HUBERT A ERWIN
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HONORED ON PANEL 13E, LINE 82 OF THE WALL

HUBERT AARON ERWIN

WALL NAME

HUBERT A ERWIN

PANEL / LINE

13E/82

DATE OF BIRTH

01/02/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/27/1966

HOME OF RECORD

JONESVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Catahoula Parish

STATE

LA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HUBERT AARON ERWIN
POSTED ON 1.2.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Private First Class Hubert Aaron Erwin, Served with Company C, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 8.13.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear PFC Hubert Erwin,
Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. We remember all you who gave their all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.25.2018

The Battle of LZ Bird

In the early morning hours of December 27, 1966, three North Vietnamese Army battalions of the 22nd Regiment used a two-day Christmas truce to move into position for a surprise attack on LZ Bird, an U.S. Army artillery base adjacent to the Kim Son River in Binh Dinh Province, RVN. LZ Bird was defended by only part of C Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, which was providing security for 1st Cavalry howitzers of B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 19th Artillery (105mm guns) and C Battery, 6th Battalion, 16th Artillery (155mm guns). The combined American strength at LZ Bird was 170 personnel. The NVA attack, estimated at 1000-man strong, began supported by mortar, recoilless-rifle, and machine gun fire. They broke through the perimeter and occupied some of the American gun positions. The 1st Cavalry soldiers fought back, with some of the fighting dissolving into hand-to-hand warfare. A number of the 105mm guns were cranked down to pointblank range, and "beehive" rounds sliced through the attackers like scythes, effectively stopping the assault in it tracks. This and armed CH-47 Chinook helicopter gunship support stalled the NVA momentum, and they began to withdraw. One account of enemy dead was assessed at a total of 211 NVA killed (body count) in and around the LZ. The American losses were 28 killed and 67 wounded. The lost Americans at LZ Bird included from C Company: SP4 Freddie L. Burnette, PFC Alfred L. Davis, PFC Hubert A. Erwin, SP4 Gregory J. Fischer, PFC Howard S. Goldberg, PFC Armand R. Graham, PFC Randall L. Hixson, SFC Paul G. Jackson, SP4 James E. Nunley, SP4 Gary W. Peasley, PFC Jerry E. Schmeltz, SP4 Ronald J. Sheehy, SGT Hugh G. Skipper, 1LT Jerald D. Wallace, and SP4 Larry J. Willis; from B Battery: PFC Samuel Q. Asher, PFC Anthony C. Coffaro, CPL Ronald R. Conn, PFC Richard A. Knaus, PFC Donald H. Lederhaus, SGT Daniel L. Miracle, and SSG Rodney D. Staton; from C Battery: PFC Ronnie E. Norris, PFC Roger D. White, CPL Roscoe Wright Jr., and PFC Ronald J. Zitiello; and 11th Aviation Group helicopter crewmen SP4 Robert J. Hardesty and CPL Robert D. Lajko. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, 12thcav.us, pownetwork.org, and wikipedia.org]
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POSTED ON 2.17.2017
POSTED BY: Hardy J. (Peewee) Terry

Hubert Aaron Erwin

I was a world apart training for Vietnam when Hubert was brought home. I remember playing together as we grew up till distance come between us. I always considered us cousins though we weren't really. However after us both being in the Army that made us Brothers. I had a chance to visit the WALL once and while there I had prayer with him and got a rubbing of his name. I will always remember that Wall it really does speak to you. Hubert Aaron Erwin thank you for your brave and honorable service and I will never forget you. I will go now as you probable remember me from then. Peewee Terry(Hardy J. Terry)
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POSTED ON 4.19.2016
POSTED BY: David Hutchins

Nephew

If I could only turn back time, Miss you Uncle Hubert

wish I had some pictures of you while serving so I could post them on here.
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