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'''Gary Evans Foster''' (November 6, 1894—July 22, 1951) was a S.C. National Guard Soldier serving in the [[United States Army]] during [[World War I]] who received the [[Medal of Honor]] for bravery.
 
'''Gary Evans Foster''' (November 6, 1894—July 22, 1951) was a S.C. National Guard Soldier serving in the [[United States Army]] during [[World War I]] who received the [[Medal of Honor]] for bravery.
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Foster was born November 6, 1894 in [[Spartanburg, South Carolina|Spartanburg]], [[South Carolina]] and after enlisting in the United States Army was sent to France to fight in World War I.
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Gary E. Foster
Born (1894-11-06)November 6, 1894
Died July 22, 1951(1951-07-22) (aged 56)
Place of birth Spartanburg, South Carolina
Place of burial New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery Chesnee, South Carolina
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Sergeant
Unit Company F, 118th Infantry, 30th Division
Battles/wars World War I
Awards Medal of Honor

Gary Evans Foster (November 6, 1894—July 22, 1951) was a S.C. National Guard Soldier serving in the United States Army during World War I who received the Medal of Honor for bravery.

Biography[]

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.

He died July 22, 1951 and is buried in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery Chesnee, South Carolina.[1]

Medal of Honor citation[]

Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company F, 118th Infantry, 30th Division. Place and date: Near Montbrehain, France, 8 October 1918. Entered service at: Inman, S.C. Birth: Spartanburg, S.C. G.O. No.: 16, W.D., 1919.

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.[2]

See also[]

References[]

  1. "Gary Evans Foster". Claim to Fame: Medal of Honor recipients. Find a Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7808512. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 
  2. "Medal of Honor recipients". World War I. United States Army Center of Military History. June 8, 2009. http://www.history.army.mil/html/moh/worldwari.html. Retrieved 2009-07-19. 

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