Foster, Joe Albert, Jr., SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11G50-Infantry Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 11G50, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
Service Years
1957 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Sergeant First Class

Four Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address

Casualty Date
Sep 21, 1969
Hostile, Died
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Quang Ngai (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Shadow Lawn Memorial Park - Birmingham, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18W 120

 Official Badges 

Belgian Fourragere Infantry Shoulder Cord Imjin Scouts French Fourragere

United Nations Command Joint Security Area (Korean) U.S. Forces korea U.S. Army Vietnam I Field Force, Vietnam

23rd Infantry Division (Americal) 2nd Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

Recon Manchu Mile (original) Manchu Mile Cold War Medal

Cold War Veteran Gold Star Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Auto Rifle
Machine Gun
Master Parachutist

 Unit Assignments
School Assignments - StaffFort Bragg, NCBasic Airborne Course (BAC)1st Airborne Battle Group, 325th Infantry
82nd Aviation RegimentUS Army Pacific (USARPAC)/US Army Alaska (USARAK)2nd Infantry Division1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment
23rd Infantry Regiment4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment11th Infantry Brigade (Light)23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1957-1957, 111.10, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Basic Combat Training Brigade
  1957-1957, 111.10, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Cadre) Fort Bragg, NC
  1957-1958, 111.10, Basic Airborne Course (BAC)
  1958-1960, 111.10, HHC, 1st Airborne Battle Group, 325th Infantry, 82nd Airborne Division
  1960-1962, 11B30, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Aviation Regiment/HHC
  1962-1964, 111.6, US Army Pacific (USARPAC)/US Army Alaska (USARAK)
  1967-1968, 2nd Infantry Division
  1967-1968, 11G50, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment/HHC
  1967-1968, 2nd Infantry Division
  1967-1968, 11B40, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment/HHC
  1968-1968, 11G50, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment
  1969-1969, 11G50, 4th Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment/A Company
  1969-1969, 11G50, 11th Infantry Brigade (Light)/HHC
  1969-1969, 11G50, 11th Infantry Brigade (Light)
  1969-1969, 11G50, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Korean DMZ Conflict - The failed Blue House Raid
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Thanks to IN Soltis, Thomas, SGT  for providing pictures and additional unit info on SFC Foster.

20 Sept. 69     1600H
Late entry: Co. A reports 2 injured result of  Punji stick.
Capt. James Schwebach
SFC. Joe A. Foster

  21 Sept. 69     1630H
LRRP team Oregon inserted BS656300.

  21 Sept. 69     2000H
Co A request DUSTOFF  for 11 KHA, 11 WHA result mortar and SA attack on NDP.

  21 Sept. 69     2100H
Co. A has 11 KHA and 10 WHA dusted off. 1 US WHA remained. Three mortar rounds landed directly in foxholes resulting in all 11 KHA.
SFC. Joe A. Foster-KHA
Sgt. Wilfredo Andrada-KHA
Pfc. Dennis Bartlebaugh-KHA
Pfc. Davitt Franks-KHA
Sp4. Larry Hatchcock-KHA
Pfc. Thomas Larson-KHA
Pfc. Michael Pacheco-KHA
Pvt. Gregorio Castillo-KHA
Pvt. Steven Elting-KHA
Pfc. Carl Dean-KHA from Co. B
E-5 Arthur Ariaga-WHA
Pfc. Norbert Koontz-WHA
Pfc. William Sawatzki-WHA
Pfc. Michael Shields-WHA
Sp4. Donnie Trussell-WHA
Pvt. Mickey Norwood-WHA
1Lt. Albert Nauck- WHA
Sp4. Daniel Girres-WHA
Pfc. Levi Ross-WHA
Pfc. Paul Perdue-WHA
Pfc. Arsenio Ortiz-WHA
Pfc. Harie Elkins-WHA
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