RD Foster, born on a Collin County, Texas, cotton farm, graduated from McKinney High School in 1966 and at 18 years of age, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After serving three years in Vietnam, the Philippine Islands and Okinawa, Foster returned home and worked as a fireman, a long-haul truck driver, a private investigator and spent many years in the music business as a singer, songwriter, guitar player, producer and bus driver for touring bands. He is a published author, with numerous newspaper and magazine articles, and is the author of two published novels.
With the publishing of "One Day as a Lion – True Stories of the Vietnam War" in 2007, a grass-roots effort began to build a veterans memorial to honor all Collin County men and women who have given their lives in the service of our country. As a result, the Wall of Honor at the Veterans Memorial Park in McKinney, containing the names of 345 heroes, was dedicated on 11, 11, 2011.
"One Day as a Lion” was awarded the Silver Trophy at the 2009 North Texas Book Festival. In 2010, RD Foster was selected as Patriot of the Year by the Texas Veterans Commission. Currently, he is writing a book of true stories about the 345 names on the Wall of Honor.
RD, who has been an editor with Entry Way Publishing and Digi-Tall Media since 2003, and his wife, Trina, live in a rural section of northern Collin County, Texas.
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