FOSTER JAMES ELMER

LTC James Elmer Foster was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 10/15/2014 at the age of 79.0 from Auto accident
Colorado Springs, CO
Flight Class 60-5
Date of Birth 10/28/1935
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with B/227 AVN 1 CAV in 66-67
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: It is with extreme sorrow and heavy hearts that the family of James E Foster announces his unexpected passing at Penrose Memorial Hospital secondary to injuries suffered in an automobile accident. Jim as many knew him and "Po" as his grandchildren lovingly called him was a husband, mentor, dad, brother, and wonderful friend to those lucky enough to have had his acquaintance.He was a proud retiree of the US Army and served bravely in Vietnam for two tours as a helicopter pilot where he returned home as a wounded veteran. He reached the level of Lieutenant Cornell before retiring after many years of service. As mentioned; Jim was a mentor not only to his family, but to others looking to serve in the US Armed Forces. He was always available to offer both advice and actual help when needed and served as a problem solver within our family.The world feels a little less safe without him looking out for all of us.There are so many things to say about this special man; he would probably want us to mention that he graduated from Tennessee Tech, worked for Georgia Power for many years, but we think that his greatest accomplishment was his impact on all of us.

James was preceded in death by his brother Ronnie, his father Joseph, his mother Dorothy, and his son Scott. He is survived by his wife Barbara, three daughters, four sons, twenty three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service to honor Jim's life will be held on Saturday October 25, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the St. George Anglican Church, 217 E Pikes Peak Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Inurnment will be at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

The family would appreciate in Jim's honor that any memorial gifts are made to The Wounded Warrior Program.

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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Date posted on this site: 09/21/2017


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