Streaming Media

Description

Oral History interview of Larry Foster. Interview conducted by Wilt, Ashley at Mr. Foster's home in Lake City, Minnesota.

Log

0:00-0:30 Interviewer's introduction; 0:31-3:04 Childhood; 3:05-5:18 Draft deferment and Air Force recruiter; 5:19-7:00 August 1969, enters Air Force; 7:01-8:48 Pilot training and B-52's; 8:49-11:00 B-52's involved in Vietnam, stationed in Guam; 11:01-20:57 Linebacker 2 operations, December 1972; 20:58-25:00 Draft notice reaction; 25:01-41:47 Wife's reaction to his joining the Air Force; 41:48-end What he feels about his military career and conclusion.

Date of Birth

1945-08-19

Place of Birth

San Antonio (Tex.)

Gender

Male

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Texas

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Begin/End date of Service - 1st

1969-08-18

1992-05-31

Entrance into Service

Commissioned

Branch of Service

U.S. Air Force

Highest Rank

Lieutenant Colonel; LtCol

Prisoner of War

No

Service Related Injury

No

Battles

Linebacker II

Achievements

2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale AFB, LA Dec. 1970-Jun 1974 (Bomb Wing deployed from April 1972-November 1973 to Anderson AFB, Guam to support Vietnam bombing operations); 43rd Bomb Wing, Anderson AFB, Guam July 1974-December 1977; 4017th Combat Crew Training Squadron, Carswell AFB, TX December 1977-June 1981; Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Alabama July 1981-January 1982; Strategic Air Command Headquarters, Offutt AFB, Nebraska July 1982-June 1985; Strategic Bomb Wing, K.I. Sawyer AFB, Michigan July 1985-June 1988; Defense Language Institute, Presidio Army Post, California July 1988-June 1989; Joint N.S. Military Assistance Group at Turkey, Ankara, Turkey July 1989-June 1989; Joint Bomb Wing, Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota July 1991-May 1992

City of Birth

San Antonio

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Wilt, Ashley

Interview Date

4-1-2011

Location of Interview

Mr. Foster's home in Lake City, Minnesota.

Subjects

Foster, Larry J.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force

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

Contributors

Wilt, Ashley

Length of Interview

50 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

DVD; CD

Rights

All rights are held by the respective holding institution. This material is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. For permission to reproduce and/or for copyright information contact Special Collections and University Archives, University of Central Florida Libraries, (407) 823-2576. http://library.ucf.edu/about/departments/special-collections-university-archives/

Repository

University of Central Florida Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives

Contributing Project

UCF Community Veterans History Project

Document Type

Interview


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