Stanley David Foster

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  • Name: Stanley David Foster
  • Location of Birth: Cohasset, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: October 30, 1923
  • Date of Death: May 30, 1946 (22 years old)
  • Parents: Arthur Foster and Ottis (Goodell) Foster
  • High School and Class: 1941 - Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: CPL (Corporal)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: 1944
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  • Military Highlights:
    In June of 1944, Stanley entered military service and trained at Camp Barkeley, Texas. With the medical corps he was sent overseas and for some time was stationed on Luzon in the Philippines. Later he was in the Army of Occupation in Japan. He had just returned from there the first part of May and had arrived at his home for a furlough on May 18th. He had been granted an extension of his furlough so he could be here at the time his brother Vernon graduated from high school. He was to have returned to Camp McCoy, Wisconsin in June to be given his discharge from the service.

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    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Stanley lived in Cohasset all of his life. He attended the rural schools there and graduated from the Grand Rapids High School in 1941.

    Stanley drowned Memorial Day while fishing in the Mississippi River near his home. He was fishing alone in the canoe which capsized and his body never returned to the surface of the water. Stanley's brother, Vernon, and two uncles, John and Alden Goodell, were not far away in another boat, but they were unable to find the body in time for first aid efforts to be effective. Authorities from Grand Rapids were called to the scene of the tragedy, but the body had been recovered in about 12 feet of water before they arrived.

    Stanley is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Foster; two brothers, Vernon and Alvin; one sister, Ivis; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gabe Goodell; and his grandmother, Mrs. Foster.

    Stanley is buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-B-18-2-5)

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