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Citations For
U.S. Marine Corps 
Awards of the Silver Star

for 
Conspicuous Gallantry
in Action During

The Vietnam War

 

Updated June 2008 

Vietnam War Marine Corps Silver Star Citations
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HAALAND, JOHN D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John D. Haaland (0-96849), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with 3d Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 10, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Haaland upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Daly City, California


HAAR, RAYMOND L. T., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Raymond L. T. Haar, Jr., Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on November 30, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Haar upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


*HACKETT, DAVID S. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to David S. Hackett (0-92088), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company H, Second Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Reinforced), in the Republic of Vietnam, on 30 April 1967. While conducting a search and destroy mission in Thua Thien Province, North of Khe Sanh, the company came under a sudden and vicious attack from fortified enemy emplacements less than one hundred meters away. Armed with .50 caliber machine guns, automatic rifles and small arms with sniper scopes, the enemy inflicted heavy casualties. First Lieutenant Hackett unhesitatingly charged thirty meters through a hail of automatic fire to direct an M-60 machine gun team against an enemy bunker. Once this mission was completed, he again exposed himself to the intense fire to organize a stricken platoon and help evacuate the seriously wounded. Upon completion of this task, he once again rushed to the base of fire to encourage and direct his men's fire. While pressing the assault and encouraging his Marines, First Lieutenant Hackett was mortally wounded. By his outstanding courage, indomitable fighting spirit and selfless efforts in behalf of others, First Lieutenant Hackett served to inspire all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Born: September 6, 1943 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Home Town: Ligonier, Pennsylvania


*HACKETT, WILLIAM R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to William R. Hackett (2250676), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on October 27, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hackett upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


HADNOT, OTHA N.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Otha N. Hadnot (1868918), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 5, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Staff Sergeant Hadnot upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Jasper, Texas


*HADSOCK, WILLIAM A. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to William A. Hadsock (2334155), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Rifleman with Company E, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines, Ninth Marine Amphibious Brigade, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 18 August 1968, while on a search and destroy operation in Quang Nam Province, Company E came under a heavy volume of small arms and automatic weapons fire from a large North Vietnamese Army force and sustained numerous casualties. As his unit withdrew to a more tenable position, Private First Class Hadsock alertly observed several wounded Marines lying in an area exposed to intense hostile fire. With complete disregard for his own safety, he fearlessly crossed 200 meters of fire-swept rice paddy to a wounded comrade where he immediately administered first aid treatment. Ignoring the heavy volume of North Vietnamese machine gun fire, he carried his comrade to a position of relative safety. Continuing his determined efforts, he repeatedly traversed the dangerously open area and, while recovering a fatally wounded Marine, Private First Class Hadsock was mortally wounded. His bold initiative and sincere concern for the welfare of his comrades inspired all who observed him and saved the lives of two fellow Marines. By his courage, resolute determination and steadfast devotion to duty, Private First Class Hadsock upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Tarpon Springs, Florida


HAGA, GENE H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Gene H. Haga (0-108674), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 29, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Haga upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Jacksonville Beach, Florida


HAGAN, JOHN R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John R. Hagan (257666152), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 19, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Hagan upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Savannah, Georgia


HAGEMAN, RICHARD L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Richard L. Hageman (2353171), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 17, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Hageman upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Omaha, Nebraska


HAGEN, JEROME T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Jerome T. Hagen (0-62126), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Attack Squadron 311 (VMA-311), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 27, 1971. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lieutenant Colonel Hagen upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: North Dakota


HAGERTY, ROY H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Roy H. Hagerty (0-94171), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 263 (HMM-263), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 19, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Hagerty upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Greenville, North Carolina


HAGGERTY, ANCER L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Ancer L. Haggerty (0-100493), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 11, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Haggerty upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Portland, Oregon


HAINSWORTH, JOHN J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John J. Hainsworth (0-78253), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Advisor, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 1 - 2, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Hainsworth upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


HAIR, JOHN C., III
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John C. Hair, III (2145572), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 10, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Hair upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


*HALEY, HARRISON L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Harrison L. Haley (0-80836), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 26, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Haley upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Martinez, California


HALEY, WILLIAM J., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William J. Haley, Jr. (2563754), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Combined Action Platoon I-3-9, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 9, 1970. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Haley upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Seattle, Washington


HALL, EDWARD M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Edward M. Hall, Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 18, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Hall upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


*HALL, RICKEY W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Rickey W. Hall (308547327), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 10, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hall upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Indianapolis, Indiana


*HAMBLETT, ROBERT BRYANT (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Robert Bryant Hamblett (2486513), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Machine Gun Team Leader with Company D, First Battalion, Seventh Marines, First Marine Division in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 12 November 1969, Lance Corporal Hamblett was a member of a reaction force which was directed to assist a platoon that had been pinned down by fire from elements of a North Vietnamese Army battalion occupying a well-fortified bunker complex in the Que Son Mountain area of Quang Nam Province. Arriving at the site of the beleaguered unit, the reaction force was also pinned down by an extremely heavy volume of mortar, small-arms, and automatic-weapons fire. Realizing the need for immediate action, Lance Corporal Hamblett seized the initiative and commenced maneuvering his men in an attempt to execute a flanking movement. As he was directing his men across the fire-swept terrain, he pinpointed the enemy machine gun emplacement which was the principal source of hostile fire. Aware that one person would attract less attention than a group, he deployed his team back to friendly lines and commenced a lone assault up a steep slope toward the hostile bunker. Undaunted by the enemy rounds impacting all around him, he determinedly pressed forward but was mortally wounded by sniper fire as he darted across an open area. By his courage, valiant initiative, and unwavering devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Hamblett inspired all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Roanoke, Virginia


*HAMILTON, DAVID A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to David A. Hamilton (2326751), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on October 14, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Hamilton upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Springfield, Ohio


HAMILTON, DON E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Don E. Hamilton (0-82187), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 31, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Hamilton upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Eastchester, New York


HAMILTON, ROBERT E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert E. Hamilton (0-78253), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Advisor, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 30 - 31, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Hamilton upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


HAMM, JOHN R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John R. Hamm (2384231), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 31, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Hamm upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Houston, Texas


HAMMEL, ALFRED A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Alfred A. Hammel (1691303), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 1st Engineer Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 26, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Staff Sergeant Hammel upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Hartford, Connecticut


*HAMMONDS, ROY L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Roy L. Hammonds (458827840), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 4, 1970. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Hammonds upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Waxahachie, Texas


HAMMONS, HERBERT D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Herbert D. Hammons (2332783), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 15, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hammons upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Pocasser, Oklahoma


HANCOCK, DAVID
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to David Hancock (0-83348), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 7, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Hancock upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


HANIFIN, ROBERT T., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert T. Hanifin, Jr. (0-48995), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Commanding Officer, 2d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 27, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lieutenant Colonel Hanifin upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


HANLEY, PATRICK J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Patrick J. Hanley, Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 7, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hanley upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


