Foster Lawson Alston was born October 8, 1932, the son of James and Agnes Foster of New Tazewell, Tennessee.
Private First Class Alston was a member of the 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was killed in action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on August 5, 1951.
Foster was returned to his hometown and funeral services were held December 9, 1951, at Myers Grove Baptist Church with burial following at Drummond Cemetery. Military Honors were rendered by Claiborne County Veterans of Foreign War Post 8779.
In addition to his parents, he left two sisters, Mrs. Birgie Duncan of Monroe, Michigan, and Phyllis Alston, New Tazewell, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Logan, New Tazewell.