George J. Forster



Preferred Name: 
George

Nickname/Call Sign: Ace

Date of Birth: October 3, 1938 (April 27, 2019)

Highest Military Grade Held: Colonel, O6

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Biography

Units Assigned

  • 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron
  • 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  • 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron (F-100)
  • 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron

Awards & Decorations

Silver Star
Bronze Star
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

Colonel George John Forster (USAF, Ret.) Headed West, April 27, 2019

George John Forster was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 3, 1938, to the late George A. Forster and Irene P. (Dreckmann) Forster.

He married the former Helene G. Vento of Greendale, Wisconsin on November 22, 1958. They have four children, George, Ellen (John) Guarente, Maria (Andy) McCracken, and Angela (Rick) Abbott; and seven grandchildren, Andrew, Christian, Forster, Madeline, George K., Clara, and Lena.

George Joined the Wisconsin Air National Guard in 1956 after graduating from the Air Force Pilot Training Program, entered active duty in 1962 as a fighter pilot, and retired in October of 1988. During his career, George flew many frontline fighter aircraft and served overseas in Vietnam, Thailand, and Spain. He worked in various staff positions, including the Pentagon and commanded a fighter wing.

Upon retiring from the USAF, George and Helene moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. For the next thirteen years, he worked part-time for the ski industry. He enjoyed skiing, baseball, hunting, fishing, and golf. His faith and family meant everything to him.

George is interred at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 South Sheridan Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80236.

Memorial contributions in George’s memory may be made to:
The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, 450 Venard Road, South Abington Township, Pennsylvania, 18411, or online at: https://fssp.com/support/

Colorado Right to Life at: http://coloradortl.org/donate

Assistance League of Colorado Springs at: https://www.assistanceleague.org/colorado-springs/donate/.

(source: https://obits.gazette.com/obituaries/gazette/obituary.aspx?n=George-John-Forster&pid=192757491)

Biography

Biography

Units - Education - Awards - Flight Info

Units Assigned

  • 481st Tactical Fighter Squadron
  • 612th Tactical Fighter Squadron
  • 615th Tactical Fighter Squadron (F-100)
  • 613th Tactical Fighter Squadron

Awards & Decorations

Silver Star
Bronze Star
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal

Flight Info

F-100

Military Education

Civilian Education

Photos
Headed West

Colonel George John Forster (USAF, Ret.) Headed West, April 27, 2019

George John Forster was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on October 3, 1938, to the late George A. Forster and Irene P. (Dreckmann) Forster.

He married the former Helene G. Vento of Greendale, Wisconsin on November 22, 1958. They have four children, George, Ellen (John) Guarente, Maria (Andy) McCracken, and Angela (Rick) Abbott; and seven grandchildren, Andrew, Christian, Forster, Madeline, George K., Clara, and Lena.

George Joined the Wisconsin Air National Guard in 1956 after graduating from the Air Force Pilot Training Program, entered active duty in 1962 as a fighter pilot, and retired in October of 1988. During his career, George flew many frontline fighter aircraft and served overseas in Vietnam, Thailand, and Spain. He worked in various staff positions, including the Pentagon and commanded a fighter wing.

Upon retiring from the USAF, George and Helene moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado. For the next thirteen years, he worked part-time for the ski industry. He enjoyed skiing, baseball, hunting, fishing, and golf. His faith and family meant everything to him.

George is interred at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 3698 South Sheridan Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80236.

Memorial contributions in George’s memory may be made to:
The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, 450 Venard Road, South Abington Township, Pennsylvania, 18411, or online at: https://fssp.com/support/

Colorado Right to Life at: http://coloradortl.org/donate

Assistance League of Colorado Springs at: https://www.assistanceleague.org/colorado-springs/donate/.

(source: https://obits.gazette.com/obituaries/gazette/obituary.aspx?n=George-John-Forster&pid=192757491)