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134th Infantry Regiment

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Capt. Cecil D. Foster

Cecil D Foster

Commander, Company E

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Cecil D. Foster

1st Sgt. Cecil Foster - 1944

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Sarreguemines - 12/10/1944


Cecil D. Foster

France - 1944


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Cecil D Foster

Late 1944

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Cecil D. Foster

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Cecil D Foster

Path of 134th Infantry Regiment Europe WWII

Path of the 134th Infantry Regiment in Europe during World War II

Cecil D. Foster entered the war with the 134th Infantry Regiment as a 1st Sergeant. He received a battlefield commission and two battlefield promotions during the war. He was wounded in
action on September 23, 1944 but remained on duty with the Regiment. He was a Captain, Commanding Company E, 134th Infantry Regiment when he was seriously wounded on March 28, 1945 and
evacuated to U.S. He also saw combat during the Korean war. He retired after 26 years of service with the rank of Lt. Colonel. Cecil Foster passed away on March 21, 2009.

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Lt. Col. Cecil D. Foster (U.S. Army, ret.) died Mar. 21, 2009 at his home in rural Missouri Valley.

Cecil Donald Foster was born May 12, 1918 to Zolly (Kerns) and Roscoe Foster in Thurman, at home. When he was a young boy, the family moved to Falls City, Neb., where he grew up. Cecil married Sheri (Salter) Kelly, June 4, 1986 at the Church of Christ, Missouri Valley.

Cecil spent 26 years in the Nebraska National Guard; 134th Infantry, Council Bluffs; and the regular U.S. Army. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge in WWII. After that, he was awarded a battlefield commission. He led his men in the battle for St. Louis in France. He fought in combat during the Korean War.

Cecil was preceded in death by his parents; and sons, Jerry and Jim Foster, Falls City, Neb.

Survivors include: his wife, Sheri; step-son, Rod Kelly, Jr., Missouri Valley; step-daughter, Melissa Kelly, Omaha; and step-grandchildren, Sydney, Josie, and Rodney Kelly III, Missouri Valley; son, Michael Foster and his wife, Larke, Jonesborough, Tenn.; daughter, Jane Anne Long, Fulton, Mo.; sister, Becky Butrick and her husband, Donnie, Hiawatha Kan.; brother, Bob Foster, Perry Kan.; daughters-in-law, Judy Foster and Nancy Foster, Falls City, Neb.; many, many Foster grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Thanks to Cecil Foster's stepdaughter, Melissa Kelly, for these pictures and the biographical information.

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