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  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 7/20/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Henry Richard Hausman Jr., Served with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division.
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 7/21/16 - by Dennis Wriston
    Private First Class Henry Richard Hausman Jr., Served with the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Regiment.
  • Silver Star Award

    Posted on 5/5/16 - by Tom Paisley
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    Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

    The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Private First Class Henry Richard Hausman, Jr. (ASN: RA-11711884), United States Army, for gallantry in action in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force while serving with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 2 Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, in the Republic of Vietnam on 27 May 1969. On this date, Private First Class Hausman was serving as a recoilless rifle gunner with his mechanized reconnaissance scout platoon on an operation to reinforce a beleaguered friendly element. Upon reaching the area of contact, Private First Class Hausman's unit was subjected to a vicious North Vietnamese Army small arms, automatic weapons, and rocket-propelled grenade fusillade from well-fortified positions. With complete disregard for his personal safety, he ignored the enemy barrage raking the area and immediately returned intense fire on the insurgents. When several casualties were sustained on another armored vehicle, he braved a hail of hostile rounds and placed suppressive fire which enabled medical aidmen to evacuate the injured personnel to a more tenable location. While continuing to destroy enemy bunkers with devastating recoilless rifle barrages, Private First Class Hausman was mortally wounded. His intrepid determination, selfless concern for his comrades, and exemplary courage were instrumental in saving soldiers' lives, and significantly contributed to successful outcome of the encounter. Private First Class Hausman's unquestionable valor in close combat against numerically superior hostile forces is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the 1st Infantry Division, and the United States Army.

    General Orders: Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division, General Orders No. 5790 (June 23, 1969)

    Action Date: May 27, 1969

    Service: Army

    Rank: Private First Class

    Company: Headquarters and Headquarters Company

    Battalion: 2d Battalion

    Regiment: 2d Infantry Regiment

    Division: 1st Infantry Division
  • You are not forgotten

    Posted on 5/27/15 - by jerry sandwisch wood cty.ohio nam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde
    The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered!!!! All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Henry. :-(
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 2/28/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear PFC Henry Richard Hausman Jr, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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