Paul Frederick Foster
|Paul Frederick Foster|
Vice Admiral Paul Foster in the 1950s
March 25, 1889|
|Died||January 30, 1972(aged 82)|
|Buried at||Arlington National Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1911 - 1929, 1941 - 1946|
|Awards||Medal of Honor
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. He received the Medal of Honor for actions at the United States occupation of Veracruz, 1914. 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.
Medal of Honor citation
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.
- List of Medal of Honor recipients (Veracruz)
- List of United States Naval Academy alumni (Medal of Honor)
- This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Army Center of Military History.
- "Medal of Honor recipients". United States Naval Academy. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
- "Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz)". United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
- "Paul F. Foster". United States Naval Academy. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
- "Paul Frederick Foster". Arlington National Cemetery. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
- "Ensign Foster, Paul Frederick". Congressional Medal of Honor Society. Retrieved 2009-03-15.