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FRANK FOSTER

FRANK
FOSTER
  • Wall Name:FRANK FOSTER
  • Date of Birth:3/14/1948
  • Date of Casualty:10/14/1967
  • Home of Record:MERIDIAN
  • County of Record:LAUDERDALE COUNTY
  • State:MS
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Row:27E, 108
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

PHILLIP STANLEY FRANCE

PHILLIP STANLEY
FRANCE
  • Wall Name:PHILLIP S FRANCE
  • Date of Birth:8/21/1947
  • Date of Casualty:10/14/1967
  • Home of Record:BALTIMORE
  • County of Record:BALTIMORE CITY
  • State:MD
  • Branch of Service:MARINE CORPS
  • Rank:LCPL
  • Panel/Row:27E, 109
  • Casualty Province:QUANG TRI

PAUL HELLSTROM FOSTER


is honored on Panel 27E, Row 108 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/10/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SGT Paul Hellstrom Foster, sir

    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

    Curt Carter
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  • Photo

    Posted on 3/12/13

    Rest in peace with the warriors.

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  • Who Shall We Send

    Posted on 10/19/05 - by Dave Avery averyds@carrollsweb.com
    "An God said who shall we send.I answered I am here,send me."

    Isaiah 6:8

    Facta Non Verba
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  • NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

    Posted on 3/14/05 - by Chris Spencer cws71354@bellsouth.net
    It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 8/16/04 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Paul is buried at Golden Gate Nat Cem.
  • Who's Who in Marine Corps History

    Posted on 2/24/04
    SGT Paul H. Foster, USMC

    From: http://hqinet001.hqmc.usmc.mil/HD/Historical/Whos_Who.htm

    Semper Fidelis, Marine!
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  • Thank you Sergeant Foster

    Posted on 7/21/03 - by Donald Lytle
    Although we never met personally, I want to thank you Paul Hellstrom Foster, for your courageous and valiant service, years of faithfully contributing, and your most holy sacrifice given to this great country of ours!

    Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Marine, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!

    Again, thank you Sergeant Foster, for a job exceptionally well done!

    REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND


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  • Corrected Citation

    Posted on 5/28/03 - by HLF
    Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division. Place and date: Near Con Thien, Republic of Vietnam, 14 October 1967. Entered service at: San Francisco, Calif. Born: 17 April 1939, San Mateo, Calif. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving as an artillery liaison operations chief with the 2d Battalion. In the early morning hours the 2d Battalion was occupying a defensive position which protected a bridge on the road leading from Con Thien to Cam Lo. Suddenly, the marines' position came under a heavy volume of mortar and artillery fire, followed by an aggressive enemy ground assault. In the ensuing engagement, the hostile force penetrated the perimeter and brought a heavy concentration of small arms, automatic weapons, and rocket fire to bear on the battalion command post. Although his position in the fire support coordination center was dangerously exposed to enemy fire and he was wounded when an enemy hand grenade exploded near his position, Sgt. Foster resolutely continued to direct accurate mortar and artillery fire on the advancing North Vietnamese troops. As the attack continued, a hand grenade landed in the midst of Sgt. Foster and his 5 companions. Realizing the danger, he shouted a warning, threw his armored vest over the grenade, and unhesitatingly placed his body over the armored vest. When the grenade exploded, Sgt. Foster absorbed the entire blast with his body and was mortally wounded. His heroic actions undoubtedly saved his comrades from further injury or possible death. Sgt. Foster's courage, extraordinary heroism, and unfaltering devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself and the Marine Corps and upheld the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

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  • In Honor of a TRUE American Hero

    Posted on 1/10/02 - by Doug Sterner
    In an act of heroism above and beyond the call of duty, this American gave his life so that others might live. We honor his memory and sacrifice by preserving the torch of liberty that has been passed to us.
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  • IN REMEMBRANCE OF THIS BRAVE YOUNG UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS HERO WHOSE NAME SHALL LIVE FOREVER MORE<><><><> CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR <><><><>

