Hubia Jude Guillory

Private First Class
Army of the United States
17 October 1947 - 25 April 1968
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

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31 Oct 2006

Hubia (we called him Hubie or Gilley) was a member of my infantry squad in Vietnam, first squad of the first platoon. I trained with him at Fort Polk, Louisiana at Tigerland for Advanced Infantry Training before we were sent off to Vietnam. In fact he was my squad leader at Tigerland. He was a small guy with dark hair and eyes who was a comedian and made us all feel good in our bad situation. Hubie was the first guy I saw when I joined up with my infantry company in Vietnam and I sort of clung to him like a puppy those first few days. He was a very brave and honorable soldier who perished with his best friend David Lee Scott. I miss him very much, every day, and I will always pray that he is returned home to rest.

Larry R. Collins
Delta Company, 5/7
First Air Cavalry Division

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On 25 Apr 1968 the 1st and 3rd Platoons of D Company, 5/7 Cav, were conducting a search-and-destroy operation in the vicinity of Landing Zone Tiger, located on the northern edge of the A Shau Valley. They encountered a dug-in and well-fortified enemy force and were promptly pinned in place by sustained heavy small arms and automatic weapons fire. The triple-canopy jungle and proximity of enemy and friendly forces limited the ability of supporting arms (artillery and air) to bring fires against the enemy.

Three men were hit and apparently killed almost at once - SP4 David L. Scott, SP4 Daniel M. Kelley, and PFC Hubia J. Guillory. Although their bodies were under observation by other men of their platoon for about two hours, they could not be retrieved due to the volume of fire. No signs of life were seen from any of the three men. As night fell, the US troops were able to break contact and withdraw, taking all of their wounded with them - but could not bring Scott, Kelley, and Guillory out with them.

Three separate attempts were made to re-enter the area in an effort to retrieve their bodies; all were defeated by enemy action. Since there was a high degree of certainty that the three men were dead, there was a reluctance to risk further losses and after the third failed attempt at retrieval a decision was taken to cease further efforts.

The remains of SP4 David L. Scott, SP4 Daniel M. Kelley, and PFC Hubia J. Guillory have not been recovered.

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 31 Oct 2006
Last updated 11/01/2006