Oral History Interview, Jim Foseid (2234)
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In his November 2022 interview, UW alum and veteran Jim Foseid speaks about his time as a soldier in Vietnam in the late 60s and early 70s. Not shying away from details, Foseid recounts multiple near-death experiences and the horrors he witnessed while deployed. This includes close encounters in the jungle, shoot-outs in bomb craters, his company being mistakenly fired at by an American helicopter and drenched in Agent Orange, and finally, his contraction of malaria. He also speaks of the unique bond that forms between vets, along with life after the war and how he feels about the purpose of the war. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Badger Veterans Project the UW-Madison Archives & Records Management oral history collection.
Bonds between soldiers
In his November 2022 interview, UW alum and veteran Jim Foseid speaks about his time as a soldier in Vietnam in the late 60s and early 70s. To learn more about this oral history, download & review the index first (or transcript if available). It will help determine which audio file(s) to download & listen to. Due to the scope of experiences encapsulated by the interviews in our collection, there may be offensive and/or distressing language present in both the transcripts and the audio recordings. The OHP stands against harmful and offensive language; at the same time, we do not censor such language when present in order to preserve the integrity of the interview as it was conducted.