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Our Military Roots

Foster Fuels has a long history of customers and employees that have served in the United States military including our founder, L.H. Foster Sr. and his son, L.H. Foster Jr. – L.H. Sr. served in WWI and L.H. Jr. served in WWII. During his service, L.H. Foster Jr. lost half of one of his legs but ultimately made it back home to Virginia.

Many Foster Fuels employees have family members that have served our country including our Vice President of Propane Operations, Tim Spicer. His late father, David Smither Spicer, served during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953 and was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska. His brother, Thomas E. Spicer Jr. also served during the Korean War from December 14th, 1950 to November 10th, 1952.

With only six weeks of training, David Spicer served as a combat medic and treated stationed troops and local Eskimos. During his time in Alaska, Spicer treated everything from gaping lacerations to minor sickness. After both of their honorable discharges, the brothers joined their father as co-workers and operators of their family business, Spicer Brother’s Cleaners, which served UVA and the Charlottesville community for nearly 60 years.

In January of 2015, the brothers past away, a day apart from each other.

This July 4th is the 239th birthday of the United States of America. We are honored to support all branches the United States Armed Forces with fuel essential to their mission and choose to honor the heroes that fought for our independence and the heroes that continue to fight to maintain that freedom today through our Veteran Salute. It is the work of these brave Americans that allows all of us to live in freedom in the greatest country in the world. If you would like to recognize someone in honor of their service, please click here to submit his or her information.
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