Hultquist, Edward Charles, PFC Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11C-Indirect Fire Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Last Unit
1967-1967, 11B, 4th Infantry Division
Service Years
1966 - 1967
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Private First Class


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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1946
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Norway
Last Address
Norway Twp. Cemetery
Norway, Michigan

Casualty Date
May 18, 1967
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Pleiku
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War/Unspecified Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
20E 029

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 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment4th Infantry Division
  1967-1967, 11B, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment/B Company
  1967-1967, 11B, 4th Infantry Division
 Combat and Operations History
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign 1 July 1966 to 31 May 1967 VSM Streamer
  1967-1967 Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign 1 July 1966 to 31 May 1967 VSM Streamer/Operation Francis Marion 5 Apr to 31 May 67
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Last Known Activity
Iron Mountain Daily News
Mon., May 22, 1967 pg. 2
Pfc. Hultquist, 20, Of Norway, Third County Fatality in Viet

Pfc. Edward C. Hultquist, 20, of Norway, was killed in Vietnam combat Friday while serving with a U.S. Infantry unit.
His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hultquist, of 710 Iron Street, Norway, were officially notified of his death on Saturday.
Pfc. Hultquist was a rifleman with Company B, First Battalion of the 8th Infantry Division. He was participating in Operation Francis Marion near the Cambodian border with the search and destroy patrol when he was fatally wounded. The operation, which began early in April is named for the "Swamp Fox" of the American Revolution.
Details surrounding his death were not reported by the Defense Department.
Pfc. Hultquist entered the service in October, 1966 and had been in Vietnam for two months. He was born in Norway on June 11, 1946, and graduated from Norway High School with the class of 1966.
He leaves, in addition to his parents, six sisters and five brothers. They are Mrs. Kenneth (Joyce) Neveau, of Menasha, Wis.; Mrs. David (Marion) Greul, of Sheboygan, Wis.; Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Bottesi, of Vulcan, and Linda, Donna and Diane, at home. Stanley, Marvin and David Hultquist, of Chicago; Robert Hultquist, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Larry, at home.
The remains are expected to arrive in Norway later this week and arrangements for services are in charge of the Asp Memorial Funeral home.
The other Dickinson county fatalities in the Vietnam war are Garrett F. Lee, of Kingsford, and Michael Ferzacca, of Munising, who was born here and is buried here.
   
