Authors

Foster Knight

Interviewer

Melinda Martin

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Description

This interview is one of a series conducted concerning West Virginia Vietnam veterans. Years before the interview, Foster Knight was a drill instructor at Parris Island, South Carolina. He discusses: his experiences in the military before and during Vietnam; his views on the mission of the war and the situation he faced in Vietnam; draft resisters and the anti-war movement; drug abuse; news media and the war; the Viet Cong; the Vietnamese people; veterans reentering America; meeting John Wayne and other celebrities; Operation Desert Storm; and other topics.

Publication Date

1-24-1990

Keywords

Vietnam War, Vietnam veterans

Disciplines

Appalachian Studies | Oral History | Social History

Library of Congress Subjects

Knight, Foster, -- Autobiography., Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Oral histories., Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Oral histories., Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Draft resisters -- Oral histories., Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Mass media and the war -- Oral histories., Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements -- Oral histories.

Comments

Interview is included in the Marshall University Oral History Collection. The index number is OH64-609.

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Oral History Interview: Foster Knight

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