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Estancia graduate to receive Silver Star before Angels game

April 07, 2011

Editor's note: This changes the headline to what school Daniel A. Foster graduated from.

COSTA MESA — An Estancia High School graduate will be given the U.S. Army's Silver Star medal in a pre-game ceremony at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday evening.

Daniel A. Foster, class of 2006, exhibited gallantry in action during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

On May 21, Foster fought off countless enemies and a truck headed into his outpost packed with 500 pounds of explosives. The vehicle detonated and severely wounded Foster, who continued to fight until reinforcements came, according to a media release from the Angels baseball organization.

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After being treated, Foster returned to the fight by carrying ammunition and weapons to other soldiers who were fending off the well-coordinated attack.

The Silver Star is one of the military's most prestigious and is give to those who show gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States while engaged in military operations involving conflict with an opposing foreign force, according to military code.

Foster is scheduled to receive his medal at 5:49 p.m. on the field before the Angels play the Toronto Blue Jays.

— Joseph Serna

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