Gordon Coleman Transcript
Gordon Coleman was born in Oakland, California, in 1931 to a relatively well-established African-American family. He was educated at the University of California, Berkeley, where he participated in the ROTC. He then served in the army in Korea and subsequently, as a reservist, at the Oakland Army Base (OAB). Coleman rose to the position of Commandant of the Army Reserve School at the OAB in 1979.