Veterans History Project: An Interview with Leonard Foreman



Library of Congress Veterans History Project

Interview conducted by Jeanne Czarnecki and produced by Jennifer Cockerill. Recorded at the Downtown Branch, Santa Cruz Public Libraries, February 5, 2015.

Born in Berkeley, CA in 1947, Leonard Foreman served in the United States Army from 1967 to 1970 during the Vietnam War. In order to have a job after getting out of the service, Mr. Foreman chose to attend Microwave Communications Technician (MCT) School at Fort Monmouth, NJ for one year which extended his service for 3 more years. He was an MCT in the 362nd Signal Company of the 1st Signal Brigade at Ban Me Thout, Vietnam. In addition to his regular duties, he taught English to Vietnamese children at a nearby French Catholic School 2 to 3 days a week, and spent his final year in the Army as an instructor at Ft. Monmouth, NJ. He received the Vietnam Campaign Medal and reached the rank of Specialist 4th Class.
Creator: Foreman, Leonard; Czarnecki, Jeanne; Cockerill, Jennifer
Date: 2/5/2015
Type: MOVING IMAGE
Coverage:
  • Santa Cruz (County)
  • 2010s
  • 1960s
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Identifier: VH-FOREMAN

Citation

Foreman, Leonard, Jeanne Czarnecki, and Jennifer Cockerill. “Veterans History Project: An Interview with Leonard Foreman.” 2/5/2015. SCPL Local History. https://history.santacruzpl.org/omeka/items/show/135223. Accessed 19 Oct. 2019.