*HANNA, ROCKY W. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Rocky W. Hanna (2486550), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Headquarters and Service Company, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 11, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Hanna upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Addy, Washington


*HANNAH, SAMUEL J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Samuel J. Hannah (0-101288), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 7, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Hannah upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Reily, Ohio


HARBIN, DAVID D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to David D. Harbin (2238359), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 4, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Harbin upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Albuquerque, New Mexico


HARDIN, RICHARD P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Richard P. Hardin (0-94172), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 364 (HMM-364), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 7, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Hardin upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Richmond, Virginia


*HARDY, WARREN, JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Warren Hardy, Jr. (2171504), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 15, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Hardy upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Montgomery, Alabama


*HARRELL, ROGER P. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Roger P. Harrell (263542237), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 361 (HMM-361), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on October 31, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Harrell upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Jacksonville Beach, Florida


HARRINGTON, MYRON C., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Myron C. Harrington, Jr. (0-81869), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 15, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Harrington upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Born: August 13, 1938 at Augusta, Georgia
Home Town: Charleston, South Carolina
Personal Awards: Navy Cross (Vietnam), Silver Star (Vietnam)


*HARRIS, CHARLES EDWARD (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Charles Edward Harris (2312798), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 14, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Harris upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Norfolk, Virginia


HARRIS, JOHN A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John A. Harris (1518077), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 23, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Staff Sergeant Harris upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Birmingham, Alabama


HARRISON, BRUCE W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Bruce W. Harrison (2226354), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 24, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Harrison upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Louisville, Kentucky


HARRISON, CLYDE L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Clyde L. Harrison, Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 25, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Harrison upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


HARRISON, JAMES R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James R. Harrison (2349898), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 9, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Harrison upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Reseda, California


HARSHMAN, RICHARD L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Richard L. Harshman (0-91599), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 21, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Harshman upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Denver, Colorado


HART, JAMES W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James W. Hart (2239759), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 16, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lieutenant Colonel Hart upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Topeka, Kansas


HART, MICHAEL K.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Michael K. Hart (2512333), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 16, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Hart upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Louisville, Kentucky


*HARTLEY, WILLIAM L. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to William L. Hartley (0-87550), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 23, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Hartley upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Memphis, Tennessee


HARTNEY, ALAN H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Alan H. Hartney (0-83357), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 2, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Hartney upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Ashland, Ohio


*HARVEY, MICHAEL A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Michael A. Harvey (2366216), Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Headquarters and Service Company, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 25, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private Harvey upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Milwaukee, Wisconsin


*HARVILLE, LAWRENCE (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Lawrence Harville (1640020), Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company M, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 9 May 1968.
Home Town: Princewick, West Virginia


HASKELL, WILLIAM C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William C. Haskell (0-106577), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company K, Third Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of 9 March 1969, a squad from Second Lieutenant Haskell's platoon had established an ambush east of Mai Loc in Quang Tri Province when the Marines became heavily engaged with a North Vietnamese Army company. Realizing the need for immediate action, Second Lieutenant Haskell quickly lead the remainder of his platoon through enemy controlled territory tot the beleaguered unit. Arriving at the ambush position, he skillfully maneuvered his platoon across the fire-swept terrain, boldly shouting words of encouragement to the men and directing their accurate suppressive fire upon the hostile unit. Undaunted by the enemy rounds impacting nearby, he fearlessly adjusted supporting arms fire upon the North Vietnamese emplacements and coordinated the movement of tanks and infantry units until the enemy was forced to flee in panic and confusion. Determined to exploit the hostile contact to the maximum extent, he adjusted artillery fire upon the retreating hostile soldiers, which completely disorganized and decimated the North Vietnamese company. By his courage, aggressive leadership and unwavering devotion to duty at great personal risk, Second Lieutenant Haskell was instrumental in the Marines' accounting for over twenty enemy soldiers killed and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Quantico, Virginia


HATFIELD, JOHN C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John C. Hatfield (665452), Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 4, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Gunnery Sergeant Hatfield upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Wilkinson, West Virginia


HATHCOCK, CARLOS, II
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Carlos Hathcock, II (1873109), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Sniper, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 16, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Hathcock upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Little Rock, Arkansas


HATZFIELD, WILLIAM G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William G. Hatzfield (2242155), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company M, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 13 to 14 May 1967.
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


*HAUSRATH, DONALD A., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Donald A. Hausrath, Jr. (0-103550), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 3 - 4, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Hausrath upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Villa Park, California


HAWLEY, JACK E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Jack E. Hawley (0-91575), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Attack Squadron 242 (VMA-242), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 18, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Hawley upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Moffett Field, California


HAYDEN, THOMAS R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Thomas R. Hayden (2317751), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (HMM-262), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 18, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hayden upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Buffalo, New York


*HAYES, FRED JOE (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Fred Joe Hayes (1822754), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Scout with Company D, First Battalion, Twenty-Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 13 April 1968, during an operation along the canal east of HUE, elements of the First Battalion came under heavy enemy automatic weapons, small arms and rocket fire and temporarily pinned down... From his company's position overlooking the canal, Sergeant Hayes observed several wounded Marines lying in the open terrain and unhesitatingly volunteered to lead a rescue team across the fire-swept area to assist the casualties. Carefully selecting an approach route, he crossed the canal and, providing covering fire for his companions, continued to advance until he reached the wounded Marines. Repeatedly exposing himself to heavy enemy fire, Sergeant Hayes rendered first aid, directed the activities of his companions and assisted in moving the casualties to covered positions. While aiding a wounded Marine, he himself was seriously wounded by enemy fire. Despite his serious injury, Sergeant Hayes continued to render medical aid until he succumbed to his wound. His heroic actions inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in saving the lives of several Marines. By his extraordinary courage, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty, Sergeant Hayes upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.
Home Town: Walnut Creek, California


*HAYES, IVEY J. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Ivey J. Hayes (2236650), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 4, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Hayes upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Jesup, Georgia


HAYES, JAMES M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James M. Hayes (0-94769), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 11th Marines, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 21, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Hayes upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin


HAYES, LEONARD C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Leonard C. Hayes (0-84167), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 17, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Hayes upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Whittier, California


*HAYES, RAY A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Ray A. Hayes (1942851), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 17, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Hayes upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Knoxville, Tennessee


*HAYES, WILLIAM ALLEN (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to William Allen Hayes (2359755), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, Second Battalion, Twenty-Sixth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in the Republic of Vietnam, on 6 June 1968. While serving with the Second Platoon and on security patrol near Con Thien, Private First Class Hayes and the platoon were ambushed by approximately two companies of enemy forces. Surrounded and pinned down for four hours without communication and additional support, an order was given to "fix bayonets" and charge the entrenched enemy defensive position. "Helmetless and bare chested," Private First Class Hayes, holding an M-26 fragmentation grenade in each hand, chose to assault an enemy machine gun emplacement. In his assault, Private First Class Hayes was able to toss, underhanded, the grenade in his left hand toward the machine gun position. Before an accurate attempt to destroy the machine gun with the second grenade in his right hand, he was mortally wounded with his body falling headlong into the enemy position causing a lack of maneuverability of the machine gun. This heroic action is credited with directly saving the life of a fellow Marine in the assault of the position, allowing for the eventual success of breaking contact with the enemy and relief by friendly forces. Private First Class Hayes' courage, bold initiative, and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of great personal danger reflected great credit upon himself and were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


