Copy_2_of_animflag.gif (12791 bytes) [The Purple Heart Medal]

--- General / Personal ---

Last name: BEST
First name: HUGH VICTOR
Home of Record (official): WACO
State (official): TX
Date of Birth: Sunday, May 6, 1945
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single

--- Military ---

Branch: Army
Rank: SP4
Serial Number: 18737693
Component: Regular
Pay grade: E4
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty code): Unknown/Not reported
11th Armored Cavalry Regiment
A Troop 1st Squadron

--- Action ---

Start of Tour: Saturday, August 20, 1966
Date of Casualty: Tuesday, March 14, 1967
Age at time of loss: 21
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Multiple fragmentation wounds (Ground casualty)
Country: South Vietnam
Province: Phuoc Long
The Wall: Panel 16E - Row 076

--- Interment ---

HUGH VICTOR BEST

Arlington National Cemetery
Memorial Drive
Arlington, Arlington County, VA 22211
Section 51, Plot 2229