CURTIS L FOSTER
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HONORED ON PANEL 1E, LINE 132 OF THE WALL

CURTIS LAMARR FOSTER

WALL NAME

CURTIS L FOSTER

PANEL / LINE

1E/132

DATE OF BIRTH

12/14/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

OFFSHORE, MIL RG I

DATE OF CASUALTY

06/06/1965

HOME OF RECORD

RICHMOND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Wayne County

STATE

IN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CURTIS LAMARR FOSTER
POSTED ON 12.17.2012
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Curtis is buried at Earlham Cemetery, Richmond, IN.

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POSTED ON 6.7.2005
POSTED BY: Bob Ross

Do not stand at my grave and weep

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 sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Mary Frye – 1932

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POSTED ON 6.24.2003
POSTED BY: Jim McIlhenney

Parents Given Award For Local Marine Pilot Killed In Viet Nam

Parents Given Award For Local Marine Piolt Killed In Viet Nam

Marine Pfc. Curtis L. Foster, who was killed in a helicopter crash off the coast of South Viet Nam on June 6, 1965, has been awarded the Air Medal posthumously.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Foster of 711 South Twelfth St. accepted the medal on behalf of their son at their home on January 24. Marine Major Vernon L. Sylvester made the presentation.
The citation accompanying the Air Medal reads.
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Air Medal posthumously to Pfc. Curtis L. Foster, Untied States Marine Corps, for service as set forth in the following citation:
For meritorious achievement in aerial flight as a helicopter aerial gunner in Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 during combat missions in support of the Republic of Viet Nam against the insurgent Communist guerrilla forces (Viet Cong) from May 16, to May 28, 1965.
Completing 20 missions during this period while often exposed to hostile fire at close range, Pfc. Foster contributed materially to the success of his squadron. His courage and devotion to duty in the face of hazardous flying conditions were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
The citation was signed "For the President" by the Secretary of the Navy Paul H. Nitze
Pfc. Foster was one of three local Marines who returned here, while in service, to be graduated with the 1964 class at Richmond Senior High School. After finishing his requirements for graduation from the local school in February of that year, Foster enlisted in the Marine Corps.
Along with Roger Herzler and D.E. Harper, he was granted a special graduation leave to return to Richmond to receive his diploma with his classmates.
The Fosters are the second Richmond couple to receive a posthumous medal after a son's death in Viet Nam.
Mr. and Mrs. John Vannatta of 1901 Test Road were presented with a Purple Heart last October for their son, Lance Corporal Jon D. Vannatta, who died August 18, 1965, of wounds received in action.

Article appeared in the Palladium-Item & Sun-Telegram on February 1, 1966.

Thanks to the Research Department of the Morrison-Reeves Library, Richmond,IN.
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POSTED ON 4.6.2002
POSTED BY: Mark Stover

Thank you Vietnam brother

Your effort was not in vain!
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POSTED ON 2.7.2002

CURTIS LAMARR FOSTER

PFC Foster served with HMM-161
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