Foster, George Everett, 2LT

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Last Rank
Second Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1950-1950, 1542, 7th Infantry Division
Service Years
1950 - 1950

Infantry

Second Lieutenant


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Home State
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Year of Birth
1928
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
San Francisco
Last Address
Home of record San Francisco, CA

Casualty Date
Dec 02, 1950
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Korea, North
Conflict
Korean War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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 Military Association Memberships
West Point Association of GraduatesKorean War Fallen
  1950, West Point Association of Graduates
  1950, Korean War Fallen

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
7th Infantry Division
  1950-1950, 1542, 7th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)/Inchon Landing/Operation Chromite
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)/Battle of Pusan Perimeter
  1950-1950 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)/Chosin Reservoir (Battle of Changjin)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1946-1950, United States Military Academy1
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
The son of a career officer, Lt. Foster was appointed to West Point, graduating in 1950 with hopes of serving in the cavalry. When the Korean War broke out, he was sent to Korea as an infantry leader. He served as platoon leader of Company C, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.

From Sapporo, Japan, his unit landed at Pusan, fought there and at Seoul, and he led troops into Chosin where his unit was entrapped. He was wounded, dying of those wounds,  during the breakout from Inlet Perimeter. Part of Task Force MacLean/Faith. He was listed as MIA.

He was found and interred in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
   
Comments/Citation
Note:

Information also lists him with the 31st Infantry Regiment in Korea, though he is listed with the 32nd not the 31st at http://www.2id.org/7-32-f.htm. Also lists his home of record as San Francisco, CA.

Notes/Links:
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/gfoster.htm (West Point class of 1950 photo)
http://www.koreanwar.org/html/korean_war_project_remembrance.html
http://defender.west-point.org/service/eulogies.mhtml?u=17446

see:  Roy E. Appleman, East of Chosin:  Entrapment and Breakout in Korea 1950, 1990, pg. 175.
   
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