Duane S. Foster

Profile Updated: January 7, 2019
Duane S. Foster
What year did you Graduate? 1958
Military Service: USN, retired 1979Joined US Navy March 17,195  
Where have you lived and where do you live now? Palmdale, CA USA
Married, divorced, single? Divorced
Kids, Grandkids, Great Grandkids? Tell us about them: 1 son age 48 is a journeyman electrician. 2 daughters aged 49 and 50 respectively.Eldest (Dawn) is a More…survivor of breast and spinal cancer and is a homemaker.(Dawn passed away 23 December 2016 after 8 year battle) Youngest is Chief Financial Officer for Seascape Resorts in Destin,Florida. I have one granddaughter age 18, studying pre collegiate classes at an advanced level.
Still working or retired? Highlights you want to share: Retired after 40 years with Uncle Sam,(USN 21years, DOD Inspector 19 years)
Yes! Attending Reunion
What years did you attend FUHS?

1954 to 1958

What Elementary School Did You Attend?

Thomas Edison Elementary, Altadena, CA
Yorba Linda Elementary (Now the Nixon Library)

Tell us about your life and travels since FUHS:

Joined US Navy March 17,1959.
After Boot camp and FT"A" school was assigned to USS Higbee (DD806)
Served aboard for 5 years (E-3 to E6), Key West test and Evaluation Detachment(1965-1967) FT"B" school Great Lakes, Ill (E-7)1967, Fleet Trainig Group San Diego,CA 1968-1971, USS Kilauea (AE-26) 1971-1972,Combat Systems Technical Schools Command Mare Island,CA as Instructor and Command Career Counselor 1972-1974, US Navy Submarine School Groton CT
1974-1975,USS Nautilus (SSN571) qualified in Submarines in 85 days then on to USS Los Angeles (SSN688),USS Memphis (SSN691),USS Birmingham (SSN695) retired from there in December 1979.NASA Langley Virginia, Established PMS Program for all 16 Wind tunnels Data analysis equipment 1980,Emerson Electric Senior Field Engineer with Emerlec 30 Weapons System(Korea and Germany) 1980-1982, Long Beach Naval Shipyard as Fire Control Apprentice Program Instructor and Technician 1982-1984.Then finished second Career with DoD as Quality Assurance Specialist in May of 2002 with forty years of Government service.
I am currently retired and living in Palmdale,Ca with all of my cars and critters!!

Best FUHS School Memories:

Judy Borgeson thanking the audience in an auditorium presentation from "The heart of her bottom!!

Who Was Your Favorite Teacher?

Black Bart Redfern, Trigonometry

Duane S.'s Recent Comments

Apr 07, 2017 at 6:58 AM

Unfortunately oldest daughter succumbed to her 8+ year battle with cancer on 23 December 2016. She is finally at peace.

Posted: Feb 27, 2016 at 12:27 PM