Master Sergeant Charles E. Hosking, Jr. Memorial

Master Sergeant Charles E. Hosking, Jr. Memorial (HM16MY)

Location: Ramsey, NJ 07446 Bergen County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 3.492', W 74° 8.034'

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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.
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HM NumberHM16MY
Series This marker is part of the Medal of Honor Recipients series
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Year Placed2000
Placed ByThe Ramsey Policeman's Benevolent Association
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Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 1:35pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 572776 N 4545579
Decimal Degrees41.05820000, -74.13390000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 3.492', W 74° 8.034'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 3' 29.52" N, 74° 8' 2.04" W
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Area Code(s)201, 551
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 263 E Main St, Ramsey NJ 07446, US
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