HAYNES, JOHN L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John L. Haynes (0-79127), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with , in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Haynes upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Sarasota, Florida


*HAZELWOOD, JOHN EDWARD (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to John Edward Hazelwood (2268715), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Squad Leader with Company I, Third Battalion, Twenty-Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of 28 May 1968 during Operation ALLEN BROOK, Corporal Hazelwood's platoon was advancing across an open area toward a tree line near the village of Cu Ban (4), when the Marines came under heavy automatic weapons, small arms and rocket fire and were pinned down by a well entrenched enemy force. As supporting tanks moved into the area to aid the besieged unit, one vehicle was immediately disabled by an enemy rocket propelled grenade. Alertly detecting the source of the enemy fire, Corporal Hazelwood fearlessly exposed himself to hostile fire as he ran thirty- five meters to the nearest tank and utilizing the vehicle's tank-infantry phone, directed accurate 90-mm. fire into the enemy position, destroying it. Returning across the fire-swept area to his squad and realizing the importance of gaining fire superiority, Corporal Hazelwood again exposed himself to hostile fire as he organized his men and led an aggressive assault against the enemy-held tree line. Throughout the ensuing battle, he moved from one man to another, offering words of encouragement and directing accurate fire at enemy positions until he was mortally wounded. His dynamic leadership and determined actions inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in the accomplishment of his unit's mission. By his extraordinary courage, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty, Corporal Hazelwood upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.
Home Town: Gypsum, Kansas


HAZEN, DONALD L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Donald L. Hazen (2353111), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 19, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hazen upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Omaha, Nebraska

HEAD, GLEN R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Glen R. Head (2052841), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 3d Engineer Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 25, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Head upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Lexington, Kentucky


HEAD, WILLIAM H., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William H. Head, Jr. (1973115), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 17, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Staff Sergeant Head upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: San Marcos, California


HEALD, RONALD E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Ronald E. Heald (0-73991), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Observation Squadron 6 (VMO-6), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 8, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Heald upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Adams, New York


*HEETER, JAMES R. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to James R. Heeter (2374329), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 18, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Heeter upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Spencer, West Virginia


*HELTON, JOHN K. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to John K. Helton (2046079), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 6, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Helton upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Griffin, Georgia


HELTON, MICHAEL P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Michael P. Helton (2323276), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 4, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Helton upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio


HEMBROUGH, JOHN A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John A. Hembrough (2465384), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Headquarters and Service Company, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 25, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Hembrough upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Jacksonville, Florida


HEMINGWAY, JOSEPH E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Joseph E. Hemingway (2114023), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on November 16, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Hemingway upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Richmond, Virginia


*HEMP, STUART F. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Stuart F. Hemp (225741571), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Fire Team Leader with Company L, Third Battalion, Third Marines, Third Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 22 August 1969, the Third Platoon was conducting a patrol north of the Vandergrift Combat Base when Private First Class Hemp and the two lead squads were pinned down by a heavy volume of automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenade fire from a large North Vietnamese Army force occupying a fortified bunker complex. Realizing that several wounded men had fallen in dangerously exposed positions, Private First Class Hemp, with complete disregard for his own safety, maneuvered across the fire-swept terrain to the side of his companions and, in two successful, hazardous attempts, moved two of his comrades to covered locations. Braving the intense enemy fire for a third time, he was moving toward another casualty when he was seriously wounded. Although realizing his need for immediate medical attention but, unwilling to risk other Marine lives during an attempt to evacuate him from his completely exposed position, Private First Class Hemp steadfastly refused to allow his companions to come to his aid and subsequently succumbed to his extensive injuries. His heroic and determined actions inspired all who observed him and save the lives of two fellow Marines. By his courage, selfless concern for his fellow man and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of grave personal danger, Private First Class Hemp upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.
Home Town: Richmond, Virginia


HENDERSON, EARL W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Earl W. Henderson (0-93935), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 6, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Henderson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


HENDERSON, JIM A., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Jim A. Henderson, Jr. (1984516), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 2, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Henderson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Albuquerque, New Mexico


HENDERSON, WILLIAM B.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William B. Henderson (1588608), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 24, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Staff Sergeant Henderson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Memphis, Tennessee


HENDERSON, WILLIAM T.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William T. Henderson (0-89766), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 12, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Henderson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Princeton, New Jersey


HENDRICKS, ROBERT L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert L. Hendricks (2235429), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 24, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Hendricks upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Los Angeles, California
Personal Awards: Navy Cross (Vietnam), Silver Star (Vietnam)


HENEBURY, JOSEPH D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Joseph D. Henebury (2114415), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 9, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Henebury upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Belmont, Massachusetts


HENGEVELT, WILLIAM G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William G. Hengevelt (2142331), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 11th Marines, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on November 4, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Hengevelt upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Jacksonville, Florida


HENNING, THOMAS L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Thomas L. Henning (2264035), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 1, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Henning upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Canton, Ohio


*HENRICKS, CHARLES DRAYTON (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Charles Drayton Henricks (0-102443), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 161 (HMM-161), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 23, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Henricks upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Solana Beach, California


HENRY, CLARK G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Clark G. Henry (0-60399), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Executive Officer, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 18, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Henry upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Oceanside, California


*HENRY, HOWARD BOYD (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Howard Boyd Henry (0-85097), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Pilot with Marine Observation Squadron TWO (VMO-2), Marine Aircraft Group SIXTEEN (MAG-16), FIRST Marine Aircraft Wing in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On the night of 22 October 1969, Major Henry launched as Section Leader of a flight of two HA-1G Cobra helicopters assigned the emergency extraction of a seven-man reconnaissance patrol which had sustained four casualties. Arriving over the designated area, he immediately established radio contact with the team and was informed that only three members of the team were able to defend its position. Unable to establish the beleaguered patrols exact location, he requested a flare ship and commenced low-altitude passes over the area to search for the embattled men. Undaunted by the constant threat of hostile fire and extremely adverse weather conditions which severely restricted visibility and the area of maneuverability, Major Henry fearlessly directed his aircraft on repeated runs under the obscuring cloud cover. Maintaining continuous radio communication with the ground unit, he continually encouraged the Marines and requested guidance by visual sighting of his aircraft's lights or the sound of his engine in an attempt to pinpoint the patrol's position. As a result of his low-altitude circling of their position, he succeeded in preventing the enemy from launching an attack. After over eight hours of maneuvering over the reconnaissance team's position, Major Henry directed the insertion of a reaction force and the extraction of the patrol. By his courage, bold initiative and unswerving devotion to duty in the face of great personal danger, Major Henry was instrumental in saving the lives of several of his fellow Marines and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Baltimore, Maryland


