant and witnessing the Hindenburg crash in New...
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