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Service Status
Not Specified
Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Service Years
1964 - 1968
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Home State
Pennsylvania
First Lieutenant

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

Parachutist (Basic)
Rifle
Machine Gun
Vietnam - Jump Wings

Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Binh Dinh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Oakland Cemetery - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wall Coordinates
36E 027
Jan 31, 1968
Service to 1968
Army Distinguished Service Cross
Criteria
The Distinguished Service Cross may awarded to a person who, while serving in any capacity with the Army, distinguishes himself by extraordinary heroism not justifying the award of a Medal of Honor. T... More
Comments
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to John J. McHugh (0-5331478), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraord... 
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1968
Bronze Star
Criteria
The Bronze Star Medal may be awarded to individuals who, while serving in any capacity with the Armed Forces of the United States in a combat theater, distinguish themselves by heroism, outstanding ac... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
Purple Heart
Criteria
The Purple Heart may be awarded to any member of the Armed Forces of the United States who, while serving under competent authority in any capacity with one of the Armed Forces, has been wounded, kill... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Criteria
The Presidential Unit Citation may be awarded to units of the Armed Forces of the United States and cobelligerent nations for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy occurring on or aft... More
Description
Description Pending
1968
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Criteria
The Meritorious Unit Commendation is awarded to units for exceptionally meritorious conduct in performance of outstanding services for at least six continuous months during a period of military operat... More
Description
Description Pending
1968
Army Good Conduct Medal
Criteria
The Army Good Conduct Medal is awarded on a selective basis to enlisted members of the Army who distinguish themselves by exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity during a specified period of conti... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
National Defense Service Medal (2001-Present))
Criteria
The National Defense Service Medal is awarded for honorable active service as a member of the Armed Forces during the Korean War, Vietnam War, the war against Iraq in the Persian Gulf, and for service... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
Vietnam Service Medal
Criteria
The Vietnam Service Medal was awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who served at any time between July 4, 1965, and March 28, 1973, in Vietnam or its contiguous waters or airspa... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
Vietnamese Civic Action 1st Class
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Medal was awarded as an individual foreign award to some members of the United States Army.
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
Vietnam National Order 5th class
Criteria
Authorized on 15 August 1950, for military or civilians, living or dead who have distinguished themselves by grandiose works, remarkable deeds in the discharge of their duty and/or by their bravery ho... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
Criteria
The Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation (Gallantry Cross Colors) was authorized to be worn by units individually cited for service in military operations in support of the government of Sout... More
Description
Description Pending
1968
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Criteria
This medal is awarded to members of the Armed Forces of the United States who: 1. Served for 6 months in South Vietnam during the period 1 Mar 61 and 28 Mar 73; or 2. Served outside the geographical l... More
Comments
Comments Pending
1968
Battle of the Qui Nhon radio station complex
Description
31 Jan 68; Elements of 5th SF, ROK Capitial Div and various US units repelled the VC and NVA units that had taken over the radio station complex.
1968 - 1968
Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
Description
This campaign was from 30 January to 1 April 1968. On 29 January 1968 the Allies began the Tet-lunar new year expecting the usual 36-hour peaceful holiday truce. Because of the threat of a large-scale... More
1968 - 1968
Det B-22 (An Khe/Qui Nhon), Company B (II CTZ) Detachment C-2 (Pleiku)
Det B-22 (An Khe/Qui Nhon), Company B (II CTZ) Detachment C-2 (Pleiku)
Rank
First Lieutenant
Location
An Khe - Vietnam
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
First Lieutenant
1967 - 1968
Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
Description
This campaign was from 1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968.The conflict in South Vietnam remains basically unchanged. As Operation JUNCTION CITY ended, elements of the U.S. 1st and 25th Infantry Divisions,... More
1967 - 1968
Special Forces Officer's Course
Special Forces Officer's Course
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Location
Fort Bragg - North Carolina
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Second Lieutenant
1967 - 1967
US Continental Army Command (CONARC)
US Continental Army Command (CONARC)
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Location
fort Benning - Georgia
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Second Lieutenant
1966 - 1967
US Army Marksmanship Unit
US Army Marksmanship Unit
Rank
Second Lieutenant
Location
Fort Benning - Georgia
MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Comments
Comments Pending
Second Lieutenant
1966 - 1967
Officer Candidate School (Infantry) Fort Benning, GA
Officer Candidate School (Infantry) Fort Benning, GA
Rank
Officer Candidate
Location
Fort Benning - Georgia
MOS
6-Student Officer
Comments
Comments Pending
Officer Candidate
1966 - 1966
US Army Marksmanship Unit
US Army Marksmanship Unit
Rank
Private First Class
Comments
Comments Pending
Private First Class
1965 - 1966
US Continental Army Command (CONARC)
US Continental Army Command (CONARC)
Rank
Private First Class
Comments
Comments Pending
Private First Class
1965 - 1965
Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
Basic Airborne Course (BAC) Airborne School
Rank
Private (E-2)
Location
Fort Sill - Oklahoma
MOS
17D-Flash Ranging Crewman
Comments
Comments Pending
Private (E-2)
1965 - 1965
Basic Training (Fort Jackson, SC), B/4
School
Basic Training (Fort Jackson, SC)
Company
B
Platoon
4
1964
Service from 1964

 
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