HENRY, RICHARD H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Richard H. Henry (0-100319), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 15, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Henry upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Chapel Hill, North Carolina


*HENRY, WALTER MAURICE (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Walter Maurice Henry (2388813), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Rifleman with Company D, First Military Police Battalion, Force Logistic Command, THIRD Marine Amphibious Force, in connection with operations against insurgent communist (Viet Cong) forces in the Republic of Vietnam. On 23 August 1968, Private First Class Henry's unit was occupying a defensive position near the Cam Le Bridge, south of DaNang, when the area came under intense mortar and small arms fire. Learning that several Marines on the opposite side of the river were wounded and required medical evacuation, he unhesitatingly boarded a multi-purpose barge and, accompanied by three companions, maneuvered the craft across the river. Arriving in the designated area, he quickly realized that suppressive fire would be necessary to cover the evacuation of the casualties. Fearlessly rushing across seventy-five meters of fire-swept terrain, he reached a friendly unit and directed the deliver of suppressive fire at the enemy positions. Completely disregarding his own safety, he then attempted to return to his wounded comrades in order to assist in their evacuation and was mortally wounded. Due largely to his heroic and determined efforts, his injured companions were safely evacuated from the hazardous area. By his courage, resolute determination and selfless devotion to duty, Private First Class Henry inspired all who observed him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Seattle, Washington


*HENSON, CLARK LEE, JR. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Clark Lee Henson, Jr. (2063752), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, First Battalion, Twenty-Sixth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 7 June 1968, Company D was participating in a battalion-size search and destroy operation southwest of Da Nang and was approaching a village near Phu Lac when the Marines suddenly came under intense machine gun and automatic rifle fire from a large North Vietnamese Army force. Almost immediately after the initial contact the third platoon commander and his radio operator were mortally wounded. Rapidly assessing the situation, Sergeant Henson unhesitatingly assumed command of the platoon and completely disregarding his own safety, repeatedly exposed himself to hostile fire while consolidating his unit's position. On two occasions, he fearlessly advanced into the fire-swept area to aid wounded Marines and move them to positions of relative safety. Continuing his determined efforts Sergeant Henson ensured that all of the casualties were evacuated and then boldly led his men in an aggressive assault that forced the enemy to flee and accounted for fifty-seven North Vietnamese soldiers killed. By his courage, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty at great personal risk, Sergeant Henson contributed immeasurably to the accomplishment of his unit's mission and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Joplin, Missouri


HENSON, FRED G., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Fred G. Henson, Jr. (2175080), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 21, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Henson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


HERLIHY, PATRICK E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Patrick E. Herlihy (2209977), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 29, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Herlihy upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Wilmington, Delaware


HERMAN, CHARLES W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Charles W. Herman (2329901), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 17, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Herman upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


HERMAN, STEVEN G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Steven G. Herman (2149874), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 8, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Herman upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


HERNANDEZ, JOSE F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Jose F. Hernandez, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Air and Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 11 - 16, 1972. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Hernandez upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


HERNANDEZ, LEONARDO
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Leonardo Hernandez (2238532), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company M, 3d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 21, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Hernandez upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Midland, Texas


*HERRERA, MANUEL (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Manuel Herrera (2106574), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 21, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Herrera upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Pueblo, Colorado


*HERRERA, PHILLIP A. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Phillip A. Herrera (2140517), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 8, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Herrera upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Selma, California


HERRING, CHARLES L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Charles L. Herring (2140517), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 30, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Herring upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Austell, Georgia


HERRINGER, CHARLES L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Charles L. Herringer (1969142), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 17, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Staff Sergeant Herringer upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Springfield, Oregon


HERRINGTON, RICHARD L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Richard L. Herrington (0-103562), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 167 (HML-167), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 31, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Herrington upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: San Leandro, California


HERROD, RANDELL D.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Randell D. Herrod (2503459), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as an Assistant Machine Gunner with Company K, Third Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 28 July 1969, Company K was occupying a night defensive position approximately three miles northwest of Cam Lo in Quang Tri Province. Suddenly, the Marines came under heavy ground attack by a large North Vietnamese Army force utilizing mortars, automatic weapons, and rocket-propelled grenades. During the initial moments of the firefight, a hostile rocket-propelled grenade exploded in Private First Class Herrod's fighting position, seriously wounding him and his two companions. After dragging his comrades to a position of relative safety, he boldly shielded them from further injuries with his own body and commenced delivering effective M-60 machine gun fire at the enemy. Alertly observing several hostile soldiers who were attempting to destroy nearby tanks with hand grenades, Private First Class Herrod delivered such accurate fire with his weapon that the enemy soldiers were forced to abandon their mission. When the hostile unit turned its attention to his machine gun position, Private First Class Herrod, completely disregarding his own painful wound, resolutely maintained his exposed position and continued to fire at the enemy until reinforcements arrived. His heroic and timely actions and sincere concern for the welfare of his fellow man inspired all who observed him. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and selfless devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Herrod contributed significantly to the subsequent defeat of the North Vietnamese Army force and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Calvin, Oklahoma


HERRON, MARK P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Mark P. Herron, Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Headquarters and Service Company, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 23, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Herron upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


HERTBERG, EDWARD C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Edward C. Hertberg (0-64604), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164 (HMM-164), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 11, 1972. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lieutenant Colonel Hertberg upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: New York, New York


HESCOCK, DONALD W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Donald W. Hescock (242793), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, First Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in action against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 26 February 1969.
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts


HESSER, PETER M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Peter M. Hesser (526462823), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 6, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Hesser upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Stillwater, Arizona


HESTER, JAMES R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James R. Hester (2132683), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 2, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Hester upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Louisville, Kentucky


HESTER, MICHAEL P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Michael P. Hester (2434020), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, First Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in action against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 22 February 1969.
Home Town: Dallas, Georgia


*HESTER, WILLIAM W. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to William W. Hester (2399347), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Grenadier with Company I, Third Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. One the morning of 1 July 1968, Company I's defensive perimeter near the Khe Sanh Combat Base was assaulted by a numerically superior North Vietnamese Army force, and after the Marines successfully repulsed the hostile attack, Private First Class Hester's squad was assigned to search the area for any remaining enemy. Suddenly observing a small hostile group, one of the Marines immediately delivered a heavy volume of fire upon the enemy soldiers and exhausted his supply of ammunition. Reacting instantly, Private First Class Hester fearlessly assaulted the hostile unit, killing a North Vietnamese soldier with his M-79 grenade launcher and preventing the remaining enemy from firing upon his defenseless comrade. Disregarding his own safety, he resolutely commenced reloading his weapon and was mortally wounded by hostile fire. Ignoring his painful injuries, he steadfastly remained in his dangerously exposed position and continued firing upon the enemy until he succumbed to his wounds. His bold initiative and resolute determination inspired all who observed his and were instrumental in saving the life of his fellow Marine. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and selfless devotion to duty, Private First Class Hester contributed significantly to the accomplishment of his unit's mission and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country.
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


