Oral History interview of Larry Foster. Interview conducted by Wilt, Ashley at Mr. Foster's home in Lake City, Minnesota.
0:01-0:30 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
Place of Birth
San Antonio (Tex.)
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
U.S. Air Force
Lieutenant Colonel; LtCol
Prisoner of War
Service Related Injury
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
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Mr. Foster's home in Lake City, Minnesota.
Foster, Larry J.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; United States. Air Force
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
Department of History, University of Central Florida
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Larry, Foster James, "Foster, Larry James interview" (2011). Veterans Oral Histories. 122.