Foster, John, GySgt

Infantry
 
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 Service Details
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Current Service Status
USMC Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Gunnery Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
Current/Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Previously Held MOS
1391-Bulk Fuel Specialist
0351-Assaultman
5831-Corrections Specialist
5711-Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Defense Specialist
Primary Unit
1975-1977, 5th Bn, 14th Marine Regiment (5/14)/HQ Btry, Seal Beach, CA
Service Years
1966 - 1979
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Gunnery Sergeant

 
Three Hash Marks

 

 Official Badges 


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Casualty Escort US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge (Original)

Cold War Tet Offensive Commemorative Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F)Post 519California State Council
Desert Cities; Detachment 1156Chapter 1Chapter 106
  1998, Disabled American Veterans (DAV) [Verified]
  1999, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  2005, Marine Corps Association and Foundation (MCA&F) [Verified]
  2012, American Legion, Post 519 (Member) (Palm Springs, California)
  2013, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), California State Council (Member-at-Large) (Riverside, California) [Verified]
  2013, Marine Corps League, Desert Cities; Detachment 1156 (Member) (Palm Desert, California) [Verified]
  2013, National Association of Uniformed Services (NAUS), Chapter 1 (Member) (Washington, Washington, DC) [Verified]
  2016, Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 106 (Fresno, California) [Verified]


 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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 Ribbon Bar

Rifle Expert 6th AwardPistol Expert 3rd Award

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 33101
 Unit Assignments
9th Engineer Support Bn (ESB)9th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (2/9)III MEF/3rd Marine DivisionMarine Barracks
Marine Security Guard (MSG)MCB Camp Pendleton9th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (3/9)USMC (United States Marine Corps)/Formal Schools
USMC (United States Marine Corps)4th Force Recon Co, MarForRes14th Marine Regiment/5th Bn, 14th Marine Regiment (5/14)
  1967-1967, 1391, 9th Engineer Support Bn (ESB)/9th Separate Bulk Fuel Co
  1967-1968, 0351, 9th Marine Regiment/2nd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (2/9)
  1967-1968, 0351, III MEF/3rd Marine Division
  1968-1968, 0351, Marine Barracks Hunters Point, Ca
  1969-1970, 0351, MSG Detachment Kabul, Afghanistan
  1970-1971, 5831, Security Bn/Brig Co
  1972-1973, 0351, 9th Marine Regiment/3rd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (3/9)
  1973-1973, 5711, NBC Defense School, Ft McClellan Alabama.
  1973-1973, 0369, Staff NCO Advanced Course
  1973-1974, 0369, Headquarters Battalion Operations and Training, TEECG
  1974-1975, 4th Force Recon Co, MarForRes
  1975-1977, 5th Bn, 14th Marine Regiment (5/14)/HQ Btry, Seal Beach, CA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Lancaster I
  1967-1968 Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Kentucky
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended
Fullerton CollegeSonoma State University
  1975-1976, Fullerton College
  1976-1979, Sonoma State University
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