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World War I - U.S. Army

Gary Evans Foster

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: World War I
  • Unit/Command:
    Company F, 118th Infantry,
    30th Division
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: October 8, 1918
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: near Montbrehain, France
When his company was held up by violent machine-gun fire from a sunken road, Sgt. Foster with an officer went forward to attack the hostile machine-gun nests. The officer was wounded, but Sgt. Foster continued on alone in the face of the heavy fire and by effective use of hand grenades and his pistol killed several of the enemy and captured 18.
Medal of Honor Recipient Gary E. Foster
Medal of Honor Recipient Gary E. Foster
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Inman, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Born: November 6, 1894, Spartanburg, Spartanburg County, SC, United States
  • Died: July 22, 1951, Spartanburg, SC, United States
  • Buried: New Prospect Cemetery (PM), Boiling Springs, SC, United States
  • Location of Medal: Spartanburg County Historical Association, Spartanburg, SC

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