Harry G. Sheppard Jr. Passed Away

Harry G. Sheppard Jr. passed away on January 27, 2011. He was a former Company Commander for Delta Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment.

Fatima Petty - Passed Away on October 20, 2010

Fatima Louise Bilbrey Petty, 62, of Oklahoma Gity, died Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at Muskogee Regional Medical Center. She had been in poor health for the past fourteen months due to complications from surgery and COPD.

Since December, 2009, she was a resident at Wellington Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Eufala,OK.

A native Oklahoman, Tima was born January 3, 1948 in Carnegie; the only child of Alfred Dale Bilbrey of Mountain View, OK and Dorothy Ann Kirkland Bilbrey of Carnegie. After her father's death when she was eight years old, she was raised by her loving and devoted mother. She moved to Oklahoma City in the mid-1960s and went to work at Penn Square Bank.

She was married to Thomas Estel Petty of Oklahoma City on June 8, 1972 in Winston-Salem, NC. After living in Nashville, TN for five years, she and Tom returned to Oklahoma City in 1978. Tima worked at Candid Color Systems of Oklahoma City for the next 22 years until her COPD forced her to retire.

Tima loved traveling, visiting new places and sightseeing and she and Tom made many trips throughout the United States. She was an excellent map reader and navigator. She also enjoyed RVing, camping at State Parks in unfamiliar areas of Oklahoma, her beloved state.

Tima's greatest interest and talent was cooking. She enjoyed trying new recipes and cuisines and was very successful in her efforts. Her peanut brittle and pecan pies were the very best. Many people, including family, friends, the letter carrier, checkers at her grocery store and waitresses at some of her favorite restaurants, will miss her peanut brittle.

She was a generous and giving person; and she was Tom's steadfast partner, his best friend and the love of his life.

Tima was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Sportsman's Country Glub. She was an enthusiastic Sooners fan, supporting all their athletic endeavors.

Preceded in death by both her parents, she is survived by her devoted husband, Tom; her uncle, Buford Charles, and his wife, Susan, of Mountain View, OK and their daughters, Kimberly and Michelle; two sisters-in-law, Ellen Petty Gilbert of Allen, TX and Mary Alice Petty Wallis of Sacramento, CA and their husbands; a nephew, Ryan Gilbert, and his wife of Charlotte, NC; and a niece, Emily Gilbert Myhre and her husband of Kensington, MD. She is also survived by her Rodden cousins, Tom, Carmen, J.D., and Kenny; numerous Petty and Brookhart cousins; many loyal and loving friends; and her two dogs.

A public viewing will be held from 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM Monday, October 25, 2010, with the funeral service following at 11:00 AM, in the North Colonial Chapel. Burial will follow at Carnegie City Cemetery, Carnegie, OK, at 3:30 PM.

You may sign the on-line guestbook at http://www.vondelsmithmortuary.com/.

LZ Cork is on YouTube

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Ruben Cadriel Awarded Silver Star after 32 Years

Posted Ruben Cadriel's Silver Star information on Hill 4-11 web site.

1LT Lewis Adams' Citation for the Army Commendation Medal with V Device

Posted on the http://hill4-11.org web site: 1LT Lewis D. Adam Jr.'s citation for the Army Commendation Medal with V Device, awarded for his actions on July 10, 1969.

News from Other Organizations

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 4:57 PM
Subject: Hill 4-11 news

 A couple of pieces of general information for those who do not already know:

1) From the January, 2009 issue of the VFW Magazine:

    "A measure that allows veterans and troops not in uniform to render a hand salute during the playing of the National Anthem was approved as part of the 2009 Defense Authorization Act. The new law builds on a provision in the 2008 Defense Authorization Act that authorized veterans to render a military-style salute during the raising, lowering or passing of the U.S. Flag."

2) From the Americal Division Veterans Association website (americal.org):

    Americal Division Unit Citations-Vietnam:

      Abbreviations:   DAGO       Department of the Army General Order
                                VUA         U.S. Army Valorous Unit Award
                                RVNGC     Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation

     3rd Bn, 1st Inf

           VUA          11 Aug 69 - 31 Aug 69          DAGO 43, 1972
           RVNGC       2 Nov 68 - 28 Feb 69           DAGO  2, 1971
           RVNGC      24 Aug 69 - 31 Dec 69          DAGO 42, 1972
           RVNGC      31 Mar 70 - 30 Jun 70           DAGO 42, 1972

    HHC, 3rd Bn, 1st Inf
           RVNGC       1 Apr 71 - 30 Jun 71            DAGO  6, 1974

    Co C, 3rd Bn, 1st Inf

           VUA           12-13 May 69                       DAGO 43, 1970

(The RVNGC medal and ribbon may be purchased at Military.com)


New Discussion Board for Hill 4-11

A new discussion board has been created on the Hill 4-11 web site. It is for Vietnam Veterans who served in the 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment or who served in one of its supporting units during the Vietnam War. It is also for members of the Hill 4-11 Association, their families, and other Vietnam Veteran organizations or individuals with ties to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment during the Vietnam War.

The purpose of this discussion board is to provide a platform for fostering fellowship among the aforesaid Vietnam Veterans and their families.

Access to the discussion board is available via the Hill 4-11 web site.