Hilliard Carter

A Company 1965 – 1966


Hilliard Carter received our nation’s second highest award for his actions 9/28/66 in and around the area of Troung Luong.

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Truly we walked with giants!

medalThe Distinguished Service Cross is the second-highest honor for military service

carter_dscCol. Hodges awarding the DSC to SSG (Ret) Hilliard Carter, for his heroic action as a member of A Company, 2nd Bn. 327th Parachute Infantry, Republic of Vietnam

hughes_carter Lt. Col. Chris Hughes, 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, commander, congratulates retired Staff Sgt. Hilliard Carter for receiving the Distinguished Service Cross because of his heroic actions during the Vietnam War. Carter was assigned to the 2/327th when he lost his arms and eyesight shielding fellow soldiers from an explosion.