On this day in 1966, Lieutenant Hibbs was commanding a 15-man ambush patrol when they came upon a much larger enemy force advancing towards the 2nd Battalion's main position. He led his men on an effective ambush of that enemy force, then launched a surprise attack on another. Always leading from the front and by example he eventually was cut down, but not before rescuing a stricken trooper, charging two machine gun positions, and preventing materiel from falling into the hands of the enemy. Hibbs' courageous charge and gallant acts were ultimately found worthy of our Nation's highest honor.
From Medal of Honor Citations for the Vietnam War (A-L):