Editor’s Note: This memorial first appeared in SOFREP in late May 2016. Today is the first that I have read it, and I found myself so moved by Geo’s words that I wanted to make sure all of you get a chance to read it as well.  I didn’t have the privilege of knowing Sam Foster, but I’ve known men like him and they make the world a better place…a safer place. Take a few minutes to get to know Sam like Geo did and I guarantee you he’ll be a part of your life forever. –GDM

A Note from Geo: With the writing of this essay about my friend Samuel Booth Foster, I have concluded the essays on the men I served with while in Delta Force, with whom I have been comrades and much more than just fair-weather friends and who have died in the line of a selfless and honorable duty to their country.

Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. It is sweet and glorious to die for one’s country.