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Fri, Nov 10


Palo Alto Elks Lodge - Grand Ballroom

Speaker Event - Retired Major General Hillhouse

The Veterans' Committee is inviting you to a fundraising event. Proceeds to be donated to charity.

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Speaker Event - Retired Major General Hillhouse
Speaker Event - Retired Major General Hillhouse

Time & Location

Nov 10, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PST

Palo Alto Elks Lodge - Grand Ballroom, 4249 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA

About the event

The Palo Alto ELK’s Veteran’s committee is inviting you to a fund raising event for Veteran organizations located in Santa Clara county.  The speaker is Retired Major General Hillhouse.  He is the current President of the Veterans Memorial & Support Foundation located in Los Gatos.

At this fund-raising event, you will be able to meet the General and listen to his personal experiences and slideshow of his Combat missions in Vietnam in 1968.

Open to the public.  No host bar.  Suggested donation is $25 at the door.

No cameras or recording at the event.

Preview of one of the General’s stories:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star to First Lieutenant Kent H. Hillhouse United States Army, for gallantry in action involving close combat against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam.  First Lieutenant Hillhouse distinguished himself by exceptional valor on 6 January 1968.

On January 6thserving as a Platoon Leader with 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Lt Hillhouse conducted a “reconnaissance in force mission” southwest of Loc Ninh.  During this mission the armored column came under intense hostile fire from well-fortified bunkers.  Lieutenant Hillhouse immediately had his tank overrun a bunker to relieve pressure on the lead vehicle. While clearing a path for an armored flamethrower vehicle, Lieutenant Hillhouse's tank was suddenly taken under heavy fire at point plank range. He courageously silenced the enemy force with his own personal weapon. This enabled the flamethrower vehicle to get through and eliminate fortified positions.

After calling in an air strike, Lieutenant Hillhouse further disregarded his personal safety to lead his platoon in a sweep of the area to rout any remaining enemy soldiers.  First Lieutenant Hillhouse's extraordinary heroism in close combat against a Viet Cong force was in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

Hors d'oeuvres will be for sale at the event for $15 (plus tax).


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