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Earl M. Foster

Master Sergeant · US Army · Korean War


Registering for the Selective Service was mandatory in the 1940s. Once signed in, a young man was subject to being called up for service just about anytime armed forces were in need.

When he reached eighteen, Earl Foster was all set to go into the Army as a draftee. Earl’s older brother Lee had already had a year in college. The Foster brothers just knew one of them was going to war. They decided that Lee would enlist while Earl stayed back to help with running the family farm near York.

When WWII ended, the Draft Board relaxed a little… by 1950 however, the sabers of war were ag...

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