HETTINGER, JOHN R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John R. Hettinger (2323783), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 25, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Hettinger upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Chicago, Illinois


HEWITT, JOHN R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John R. Hewitt (0-101979), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 6 February 1968.
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio


HEYWARD, ROBERT L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert L. Heyward, Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 1, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Heyward upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


HICKEY, LLOYD R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Lloyd R. Hickey (2344181), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with 3d Battalion, 12th Marines, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 8, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Hickey upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


HICKS, LARRY D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Larry D. Hicks (2184537), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 22, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Hicks upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Farmington, New Mexico


*HIGGINS, JEROME (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Jerome Higgins (2457197), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on November 12, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Higgins upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Springfield, Ohio


*HIGGINS, JOHN F. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to John F. Higgins (2420162), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 8, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Higgins upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Lincoln Park, New York


HIGGINS, MARTIN CHRISTOPHER
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Martin Christopher Higgins (0-89589), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as Commanding Officer of Company E, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 15 June 1967, during a search and destroy mission in conjunction with Operation ARIZONA in Quang Nam Province, Captain Higgins' left flank platoon came under intense small arms, machine gun and rocket fire from a numerically superior North Vietnamese Army force. Displaying exceptional tactical knowledge and exemplary leadership, Captain Higgins, although exposed to the enemy fire, immediately deployed his reserve platoon in a flanking maneuver and skillfully directed the fire of two supporting armored amphibian tractors which inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy and forced them to break contact. He then aggressively employed artillery and air strikes in order to pursue the enemy by fire. After reorganizing his platoons and redistributing ammunition, he continued the attack. Subsequently, when his lead platoon came under heavy fire at close range from four automatic weapons, 82-mm. mortars and 82-mm. antitank rockets, Captain Higgins quickly assessing the situation, courageously led a platoon across and open rice paddy through intense enemy fire to relieve the pressure on his forward elements and to bring maximum fire power to bear on the enemy. After directing accurate machine gun fire, which silenced the enemy fire on his right flank, he unhesitatingly continued the attack, directing point blank 105-mm. fire from the armored amphibian vehicles which resulted in the destruction of at least one rocket position and one machine gun emplacement. He then skillfully deployed his men to positions where they could deliver a heavy volume of fire on the enemy and gain fire superiority. Completely disregarding the enemy machine gun, mortar and rocket fire around him, Captain Higgins steadfastly continued to direct his units' fire until the enemy was forced to flee in panic and disorder. While pursuing the enemy, one amphibian tractor was severely damaged by two 82-mm. antitank rockets. Exhibiting calm presence of mind, Captain Higgins directed an intense volume of fire, which destroyed the rocket emplacement, and then supervised the movement of the disabled vehicle from the hostile area. His sound judgment and courageous actions were instrumental in reducing friendly casualties and accounting for at least forty enemy killed. By his bold initiative, exceptional professionalism and selfless devotion to duty, Captain Higgins inspired all who served with him and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Fall River, Massachusetts


HIGNIGHT, DANIEL J.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Daniel J. Hignight (2380117), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Scout Observer with Company M, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 9 August 1968, during Operation Mameluke Thrust, Company M became heavily engaged with a large North Vietnamese Army force in Quang Nam Province. Realizing the seriousness of the situation, Corporal HIGNIGHT unhesitatingly volunteered to assist a fire team in attacking a hostile machine gun position, and as the Marines maneuvered toward the objective, the enemy attempted to halt their advance with several grenades. Disregarding his own safety, Corporal HIGNIGHT immediately commenced searching for the hostile position from which the grenades were coming and was seriously wounded. Ignoring his painful injury, he located the enemy emplacement and silenced it with a hand grenade, enabling the fire team to continue the assault against the North Vietnamese machine gun position. When one Marine was wounded and lay dangerously exposed to the intense enemy fire, Corporal HIGNIGHT fearlessly maneuvered across the fire-swept terrain to the side of his injured comrade and moved him to a position of relative safety. After the Marines had reached the hostile machine gun and silenced it with a heavy volume of fire, Corporal HIGNIGHT entered the emplacement and, observing an enemy soldier alive, quickly subdued him in close combat and captured him. Although subsequently wounded again, he steadfastly refused medical evacuation and resolutely continued his determined efforts. His bold initiative and resolute determination inspired all who observed him and contributed significantly to the accomplishment of his unit's mission. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of great personal danger, Corporal HIGNIGHT upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: East Moline, Illinois


HILDRETH, RAYMOND S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Raymond S. Hildreth (2147409), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 16, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hildreth upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Tulsa, Oklahoma


HILGARTNER, PETER L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Peter L. Hilgartner (0-51942), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Commanding Officer, 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 4 - 6, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lieutenant Colonel Hilgartner upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Newport, Rhode Island


HILL, BYRON EDWARD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Byron Edward Hill (0-94785), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as an Artillery Forward Observer with Company M, Third Battalion, Fifth Marines, First Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 13 May 1967, during Operation Union, the defensive positions of Company M came under intense enemy small arms, automatic weapons and mortar fire. Unhesitatingly exposing himself to heavy enemy fire, First Lieutenant HILL maneuvered to an exposed vantage point to adjust artillery fire against the enemy's positions and remained in this unprotected position for over two hours, skillfully directing and adjusting supporting arms fire until the enemy fire was silenced. Upon learning that the platoon commander, platoon sergeant and guide of the Second Platoon had been seriously wounded, he assumed command of the unit and moved across 200 meters of fire swept terrain to the platoon's location. Demonstrating exceptional leadership and tactical ability, First Lieutenant HILL reorganized the unit, encouraged his men and aggressively led the platoon. Later in the afternoon, he was recalled to the command post where he immediately coordinated and supervised the planning of night defensive fires for the company's position. In the early morning hours 14 May 1967, the enemy launched an intense machine gun and mortar attack, closely followed by a coordinated infantry assault against the company's position. With complete disregard for his own safety, he moved to an exposed vantage point and for over two hours, calmly directed artillery fire on the hostile force, often within ninety meters of the company's lines. As the attack subsided, First Lieutenant HILL relentlessly pursued the fleeing enemy with intense supporting arms fire. In large measure due to his determined efforts and superior professional ability, Company M accounted for over 150 enemy confirmed killed. By his steadfast courage, exceptional professionalism and selfless devotion to duty, First Lieutenant HILL was an inspiration to all who served with him and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Sparta, Illinois


*HILL, JOHN M. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to John M. Hill (2106248), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 22, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Hill upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Middletown, Kentucky


HILL, THOMAS R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Thomas R. Hill (2145860), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 18, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Sergeant Hill upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Buffalo, New York


