WILLIAM H HUNT
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HONORED ON PANEL 31W, LINE 49 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM HOWARD HUNT

WALL NAME

WILLIAM H HUNT

PANEL / LINE

31W/49

DATE OF BIRTH

11/06/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

02/25/1969

HOME OF RECORD

MERRITT ISLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Brevard County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

2LT

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM HOWARD HUNT
POSTED ON 4.30.2020
POSTED BY: Kenneth Jungclaus

Your wife was my 5th grade teacher

Thank you for your service. Your wife was my 4th and 5th grade teacher at Shaw Heights Elementary School at Shaw AFB. I remember the day her yellow and black Pontiac wasn't in its parking space. Later that day we told you had been Killed in Action. My heart sank for her. To the Hunt family, I am sorry for your loss.
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POSTED ON 8.8.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt William Hunt, Thank you for your service as a Basic Infantry Officer. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 2.25.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

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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POSTED ON 2.25.2018
POSTED BY: A US Marine, Quang Tri, 1969

Silver Star Citation

William H. Hunt
Date of death: Killed in Action
Home of record: Merritt Island Florida
Status: KIA

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Silver Star

Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant William H. Hunt (MCSN: 0-106804), United States Marine Corps, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while serving as a Platoon Commander with Company E, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, THIRD Marine Division (Rein.), FMF, in connection with operations against the enemy in the Republic of Vietnam. During the early morning hours of 25 February 1969, Company E was occupying a defensive position at Fire Support Base RUSSELL in Quang Tri Province when the Marines came under a heavy volume of mortar and rocket fire supporting a ground attack by a large North Vietnamese Army force. Reacting instantly, Second Lieutenant Hunt unhesitatingly left his position of relative safety and moved across the hazardous area to direct his platoon's suppressive fire upon the hostile unit. Observing that one of his squad leaders had been seriously injured, he maneuvered across fifty meters of fire-swept terrain and, shouting words of encouragement to his men, organized the squad and restored its effectiveness as a fighting force. Disregarding the intense enemy fire, Second Lieutenant Hunt then deployed his platoon to a forward location and was directing the fire of his Marines to enable his company to consolidate its position when he was mortally wounded. His heroic and timely actions inspired all who observed him and were instrumental in his company's repulsing the hostile attack. By his courage, aggressive leadership and unfaltering devotion to duty, Second Lieutenant Hunt contributed significantly to the accomplishment of his unit's mission and upheld the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and of the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Action Date: 25-Feb-69

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: Company E

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 4th Marines

Division: 3d Marine Division (Rein.), FMF
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POSTED ON 12.6.2017
POSTED BY: K

We thank you for your great sacrifice and Bravery Sir

We still remember you
You gave your All ...you died a Marine’s death....fighting till the End
God Bless You Marine
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