William Hoos

William Arthur Hoos

WILLIAM ARTHUR HOOS JR

 
CAPT – O3 – Army – Regular 
25th Infantry Division 

Length of service 4 years
His tour began on Jan 5, 1966
Casualty was on Feb 14, 1966
In , SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
DATE OF BIRTH: May 2, 1937
PLACE OF BIRTH:
Indiana
HOME OF RECORD:
East Chicago, Indiana

William Hoos graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1962.

AWARDS BY DATE OF ACTION: 1 of 1


Silver Star

AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Vietnam War
Service: Army
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Division: 25th Infantry Division
GENERAL ORDERS:
CITATION:

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918 (amended by an act of July 25, 1963), takes pride in presenting the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain (Infantry) William Arthur Hoos, Jr. (ASN: 0-95978), United States Army, for gallantry in action while serving as Commanding Officer of Company A , 1st Battalion, 5th Mechanized Infantry, 25th Infantry Division, during a reconnaissance in force operation near Cu Chi, Republic of Vietnam on 14 February 1966. During the early morning hours Captain Hoos’ company made contact with and engaged a well-fortified Viet Cong force employing small arms and automatic weapons. With complete disregard for his own safety Captain Hoos continuously exposed himself to the intense hostile fire while leading his men through the heavily booby trapped area. He personally directed the fires of his men, administered to their needs, maintained an air of calmness and strong leadership, and assisted in protecting the landing site he had selected for the evacuation of casualties. He constantly cautioned his men about booby traps and personally pointed them out to his men that day. While directing fire against a hostile emplacement, a command detonated mine was exploded directly to the front of Captain Hoos which mortally wounded him. Inspired by his dauntless and heroic actions of that day, Captain Hoos’ men successfully completed the mission. Captain Hoos’ extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty in close combat against a numerically superior hostile force were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

POSTED ON 9.25.2001 POSTED BY: PATRICK LUZZI WILLISM ARTHUR HOOS You have a beautiful grandaughter named Malia borne by your daughter Terri.

OSTED ON 5.2.2020

POSTED BY: KR

CPT WILLIAM A. HOOS JR. – BIRTHDAY REMEMBRANCE (83D)

The “Friends of Rocky Versace” remember one of Rocky’s fellow alumni from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point – a Plebe in Cadet Company G-1, USCC when Rocky was a Firstie in Co. K-2, and a brother Airborne-Ranger – Captain William Arthur Hoos Jr., USMA Class of 1962, on what would’ve been his 83d birthday – 2 May 2020.

POSTED ON 7.11.2019

POSTED BY: LUCY MICIK

THANK YOU

Dear Captain William Hoos, Thank you for your service as an Infantry Unit Commander. Thanks also for graduating from WEST POINT. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.

POSTED ON 5.2.2019

POSTED BY: DENNIS WRISTON

I’M PROUD OF OUR VIETNAM VETERANS

Captain William Arthur Hoos Jr., Served with Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army Vietnam.

POSTED ON 3.12.2016

POSTED BY: KR

CPT WILLIAM A. HOOS JR. – USMA GRADUATE

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CPT William Arthur Hoos Jr was an alumnus of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. He was one of 335 men from West Point who died or are MIA in Southeast Asia/Indochina during the period October, 1957 – September, 1972. “Well done; Be thou at peace.” 

POSTED ON 12.22.2013

POSTED BY: RUSS DOWDEN

NEVER FORGOTTEN!

Bill Hoos was an infantry company commander with A Company, 1st Battalion 5th Mechanized Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, when he was killed in action on 14 February 1966, near Cu Chi, Vietnam. I was with Captain Hoos that day, working as his artillery forward observer.

POSTED ON 12.18.2013

POSTED BY: CURT CARTER CCARTER02@EARTHLINK.NET

REMEMBERING AN AMERICAN HERO

Dear Captain William Arthur Hoos Jr, 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

IF I SHOULD DIE…REMEMBRANCES FOR CAPT. WILLIAM ARTHUR HOOS, JR, USA…WHO DIED FOR OUR COUNTRY!!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep long vigils by the silent dust, and weep…for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile…Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine…Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine…and I, perchnace, may therein comfort you.

CAPTAIN 

WILLIAM ARTHUR HOOS JR

WAS A DISTINGUISHED GRADUATE 

OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY

AT WEST POINT, NEW YORK 

IN THE CLASS OF 1962 

WHO MET HIS UNTIMELY DEATH 

ON 14 FEBRUARY 1966 

WHILE SERVING WITH

ALPHA COMPANY

2nd BRIGADE (MECHANIZED)

5th INFANTRY REGIMENT

” BOBCATS “

25th INFANTRY DIVISION

” TROPIC LIGHTNING ” 

HE WAS POSTHUMOUSLY AWARDED 

THE PURPLE HEART MEDAL

NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL

VIETNAM SERVICE MEDAL

REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM CAMPAIGN SERVICE MEDAL

and was entitled to wear the

COMBAT INFANTRYMAN BADGE

~~~ – DUTY – HONOR – COUNTRY – ~~~

~~~ – THE LONG GRAY LINE – ~~~

YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN

NOR SHALL YOU EVER BE

USMA – 1962 – 24026

POSTED ON 2.14.2004

POSTED BY: ROBERTA (PFC JOSEPH DANIEL JARRELL’S SISTER)

THANK YOU

Thank you William for serving our country and for our freedom. My brother was KIA on the same day as you, that day our thoughts was with him, but now, my thoughts are with each and every one of you who have made any sacrifice and served. May God bless each of you!!

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