HILL, TWYMAN RALPH
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Twyman Ralph Hill (0-45538), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as Commanding Officer of the First Military Police Battalion, Force Logistic Command, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. During the morning of 30 January 1968, elements of Lieutenant Colonel Hill's battalion were deployed as a blocking force to contain a combined unit of Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army Regulars who were preparing to attack the I Corps Tactical Zone Headquarters near DaNang. During the initial contact with the enemy, one platoon leader was mortally wounded and another was pinned down by heavy small arms and automatic weapons fire, preventing him from directing the actions of his men. Upon learning of the seriousness of the situation, Lieutenant Colonel Hill unhesitatingly left the relative safety of his command post and moved to the area of the intense fire fight to instantly appraise himself of the tactical developments. Immediately regrouping the members of the two platoons, he directed a heavy volume of fire on the enemy. Observing a wounded Marine lying in the exposed area approximately fifty meters to his front, he ignored the intense hostile fire around him and fearlessly moved across the fire-swept terrain and moved the injured man to a more protected position. Assured that the Marine was receiving medical aid, he returned to the area of heaviest contact where he continued to direct the actions of his men. Observing that another Marine had been wounded and lay exposed to hostile fire, he completely disregarded his personal safety and courageously raced into the hazardous area where he moved the injured man to a position of safety. Throughout the engagement, he repeatedly ignored the danger to his own life as he moved from one position to another, ably directing the fire of the Marines and encouraging his men. By his inspiring leadership, courageous actions and selfless devotion to duty throughout, Lieutenant Colonel Hill upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Denton, Texas


HILLIARD, GEORGE S., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to George S. Hilliard, Jr. (2356108), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 27th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 18, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hilliard upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Pine Bluff, Arkansas


HILTBRUNNER, DONNAL E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Donnal E. Hiltbrunner (0-80851), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine All Weather Attack Squadron 533 (VMA(AW)-533), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on October 29, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Hiltbrunner upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Bushton, Kansas


HILTON, JUDSON D., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Judson D. Hilton, Jr. (0-95616), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 463 (HMM-463), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 1, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Hilton upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: St. Paul, Minnesota


HINKLE, DENNIS A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Dennis A. Hinkle (0-100327), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 11, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Hinkle upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Warren, Pennsylvania


HINKLE, THOMAS F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Thomas F. Hinkle (0-86682), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company M, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 9, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Hinkle upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Wilmington, Delaware


HINOJOSA, JUAN N., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Juan N. Hinojosa, Jr. (2110369), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 3d Tank Battalion, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 26, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hinojosa upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: San Antonio, Texas


HINSON, AMOS BURT, III
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Amos Burt Hinson, III (0-86290), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company K, Third Battalion, Third Marines, THIRD Marine Division, Fleet Marine Force Pacific in Quang Ngai Province, Republic of Vietnam. On the morning of 18 August 1965, during Operation STARLITE, the second and third platoons of Company K came under heavy automatic weapons fire. The second platoon, commanded by First Lieutenant Hinson, immediately sustained casualties. Due to the intensity of enemy fire, two of First Lieutenant Hinson's squads were pinned down. After he reported the situation to the Company commander, First Lieutenant Hinson aggressively led an assault with his remaining squad through the enemy positions. As a result of his immediate and fearless action in the face of heavy enemy fire, the company's first platoon was able to advance and clear the left flank of the objective, thereby forcing the enemy to withdraw. By his courageous leadership and loyal devotion to duty, First Lieutenant Hinson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Montgomery, Alabama


*HINSON, DON (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Don Hinson (2466761), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 22, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Hinson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: New York, New York


HINSON, DONALD
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Donald Hinson, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 11, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Staff Sergeant Hinson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


HITZELBERGER, DANIEL A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Daniel A. Hitzelberger (0-87413), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 5, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Hitzelberger upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Glassboro, New Jersey


*HOARE, THOMAS J., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Thomas J. Hoare, Jr. (0-95789), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company L, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 7, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Hoare upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Bellerose, New York


HOBAN, JOHN J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John J. Hoban (2029200), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on July 4, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Hoban upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Hartwell, Nebraska


HOBBS, THOMAS A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Thomas A. Hobbs (0-102952), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 7, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Hobbs upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Roseburg, Oregon


*HOCH, LARRY D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Larry D. Hoch (2438147), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 3, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hoch upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Topton, Pennsylvania


*HODGES, HOMER L., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Homer L. Hodges, Jr. (2094758), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 9, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hodges upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Mineral Wells, Texas


HOECK, RICHARD J.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Richard J. Hoeck (1960766), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company H, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 18, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hoeck upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Wyoming, Minnesota


HOFF, JOHN R., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John R. Hoff, Jr. (0-111172), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 26, 1970. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Hoff upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Boston, Massachusetts
Personal Awards: Navy Cross (Vietnam), Silver Star (Vietnam)


HOFFERT, DUWAYNE W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Duwayne W. Hoffert (0-62272), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 363 (HMM-363), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 6, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Hoffert upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: St. Peter, Minnesota


HOFFMAN, RICHARD C.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Richard C. Hoffman (0-105132), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company M, Third Battalion, Third Marines, Third Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 17 June 1969, while First Lieutenant Hoffman's platoon was conducting a search and destroy operation in the Dong Ha area, the lead squad came under a heavy volume of small arms and automatic weapons fire from a North Vietnamese Army unit occupying well-concealed bunkers. Observing two wounded Marines fall in an area dangerously exposed to the hostile fire, First Lieutenant Hoffman unhesitatingly left his position of relative security and fearlessly moving across the fire-swept terrain to a forward position, skillfully deployed his remaining men in effective fighting positions to assist the beleaguered squad. Then with complete disregard for his own safety, he raced across forty meters of open rice paddy and dragged the two casualties to the safety of a nearby bomb crater to await medical evacuation. Rejoining his unit, be boldly initiated an aggressive assault against an enemy machine gun emplacement, enabling his men to silence the North Vietnamese fire from this point. Seeing another injured man fall, First Lieutenant Hoffman directed his men to provide coving fire as he fearlessly ran to the man's side and although becoming a vulnerable target for North Vietnamese Army snipers, boldly carried the injured man to a covered position. By his courage, bold initiative and unwavering devotion to duty in the face of grave personal danger, First Lieutenant Hoffman was instrumental in saved the lives of several Marines and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Seattle, Washington


HOGUE, EDWARD E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Edward E. Hogue (2373872), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 8, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hogue upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Glenwood Springs, Colorado


HOLDEN, THOMAS JAMES (KIA)
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Thomas James Holden (0-849419), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 23, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Holden upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

*HOLDEN, THOMAS JAMES (KIA)
(Second Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Thomas James Holden (0-849419), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on October 22, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Holden upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Personal Awards: 2@ Silver Stars (Vietnam), Purple Heart


HOLLER, DONALD D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Donald D. Holler (1845128), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 2, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Staff Sergeant Holler upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Indianapolis, Indiana


