Semper FiPosted on 10/14/13 - by A Marine, Quang Tri, VietnamSemper Fi, Marine.
Remembering An American HeroPosted on 10/12/13 - by Curt CarterDear LCPL Duane John Foss, sirMORE
As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.
May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.
With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir
We RememberPosted on 11/29/09 - by Robert Sage firstname.lastname@example.orgDuane is buried at St Boniface Cemetery in Hastings, Minn.
The Faces Behind the NamesPosted on 1/17/07 - by Jim McIlhenney email@example.comDuane John FossMORE
Marine Corps Lance Corporal
Born: August 24, 1948
Died: October 14, 1967
Duane John Foss was born in Hastings, Minnesota on August 24, 1948, the sixth child of Anna and Henry Foss. He eventually ended up one of nine children; eight boys and one girl, so Duane had plenty of company as he grew up in Hastings, attended St. Boniface grade school and Hastings Senior High.
Duane joined the Marines upon graduation from high school, proudly looking forward to serving his country. He was a young man from a small town who led a sheltered life, so his decision to join the Marines was a big step for him. After his basic training, Duane was shipped to Vietnam. Although concerned about going to Vietnam, he was proud to be a Marine and proud to serve as asked. Unfortunately, his life came quickly to an end on October 14, 1967, when he became a casualty of enemy fire. He was the first serviceman from Hastings to lose his life as a result of the Vietnam conflict. Duane was the first of the Foss children to die, making his death hard to accept, but this has been made easier, knowing that Duane chose to serve and died proudly serving his country as a U.S. Marine!!
Thank you for allowing me to remember fondly the younger brother whom I didn't think I ever really knew very well. At the age of 51, I still wonder what would have been had he not died so young...
Andrea Davis, sister of Duane Foss
From "The Faces Behind the Names," by Don Ward
Semper Fidelis, Marine!
CRAZY DEWEYPosted on 5/25/99 - by WAYNE BAUER WBAUER5681@AOL.COMDUANE AND I GREW UP TOGETHER A MILE FROM EACH OTHER. HE WAS ALWAYS DOING CRAZY THINGS. THE FIRST DAY I WAS ON LEAVE AFTER BOOTCAMP BEFORE I LEFT FOR VIETNAM I ATTENDED HIS FUNERAL.MORE
The Wall of Faces
Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.
All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.