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Richard E. Foster Oral History Interview, February 5, 1994

(Oral History #OH0142)

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Title: Richard E. Foster Oral History Interview
Creators: Foster, Richard E.
Williams, Gene
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Extent: 0.0050 Cubic feet, 1 audiotape, 1 hour, 16 pages.

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General note

1937-1950s

Access Restrictions

No restrictions

Copyright Notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Preferred Citation

Richard E. Foster Oral History Interview (#OH0142), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Richard E. Foster

Processing Information

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services


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Born in Piedmont, California, Captain Foster was the captain of the U.S. Naval Academy football team in 1940. He comments on his wartime assignments on the USS PENNSYLVANIA and the USS INDIANA; his postwar duty on the USS WRIGHT; and his years as a naval engineer involved in ship design, planning, and production. Of particular interest are commentaries on the flag-raising at Iwo Jima as witnessed from the deck of the USS VICKSBURG, the surrender of Japanese forces in Tokyo Bay, and the career-ending injuries sustained in a mid-air collision of commercial airliners in the skies over New York state.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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