|Friday, 22-Sep-2006 19:31
Fair Winds Corporal of Marines!
Friday, September 22, 2006
Marine, just discharged, dies in crash
By ELIZABETH COMEAU
Copyright © 2006 Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc.
VASSALBORO -- Timothy E. Foshay returned home last month, eager to reconnect with friends and family after four years in the U.S. Marine Corps that included three tours in Iraq.
He was preparing for English courses at the University of Maine at Augusta, and had just found a new apartment to live in, said Timothy's mother, Ann Foshay.
"He hadn't even gotten a chance to move in yet," she said.
Foshay, 22, died Wednesday night after losing control of his 1995 Acura. Police say he was speeding when his car overturned and rolled into some trees and rocks on Holman Day Road in Vassalboro. Foshay, who was ejected from his car, was dead by the time police arrived, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Department of Public Safety
Ann Foshay said that her son -- enrolled at UMA as an English major -- got out of the Marines on early release so he could attend school. At the time of his discharge, he was a corporal serving with the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment.
"He loved his family and was enjoying getting back from four years away and connecting with friends," Ann Foshay said. As one of 10 children in his family, Timothy was the second oldest, and oldest boy, she said.
"He was planning on doing the Appalachian Mountain trail in three months when it took most people six -- but he had it all worked out," she said.
Those who knew Foshay, a graduate of Waterville High School, said that he was a bright, nonjudgmental young man.
"He was kind of quiet and very, very smart," said Jo Comeau, Foshay's guidance counselor at Waterville High.
"He was somewhat of a renaissance guy who played guitar and was very easy to be with," Comeau said. "His death is very sad."
Elizabeth Comeau -- 623-3811, Ext. 433
# 1 - Former U.S. Marine Timothy Foshay stands for photograph while serving his second tour in Iraq with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marines in April 2005. Foshay, 22, of Vassalboro died Tuesday night in a one-vehicle accident in Vassalboro, nearly a month after completing his four years of service
# 2 - I was searching back through the archives and ran across this picture of Foshay. I do not remember if this was before or after the 1st Battle of Fallujah but it was definitely during OIF2. Fair Winds and Following Seas Corporal of Marines! - JHD
There was a new presence on the roads near Mahmudiyah recently. Company B, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division attached to 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment to help protect the roads and bridges to keep supply lines open. Here an M-1A1 Abrams tank crew posts security on the supply route.
(Then) Lance Cpl. Timothy E. Foshay, a rifleman with Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, provides security for his vehicle during a patrol recently. He wasn't alone this time, though. Close by was a 70-ton, M-1A1 Abrams tank. Company B, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division attached to the task force recently to help provide security to the nearby supply route. The tanks are a welcome sight to the Marines who appreciate the psychological and tactical impact the tanks have on enemy forces