March 31, 2016

Foreman served with honor and bravery


By Edna Sailor

Roger Earl Foreman was born to his parents, Earl and Irene, in Sanish on August 4, 1947. In 1952 he moved to New Town with his family. He attended school in New Town and graduated from high school in 1965. He attended North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton.

Foreman entered the United States Army in September of 1968. He was first stationed in Fort Lewis, Washington. From there his military duties took him to Vietnam where he served in the 101st Airborne, Third Infantry.

Prior to his death, Sgt. Foreman was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with the accompanying

Citation: "For distinguishing himself by outstanding meritorious service in connection with ground operations against hostile forces in the Republic of Vietnam from September 5, 1968 to July 18, 1969."

Foreman was also awarded an Air Medal, Combat Infantry Man Badge for personal service and high personal risk in active ground combat (CBI), National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with a Bronze Service Star and the Vietnam Campaign Ribbon according to Post 290 documents.

Foreman received a second Bronze Star with V device for his valor posthumously. It was awarded for his action in the engagement in which he was mortally wounded.

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