JOHN R HUGHES III
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HONORED ON PANEL 10W, LINE 85 OF THE WALL

JOHN RAYMOND HUGHES III

WALL NAME

JOHN R HUGHES III

PANEL / LINE

10W/85

DATE OF BIRTH

12/02/1948

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/23/1970

HOME OF RECORD

HOUSTON

COUNTY OF RECORD

Harris County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN RAYMOND HUGHES III
POSTED ON 12.2.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four John Raymond Hughes III, Served with Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 8.3.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Sp4 John Hughes, Thank you for your service as an Infantryman with the 1st Cavalry. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 11.21.2018
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SP4 John R. Hughes III

Final Mission of SP4 John R. Hughes III
On May 23, 1970, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1H (tail number 68-16300) from C Company, 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion, was participating in a troop lift during a combat assault in Cambodia. At approximately 6:33 PM, this aircraft was part of the second lift in to what turned out to be a hostile area. As the helicopter was approaching the landing zone, it was hit by enemy small arms fire. At the same time, a B-40 rocket-propelled grenade smashed into the cockpit area causing the aircraft to crash. Pilot CPT Charles D. Foley was killed instantly after suffering crush injuries to the head and extremities. A firefight erupted between the Americans and the enemy as medics attempted to assist the injured crew and passengers. Despite their best efforts, aircraft commander CPT Ellis D. Greene also succumbed after suffering multiple wounds to his face, stomach, shoulder, and chest. An infantryman on board, SP4 John R. Hughes III of C/1-5, also received fatal injuries, and three others were wounded. A medivac helicopter arrived on scene and the dead and wounded were removed from the besieged LZ. The Americans fought back with artillery, aerial rocket artillery, and flare ships as night fell. The enemy broke contact at 7:22 PM and withdrew. His losses were unknown. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, vhpa.org, and information provided by Fernando Escalante Jr. (October 2009) at thewall-usa.com]
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POSTED ON 7.4.2018
POSTED BY: John R Archer

John Raymond Hughes III on Wall

John Raymond Hughes III on Wall
Taken on July 4th, 2018
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POSTED ON 8.17.2016
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear SP4 John Raymond Hughes III, 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, Sir

Curt Carter
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