The watch along with his leather billfold (seen in the photo on the right) were returned to James' wife Margaret in March of 1945. The contents of the billfold, although water damaged, included such personal items as photos of his wife, his draft card, and his Virginia driver's license. James Foster's body was brought home to Waynesboro, VA after the war - his final resting place is Riverview Cemetery. Foster was Waynesboro's only D-Day fatality.
The Memorial looks forward to the day, hopefully in the near future, where these priceless objects can be displayed for all of the public to see in a physical setting. But until then we will continue to use the blog as a virtual museum of sorts to let the artifacts tell the important story of D-Day. Be sure to look back soon to learn more about our collection.