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TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

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b. 06/11/1894 Spartanburg, South Carolina. d. 22/07/1951 South Carolina.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 08/10/1918 near Montbrehain, France.

 

Foster was born November 6, 1894 in Spartanburg, South Carolina and after enlisting in the United States Army was sent to France to fight in World War I.

 

After returning home from the war, Foster attended Clemson College.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

When his company was held up by violent machinegun fire from a sunken road, Sgt. Foster with an officer went forward to attack the hostile machinegun nests. The officer was wounded, but Sgt. Foster continued on alone in the face of the heavy fire and by effective use of handgrenades and his pistol killed several of the enemy and captured 18.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: NEW PROSPECT BAPTIST CEMETERY, CHESNEE, SOUTH CAROLINA.

Section 1, Row 15

 

Gary Evans Foster

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