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Shelby Gene Foster
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Birth: May 5, 1948
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 5, 1969, Vietnam

Inscription: PFC Co. B.46 INF.
Vietnam BSM-PH.

Personal Information

Name: Shelby Gene Foster
Birth Date: 5 May 1948
Death Date: 5 Oct 1969
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Race: Caucasian
Home City: Ohley
Home State: West Virginia
Religion: Other Religions (Hindu, Bhai, etc.)
Marital Status: Single (Spouse Not Listed)
SSN/Service #: 232785737
Citizen Status: U.S.

Death Date: 5 Oct 1969
Processed Date: Oct 1969
Casualty Country: Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam)
Casualty Type: Hostile - Killed
Casualty Reason: Multi-Fragment Wounds
Casualty Air: Ground Casualty
Body Status: Body Recovered

Service Branch: Department of the Army
Component: Selective Service
Military Grade: Private First Class
Pay Grade: Private First Class (U.S. Army) or Airman First Class (U.S. Air Force) or Lance Corporal (U.S. Marine Corps) or Grade/Rate Abbreviations With First Column: A,C,D,F,H,S,Or T; Second Column: A; Third And Fourth Columns: Blank (U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard)
Province: Military Region 1 - Quang Ngai
Length of Service : 01
Service Occupation: Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY)

Data Source: Combat Area Casualties Current File

Taken from website

"Little did we know on that morning that God was going to call your name. In life we loved you dearly, in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, you did not go alone, for part of us went with you, the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories, your love is still our guide, and though we cannot see you, you are always at our side. Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again."

West Virginia Veterans Database Record Detail
Item Details: Record Id: 388
War: Vietnam

Name: Shelby Gene Foster
Sex: M
County: Kanawha
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: PFC
Service Number: 232785737
Date of Death: 1969/10/05
Place of Death: Quang Ngai, South Vietnam
Cause of Death: KIA
Place of Burial: Foster Cem, Dawes Mt, Cabin Cr, WV
Unit: 198th. Light Inf. Brigade
Date of Birth: 1948/05/05
Place of Birth: Ohley, WV
Mother: Evelyn McCormick?
Date of Marriage:
Place of Marriage:

Date Added to Memorial: Original
Social Security Number:
Source: WV Vet Mem Application; Pryor Funeral Home abstracted by Carol Graley; Charleston Gazette - death notice - 12 Oct 1969 & burial notice - 15 Oct 1969
Notes: Folder contains an information sheet from the Vietnam War Website; graduated from East Bank HS; Brothers: Roger, Franklin, Dewey, Timothy; Sisters: Macel, Connie, Rosemary


Records maintained by West Virginia Archives & History

West Virginia Division of Culture and History


PFC - E3 - Army - Selective Service
198th Light Infantry Brigade

Length of service 1 years
His tour began on Mar 4, 1969
Casualty was on Oct 5, 1969
Body was recovered

Panel 17W - Line 41
Family links: 
  Shady M. Foster (1924 - 2009)
  Roger Lee Foster (1943 - 2007)*
  Shelby Gene Foster (1948 - 1969)
*Calculated relationship
Foster Cemetery
Kanawha County
West Virginia, USA
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Record added: Jul 18, 2005
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