Sgt. Neil Ronald Hans

U.S. Army

Born March 20, 1938 Died Nov. 1, 1965

Neil was born in Watsontown and graduated in 1956 from Turbotville High School. He enjoyed sports of all kinds.

Neil enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1957 and served two years in the reserves. He was a paratrooper with Company A, 1st Battalion, Special Troop, 12th Airborne, 1st Cavalry Division.

Neil was killed while on a mission when the truck in which he was riding hit a land mine.

Neil was awarded the Vietnamese Military Merit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm and Purple Heart.

He was survived by his mother, father, brothers and sisters.

Neil was 27 years old and is remembered on panel 3E, line 12.