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PFC Foster Joseph Sayers

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PFC Foster Joseph Sayers

  • Birth 27 Apr 1924 Marsh Creek, Tioga County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 12 Nov 1944 Thionville, Departement de la Moselle, Lorraine, France
  • Burial Howard, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 7242456

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private First Class-Machine Gunner in the United States Army in Company L, 357th Infantry, 90th Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action on November 12, 1944 near Thionville, France. He was killed in action. His citation reads in part "Realizing it would be necessary to attract full attention of the dug-in Germans while his company crossed an open area and flanked the enemy, he picked up his gun, charged through withering machine-gun and rifle fire to the very edge of the emplacement, and there killed 12 German soldiers with devastating close-range fire. He took up a position behind a log and engaged the hostile infantry from the flank in an heroic attempt to distract their attention while his comrades attained their objective at the crest of the hill. He was killed by the very heavy concentration of return fire; but his fearless assault enabled his company to sweep the hill with a minimum of casualties, killing or capturing every enemy soldier on it."

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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 7 Mar 2003
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Foster Joseph Sayers (27 Apr 1924–12 Nov 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7242456, citing Schencks Cemetery, Howard, Centre County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .