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Departed U.S. Marines of the Korean DMZ, Section 1


Richard M Foster

Lt (Major) Richard Melville Foster USMC at Hill 119, a.k.a. Boulder City, Military Demarcation Line, Demilitarized Zone, Korea in 1954. Lt Foster was third platoon leader. During World War II, he served with the Fleet Marine Force as a member of the First Marine Division participating in amphibious assault landings against imperial Japanese forces in three major campaigns on the Pacific islands of New Britain (Cape Glouster), Peleliu  and Okinawa. Also, he also participated in operations against the Viet Cong forces in South Vietnam while assigned with the Republic of Vietnam Marine Corps. He was twice wounded in battle. He was born June 16, 1927 and enlisted in the Marine Corp in February 1943.  Major Foster was killed on January 10, 1968 in the crash of a Marine Corps aircraft on Mount Tobin near the town of Battle Mountain in northern NevadaPittsburgh Post-Gazette (12JAN1968)


Major Foster is buried at: Section 13, Site 14678-1 in Arlington National Cemetery

"War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it. "

- Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch humanist, c. 1466–1536

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