SSgt. Robert Eugene Foster
Section 19 Lot 62 Grave 2
On March 9, 1966, Capt. Willard M. Collins, 1Lt. Delbert R. Peterson, and Ssgt. Robert E. Foster were part of the crew of an AC47 , named the Puff, sent on a combat mission over the A Shau Valley in Thua Thien Province, South Vietnam. They were engaged in an effort to save a Special Forces firebase from being overrun by enemy troops.
During the mission, the Puff was hit by enemy fire and crashed. After impact, three of the crew were rescued. According to these men, Foster was holding off enemy troops when the last attempt to rescue him failed. Of the three who were not rescued, Foster and Collins were declared Killed in Action and Peterson was declared Missing in Action. This suggests that at least Foster and Peterson, and perhaps all three, were alive at the time of the last futile rescue attempt.
Spec. Frank Edward Timian
Section 19 Lot 11 Grave 12
Spec. Frank Edward Timian Spec. 4/c U.S. Army, Vietnam War-Spec. Timian was killed by friendly artillery fire along with three other soldiers on May 12, 1969 while serving as an Infantryman with Co. A of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Spec. Timian started his tour of Vietnam on 10-21-1968.
Spec. Timian is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Timian of 40 Charlotte Street, Lockport, New York.
Awards: Purple Heart Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Vietnam Service Medal with One Service Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal.