Sir Gale Allen Foster, KBSD
|Sir Gale Allen Foster, KBSD|
Distinguished Soldier in the Vietnam War
|Predecessor||None - New Creation|
|Successor||Louie Duane Foster|
|Spouse(s)||1st Denise Michelle Walker|
2nd Linda Jean Whiteaker
3rd Rose Elizabeth Laisner
|Father||George Franklin Foster|
|Born||21 August 1949|
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
|Died||12 September 2013|
Pilot Rock, Oregon, United States
|Buried||Willamette National Cemetery|
Sir Gale Allen Foster, KBSD (1949-2013) was the son of George Franklin Foster (1927-1994) by his wife Geraldine Reid (1928-2003). He married three times and had five children by those marriages and one daughter through a non-matrimonial relationship. He was a distinguished soldier who fought in the Vietnam war earning a purple heart and various other medals. He spent his last years out in the countryside in Pilot Rock, Oregon, United States where he met his early demise adamantly protesting against elected officials and the Republic style of government.
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Sir Gale Allen Foster, KBSD was the youngest of four sons of George Franklin Foster by his wife Geraldine Reid. His father lived a rather simplistic life marrying early on and having four sons. His early life was typical of most in his age group. As a child the United States was the world’s strongest military power and young children - especially boys, admired soldiers. The U.S. economy was booming, and the fruits of this prosperity–new cars, suburban houses and other consumer goods–were available to more people than ever before including Gale Allen Foster's family. He entered his teenage years in 1962 and he was fascinated by the speeches President John F. Kennedy. When the Vietnam war started in 1964 he decided that when he was old enough he would fight for the United States. In 1968 he enlisted in the U.S. Army after graduating High School.
Gale Foster graduated from high school with a diploma and did not further her education passed high school completion. He joined the U.S. Army in the 1968 and learned basic military tactics before deploying to Vietnam. He served in the 101st Airborne Division and earn a number of U.S. Military honors and medals for his service including the Purple Heart.
The 101st was deployed in the northern I Corps region operating against the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) infiltration routes through Laos and the A Shau Valley for most of the war. In almost seven years of combat in Vietnam, elements of the 101st participated in 15 campaigns. Notable among these were the Battle of Hamburger Hill in 1969 and Firebase Ripcord in 1970. The firebase was to be used for a planned offensive by the 101st to destroy PAVN supply bases in the mountains overlooking the A Shau Valley. On 12 March 1970, the 3rd Brigade of 101st began rebuilding abandoned Fire Support Base Ripcord which relied, as with most remote bases at the time, on a helicopter lifeline to get supplies in and the personnel out. As the 101st Airborne planned the attack on the PAVN supply bases, the PAVN was secretly observing their activities. From 12 March until 30 June, the PAVN was sporadically attacking the Firebase. After weeks of reconnaissance by the PAVN, on the morning of 1 July 1970 the PAVN launched a surprise mortar attack on the Firebase.
The resulting 23-day battle between the 101st Airborne and the PAVN was the last major confrontation between United States ground forces and North Vietnam of the Vietnam War. During the 23-day siege, 75 U.S. servicemen were killed in action, including 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry commanding officer Colonel Andre Lucas, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, and 1st Lt. Bob Kalsu, one of the few American professional athletes to be killed during the war. During the entire battle (including the siege), 250 members of the division were killed. Fighting from four hilltops, surrounded, and outnumbered nearly ten to one, the division's forces were defeated but managed to inflict heavy losses on the enemy before an aerial withdrawal was ordered on 23 July 1970 while under heavy mortar, anti-aircraft, and small arms fire, ending the siege. After the division withdrew from the firebase, USAF B-52 heavy bombers were sent in to carpet bomb the area.
After returning home after the Vietnam war he was disillusioned with the Republic called the United States. Angry, he took all his medals in his hand and tossed them away like garbage. Year after year he began to hate the U.S. government more and more. The 1970s were a tumultuous time. In Women, African Americans, Native Americans, gays and lesbians and other marginalized people continued their fight for equality, but Gale Allen Foster did not support these marginalized people as evident by not wanting anything to do with his children whom were a part of the LGBT community. Instead of understanding and nurturing he was hostile, insulting, and castigating until his death. He was part of the movement against the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the Constitution, which reads: “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” He feared that it would undermine traditional gender roles and people who held his same views mobilized against the Amendment and managed to defeat it. He would eventually have seven children by three different women - all failed relationships. He died in 2013 with an absolute hatred for the Federal Republic of the United States and could talk for hours about his hatred.
He married first to Denise Michelle Walker and had one daughter by that marriage:
He married secondly to Linda Jean Whiteaker and had two children by that marriage:
He married thirdly to Rose Elizabeth Laisner and had three children by that marriage:
Gale Allen Foster died of a Myocardical Infarction on 12 December 2013 in Pilot Rock, Oregon, United States. He is buried in the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Oregon, United States.
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