Foster, John, GySgt

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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
Previously Held MOS
1391-Bulk Fuel Specialist
5831-Corrections Specialist
5711-Nuclear, Biological & Chemical Defense Specialist
Primary Unit
1974-1975, 4th Force Recon Co, MarForRes
Service Years
1966 - 1979
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Water Survival Basic (WSB)
Voice Edition

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 at Large) (Palm Springs, California) [Verified]
  2013, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), California State Council (Member-at-Large) (Riverside, California) [Verified]
  2013, Marine Corps League, Desert Cities; Detachment 1156 (Immediate Past Golden Rodent) (Palm Desert, California) [Verified]
  2013, National Association of Uniformed Services (NAUS), Chapter 1 (Member At Large) (Washington, District Of Columbia) [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
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  1966, Boot Camp (San Diego, CA), 33101
 Unit Assignments
9th Engineer Support Bn (ESB)2nd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (2/9)III MEF/3rd Marine DivisionMarine Barracks
Marine Security Guard (MSG)MCB Camp Pendleton3rd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (3/9)USMC (United States Marine Corps)
Staff NCO Advanced Course4th Force Recon Co, MarForRes
  1967-1967, 1391, 9th Engineer Support Bn (ESB)/9th Separate Bulk Fuel Co
  1967-1968, 0351, 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, 3rd Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (3/9)
  1973-1973, 5711, Army CBRN Training Course
  1973-1973, 0369, Staff NCO Advanced Course
  1973-1974, 0369, Headquarters Battalion Operations and Training, TEECG
  1974-1975, 4th Force Recon Co, MarForRes
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)/Operation Lancaster I
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/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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