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Paul Frederick Foster
Birth: Mar. 25, 1889
Wichita
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jan. 30, 1972

Mexican Campaign Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Ensign, United States Navy. He was awarded his medal for service at Vera Cruz, Mexico, from April 21-22, 1914. His citation reads "For distinguished conduct in battle, engagements of Vera Cruz, 21 and 22 April 1914. In both days' fighting at the head of his company, Ens. Foster was eminent and conspicuous in his conduct, leading his men with skill and courage". He was awarded the CMOH on December 4, 1915. Having resigned in 1929, he was recalled in 1941 by President Franklin Roosevelt. Roosevelt had him to conduct naval inspections for him personally from 1942 to 1943. He served as Assistant Naval Inspector General, 1943 to 1946 and retired as a Vice Admiral, United States Navy Reserve in October 1946. He later was with the Atomic Energy Commission, 1954 to 1959, serving as Deputy General Manager in 1959. He was United States Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1959 to 1961. He also is the recipient of the Navy Cross, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Navy Commendation Medal. 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 5, Lot 106
 
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Record added: Sep 04, 2003
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