*HOLLOWAY, JAMES O., JR. (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to James O. Holloway, Jr. (2355107), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Rifleman with Company A, First Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 4 April 1968, Company A launched an assault against North Vietnamese Army positions on Hill 471 near Khe Sanh, and immediately came under heavy enemy small arms and mortar fire. Observing a Marine wounded and lying in an exposed area, Lance Corporal Holloway ignored the intense hostile fire as he ran across the fire-swept zone to the side of his injured comrade and began to move him to safety. When an enemy hand grenade fell next to the wounded man, he unhesitatingly threw himself over his fellow Marine to shield him, thus absorbing the fragments of the grenade when it exploded. Although Lance Corporal Holloway subsequently succumbed to his wounds, he saved the life of his comrade. By his courage, bold initiative and selfless devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Holloway upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Newark, New Jersey


HOLLOWELL, LEON R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Leon R. Hollowell (2073469), Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company M, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 4, 1965. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private Hollowell upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Detroit, Michigan


HOLMES, WALTER C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Walter C. Holmes (2050005), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, First Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in action against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 27 December 1965.
Home Town: St. Louis, Missouri
Personal Awards: Navy Cross (Vietnam), Silver Star (Vietnam)


HOLMGREEN, JOHN C., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John C. Holmgreen, Jr. (0-94422), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 17, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Holmgreen upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: San Antonio, Texas


HOLT, ROBERT N.
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert N. Holt (1059700), Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as Platoon Commander with Company L, Third Battalion, Third Marines, Third Marine Division in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. On 21 August 1967, upon learning that a convoy and advance elements of a company relief column had been ambushed along Route 9 south of Thon Son Lam, Gunner Sergeant Holt organized the remainder of the company within the battalion perimeter and immediately deployed to aid the beleaguered Marines. Upon reaching the rear elements of the engaged Third Platoon, he was briefed on the tactical situation. Skillfully directing his forces through the continuing enemy fire, he advanced to the surrounded company command group, encountering increased resistance as the enemy employed rocket propelled grenade launchers, recoilless rifles and mortars. Although wounded in the neck and leg in the initial contact, Gunnery Sergeant Holt completely disregarded his own safety and welfare as he administered first aid to his wounded radio operator. Then, courageously, exposing himself to the heavy enemy fire, he crawled 100 meters across open terrain to direct his men's fire. Upon gaining fire superiority, Gunnery Sergeant Holt skillfully maneuvered his men forward through intermittent enemy fire until the reached the command group. Immediately organizing his men into a defensive perimeter, he provided protection as the command group moved to a more advantageous position. Despite his painful wounds, he refused medical treatment until after he had led his men back to the battalion area at the conclusion of the day's action. As a result of his courageous leadership and composure under fire, he was able to consolidate the company's elements and undoubtedly prevented the enemy form overrunning the command group's position. By his braver, inspiring leadership and selfless devotion to duty, Gunnery Sergeant Holt upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii


HOLTZCLAW, GARY E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Gary E. Holtzclaw (0-101637), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 10, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Holtzclaw upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Corbin, Kentucky


HOLYCROSS, RICHARD I.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Richard I. Holycross (0-85755), Chief Warrant Officer, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Headquarters and Service Company, 3d Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 7, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Chief Warrant Officer Holycross upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Columbus, Ohio


HOLZMANN, JAMES C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James C. Holzmann (24791919), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 4, 1970. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Holzmann upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: North Olmstead, Ohio


HONEYCUTT, JAMES Q.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James Q. Honeycutt (2037848), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on October 22, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Honeycutt upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Fayetteville, North Carolina


HONSINGER, ARTHUR W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Arthur W. Honsinger (2300745), Private, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 7, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private Honsinger upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Troy, New York


HOOTON, RICHARD J., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Richard J. Hooton, Jr. (0-88161), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 363 (HMM-363), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 22, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Hooton upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Pensacola, Florida


HOOVER, RONALD E.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Ronald E. Hoover (0-96988), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 26th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on November 20, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Hoover upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


HOPKINS, JOHN I.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John I. Hopkins (0-70652), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Advisor, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 22, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Hopkins upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Brooklyn, New York


HOPKINS, JULIUS BLANCHARD
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Julius Blanchard Hopkins (1940257), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Sergeant with Company E, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division, on 15 June 1967, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. During Operation ARIZONA, the First Platoon of Company E was temporarily halted by intense automatic weapons, rocket and mortar fire from a well-entrenched North Vietnamese Army force. When his platoon was ordered forward to assist the beleaguered unit, Staff Sergeant Hopkins, disregarding his own safety, repeatedly exposed himself to heavy hostile fire to skillfully maneuver his unit across an open area to the ambush site. Arriving at the besieged platoon's position, Staff Sergeant Hopkins was wounded in the wrist, however, ignoring his painful injury, he steadfastly refused medical aid and continued to direct effective fire on the North Vietnamese Army force, which resulted in heavy enemy casualties. After gaining fire superiority, Staff Sergeant Hopkins ably assisted in evacuating the wounded to positions of relative safety. Later, when the platoon commander of First Platoon was mortally wounded, Staff Sergeant Hopkins immediately assumed command of the unit and effectively deployed his men against the enemy until contact with the North Vietnamese Army force was broken. His outstanding professional ability and bold initiative in the face of extreme danger were an inspiration to all who observed him and were instrumental in inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy. By his courage, inspiring leadership and selfless devotion to duty, Staff Sergeant Hopkins upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Bishonville, South Carolina


HORAK, FRANK J., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Frank J. Horak, Jr. (0-79105), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Aircraft Group 16 (MAG-16), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 3 - 6, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Horak upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


*HORCANJO, ROBERT ALBERT (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Robert Albert Horcanjo (2425989), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 23, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Private First Class Horcanjo upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Milpitas, California


HORD, RAYMOND A.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Raymond A. Hord (0-103281), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 12, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Hord upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Dale City, Virginia


HORN, JAMES M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James M. Horn (0-104465), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 21, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Horn upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Stillwater, Oklahoma


HORNER, RICHRD L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Richrd L. Horner (0-101999), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 1, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Horner upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Los Angeles, California


HORTON, CHARLES R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Charles R. Horton (662527), Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company D, 11th Engineer Battalion, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 8, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Gunnery Sergeant Horton upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Clute, Texas


*HOSKINS, SHELDON D. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Sheldon D. Hoskins (2261445), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on October 7, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Hoskins upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Blackfoot, Idaho


HOUGHTON, JOHN P.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to John P. Houghton (2121819), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Air and Naval Gunfire Liaison Company, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on January 10, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Houghton upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


HOUGHTON, KENNETH J.
(Second Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star Medal to Kenneth J. Houghton (0-13965), Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Commanding Officer, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 25, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Colonel Houghton upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Born: October 17, 1920 at San Francisco, California
Home Town: San Francisco, California
Personal Awards: Navy Cross (Vietnam), Silver Star (Korea), Silver Star (Vietnam)


HOUSE, CHARLES ALNE
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Charles Alne House (0-26690), Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 10, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lieutenant Colonel House upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: West Plains, Missouri
Personal Awards: Navy Cross (Vietnam), Silver Star (Vietnam)


HOUZE, BENJAMIN C., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Benjamin C. Houze, Jr. (2304536), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 11th Marines, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 19, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Houze upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Cincinnati, Ohio


HOVANESIAN, DANIEL G.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Daniel G. Hovanesian (0-106803), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with 11th Marines, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 31, 1970. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Hovanesian upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Watertown, Massachusetts


HOWARD, RALPH
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Ralph Howard, Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company M, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 6 February 1968.


