In Memory

Gregory Foster


Police Officer Gregory Foster , along with his partner, Rocco Laurie, was gunned down by members of the Black Liberation Army while walking his patrol beat in Manhattan's East Village, on January 27, 1972.

I remember Greg as one of the sweetest guys in my Homeroom class throughout High School.  A real tragedy.  (Ronnie Fluxgold Strum)

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08/22/09 03:02 PM #1    

Robert Fichtel

Greg was a personable guy who always seemed to have a smile on his face. I enjoyed being his friend during the HS years. When I read the story of his death in the Daily News, I was deeply saddened. Greg was a friend and a hero who left us too soon!

09/02/09 04:48 PM #2    

Charles A. Fisher

Gregory was My Friend,Classmate & Never failed to have a wonderful Smile on His Face.His untimely Death came as a shock & I still think of Him often. His Murder was cowardly & totally unwarranted! "We" have ALL lost a great Man & Human Being for no reason & Gregory is missed by many but especially Me.
Rest In Peace My Brother & My Hero,
Charley Fisher
Class of '68

10/15/10 12:52 PM #3    

Howard Kotarski

Greg and I were in homeroom and gym glass together. We were not close friends but friends.

 He always had a smile or a good word, and color did not matter, you were friends for life.

For those that did not know Greg, he was in the US Marine Corps after H.S., and served in Veit Nam. He was a machine gunner and received both the Bronze and Silver Star.  To return home from combat and be killed  not because he was black or white, but because he wore Blue.

I was a Auxiliary Police Officer at that time, at the old 107Pct and attended his funeral.  I moved to Texas and became a Deputy Sheriff in Tarrant County, Fort Worth Tx,

To this day I remember Greg and old" Lewis HS" as we called it back then, for some one to die way to young on a worthless shooting.

May he always be remembered  and may my brother officer rest in peace.


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