SSGT Hollis Winfield Buck

Company C 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

4th Infantry Division

Killed in Action April 27, 1968

 

 

  SSGT - E6 - Army - Regular
MOS: 11B40: Infantryman
4th Infantry Division
36 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Sep 17, 1931
From WEST PARIS, MAINE
Length of service 18 years.
His tour of duty began on Feb 04, 1968
Casualty was on Apr 27, 1968
in KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
MULTIPLE FRAGMENTATION WOUNDS
Body was recovered
Religion
ROMAN CATHOLIC

 

Hollis Buck was killed in action while on Operation Mac Arthur/Binh Tay, during the Battle of Chu Moor Mountain,
approximately 25 kilometers west of Polei Krong.

He left behind his wife and four sons.

 

 

 

SSG Hollis W. Buck's decorations

 

 

 

 

 

Hollis W. Buck

 

 

Hollis Winfield Buck was born on September 17, 1931 and joined the Armed Forces while in West Paris, ME.

He served as an 11B40 in the Army. In 18 years of service he attained the rank of Staff Sergeant E-6.

On April 27, 1968, at the age of 36, Hollis Winfield Buck perished in the service of our country,
in Kontum Province, Republic of Vietnam.

You can find Hollis Winfield Buck honored on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Panel 52E, Line 28.

 

Hollis Buck was killed in action during the Battle for Chu Moor mountain.
The website is grateful to John McKee and Charlie "Doc" Shyab

for contributing the rubbings they took of all the names
of the 1st Battalion Killed In Action during the battle for Chu Moor.

 

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On March 30, 2012, Hollis W. Buck was among those honored with the presentation of the State of Maine Gold Star Honorable Service Medal.

 

April 6, 2012

RUMFORD -- Veterans from the River Valley and beyond attended a special recognition ceremony on Friday.

March 30 marked the first Vietnam War Remembrance Day in Maine after Rep. Sheryl Briggs, D-Mexico, worked to pass legislation (LD 20) last year
designating this day. March 30 is the same day the last of the 2,500 American troops pulled out of Vietnam 37 years ago. From Maine, 343 service people
were killed, and 48,000 served during the Vietnam War.

     

The reverse of the
Maine Gold Star Honorable Service Medal

Some 150 people attended the three-hour ceremony, held at American Legion Post 24. Featured was the presentation of Maine Silver Star Honorable Service Medals
to those that were wounded in combat and awarded a Purple Heart. The families of those that made the ultimate sacrifice during WWII, Korea and Vietnam received
the Maine Gold Star Honorable Service Medal, and Maine Bronze Star Honorable Service Medals were presented to the families of those who died in the line of duty
but not in a combat zone.

Honored were almost 70 veterans with honorable service medals and/or certificates.

from the Rumford Falls Times

 

 

 

 

Hollis Buck is buried at Riverside Annex Cemetery, South Paris, ME

 

Grave marker for Hollis Winfield Buck

 

 

 

 

For a tribute to Hollis W. Buck click on the following link:

Charlie Company Vietnam 1966-1972

 

 

 

 

 

 


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