Hunter, Herbert Perry, CDR

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Last Rank
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 131X, CTF 77
Service Years
1951 - 1967
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club
Order of the Golden Dragon

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Casualty Info
Home Town
El Paso
Last Address
El Paso

Casualty Date
Jul 19, 1967
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Sea
South China Sea
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Barrancas National Cemetery - Pensacola, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
23E 091

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Naval Aviator Wings

 Duty Stations
Blue Angels, Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron (NFDS)NAS Corpus Christi/Truax FieldVF-162 The HuntersCommander Carrier Air Wing 16 (CVW-16)
USS Oriskany (CVA-34)CTF 77
  1960-1960, 131X, Blue Angels, Naval Flight Demonstration Squadron (NFDS)
  1960-1960, 131X, NAS Corpus Christi/Truax Field
  1966-1967, 131X, VF-162 The Hunters
  1966-1967, 131X, Commander Carrier Air Wing 16 (CVW-16)
  1967-1967, 131X, USS Oriskany (CVA-34)
  1967-1967, 131X, CTF 77
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1953 Korean War
  1966-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (66-67)
  1967-1967 Vietnam War
  1967-1967 Yankee Station, North Vietnam
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (67-68)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified

Awarded posthumously for actions during the Vietnam War

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Commander Herbert Perry Hunter (NSN: 0-567842), United States Navy, for extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight on 16 July 1967, as a Pilot during an air strike against the Phu Ly transshipment area in North Vietnam. While making a bombing run on the target, his division encountered several surface-to-air missiles, one of which downed a member of the flight. After completing his bombing run, he continued to orbit the area of the downed pilot despite continued heavy anti-aircraft fire and missile firings. He left the area only after his wingman had taken a hit, escorting the latter to safety. As a result of Commander Hunter's action in broadcasting the pilot's position and identifying terrain features, the downed pilot was rescued.
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