FOSTER JOHN R

WO1 John R. Foster was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 02/12/1994 at the age of 51.2
Sevierville, TN
Flight Classes 66-15 and 66-13
Date of Birth 12/17/1942
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 162 AHC in 66-67
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More detail on this person: John Foster Beach, Fla., while preparing to broadcast the Daytona 500 auto race for CBS Sports. He leaves his wife, Karen (McNally) Foster; his mother, Mary (Hanuschak) Foster of Hopedale, Mass.; four stepchildren; a brother, Fred Foster of Milford, Mass.; a nephew; and a niece. He was born and raised in Hopedale, son of John Foster, and lived throughout the United States. He lived here several years. He graduated from Hopedale High School and a college. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, serving as a helicopter pilot and warrant officer in Vietnam. Mr. Foster was a camera technician for CBS Sports for many years. Mr. Foster, known as "Captain Jack," developed the technique for live television transmission from inside race cars which changed the way auto racing was covered and won an Emmy for the 1986 Daytona 500. He also won an Emmy for his role in the technology. Mr. Foster installed the remote-contral live cameras that provided on-board television from locations such as Pope John Paul's bulletproof cars during his visit to North America, and from competing yachts during the America's Cup races from Australia. A funeral Mass will be held today in Daytona Beach. A memorial Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, in Sacred Heart Church, 187 Hopedale St., Hopedale, Mass. Burial will be in Hopedale Village Cemetery. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, Mass. 01701. Baggett & Summers Funeral Home, Daytona Beach, is directing arrangements in Florida.

Burial information: Hopedale Village Cemetery, Hopedale, MA

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Date posted on this site: 09/19/2018


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