US Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipientDied when: 87 years 259 days (1052 months)
Star Sign: Aries
Joseph Jacob Foss (April 17, 1915 – January 1, 2003) was a United States Marine Corps major and a leading Marine fighter ace in World War II.
He received the Medal of Honor in recognition of his role in air combat during the Guadalcanal Campaign.In postwar years, he was an Air National Guard brigadier general, served as the 20th Governor of South Dakota (1955–1959), president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the first commissioner of the American Football League.
He also was a television broadcaster.