Charles Foreman papers

Charles L. “Chuck” Foreman was born in Lansing, Michigan on September 10, 1925 to Ernest L. and Faye Miller Foreman. He graduated from Rockford High School in 1943 and entered the US Army. Chuck went overseas with the 87th Infantry Division and fought in France prior to the Battle of the Bulge. The 87th fought in the Ardennes, Rhineland (capturing Koblenz), and Central Europe, ending the war at the border of Czechoslovakia and assisting in the liberation of Buchenwald Prison Camp.

Foreman moved to Marquette in 1965 and lived in the area until his death in 2009. He researched and published material related to the war, his army unit, and the Holocaust and frequently shared his experiences with Marquette-area history students. The collection contains correspondence, memorabilia, maps, audiocassettes, videocassettes, military records, photographs, and various articles relating to World War II. What is available online is only a small portion of the collection. Many materials could not be digitized due to copyright restrictions. Contact the NMU Archives to see the full collection.

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