Paul H. Foster Sergeant USMC Medal of Honor - GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
Hawaii Reporter - over 2 years
Sgt. Paul H. Foster MOH USMC
BY DUANE A. VACHON, PH.D. Paul Hellstrom Foster, a native of California, posthumously received the Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam in October 1967.
Foster was born on April 17, 1939, in San Mateo, California. He attended elementary and high schools there, and was a member of the varsity football and track teams. After graduating from high school in 1957, he went to work as an automobile mechanic helper.
He enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve on November 4, 1961, in San Francisco, California, and received recruit training with the 1st Recruit Training Battalion at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, and individual combat training with the 2nd Infantry Training Regiment at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
After completion of combat training in March 1962, he joined the 5th 105 mm Howitzer Battery (later redesignated Headquarters Battery, 14th Marines, 4th Marine Division), a Reserve unit, at Navy and Marine Corps Training Center Treasure
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