DUANE J FOSS
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HONORED ON PANEL 27E, LINE 108 OF THE WALL

DUANE JOHN FOSS

WALL NAME

DUANE J FOSS

PANEL / LINE

27E/108

DATE OF BIRTH

08/24/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

10/14/1967

HOME OF RECORD

HASTINGS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Dakota County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR DUANE JOHN FOSS
POSTED ON 11.29.2009
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Duane is buried at St Boniface Cemetery in Hastings, Minn.
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POSTED ON 1.17.2007
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

The Faces Behind the Names

Duane John Foss
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!
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POSTED ON 5.25.1999
POSTED BY: WAYNE BAUER

CRAZY DEWEY

DUANE 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.
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