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After 41-plus years of military service, Foster enjoying his retirement at home

November 7, 2013

MASTER SGT. BILL FOSTER

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Giving 41 years of one's life to anything these days stands out as a great achievement, and one local man — Punxsutawney's own Master Sgt. Bill Foster — recently retired after dedicating just more than 41 years of service to the military and the local community through his involvement in the Army and the Pennsylvania National Guard.

"I entered delayed in February of 1972, and just recently retired this July, which gave me about 41 years of service and change," Foster said in a recent interview. "I had one break because of ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps). When I was an ROTC cadet, they didn't permit you to remain in the Guard, so it was involuntary."

Foster's time in service was diverse, and he covered a lot of territory through it.

Read Foster's full story - in addition to a full tab dedicated to our veterans — in Friday's edition of The Spirit.

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