James Richard Foust was born near Island Ford, Anderson County, TN, the son of Hugh Alfred Foust adn Lillie May Cole. His sisters were Maxie Irene Foust, Vesta Verlena Foust, Teressia A. Foust and Mari Lynn Foust. He had one brother, Hollis Lee Foust. He married Dorothy Ridenour on 10 July 1944. James Foust served with the Civilian Conservation Corps prior to his World War II service.
He was killed in Action, France

He is buried in Island Ford Cemetery.

  • Rank: Technician 5th Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 1 February 1923
  • Date of death: 13 December 1944
  • County: Anderson
  • Hometown: Lake City
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 346th Infantry Regiment, 87th Infantry Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Island Ford Cemetery, Lake City, Anderson County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VI, Top Panel
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