*HOWE, LEROY CHARLES (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Leroy Charles Howe (2153778), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company F, 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on May 13, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Howe upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Holland Patent, New York


*HOYEZ, JAMES K. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to James K. Hoyez (2352555), Private First Class, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company M, 3d Battalion, 5th Marines, FIRST Marine Division, during combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 11 September 1968.
Home Town: Albany, Oregon


HUCKINS, RAYMOND L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Raymond L. Huckins (2241312), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 3d Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 25, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Huckins upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Lubec, Maine


HUCKSTEP, GORDON W.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Gordon W. Huckstep (2458910), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with 1st Force Reconnaissance Company, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 18, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Huckstep upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Cape Girardeau, Missouri


HUDSON, THOMAS J., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Thomas J. Hudson, Jr. (0-103726), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Observation Squadron 2 (VMO-2), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on October 20, 1970. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Hudson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Denver, Colorado


HUEBNER, ANTHONY C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Anthony C. Huebner (0-74791), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 363 (HMM-363), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on October 10, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Huebner upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Carlsbad, California


HUFF, EDWIN L.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Edwin L. Huff (0-76402), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Attack Squadron 155 (VMA-155), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 12, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Huff upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Spokane, Washington


HUFFMAN, DONALD R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Donald R. Huffman (0-75231), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Aircraft Group 18 (MAG-18), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 23, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Huffman upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Bentonville, Arkansas


HUFFMAN, JAMES W.
(First Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James W. Huffman (0-97004), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 5, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Huffman upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.

HUFFMAN, JAMES W.
(Second Award)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star Medal to James W. Huffman (0-97004), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company B, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on April 21, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Captain Huffman upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Dallas, Texas
Personal Awards: 2@ Silver Stars (Vietnam)


HUGHES, DAVID M.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to David M. Hughes (2451969), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with , in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on . By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hughes upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Kansas City, Missouri


HUGHES, ROBERT C.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Robert C. Hughes (0-91695), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 5, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Hughes upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Camp Hill, Pennsylvania


HUMPHREY, GILBERT W., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Gilbert W. Humphrey, Jr. (0-101169), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 19, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Humphrey upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Cleveland, Ohio


HUMPHRIES, CLAUDE, JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Claude Humphries, Jr. (2085643), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company G, 2d Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 24, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Humphries upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Columbia, South Carolina


HUNDLEY, DAVID D.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to David D. Hundley (0-101583), First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 (HMM-165), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on December 8, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, First Lieutenant Hundley upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: St. Petersburg, Florida


HUNES, JOSEPH F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Joseph F. Hynes, Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 363 (HMM-363), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 7, 1967. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hynes upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


HUNT, HOMER S.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Homer S. Hunt (2083285), Staff Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company I, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 17, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Staff Sergeant Hunt upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Burnham, Maine


*HUNT, WILLIAM H. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to William H. Hunt (0-106804), Second Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company E, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on February 25, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Second Lieutenant Hunt upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Merritt Island, Florida


*HURTADO, ALBERT STEVEN (KIA)
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Albert Steven Hurtado (2072324), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Fire Team Leader with Company E, Second Battalion, Seventh Marines, FIRST Marine Division, in the Quang Tri Province of the Republic of Vietnam on 19 September 1966. Lance Corporal Hurtado's platoon reconnaissance patrol was taken under heavy small-arms and automatic weapons fire by a larger force of communist regulars and suffered severe casualties. Upon learning that men on the point were wounded and pinned down, Lance Corporal Hurtado, disregarding his own safety, unhesitatingly advanced into the critical zone and evacuated one wounded comrade. Hearing moans of another wounded Marine, he again entered the area but was felled, mortally wounded by automatic weapons fire. By his heroic actions, valiant fighting spirit and inspiring devotion to duty, Lance Corporal Hurtado upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: National City, California


HUSKEY, JAMES H.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to James H. Huskey (2363681), Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Fire Team Leader with Company C, First Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in action against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam during the period 4 to 6 April 1968. Then a Private First Class, Sergeant Huskey participated in a successful three-company effort to capture Hill 471, a key terrain feature overlooking an important highway near the Khe Sanh Combat Base. While walking as point man for a squad whose mission was to dislocate and destroy enemy elements entrenched along a narrow ridge line, Sergeant Huskey was wounded by heavy enemy fire from the front and both flanks. Although severely wounded in both legs, he stood up in full view of the enemy and accurately fired into the enemy trenches. By drawing the enemy's fire to himself, his squad was able to regroup and assault the left flank and trenches ahead. Sergeant Huskey continued his intensive fire, knocking out the bunker to his right and killing several enemy soldiers. By his daring actions, bold courage and selfless devotion to duty in the face of grave personal danger, Sergeant Huskey inspired all who observed him and contributed in large measure to securing the important hill; thereby upholding the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Albany, New York


HUTCHINS, NORMAN I.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Norman I. Hutchins, Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 164 (HMM-164), 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on August 21, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hutchins upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.


HUTCHINSON, EDWARD L., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Edward L. Hutchinson, Jr. (0-90290), Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, First Battalion, Ninth Marines, THIRD Marine Division, in action against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on 2 July 1967.
Home Town: Merritt Island, Florida


HUTCHINSON, FRANKLIN G., JR.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Franklin G. Hutchinson, Jr. (0-67488), Major, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Advisor, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on March 16, 1969. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Major Hutchinson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Lawrence, Kansas


*HUTCHINSON, KENNETH P., JR. (KIA)
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Silver Star Medal (Posthumously) to Kenneth P. Hutchinson, Jr. (2290977), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company C, 1st Battalion, 27th Marines, 1st Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on June 5, 1968. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hutchinson upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.
Home Town: Huntington, West Virginia


HUTCHISON, JOSEPH F.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to Joseph F. Hutchison (2475781), Lance Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 28, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Lance Corporal Hutchison upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Freedom, Maine


HUTTON, WILLIAM R.
Synopsis:
The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star Medal to William R. Hutton (2141953), Corporal, U.S. Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving with Company K, 3d Battalion, 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with combat operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam on September 28, 1966. By his courage, aggressive fighting spirit and steadfast devotion to duty in the face of extreme personal danger, Corporal Hutton upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
Home Town: Canoga Park, California

 

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