    Posted on 3/20/01 - by CLAY MARSTON
    SERGEANT


    PAUL HELLSTROM FOSTER


    served as an


    ARTILLERY LIAISON OPERATIONS CHIEF


    in the


    UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS RESERVE


    with


    2nd BATTALION

    4th MARINES

    3rd MARINE DIVISION ( REINFORCED )

    FLEET MARINE FORCE


    and was a posthumous recipient of the


    CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


    who rests in honored glory


    in section V - 4764 in


    GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL CEMETERY


    SAN BRUNO, CALIFORNIA





    <><><><> CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR <><><><>


    NEAR CON THIEN

    REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

    14 OCTOBER 1967


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    The following is a newspaper account
    of the preceding battle in which

    SERGEANT PAUL HELLSTROM FOSTER

    became a posthumous recipient of the

    CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


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    BIG ENEMY FORCE ATTACKS

    MARINES NEAR BUFFER ZONE


    At Least 23 Americans Die South of Con Thien

    --- 384 Artillery Rounds Pour In ---


    SAIGON, South Vietnam,

    Saturday, 14 October -


    Five hundred North Vietnamese troops
    attacked a United States Marine battalion near
    the demilitarized zone today under cover
    of the heaviest enemy shelling in nearly
    four weeks, military spokesmen reported.

    At least 23 Marines were reported killed and
    36 wounded in the assault and the shelling.

    The battalion was based south of Con Thien,
    the Marine outpost that was held under
    seige by enemy artillery last month.

    United States spokesmen reported that the
    ground fighting began before dawn, but
    broke off later in the morning. American
    planes and artillery struck back at the
    attackers, but there was no report on
    enemy casualties.


    --- Foe Fires 384 Rounds ---


    Enemy gunners struck the Marine
    outpost with 384 rounds of artillery
    in 24 hours, a Marine spokesman
    at Da Nang said.

    Damage reports were not available immediately.

    After September 25, when North
    Vietnamese gunners struck the Marine
    outpost at Con Thien with over 1000
    rounds of artillery fire, the month-long
    siege of the outpost began tapering to
    less than 100 rounds a day.

    It was believed this morning that most
    of the Marines' casualties had been
    suffered in the ground fighting.

    Unofficial reports said 20 of the 23
    Marine dead and 21 of the 36 wounded
    were victims of the ground assault.







    CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR


    was presented to his family

    on 20 June 1969

    at

    The White House

    by the

    President of the United States of America

    Richard M. Nixon






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  • Citation-CMH

    Posted on 10/3/99 - by Ex-Cpl Lee A. Coddens,USMC 2422248 coddens@banet.net
    DOUGLAS E. DICKEY
    Private First Class
    United States Marine Corps

    Citation
    Private First Class Douglas E. Dickey
    United States Marine Corps

    For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and
    beyond the call of duty while serving with the Second Platoon, Company C,
    First Battalion, Fourth Marines, Third Marine Division, in the Republic of
    Vietnam on 26 March 1967. While participating in Operation BEACON HILL I,
    the Second Platoon was engaged in a fierce battle with the Viet Cong at
    close range in dense jungle foliage. Private First Class Dickey had come
    forward to replace a radio operator who had been wounded in this intense
    action and was being treated by a medical corpsman. Suddenly an enemy
    grenade landed in the midst of a group of Marines, which included the
    wounded radio operator who was immobilized. Fully realizing the inevitable
    result of his actions, Private First Class Dickey, in a final valiant act,
    quickly and unhesitatingly threw himself upon the deadly grenade, absorbing
    with his own body the full and complete force of the explosion. Private
    First Class Dickey's personal heroism, extraordinary valor and selfless
    courage saved a number of his comrades from certain injury and possible
    death at the cost of his own life. His actions reflected great credit upon
    himself, the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly
    gave his life for his country.

    Lyndon B. Johnson
    President of the United States

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