Solomon William De Hart


US Army Insignia

United States Army

PFC Insignia - Army

Private First Class

3rd Battalion-7th Infantry Regiment Insignia 7th Infantry Regiment Coat of Arms  199th Infantry Brigade Patch  United States Army-Vietnam Patch
"A" Company, 3rd Battalion
 7th Infantry Regiment
 199th Light Infantry Brigade
United States Army-Vietnam



Combat Infantryman Badge

Bronze Star For Valor  Purple Heart  National  Defense Medal  Vietnam Service Medal

Republic Of Vietnam Campaign Medal


Fell December 6, 1967

Solomon was born in Lebanon on the 7th of February, 1948 to Charles and Mary Ann De Hart.  During his boyhood years he attended Lebanon City schools being active in  football in Junior High School and track in Senior High School.  He worshipped at the Lebanon Rescue Mission.

After a period of employment at the May Machine Company he enliste in the Army in March of 1967.  Upon completion of his basic and advanced training he arrived in Vietnam on the 19th of August, 1967.  He was assigned to Company A, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment of the 199th Light Infantry Brigade.  While on a search and destroy mission his unit came under heavy enemy fire.  He advanced under heavy fire to assist a group of soldiers who were cut-off from their unit, and was hit by small arms fire in the rescue attempt.

He was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal.  He also received the Vietnam Campaign Medal from the Republic of Vietnam.

He was survived by his parents; brothers, George and Charles, Jr.; and a step-brother, Franklin Billich.

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