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Veteran's Day

Branch: Army
Theatre: Vietnam

Hilan Jones, a Wyoming native who played lineman for the University of Utah football team, was drafted at age 26 and assigned to duty in Vietnam. He volunteered with the elite 75th Rangers, and served on long-range reconnaissance patrols. Jones participated in ambush and night-fighting operations in Viet Cong territory and on missions to capture enemy prisoners. Upon completion of his tour of duty, Jones volunteered for additional combat in Vietnam and ultimately served three tours. He was later commissioned an officer and retired from military service. Jones is the recipient of the Silver Star, three Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts.

Honor A Veteran

Selections are only based on the nominee's military service
Nominees do not have to be alumni or associated with the university in any way. Each year, the committee selects eleven honorees based on noteworthy honor, courage, commitment, and sacrifice during their military service to our nation, but decorations for valor are not required. Selections are only based on the nominee's military service.