Cpl. Donald B. Foster (1916-1945)

O'Brien County Bell, 2 May 1945, p. 1

Memorial Service At Sutherland

Pvt. Donald Foster Killed In Action March 24 Memorial services will be held at the Methodist church in Sutherland Sunday afternoon, May 6th, for Pvt. Donald Foster, who was killed in action at Hollenbusch Germany on March 24th Before entering the service he was a truck driver for the Sutherland creamery. He leaves a wife, the former Lavonne Joines. Donald's former home was in Missouri where his father now resides.


O'Brien County Bell, 9 May 1945, p. 1

Services Held For Sutherland Boy
Corporal Donald Foster Honored by Legion

Services were held in Sutherland Sunday for Corporal Donald Foster, killed in action on March 24, 1945. Cpl. Donald B. Foster, son of W. H. and Elizabeth Foster, was born at Farragut, Iowa, February 13, 1916. Married April 21, 1940 to Luverne Joines of Sutherland, Iowa, at Spencer. Inducted into United States Forces at Camp Dodge, Iowa, December 11, 1943. Stationed at Ft. Knox, Ky., with the 7th Battalion of the Armored Replacement Center, where he received his training. August 3rd transferred to Co. B. [345th?] Tank Battalion, Ft. Meade, Myd. September 1944 landed in Scotland. Traveled through England, France and Belgium into Germany. October 13, 1944 his Company went to the front, being a part of the First Army. Served continuously in action for about five months. During this time he was promoted to rank of corporal and his company was cited for bravery. March 24, 1945 he was killed in action at Hollenbusch, Germany. County Legion Commander W. F. Kaiser, I. W. Flick Adjutant J. F. Smith and R. E. Langley who blew taps, were among those present.

Transcribed by Alan Nicholson

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