.Captain
Foster S. (Tooter) TEAGUE
USN 1934 - 1998

..Tooter was born, raised and died
in
Bossier City, Louisiana.
..
Born November 21, 1934 in Bossier City, Louisiana.  He graduated from Texas A & M University receiving a degree in business administration prior to entering the Aviation Officer Candidate School in 1955.  He received his commission as an Esign in February 1957 and was designated a Naval Aviator in May 1958.  Captain Teague's first tour of duty was with Fighter Squadron 121. Following assignments have included duty with VF-124, VF-51, VF-111, VX-4 and VF-51 as Executive and Commanding Officer, with deployments in USS Lexington (CV-16), USS Ticonderoga (CVA-14), USS Oriskany (CVA_34), USS Intrepid (CVA-11), USS Coral Sea (CVA-43), and USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63).  Additionally, he has served as Aide and Flag Lieutenant to RADM R.E.Riera in Alaska, in the Office of Legislative Affairs in Washington.  Prior to reporting to the Commander, Surface Force Pacific,

On June 11, 1972 while flying an F-4 as Commander VF-51 embarked in USS Coral Sea (CVA-43),  TOn June 11, 1972 while flying an F-4 as commander VF-51 embarked in (CVA-43), Tooter  was credited with shooting down a MIG-21. Captain  Teague was Commander Air Wing Eleven in USS Kitty Hawk.  During his WESTPAC deployments, Captain Teague flew over 450 combat missions. Captain Teague assumed Command of USS KAWISHIWI on 23 Janurary 1976.

Captain Teague married the former Loretta Ann Gould of Las Vegas, Nevada. He died in Bossier City, Louisiana on 29 August, 1998 at the young age of  63.


The next Commandor of USS Kawishiwi was Captain J.L. Finley USN.