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Description

Oral History interview of Carolyn Fost. Interview conducted by Kircher, Megan at Fost's Residence.

Log

0:41 Branch of service, rank; 0:50 Location of service; 1:20 Previous work experience; 2:00 Return to Mobile, AL; 3:33 Family history; 4:09 Life before the army, Bethlehem, PA; 5:42 Level of education, PhD Economics; 5:53 Decision to join service; 6:30 First days in the service/basic training; 8:45 Length of service/experience in Army; 10:00 Career path/returnment plans; 11:43 Correspondence courses; 12:55 Graduation from Army War College, 1980; 14:45 Memorable experiences, Pentagon employee; 15:45 Protestors of Vietnam confrontation; 16:56 Awards; 17:15 Service on full Colonel promotion board; 19:10 End of service; 19:40 Support from government for service; 20:10 Friendships from travels; 20:39 Impact of service; 21:20 Tenure as professor at Western Kentucky; 22:00 Big Red, WKU Mascot.

Date of Birth

1930-04-27

Place of Birth

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Gender

Female

Race

White - Non Hispanic

Home State

Pennsylvania

War or Conflict

Vietnam Era

Status

Veteran

Entrance into Service

Enlisted

Branch of Service

U.S. Army

Unit of Service

Numerous

Highest Rank

Colonel Col

Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

Achievements

Served with Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Force Management (i.e. Pentagon)

Country of Birth

United States

Interviewer

Kircher, Megan

Interview Date

Fall 10-22-2012

Location of Interview

Fost's Residence.

Subjects

Fost, Carolyn A.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; Women and the military -- United States; United States. Army

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

22 Minutes

Publisher

Department of History, University of Central Florida

Type

MovingImage, Video, Sound, Audio

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

Semester

Fall

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