VIETNAM - TEETER, HILBERT WALTER

Teeter, Hilbert Walter

VIETNAM - TEETER, HILBERT WALTER
TEETER, HILBERT WALTER

Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: G Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11D – Armor Reconnaissance Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device and Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 18-May-1951

Hometown: Hobart, Indiana

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 12-Sep-1969

Start of tour: 2-Aug-1970

Incident date: 24-Apr-1971

Date of casualty: 24-Apr-1971

Age at death: 19

Cause of death: Hostile, died. Small Arms Fire. Gun or small arms fire.
Hilbert Walter Teeter was killed while on a combat operation when a hostile force was encountered. / On reconnaissance by fire, engaged enemy in hostile firefight.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 Bennie Ray Hively
SP4 Stephen Alan Spencer
SGT Bruce Donald Stephenson
SP4 Hilbert Walter Teeter

Location of fatality: Hua Nghia, South Vietnam, XT 618 256

Place of interment: Calvary Cemetery, Portage, Indiana, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 03W 010 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)

 

BRONZE STAR MEDAL

BRONZE STAR MEDAL
WITH VALOR DEVICE
POSTHUMOUS

SPECIALIST FOUR HILBERT WALTER TEETER
24 APRIL 1971
G TROOP, 2nd SQUADRON

11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Specialist Four Teeter distinguished himself by valorous action on 24 April 1971 when his unit became engaged with a determined enemy force, he exposed himself, with complete disregard for his own safety, to intense hostile fire as he moved forward to the point of heaviest contact and placed a heavy volume of suppressive fire on the insurgent forces. His courageous actions were an inspiration to the other members of his unit and were instrumental in the successful completion of the mission. His display of personal bravery, and devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
Headquarters, 3rd Brigade (Separate), 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) General Orders No. 934 (29 June 1971)

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