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Vietnam Wall Panel coords 20E 029
John Erik Torsteinsen
Jewt69@hotmail.no.
Personal interest
Lillestrøm Norway
With respect
The story.. Last Known Activity The Battle of Plei Doc 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry 18-20 May 1967 The Plei Trap Valley and the surrounding areas of the western Central Highlands formed one avenue for North Vietnamese Army infiltration into South Vietnam. The 4th Infantry Division had responsibility for the area, and the battle at Polei Duc was only the first of many engagements. On 22 March 1967 Companies A and B, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry, were engaged by a battalion or more of North Vietnamese regulars near Polei Duc in the Plei Trap Valley adjacent to the SVN-Cambodian border. 'A' Company endured the heaviest fighting that day, losing 20 men 'B' Company lost 6 men. Two months later and just a few miles distant, it was B Company's turn to take the brunt of the action. 1st Bn, 8th Infantry, had established a Fire Support Base at Duc Co on 13 May 1967 with orders to conduct search and destroy missions within a defined radius of the FSB. On 18 May Companies A and B set out to the west of the FSB, with Company C and two artillery batteries remaining at the FSB. The concept of operation required that 'A' and 'B' stay close enough together to allow for mutual support in the evnt of trouble, but a combination of terrain and vegetation prevented full implementation of that concept. Toward noon B Company encountered scattered enemy troops and established a company perimeter on the high ground formed by a ridgeline. The Company Commander detached 4th Platoon to patrol along a trail heading northwest and 1st Platoon to do likewise along a trail headed southwest from the position. Both platoon leaders were instructed to move no further than 200 meters from the company perimeter. 1st Platoon returned from its patrol without enemy contact. 4th Platoon was less fortunate and was engaged by heavy AW fire. When the 4th Platoon leader attempted to pull back toward the company perimeter it became apparent that a large enemy force had been inserted between the company perimeter and 4th Platoon. Simply stated, 4th Platoon had been isolated and was under attack from its rear and both flanks. The Company Commander's effort to move forward to link with 4th Platoon failed in a hail on enemy fire, and his attempts to out-flank the enemy found no flanks to circumvent. The 120 or so US soldiers had been engaged by a North Vietnamese Army regiment (either the 32nd or 320th Regiment) with some 1300 men. At this point the broken terrain and heavy vegetation entered the equation. 'A' Company was only a half mile or so distant and was promptly directed to join on 'B' Company - but was able to make only slow progress across ground broken by ravines, covered with jungle growth, and increasingly well defended. 'B' Company's continued efforts to link with the cut-off 4th Platoon were fruitless for similar reasons - the enemy troops held excellent defensive positions along the ravines which cut through the battlefield. Meanwhile, the 4th Platoon leader, Platoon Sergeant Bruce A. Grandstaff, took the only possible actions - he moved his men westward, away from the company perimeter, and called in artillery within 50 meters of his own men. At this point, elements of a second NVA battalion entered the fray, attacking 4th Platoon from the west. By 1:30 PM 4th Platoon was under heavy attack from all directions, and just before 3:00 PM PSgt Grandstaff advised his position was being overrun and called in artillery fire on his position. That call was the last contact made with 4th Platoon. At 4:30 PM C/1/8 advised that enemy fire had slackened to its front. At about the same time the first reinforcements were brought into a newly-cut landing zone, and shortly thereafter elements of 'A' Company arrived via helicopter (they had given up on fighting their way in and had cut a pick-up zone). By 7 PM 'A' Company had joined and at 7:20 it set off toward the west to find the missing 4th Platoon. That effort failed and at 10:30 PM 'A' Company was directed to form a night defensive perimeter. At dawn on the 19th A Company began the search again, locating the 4th Platoon's final position at shortly after 8 AM - and discovered they had missed it by about 200 yards the preceding night. A Company recovered the 4th Platoon's survivors - one uninjured and 7 wounded - and collected the dead. In addition to 31 wounded, B Company had 30 dead and one MIA: 1LT Charles E. Aronhalt, Cumberland, MD (Dist Svc Cross) PSGT Bruce A. Grandstaff, Spokane, WA (Medal of Honor) PSGT Clifford A. Johnson, Pittsburgh, PA SSG Esteban Colon-Motas, Benning Park, GA SSG Joe L. Delong, Mc Minnville, TN SGT James E. Burch, Freedom, IN SGT James L. Foreman, Warsaw, IN (Dist Svc Cross) SGT Horace R. Gore, Ocean Drive Beach, SC SP5 Wesley I. Goswick, Gainesville, FL SGT Alfred W. Robinson, Bedford, VA SGT Robert B. Sanzone, Levittown, NY (Dist Svc Cross) SP4 Joseph Calhoun, Detroit, MI SP4 Duaine K. Fisher, York, PA SP4 Danny E. King, Loudon, TN SP4 Joseph A. Mancuso, North Bellmore, NY SP4 Charles E. Ranallo, Allison Park, PA SP4 James A. Workman, Bloomington, IN PFC Christopher W. Beavers, Naperville, IL PFC William A. Blackwell, Bluefield, WV PFC James T. Burns, New York, NY PFC Louis W. Coleman, McComb, MS PFC Patrick J. Flavin, East Syracuse, NY PFC Edward C. Hultquist, Norway, MI PFC Joe P. Larsen, Everett, WA PFC Charles O. Reed, Powell, TN PFC Michael Sessa, New York, NY PFC Melvin L. Shields, Detroit, MI PFC Charles B. Watson, Seneca, SC PFC William Wells, Brentwood, NY PVT Steve J. Churchill, Elmhurst, IL 19 May was spent policing up the battlefield and conducting searches in the surrounding areas. Although sporadic contact was made with enemy forces, there was no heavy fighting. One soldier, SP4 Joseph A. Mancuso, North Bellmore, NY, of B/1/8 was killed on the 19th. The 20th was more of the same A, B, and C companies 1/8 Infantry moved to the west, attempting to regain contact with the NVA but without significant engagement. At 4 PM on the 20th the three companies established a joint night defensive position, with B Company facing south, A Company facing west and north, and C Company facing north and east. At 8:30 PM the NDP came under mortar attack, followed shortly thereafter by ground attack, primarily from the south but including both the NDP's east and west flanks. Although the attackers managed to get to within 5 or 10 yards of the defensive perimeter, the perimeter proper was not breached and the attacks ceased by 10 PM. Bravo 1/8's line was subjected to a grenade attack shortly after midnight. Heavy air and artillery support was used throughout these attacks and the remainder of the night. Although the after-action report indicates the 20 May attack cost 1/8 16 dead and 65 wounded, the casualty database identifies only 15 men killed in the action: A Co, 1/8 Infantry 2LT Allen T. Rogers, Johnson City, TN SP4 John Atkins, Elmer, NJ PFC Gary W. Ritchey, Newark, OH PFC Robert D. Alexander, Claymont, DE B Co, 1/8 Infantry SSG Frankie Z. Molnar, New Brunswick, NJ (Medal of Honor) SP4 Ronald J. Moore, Columbus, OH PFC Lee B. Buan, Duluth, MN PFC Eugene F. Poeling, Worden, IL C Co, 1/8 Infantry 1LT Frederick A. Buza, Barnesboro, PA SP4 Mario O. De Leon, San Antonio, TX SP4 Leon A. Wangerin, Milwaukee, WI PFC Leslie A. Bellrichard, San Jose, CA (Medal of Honor) PFC Vernon L. Leino, Hibbing, MN PFC Eliseo E. Tarin, San Antonio, TX HHC, 1/8 Infantry SGT Raymond J. Borowski, Dearborn, MI This minor mystery has been clarified. PFC William W. Lumsden of Compton, MD, assigned to Combat Tracker Team #3 and attached to 1/8 Infantry, was killed in the attacks on the night of 20/21 May since his casualty date is 21 May he probably was killed in the grenade assault against Bravo 1/8 which took place shortly after midnight. 1/8 Infantry lost two other men at Plei Doc - SP4 Joseph A. Mancuso, North Bellmore, NY, Bravo 1/8, on 19 May and SP4 Michael W. Ramsey, Port Chicago, CA, Alpha 1/8, on 22 May. According to the after-action report, the US casualty list - 48 dead, 96 wounded - was less than the cost to the North Vietnamese. Although the NVA were very meticulous about recovering their dead from the battlefield and had opportunities to do so on the 18th and the 20th, 157 NVA dead and several wounded were left on the Airfield. RIP..
Feb 17, 2013

