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is honored on Panel 7W, Line 131 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Final Mission of SP4 Ricks A. Hutson

    Posted on 12/1/18 - by
    On March 18, 1969, the U.S. Army’s 198th Brigade and the 6th Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) Regiment embarked upon Operation Geneva Park in Quang Ngai Province, RVN, a mission to eliminate the enemy forces within their area of operation while stressing pacification and combined U.S./ARVN operations. On October 13, 1970, a command element of the 198th Brigade was devastated when a member of the B Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry Command Group detonated a booby-trap while moving to a night defensive position 12 miles northwest of Quang Ngai City. Nine U.S. personnel were killed and six were wounded in the blast. An ARVN interpreter accompanying them was also killed. The explosion was caused by either a booby-trapped 105mm or 155mm artillery round. Lost in the blast from B/1-52 were commander CPT Robert E. Harper, radioman SP4 Ricks A. Hutson, and infantrymen SP4 Larry A. Walker, and PFC Stephen M. Cady; from Headquarters Company (1-52): chaplain CPT Phillip A. Nichols, and medics SP4 Mark I. Gross and PFC Eugene O. Brown; and from D Battery, 1st Battalion, 14th Artillery: 1LT Lawrence M. Sullivan and SP4 Anibal P. Lozada-Vichy. Three medivac “dustoffs” were required to remove the dead and wounded from the field. The seriously wounded were taken to both the 27th Surgical Hospital and the 91st Evacuation Hospital at Chu Lai. [Taken from and Operational Report, Lesson Learned, Headquarters, 23rd Infantry Division, period ending October 1970]
  • I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

    Posted on 10/19/17 - by Dennis Wriston
    Specialist Four Ricks Arbra Hutson, Served with Company B, 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry Regiment, 198th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division.
  • Remembering a great guy

    Posted on 5/22/16
    I've told my three kids about that special uncle they will never know. I this k would have been the uncle who would have spoiled them. Not just my kids but all his nieces and nephews. Their father is James Kennith Hutzon, who was also a veteran of the United States Army. A time In history when you had only two choices, you were drafted or you were sent to hard labor at a federal prison !

    My kids uncle Rickey returned home in a body bag!! He would have contributed great things to this world. Unfortunately he wasn't given that opportunity.

    Rest in peaces have nieces and nephews older than you got to be at 22 years old. I tell them, what I can. Remember, but as I. divorced from their father, I hope he'll tell them more about you.
  • We all thank God for you

    Posted on 5/25/15 - by Margaret Williams Rasheed
    We all grew up together in a small town, attended the same Church, and went to school together. We all called him Ricky. We thank God, and are so proud of you, and all of our soldiers, for your brave and courageous service to this country, and to the world. All of your family and friends miss you, and that beautiful smile. On this Memorial Day, Betty and I visited the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall in Kansas City Missouri, Jackie wasn't well, and not able to go. We were able to get your name etched on 4 pieces of paper to laminate, and we took pictures of your name on the wall.
    Rest in peace dear Ricky, in the safety of the Lord!!!
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/21/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Ricks Arbra Hutson, 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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