Hoskins, John Thomas, CPT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1967, E Company, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry
Service Years
1962 - 1968



Two Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sulphur, LA
Last Address
Sulphur, LA

Casualty Date
May 06, 1968
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Kien Hoa (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
West Point Cemetery - West Point, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
56E 009

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1962, US Military Academy (West Point, NY), B/1
 Unit Assignments
4th Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment9th Infantry Division3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry
  1966-1967, C Company, 4th Battalion, 47th Infantry Regiment
  1966-1967, 9th Infantry Division
  1967-1967, E Company, 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
McNeese State UniversityUnited States Military Academy
  1961-1962, McNeese State University
  1962-1966, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Hoskins Services will be Thurs: Sulphur - Funeral services will be conducted for Capt John T Hoskins, 24, of Sulphur, will be conducted at 2:30 pm Thursday at the United States Military Academy, west Point, NY. Full Military rites will be accorded and internment will be in the West Point Cemetery. Two Sulphur me will be among the honorary pallbearers taking part in the rites. They are Lt H Ramsey Vincent, USAF, Randolph field, TX and Cadet Roger LeDoux, US Marine Academy.

Capt Hoskins died May 6 of combat wounds received in Vietnam while serving with the 9 INF DIV. He was born in Phoenixville, PA and had lived in Sulphur since 1958. He graduated in 1961 from Sulphur High School where he was president of the Beta Club, played football and received the coaches award for sportsmanship-his senior year, he was a Nat Merit Scholarship finalist and was awarded a four year scholarship to McNeese State.

He attended McNeese State 1961-2, was a member of the Ware Rifles and received the National Society of the sons of American Revolution award as the outstanding freshman.

Capt Hoskins entered West Point throught nomination by the late Rep T A Thompson in July 1962 and graduated in June 1966.

He served with the 9th INF DIV in Vietnam form Feb 1967 to Jan 1968 then volunteered to extend his tour of duty an additional 6 months. 
He received 2 Purple aHearts for wounds received June 1 and July 11,1967, also the Purple Heart with first Oak Leaf Cluster. He was awared the Bronze Star for meritorious achievement. He also received the Bronze Star for heroism in Ground combat July 11, 1967. Survivors are his parents, Mr and Mrs D L Hoskins of Sulphur, one brother, Spec 4 David K Hoskins, US Army stationed in Vietnam and one sister Mrs Lonnie Polson, Cherokee, OK.
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