 

manny g
Fellow Veteran 69-70 An Khe
Union Gap, WA. 98903
“You are Remembered”
Peace and condolence, to the family and friends.
“GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS” **John 15:13**
“You are my friend, always remembered, never forgotten.” May God Bless you for your Sacrifice!!!

May 18, 2007

 

Roger Treves
friend
N2415 Treves Farm Rd.
Norway, Mi 49870 USA
In Memory of a Fallen Comrade We
We few, we happy few, we Band of Brothers For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother. Shakespeare, Henry IV, Scene 3 Eddie, that others might live, you made the ultimate sacficice. You will never be forgotten, and, in my memory, remain forever young.
Saturday, March 09, 2002

 

Donna Lockhart
sister
8069 W Lockhart Rd
Dafter, mi 49724 Chippew
My hero not forgotten alway tought of missing him alot
When I think of a hero my thought is of my brother Edward who gave so much for our country. I have freedom to speak to believe in God to read my Bible because of the sacrifice he gave. Edward you were alway special to me and I miss you alot. I think of what it would of been. I will always be greatful to you.
Thursday, October 07, 2004

 

stephen spera
class mate and friend
A Soldiers Prayer
A Soldiers Prayer When moonlight plays upon the shadows of night, I peer from this hole to catch the coming or flight, Of an enemy unseen in this watery light: I pray to my God, with faith newly found, To bring daylight: and breath: and heartbeat:and sound, And another day closer to when I'll turn 'round, To a day I pray I can turn homward bound, To bring this message I've carried a year, Look back not in anger, nor ahead with fear, But simply take joy in living each day that is here.
Friday, May 23, 2003
   
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