Joe Foss

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Birthday
17, 1915
Birthplace
South Dakota
Death Date
Jan 1, 2003 (87)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
17, 1915
Birthplace
South Dakota
Death Date
Jan 1, 2003 (87)

About

Fighter pilot who received the Medal of Honor during World War II for his efforts during the Guadalcanal Campaign. He was also a television personality who hosted ABC television's The American Sportsman from 1964 to 1967.

Before Fame

He got his first taste of aviation when he visited a local airfield to see Charles Lindbergh, who was on tour with his aircraft.

Trivia

He was the first commissioner of the American Football League as well as the 20th Governor of South Dakota.

Family Life

He took over his family's farm when he was only 17 after his father was electrocuted to death in a freak accident.

Associated With

He received the prestigious Medal of Honor from President Franklin D. Roosevelt.