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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Service Years
1917 - 1918
Home State
Vermont
First Lieutenant



Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
France
Conflict
World War I
Oct 25, 1918
Service to 1918
D Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Infantry
D Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Infantry
Rank
First Lieutenant
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
First Lieutenant
1918 - 1918
26th Division
26th Division
Rank
First Lieutenant
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
First Lieutenant
1918 - 1918
WWI Victory Medal
Devices : Silver Star Gallantry Device
Criteria
The World War I Victory Medal was awarded for military service during the First World War. It was awarded for active service between April 6, 1917, and November 11, 1918; for service with the American... More
Comments
1st Lt. Foster was interred in Laurel Glen Cemetery, Cuttingsville, Vermont.

He served with Company D, 101st Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry ("Yankee") Division. A.E.F..

Once in France, he participated... 
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1918
World War I
Description
The United States of America declared war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917. The U.S. was an independent power and did not officially join the Allies. It closely cooperated with them militarily bu... More
1918 - 1918
Somme Defensive Campaign
Description
Somme Defensive, 21 March - 6 April 1918. The German high command decided to attack on the British-held Somme front in the direction of Amiens. A breakthrough at this point would separate the French f... More
1918 - 1918
Lys Campaign
Description
Lys, 9 - 27 April 1918. Ludendorff still hoped to destroy the hard-hit British Army before it had a chance to recover from the effects of the Somme drive. This was the purpose of a new German attack l... More
1918 - 1918
The Battle of Cantigny
Description
The Battle of Cantigny, fought May 28th 1918 was the first major American battle and offensive of World War I. The U.S. 1st Division, the most experienced of the five American divisions then in France... More
1918 - 1918
Aisne Campaign
Description
Aisne 27 May - 5 June 1918. The next major German attack fell on 27 May on the thinly held but formidable terrain along the Aisne River known as the Chemin des Dames. The original objective of this ne... More
1918 - 1918
Aisne-Marne Campaign
Description
Aisne-Marne, 18 July - 6 August 1918. Several days before the Germans launched their abortive Champagne-Marne drive, the French high command had made plans for a general converging offensive against t... More
1918 - 1918
St. Mihiel Campaign
Description
St. Mihiel, 12 - 16 September 1918. By September 1918, with both the Marne and the Amiens salients eliminated, there remained but one major threat to lateral rail communications behind the Allied line... More
1918 - 1918
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Phase 1
Description
During the initial phase (26 September-3 October) the First Army advanced through most of the southern Meuse-Argonne region, captured enemy strong points, seized the first two German defense lines, an... More
1918 - 1918
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Phase 1
Description
During the initial phase (26 September-3 October) the First Army advanced through most of the southern Meuse-Argonne region, captured enemy strong points, seized the first two German defense lines, an... More
1918 - 1918
Meuse-Argonne Campaign
Description
Meuse-Argonne, 26 September - 11 November 1918. At the end of August Marshal Foch had submitted plane to the national commanders for a final offensive along the entire Western Front, with the objectiv... More
1918 - 1918
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Phase 2
Description
In the second phase (4-31 October) the First Army, after the inexperienced divisions had been replaced by veteran units, slowly ground its way through the third German line.
1918 - 1918
Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Phase 3
Description
Before the third and final phase (1-11 November) of the offensive got under way, many of the exhausted divisions of the First Army were replaced, roads were built or repaired, supply was improved, and... More
1918 - 1918
Service from 1917

 
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