FOSTER, GARY EVANS - Medal of Honor Recipient


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.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)