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Foster ’75 Authors Vietnam Book

David Lee Foster ’75 has recently written “Conquering the Power of Death: A Vietnam Story,” a book detailing the journey of one U. S. Marine radioman through the Vietnam War in 1970-71.

Foster takes readers through his experiences during his time in Vietnam, discussing the bleak topic of death and the ways to cope with it. While unveiling the horrors of war, Foster reveals the mentality a soldier must maintain to handle a life scarred by trauma and loss.

As a sergeant in the Marine Corps from 1968 – 1972, he was assigned to the 1st Marine Air Wing and 1st Marine Division in and around DaNang, Vietnam, during 1970 and 1971. He currently serves as a trial and municipal attorney in Geneva and is involved with prison ministry and services to veterans.

Foster holds a B.A. in economics and political science from Hobart College. He attended both Cornell University School of Law and Hofstra Law School. At the age of 50, he returned to divinity school at St. Bernard’s School of Theology and Ministry in Rochester, N.Y., earning an M. Div. degree.

Hardcover copies of the book can be purchased in the College Store.