Sergeant Hilt served as a dog handler with the 57th Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog), 198th Infantry Brigade, AMERICAL Division.
On 05 April 1969, while on a patrol with elements of D Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry, he was wounded by a booby-trapped hand grenade. He died on 13 Feb 1969.
His personal decorations include the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals.
His mother was deceased; father Richard B. Hilt of Tavernier, Florida, was next of kin.
Burial: Palms Woodlawn Cemetery Naranja Miami-Dade County Florida, USA
RICHARD MICHAEL HILT
is honored on Panel 32W, Row 26 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Wall Name:RICHARD M HILT
Date of Birth:4/8/1948
Date of Casualty:2/13/1969
Home of Record:MINNEAPOLIS
County of Record:HENNEPIN COUNTY
Branch of Service:ARMY
Casualty Province:QUANG TIN
Associated Items left at The Wall:N/A
EULOGY FOR A VETERAN
Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there I do not sleep, I am the thousand winds that Blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain, When you waken in the mornings hush, I am the swift uplifting rush, Of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft stars that shine at night, Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.
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Home of Record: Minneapolis, MN Date of birth: 04/08/1948
MILITARY DATA Service: Army of the United States Grade at loss: E4 Rank: Sergeant Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated ID No: 56503661 MOS: 11F2D: Infantry Operations And Intelligence Specialist (Civil Affairs) Length Service: 01 Unit: 57TH INF PLT SCOUT DOG, 198TH INFANTRY BDE, AMERICAL DIV, USARV
CASUALTY DATA Start Tour: 09/11/1968 Incident Date: 02/05/1969 Casualty Date: 02/13/1969 Age at Loss: 20 (based on date declared dead) Location: , South Vietnam Remains: Body recovered Casualty Type: Hostile, died of wounds Casualty Reason: Ground casualty Casualty Detail: Other explosive device
ON THE WALL Panel 32W Line 026
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