Hill 488 June 15, 2011

This video is courtesy of Max Harris who was one of four that accompanied me on my pilgrimage back to Hill 488 on June 15, 2011. The video starts with a Northeast view and then pans clockwise taking in the surrounding area. When the battle for Hill 488 took place on June 15-16, 1966, the hilltop was a little different. Primarily, there was just the big rock that SSgt Howard used as his command post, the knee high grass, and weeds, no trees.

50th anniversary of jimmy howard's medal of honor ceremony

August 23, 1967 - Ray Hildreth shaking hands with President Lyndon B. Johnson, Joe Kosoglow on right shaking hand of Jimmy Howard, Bill Norman on left, just behind Ray Hildreth

A BIG Thank You & Semper Fi to Marshal Skinner of Thunderstruck Images for the following photos.