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First Name: Gary

Last Name: Foster

Birthplace: Spartanburg, SC, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Inman, SC
Middle Name: Evans

Date of Birth: 06 November 1894

Date of Death: 22 July 1951

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Gary Evans Foster

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Gary Evans Foster

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Medal of Honor Recipient

World War I

Sergeant Gary Evans Foster (6 November 1894 - 22 July 1951) was a South Carolina National Guard Soldier serving in the U.S. Army who received the U.S. military's highest award for valor, the Medal of Honor, for his heroic actions during World War I.

Gary Evans Foster was born on 6 November 1894 in Spartanburg, SC. After enlisting in the Army he was sent to France to fight in World War I.

Medal of Honor

Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company F, 118th Infantry, 30th Division.

Place and date: Near Montbrehain, France, 8 October 1918.

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.

Death and Burial

Sergeant Gary Evans Foster died on 22 July 1951. He is buried at New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery in Chesnee, SC.

Honoree ID: 1759   Created by: MHOH




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