Huston, Joe Stephen, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment/A Company
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Sergeant


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Plano
Last Address
Plano

Casualty Date
Mar 19, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Restland Memorial Park - Dallas, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
29W 079

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23rd Infantry Division (Americal)


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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  1969, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
Noncommissioned Officers Candidate Course, Fort Benning (NCOCC)2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
  1968-1968, Noncommissioned Officers Candidate Course, Fort Benning (NCOCC)
  1968-1969, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment/A Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
HUSTON, JOE S., SERGEANT,
Headquarters and Headquarters company,
2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade

Awarded: SILVER STAR
Date Action: 19 March 1969
Theater: Republic of Vietnam
Reason: For gallantry in action against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam.

Sergeant Huston distinguished himself by intrepid actions on 19 March 1969 while serving as a squad leader with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade. On that date, Sergeant Huston and his squad were acting as the point element for Company A as they moved near the village of Tien Phuoc.

Immediately, a heavy barrage of fire from a well concealed enemy ambush and fortified bunker complex wounded three men of the point squad. Sergeant Huston, directing his men to lay a base of fire, immediately went to the aid of the wounded. Despite the heavy enemy fire, he raced across a final stretch of open ground to reach his comrades and apply first aid. Without regard for his personal safety, he then tried to bring the wounded men back to a safer position. Carrying an injured comrade, he was mortally wounded by enemy automatic fire.

Sergeant Huston’s personal heroism, professional competence, and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflected great credit upon himself, the Americal Division, and the United States Army.

Authority: By direction of the President under the provisions of the Act of Congress, approved 9 July 1918.
For The Commander:
JOHN W. DONALDSON
Official: Colonel, GS

JAMES R. RALPH, JR.
Chief of Staff LTC, ACC
Adjutant General
   
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