First Class William A. Foster, in combat for the first time at Okinawa
performed an act of heroism which won for him the nation's highest
military decoration-the Medal of Honor.
Foster was born in Cleveland on 17 February 1917. Following graduation
from vocational high school, where he majored in machinist's subjects,
Marine Foster was employed as a planner and shaper at Cleveland's Star
Machine and Tool Company. A veteran of six year's service in the Ohio
National Guard, the 166-pound lad, nearly six feet tall, was enlisted in
the Marine Corps Reserve through Selective Service on 1 April 1944.
The camp is in
the central part of the main island and houses Marine Corps Base
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