Sterling C. Foster

World War II
Service #3718129
RankChief Electrician's Mate U.S. Navy
Entered Service From New York
Date of DeathDecember 10 1941
Walls of the Missing
Purple Heart
Purple Heart

Chief Foster was initially listed as missing in action. After the war, his remains were recovered and he was buried at sea at the request of his next of kin. His name is permanently engraved on the Walls of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery.

rosetta medal
When an individual’s remains have been accounted for by the U.S. Department of Defense, a rosette is placed next to the name on the Wall/Tablet/Court of the Missing to mark that the person now rests in a known gravesite.