Duane S. Foster

Profile Updated: March 13, 2022
Duane S. Foster
What year did you Graduate? 1958
Military Service: USN, retired 1979Joined US Navy March1959h 17,195  
Where have you lived and where do you live now? Palmdale, CA USA
Married, divorced, single? Widowed
Kids, Grandkids, Great Grandkids? Tell us about them: 1 son age 52 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 and Head of Human Resources for Seascape Resorts in Destin,Florida. I have one granddaughter age 21, enrolled in University of Nevada Reno in undergraduate studies.(2 Majors, Journalism and Criminology)
Still working or retired? Highlights you want to share: Retired after 40 years with Uncle Sam,(USN 21years, DOD Inspector 19 ye
Do you have a blog or website you would like to share with your Classmates? I am on Facebook
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 Training Group San Diego,CA 1968-1971, USS Kilauea (AE-26) 1971-1972,Combat Systems Technical Schools Command Mare Island, CA. Terminated Instructor duty in 1974 for Submarine Duty on the East Coast.USS Nautilus SSN 571,Uss Los Angeles SSN 688, USS Memphis SSN 691 and Retired from USS Birmingham SSN 695 in December 1979

Best FUHS School Memories:

Graduation and on to Fullerton Junior College

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