Paul John Foti

Chief Warrant Officer
Army of the United States
25 February 1950 - 23 March 1971
Long Island City, New York
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Silver Star

Army Aviator

DFC, Bronze Star (2 awards), Purple Heart, Air Medal, Army Commendation (2), Army Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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09 Oct 2001

You are always in our hearts and minds.
we will miss you always.

Your loving sister and brother-in-law,
Anne & Mark Mihovich

11 Oct 2001


There is not one day that passes that you are not in my thoughts. You were so young when you left us. We did not get to spend time together. You did not get to meet all your nieces and nephews. You would have loved them all, as they would you. We want you to know that we miss you and love you very much.

With all our love,
Buddy & Carolyn

18 Oct 2001

You will always be in my thoughts

From his brother,
Carl J. Foti
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24 Oct 2001

To My Uncle Paul,

I was only five years old when you died and I somehow always felt a closeness to you. You will always be my hero... What you did for this great country and what you mean to my family makes me feel so very proud of you... I have in my heart and in my mind what kind of person you must have been and it's no wonder why GOD called you Home. I know that you are OK because I can feel the warmth of Grandma holding you and I know you are both looking down on us keeping us safe. We shall meet again someday...

Your loving niece
Lisa Nelson

25 Oct 2001

Love of my life, our time together was too short.
My memories are long, and will always be a blessing in my life.
I can only imagine your courage.
Thank you for giving me the privilege of having been your wife.
Always in my mind, heart and soul.

Love - Denise

26 Oct 2001

Dear Uncle Paul,

I was very young when you had passed, but you will forever be in my heart. You are one of the heros who fought for our country and you will never be forgotten. I know you are not alone now, Grandma and Uncle Sonny are with you, I MISS you all, I LOVE you all and how PROUD I am to have you as my uncle!

Forever in my heart,
your niece,

02 Nov 2001

Dear Uncle Paul,

It wasn't until I was an adult that I really realized how young you were when you left us and how much you sacrificed for all of us in this country, and for that I thank you. I also want to thank you for being such a brave example to my three young children. Even though they never knew you they have asked a lot of questions and know a lot about the way you died. They think of you as a HERO, as we all do!

Love, Debbie

02 Nov 2001

Paul, I rememer the many conversations we shared about Sky Diving and the exhilarating joy you experienced from jumping. You had me so totally convinced that I too would enjoy the thrill of soaring like an eagle. At the last moment I knew I couldn't go with you because your Mom would be so upset with me. Now that you are together again, you can explain to your Mom that I honored her wishes and understood her fears for your safety. We miss you and you are in my prayers every night.

Your loving Aunt Terry

04 Jan 2002

To Paul, a former high school classmate:

I was searching for alumni and am sad to find you here. Although I did not know you well, you were obviously much loved and still missed. May you rest in peace.

Denise Luciano Jack

04 Jan 2006

I was one of Paul's Aircraft Commanders when he first came in country. I immediately took a liking to him - he was sharp, a very good pilot and had a great sense of humor. He went on to make Lift AC and was the person who flew me to Bien Hoa when I DEROS'ed in Sep 70. It wasn't until many years later that I found out he had been killed later in his tour. He was a great guy and would have gone on to do great things.

From a friend and fellow "A" Trooper,
Glen Senkowski, "Apache 35", "Apache 22"

06 Sep 2006

Dear Paul,

Thirty-five years have gone by since we were roommates in Song Be. I never forgot you or the many nights we spent talking about home and family, especially your beloved Denise. I and perhaps others who survived often wonder why you and not me. You were a wonderful friend who helped me get through the seemingly endless days.

I read the letter from your niece who was confident that you were with your mother in heaven, I pray that is so. It seems we lived so far away from God during that time but I know He was there making choices and when He chose you He chose the Best.

From a friend,
Richard N. Crecelius, Apache 10
8701 West Encanto Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85037

20 Apr 2007

Paul, I always thought of you over the many years. You served our country with great courage and I'm very proud of you.


18 May 2007

To Paul,

It has been 40 years since we talked about serving our country. We were young. We were proud. We were focused. We knew what we had to do, and we did it.

I came home, Paul, and sadly, you did not. Not a year has gone by since then that you have not been in my thoughts, emblazoned in my memory. I spent years wondering why you and not me - then I learned to realize and accept that it became my job to remember you and our fallen friends.

I am proud that you were my friend.

Buddy Cardone
(US Navy)
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CW2 Paul John Foti and Captain Donald Keith Osborn of A Troop, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry, died when their AH-1G COBRA gunship (hull number 68-15111) was shot down 32 kilometers northwest of Loc Ninh airfield.

John P Foti, Vietnam

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Anne and Mark Mihovich

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 9 Oct 2001
Last updated 11/09/2007