Joseph Francis Hunt

Staff Sergeant
C CO, 4TH BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173 ABN BDE
Army of the United States
04 January 1941 - 27 July 1966
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Panel 09E Line 080

173 ABN BDE 503RD INF RGT
Combat Infantry

Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

Airborne!

The database page for Joseph Francis Hunt

27 Feb 1999

"To live in the hearts we leave behind,
is never to have died."
(Thomas Campbell, circa 1888)




Photograph provided by
his granddaughter,
Jolene



A memorial from his daughter,
Suzi Hunt
suzq173@aol.com

Notes from The Virtual Wall

Ten men died in the crash of a UH-1D (tail number 64-13571) of "A" Company, 82nd Aviation Battalion:
  • A Company, 82nd Aviation Battalion
    • WO1 Rutherford J. Welsh, aircraft commander
    • WO1 Joseph C. Sampson, copilot
    • SP5 Harold W. Reinbott, crew chief
    • PFC James Wilford Collins, gunner

  • C Company, 4th Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade
    • SSG Joseph Francis Hunt
    • PFC Joe David Kegley
    • PFC Melvin Warren McDowell
    • PFC Carlos David Moore
    • PFC Jerry L. Schemel

  • 173rd Engineer Company, 173rd Abn Bde
    • PFC James L. McCrystal, Little Rock, AR
A/82 Avn was supporting a 173rd Abn troop lift. This aircraft was number 8 in the formation. It was seen to pitch up to a vertical position, falling off to the left. It completed a 270 degree turn while descending rapidly and exploded on impact with trees. Post-crash analysis determined the crash was due to a mechanical failure.

Source: Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association



Note:

Staff Sergeant Hunt was on his second Vietnam tour; during his first tour, January-December 1965, he served with the MACV Advisors, Teams 76 and 99.


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his daughter,
Suzi Hunt
Suzq173@aol.com



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 27 Feb 1999
Last updated 01/24/2008