Paul Frederick Foster

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Paul Frederick Foster
VADM Paul F Foster 1950s.jpg
Vice Admiral Paul Foster in the 1950s
Born (1889-03-25)March 25, 1889
Wichita, Kansas
Died January 30, 1972(1972-01-30) (aged 82)
Buried at Arlington National Cemetery
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1911 - 1929, 1941 - 1946
Rank Vice Admiral
Unit USS Utah
Awards Medal of Honor
Navy Cross

Paul Frederick Foster (March 25, 1889 – January 30, 1972) was an American naval officer. He was born in Wichita, Kansas, and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1911.[1] He received the Medal of Honor for actions at the United States occupation of Veracruz, 1914.[2][3] Foster left the Navy from 1929–1941, when he was recalled by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for World War II service. He retired from the Navy in 1946 as a Vice Admiral.[4]

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Rank and organization: Ensign Organization: U.S. Navy Born: Wichita, Kans. Entered service at: Kansas Place/Date: Vera Cruz, Mexico, 21 and 22 April 1914 Date of issue: 12/04/1915


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.[5]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
  1. ^ "Medal of Honor recipients". United States Naval Academy. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  2. ^ "Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz)". United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  3. ^ "Paul F. Foster". United States Naval Academy. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  4. ^ "Paul Frederick Foster". Arlington National Cemetery. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  5. ^ "Ensign Foster, Paul Frederick". Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Retrieved 2009-03-15. 

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