Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
— May 12, 1924-March 21, 1967 —United States Army-Detachment A-302, Company A, 5th Special Forces Group, Airborne, 1st Special Forces-United States Congressional Medal of Honor. The United States Congressional Medal of Honor was awarded to Master Sergeant Charles E. Hosking, Jr. posthumously, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action, at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. On March 21, 1967, in the Phouoc Long Province, Republic of Vietnam, with utter disregard for his own personal safety, Sergeant Hosking wrestled a Viet Cong sniper with a fully armed hand grenade to the ground. The grenade blast killed both Sergeant Hosking and the sniper instantly. Sergeant Hosking saved the lives of 4 members of the Company Command Group who were standing a few feet away. Sergeant Hosking's ultimate sacrifice was in the highest tradition of the United States Army and reflects great credit and honor upon himself, and the Armed Forces of his country.
|Series||This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series|
|Placed By||The Ramsey Policeman's Benevolent Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 1:35pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 572776 N 4545579|
|Decimal Degrees||41.05820000, -74.13390000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 3.492', W 74° 8.034'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 3' 29.52" N, 74° 8' 2.04" W|
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|Area Code(s)||201, 551|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 263 E Main St, Ramsey NJ 07446, US|
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