Neal Ira Best
Private First Class
C CO, 2ND BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173RD ABN BDE, USARV
Army of the United States
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
October 04, 1948 to November 20, 1967
NEAL I BEST is on the Wall at Panel 30E, Line 37

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Neal I Best
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17 Mar 2002

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


 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

PFC Neal Ira Best died in the bitter fighting for Hill 875. Two Medals of Honor, three Distinguished Service Crosses, and numerous Silver and Bronze Stars were awarded the men who fought there between 19 and 23 November 1967 - but at least 127 Americans died there as well, with hundreds more wounded.

A summary of the battle and a listing of the men who died
during the fighting may be found on The Virtual Wall's
Hill 875 Memorial


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