HERBERT P HUNTER
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HONORED ON PANEL 23E, LINE 91 OF THE WALL

HERBERT PERRY HUNTER

WALL NAME

HERBERT P HUNTER

PANEL / LINE

23E/91

DATE OF BIRTH

02/05/1931

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/19/1967

HOME OF RECORD

EL PASO

COUNTY OF RECORD

El Paso County

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

CDR

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR HERBERT PERRY HUNTER
POSTED ON 12.26.2019
POSTED BY: Perry Hunter

From Herb's son

My Name is Herbert Perry Hunter Jr and I would like to thank everyone for their kind words about my father.
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POSTED ON 8.9.2019
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Cdr Herbert Hunter, Thank you for your service as an Unrestricted Line Officer (Pilot) on the USS ORISKANY. I researched you on your 52nd anniversary, sad. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 7.19.2018
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Veteran

Distinguished Flying Cross Citation

Distinguished Flying Cross
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Navy
Rank: Commander

CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Commander Herbert Perry Hunter (NSN: 0-567842), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 16 July 1967, as a Pilot during an air strike against the Phu Ly transshipment area in North Vietnam. While making a bombing run on the target, his division encountered several surface-to-air missiles, one of which downed a member of the flight. After completing his bombing run, he continued to orbit the area of the downed pilot despite continued heavy anti-aircraft fire and missile firings. He left the area only after his wingman had taken a hit, escorting the latter to safety. As a result of Commander Hunter's action in broadcasting the pilot's position and identifying terrain features, the downed pilot was rescued.
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POSTED ON 7.29.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear CDR Herbert Perry Hunter, 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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POSTED ON 11.29.2011

Not Forgotten

I remember the day and you, you're in my prayers Commander
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