Oral History interview of Carolyn Fost. Interview conducted by Kircher, Megan at Fost's Residence.
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
Place of Birth
White - Non Hispanic
War or Conflict
Begin/End date of Service - 1st
Entrance into Service
Branch of Service
Unit of Service
Prisoner of War
Meritorious Service Medal
Served with Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Force Management (i.e. Pentagon)
City of Birth
Country of Birth
Location of Interview
Fost, Carolyn A.; Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives; Women and the military -- United States; United States. Army
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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UCF Community Veterans History Project
Carolyn, Fost Ann, "Fost, Carolyn Ann interview" (2012). Veterans Oral Histories. 125.