Lawrence Eugene Foster

United States Marine Corps
23 June 1947 - 22 May 1966
Pacifica, California
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Lawrence Eugene Foster

14 Feb 2008

Dear Larry,

It's been a long time since those days back in Westview! We all had a lot of fun, didn't we?

I never thought we would lose you, you were one of the sweetest people around.

My brother, Dewey, went to Vietnam also, but we were lucky enough to get him back... I wish your family had been as lucky.

Always know you will never be forgotten and always be loved.

Love, Suzy Baker

Suzy Baker-Zeidler

A Note from The Virtual Wall

On 21 May 1966 units of the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, were operating near An Trach, southwest of Danang, when they came under fire from a hamlet. The ensuing engagement is described in the 1/9 Marines' Command Chronology for the month:

Thirteen Marines and one Navy Corpsman died as a result of the engagement:
  • A Company:
    • Cpl Marshal J. O'Neal, Essex, MO
    • Cpl Cleveland Vines, Newport News, VA
    • LCpl Antonio P. Maciminio, Pawtucket, RI
    • LCpl John D. Smith, Hundred, WV (DoW 06/04/1966)
    • Pfc Bruce F. Griffin, Goshen, OH
    • Pfc David P. Manners, Durant, OK
    • Pfc Peter R. Niemczuk, Chicago, IL

  • C Company:
    • Cpl James J. Brophy, Jackson Heights, NY
    • Cpl Barry W. Duff, Baltimore, MD (Navy Cross)
    • Pfc Robert L. Cloutier, Somerset, WI
    • Pfc John R. Goderre, Union, ME
    • Pfc Chester Schapanick, New York, NY (Bronze Star "V")

  • D Company:
    • Pvt Lawrence E. Foster, Pacifica, CA

  • H&S Company:

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a childhood friend,
Suzy Baker-Zeidler

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 14 Feb 2008
Last updated 02/19/2008