Hugh E. Best III posthumous Silver Star


Title
Hugh E. Best III posthumous Silver Star
Description
LTG John J. Tolson, Commanding General XVIII Corps, presents the Silver Star and Bronze Medal posthumously to Glanor Gay Best and Hugh Best Jr., who are receiving the medals on behalf of their deceased son, Hugh E. Best III, who was killed in action in 1969 in the Vietnam War. This U. S. Army photograph was taken by Army Photographer C. Gene Tyree DAC at Fort Bragg, North Carolina on June 20, 1969.
Date
June 20, 1969
Original Format
photographs
Extent
17cm x 12cm
Local Identifier
0894-b1-fa-i53
Creator(s)
Subject(s)
Spatial
Location of Original
East Carolina Manuscript Collection
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Nanette Hardison Sep 13 2013

This U.S Army photograph, taken on June 20, 1969 by C. Gene Tyree, DAC at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is of LTG John J. Tolson, Commander General XVIII Corps, presenting the Silver Star and Bronze Medal posthumously to Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Best, Jr., who is receiving the medals on behalf of their deceased son, Hugh E. Best, III, who was killed in action in 1969 in the Vietnam War. Mrs. Hugh E. Best, Jr. (Glanor Gay Best) served in the WAAC (Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps) during World War II beginning in 1942. A picture of her along with her husband and father-in-law, Hugh Elroy Best, Sr., is featured in the Lady Liberty: Women During Wartime exhibit that is currently on display on the fourth floor of Joyner Library in the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department. The exhibit will be on display from September 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014.

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