World war two commander is living history

Khalil Chester

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Shy on his 99th birthday, world war two tank commander Vernon Foster remembers battles in France and Germany, he even remembers getting shot in the face by a shrapnel(fragmentation grenade), 2,600 miles in the five- man Sherman tank named for his wife, Dottie, and meeting franklin Roosevelt. However, when he was asked about being part of the “greatest generations,” “former news anchor Tom Brokaw’s term for those who came of age during the depression and fought in world war two, he’s momentarily at a loss”.  “Part of the disappearing generation remembered for his services and bravery, foster is among around 558,000 World War II veterans who still living, according to federal statistics.” He and fellow World War II veteran William Kruse are being honored Saturday night at a veteran day concert and fundraiser for blind industries, services of Maryland, and other non-profits that worked for all veterans.

 

Baltimoresun.com, 10 Nov. 2017, www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-wwii-veteran-

20171110-story.html.

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World war two commander is living history