My cousin, SSG Jimmy Foster, served in the 5th Special Forces Group, MACV (Military Assistance Command Vietnam) from 1966-1970. Jimmy was a 6’ 7” tall image of a Green Beret. In Vietnam he served in the Central Highlands with the Montagnards tribesmen fighting North Vietnamese Regulars and Viet Cong. He led Presidential approved missions into Cambodia and Laos. In one operation his unit was overrun by Viet Cong. Jimmy was struck by a rocket propelled grenade. He and other Green Berets and tribesmen held off the attack. Jimmy earned the Purple Heart and Bronze Star along with many other awards and accolades. Jimmy was an easy going person. He liked to cook his specialty: eggplant parmigiana. He succumbed to PTSD in November 1979 (before it was known as PTSD). We miss him.
Shared by Michael DeVita in memory of his cousin. Michael is a regular runner for 22 Too Many and Team RWB