Gerald "Jets" Forrest Foss

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  • Name: Gerald "Jets" Forrest Foss
  • Location of Birth: Hutchinson, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: May 25, 1950
  • Date of Death: May 9, 2008 (57 years old)
  • Parents: Forrest Foss and Laura (Hill) Foss
  • High School and Class: 1968 - Greenway High School, Coleraine, Minnesota
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  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: June 13, 1968
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  • Date of Discharge: June 15, 1971
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  • Military Highlights:
    Gerald served in the United States Navy from 1968 to 1971.

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    Vietnam Era

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  • Civilian Life:
    Gerald grew up in Bovey, Minnesota.

    He was preceded in death by his parents.

    Gerald is survived by his wife, Helene (Nelson); son, Jon (Tina); daughters, Kari Crist and Briita Foss; four brothers, Mike (Mary), Dick (Hazel), Bill (Becky), Jon (Rose); three sisters, Candy (Brad) Deal, Vandla Foss, and Heidi (Dan) Varin; five grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

    Gerald died at his home in Columbia Heights, Minnesota and is buried in Hillside Mausoleum at Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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