Foster, Richard, 1LT

Engineer Corps (Officer)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Current/Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
1221-Combat Engineer Officer
Current/Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 9305, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry /HHC
Previously Held MOS
1331-Combat Engineer Unit Commander
9305-Psychological Operations Officer
Service Years
1967 - 1972

Engineer Corps

First Lieutenant



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 Military Association Memberships
Society of 1st Infantry Division Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)Lone Star Chapter
  2011, Society of 1st Infantry Division [Verified]
  2012, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2016, Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), Lone Star Chapter (Fort Worth, Texas) - Chap. Page


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   1968-1969, 1331, 1st Engineer Battalion

First Lieutenant
From Month/Year
October / 1968
To Month/Year
March / 1969
Unit
1st Engineer Battalion Unit Page
Rank
First Lieutenant
MOS
1331-Combat Engineer Unit Commander
Location
Lai Khe
Country/State
Vietnam
 
 
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1st Engineer Battalion
The 1st Engineer Battalion is the oldest and most decorated engineer battalion in the United States Army. The battalion's history can be traced back to May 15, 1846 when a company of Miners, Sappers, and Pontoniers was formed at West Point, New York. Alpha Company, 1st Engineer Battalion is that company's direct descendant. During its long history, the battalion has received 62 decorations and campaign streamers and eight foreign awards. Redesignated 5 June 1953 as the 1st Engineer Battalion Relieved 16 March 2006 from assignment to the 1st Infantry Division (Lettered companies concurrently inactivated; Support Company concurrently constituted and activated)
Type
Engineer Unit
Existing/Disbanded
Existing
Parent Unit
Engineer Units
Strength
Battalion
Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Jun 5, 2018
   
Memories For This Unit

Best Moment
Hwy 1 road opening mission- support tank hit small road side bomb blowing off track as it passed my 1 ton supply truck but ran over my truck instead crushing it flat- wasn't funny until Cpt Appel drove up laughing then realized it was his equipt truck.... no one even scratched but truck was "combat" (?) loss...

Worst Moment
satchel bomb went off next to our OQ but fell in deep ditch around houch for that purpose - I was on other side of bldg it missed the Lt's bunk closest to it by couple feet.

   

Chain of Command
Company CO- Capt. George Appel

Other Memories
Squad Member turned over 5 ton dump truck filled with dirt
onto Div Commanders helipad & ensuing panic-it was unavoidable as road just been covered in Oil, not diesel/oil mix- to reduce dust....

   
   
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34 Members Also There at Same Time
1st Engineer Battalion

Maslow, Arnold, CPT, (1966-1971) EN 1331 First Lieutenant
Merchant, Lonnie Vester, SFC, (1953-1969) EN 12B20 Sergeant First Class
Bishop, Larry, SGT, (1966-1971) IN 11F10 Sergeant
Insinga, Mike, SP 5, (1969-1970) EN 12B10 Specialist 5
Kinder, Johnny, SP 5, (1966-1969) EN 62B20 Specialist 5
Norris, Jerry, SP 5, (1967-1970) EN 62E10 Specialist 5
Ronald, Roper, SP 5, (1969-1971) EN 12B10 Specialist 5
Slifka, John Joseph, SP 5, (1967-1968) EN 62F20 Specialist 5
Lindermann, Thomas, SP 4, (1967-1969) EN 01C Specialist 4
Lux, Alan, SP 4, (1968-1970) EN 81A Specialist 4
Gurley, James, SFC, (1968-1991) OD 63C Private First Class
Nolan, Lloyd, SP 4, (1968-1970) EN Specialist 4
A Company

Alvarado, Genaro, SGT, (1967-1969) EN 12B10 Sergeant
Wheeler, R.G., SGT, (1966-1974) EN 12B10 Sergeant
Brodrick, Paul, PFC, (1967-1969) EN 12B10 Private First Class
B Company

Acevedo-Millan, Angel Luis, SP 4, (1968-1969) EN 12B20 Specialist 4
C Company

Kane, William Gerard, 1LT, (1965-1968) EN 1331 First Lieutenant
Hopkins, James, SGT, (1968-1970) EN 12B10 Sergeant
Nordstrom, Victor Carl, SP 4, (1967-1968) TC 64B10 Specialist 4
D Company

Clanton, Louis Lamar, SP 4, (1967-1968) EN 12B20 Specialist 4
Milledge, Frederick Raymond, SP 4, (1967-1968) EN 12B10 Specialist 4
Nesbitt, Gordon, PFC, (1967-1969) EN 12B10 Private First Class
Parker, Robert, SGT, (1968-1970) AR Sergeant
Jenkins, Donald, SP 4, (1965-1973) EN Specialist 4
E Company

Miller, Curtis, CW4, (1969-1971) TC 562C Chief Warrant Officer 4
Tatum, Kenneth, SFC, (1962-1984) EN 12C20 Sergeant First Class
Adams, Richard Lyle, SSG, (1963-1969) EN 12C40 Staff Sergeant
Knight, Michael Kay, SP 4, (1968-1969) EN 12B10 Specialist 4
Plumlee, James Leo, SP 4, (1968-1969) EN 12C20 Specialist 4
Rucks, Otis James, SP 4, (1963-1969) EN 12C20 Specialist 4
Swain, Lee Wesley, SP 4, (1967-1968) EN 12C20 Specialist 4
HHC

Klein, Michael Kenneth, SP 4, (1967-1968) AG 71B10 Specialist 4
Wrenn, Fred Melvin, SP 4, (1966-1968) QM 76A Specialist 4
Banker, Bernard, SP 4, (1966-1968) AG Specialist 4

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