Shelby Gene Foster

  • Birth 5 May 1948 Ohley, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 5 Oct 1969 Vietnam
  • Burial Dawes, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 11383199



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 Ancestry.com 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
Race:
County: Kanawha
Community:
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
Father:
ShadyMcClure
Mother: Evelyn McCormick?
Spouse:
Date of Marriage:
Place of Marriage:
Children:

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
Photograph:
Documents:


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Records maintained by West Virginia Archives & History



West Virginia Division of Culture and History

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SHELBY GENE FOSTER


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
In QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered

Panel 17W - Line 41


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  • Created by: May you be blessed with love & flowers-Phyllis
  • Added: 18 Jul 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11383199
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Shelby Gene Foster (5 May 1948–5 Oct 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11383199, citing Foster Cemetery, Dawes, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by May you be blessed with love & flowers-Phyllis (contributor 46533049) .