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John William Foss

Date of birth: February 13, 1933
Place of Birth: Minnesota, Hutchinson

John Foss graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1956. He retired as a U.S. Army General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General John William Foss, United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps, from 1986 to 1988.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1986 - 1988

Service: Army

Rank: General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General John William Foss, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Department of the Army, from 1988 to 1989.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1988 - 1989

Service: Army

Rank: General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General John William Foss, United States Army, was awarded a Second Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Third Award of the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Commanding General, Headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, from 1989 to 1991.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1989 - 1991

Service: Army

Rank: General

Air Force Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General John William Foss, United States Army, was awarded the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Commanding General, Headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, from 1989 to 1991.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1989 - 1991

Service: Army

Rank: General

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major (Infantry) John William Foss, United States Army, was awarded the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Battalion Commander, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam, from 1967 to 1968.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: Major

Regiment: 12th Infantry Regiment

Division: 4th Infantry Division

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major (Infantry) John William Foss, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy while serving as a Battalion Commander, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam, from 1967 to 1968.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: Major

Regiment: 12th Infantry Regiment

Division: 4th Infantry Division

Defense Superior Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

Under the provisions of Department of Defense 1348.33-M, the Secretary of Defense has awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal to General John William Foss, United States Army, for exceptionally superior service to the Department of Defense Chief, Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group, Philippine Islands, from 1980 to 1982.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1980 - 1982

Service: Army

Rank: General

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major (Infantry) John William Foss, United States Army, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as a Battalion Commander, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam, from 1967 to 1968.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1967 - 1968

Service: Army

Rank: Major

Regiment: 12th Infantry Regiment

Division: 4th Infantry Division

Legion of Merit

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: General John William Foss, United States Army, was awarded a Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States with Headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command, from 1973 to 1977.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1973 - 1977

Service: Army

Rank: General

Distinguished Flying Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Major (Infantry) John William Foss, United States Army, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight while serving as a Battalion Commander, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam, from 1967 to 1968.

General Orders: United States Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: Vietnam War

Service: Army

Rank: Major

Regiment: 12th Infantry Regiment

Division: 4th Infantry Division