2020 // Bronze Star with “V” Device
For heroism in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force in theRepublic of Vietnam. Specialist Four Hewit distinguished himself while serving as a Riflemanwith Company D, 1 st Battalion, 35 th Infantry, 4 th Infantry Division. On 21 January 1969,Specialist Hewit’s company was operating in the dense jungle near Chu Pa Mountain, PleikuProvince, in the Central Highlands when it was subjected to intense rocket, mortar, and smallarms fire from well concealed enemy positions. The initial barrage of enemy fire separated thepoint element from the remainder of the company. Reacting immediately to the crucialsituation, Specialist Hewit dashed through the hail of enemy fire to an exposed position wherehe could place accurate fire on the enemy. His heroic actions enabled the point element toreturn to safety but as he attempted to reach a position of safety, he was mortally wounded.Specialist Four Hewit’s courageous acts, aggressiveness, and exemplary devotion to duty are inkeeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself,his unit and the United States Army.