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GARY LEE HOSKINS


is honored on Panel 19W, Line 16 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • An American Hero

    Posted on 8/12/18 - by Janice Current janlc75150@yahoo.com
    Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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  • Ground Casualty

    Posted on 2/12/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On August 12, 1969, Communist forces shelled and launched ground attacks throughout South Vietnam in the heaviest outbreak of enemy-initiated action in three months. At least sixteen Allied camps were hit. About 20 miles west of An Loc, North Vietnamese Army troops tried to overpower the 1st Cavalry Division’s LZ Becky for the second day in a row. A 50-minute fight, seven miles southeast of Katum, left 59 NVA dead. Sixteen Americans were killed in the engagement and 36 others were wounded. The lost U.S. personnel included SSGT Samuel Abrams Jr., PFC Greg A. Barker, SP4 Bobby L. Bevard, SGT Thomas W. Carrington, SP4 Fredrick P. Gillen, SP5 Jeremiah M. Hayes Jr., PFC Gary L. Hoskins, PFC Kenney E. Lassiter, SGT Harold G. Miles, SP5 George R. Platter, PFC Garry G. Smith, SSGT George E. Snyder, CPT Donald H. White, SP4 Marion L. Zipp, and CPL Richard J. Zisko. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Pacific Stars & Stripes, August 14, 1969]
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/15/13 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Gary Lee Hoskins, 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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  • We Remember

    Posted on 5/6/11 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Gary is buried at Chouteau Cemetery, Chouteau, Mayes County,OK.
  • Hard Chargers of the 1st Bn, 30th FA, 1st Cav Div (Airmobile)

    Posted on 7/16/03 - by MSG Dan Gillotti
    PFC Gary Hoskins was an Honorable member of the Highest Decorated US Army Medium Artillery Battalion to serve during the Vietnam War. He was a fellow Hard Charger of the 1st Bn, 30th FA, 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile). No One is Forgotten-No One is left Behind! Check (www.hardchargers.com) for more info on the 30th FA Regiment. MSG Dan Gillotti, Historian, 30th FA Regiment (firstcav68@eriecoast.com)
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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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