Skyline College/North San Mateo County Oral History Archives, Skyline College Library
Student project for LSCI 110 – Digital Oral Research Project, Skyline College

The Navy’s Story

“I’ll give you something to Navy about…”

Levis Arceo Bautista

Click on the links below to hear audio segments from a May 2008 interview by Jazzie De La Cruz

with Levis Bautista, who stayed in the Navy for four consecutive years.

Levis celebrating the GOOD LIFE before he left for the Navy

 Table of Contents:

1. Levis Arceo Bautista
2. Motivation to leave for the Navy

3. Expectations for his new life

4. Traveling around the world

5. Living away from home

6. Homesick in the Navy

7. Four year visits

8. Finally coming home

 

Segment 1
Levis Arceo Bautista

Introduction to who the real Levis Arceo Bautista is…

 

 

Party time before he left for the Navy.

 

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Segment 2
Motivation to join the Navy

He explains why he joined the Navy & how he was caught in it.            

           

 

 

Levis with his “brothers” in the Navy

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 Segment 3
Expectations in the Navy

Levis explains what his expectations where and tells us how boot camp is not what is said to be believed on television.

 

 

A picture says a million words...

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Segment 4
Traveling around the world

He talks about all the countries he’s been too and talks about his ups and downs.

 

 

Levis traveling around the world in Disneyland, Hong Kong

 

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Segment 5

Living away from home     

He talks about what life is like in another world without your family by your side.

 

 

 

Why he was always homesick, couldn’t stand to be away from his brother & sister

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Segment 6

Homesick in the Navy

Home is different in the Navy.

 

 

Levis and a friend for a little comfort

 


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Segment 7
Four year visits

Things have changed back home – for the good and the bad.

 

One of Levis visits back home from his 4years from being away from home


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Segment 8
Back Home

Major changes and life situations.

 Photobucket

     Levis back home with his 21 yr old brother Lloyd & 16 yr old sister Liberty

ONLY an ounce of his friends & family

 

Yours truly & the Navy himself at Skylines PCN, ;)

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Image sources:

Levis Bautista

Lloyd Bautista

Liberty Bautista

www.myspace.com/jazzybaaby

www.myspace.com/mymaryjanew23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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