Hostuttler, Hermon Russell, SGT

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1965, 11B10, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry
Service Years
1959 - 1965


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Terra Alta
Last Address
Terra Alta

Casualty Date
Nov 15, 1965
Hostile, Died
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1965, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Cavalry Division 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry
  1965-1965, HHC, 1st Cavalry Division
  1965-1965, 11B10, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1965-1965 Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)/Operation Silver Bayonet I - Battle of the Ia Drang
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Russell, as family and friends called him, found a home in the army. He married Mabel Teter who grew up on the neighboring farm near Terra Alta, West Virginia on November 24, 1962. Her brother was Russell's best friend. They didn't have children much to the disappointment of both of them. Mabel never reconciled herself to his death. She grieved for Russell every day after his death and died of a ruptured aneurysm at the age of 49. Close friends and family often thought her early death was a result of a deathwish so that she could join the one person whom she loved more than anything else in the world. So, on November 15, 1965 in the Ia Drang Valley the North Vietnamese not only killed Hermon Russell Hostuttler but also shortened the life of his wife.
Preston County, West Virginia will not forget Russell and Mabel as they are featured in my book, NOT TO BE FORGOTTEN: PRESTONIANS WHO DIED IN VIETNAM which is about the 17 men from Preston County who died in Vietnam.
Hermon R Hostuttler
  Home of Record:  Terra Alta, WV
  Date of birth:   04/15/1940

  Service:         Army of the United States
  Grade at loss:   E5
  Rank:            Sergeant
  ID No:           13633883
  MOS:             11B40: Infantryman
  Length Service:  06
  Unit:            C CO, 1ST BN, 7TH CAVALRY, 1ST CAV DIV, USARV

  Start Tour:      08/16/1965
  Incident Date:   11/15/1965
  Casualty Date:   11/15/1965
  Age at Loss:     25
  Location:        Pleiku Province, South Vietnam
  Remains:         Body recovered
  Casualty Type:   Hostile, died outright
  Casualty Reason: Ground casualty
  Casualty Detail: Gun or small arms fire

ON THE WALL        Panel 03E Line 058

Killed on Hill 732, at LZ Albany and X-Ray
Hermon is buried at Terra Alta Cemetery, Preston Co, WV.

Terra Alta Cemetery
Terra Alta
Preston County
West Virginia, USA

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