|Rank||Private First Class U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||January 24 1953|
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Private First Class Hurst was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Private First Class Hurst was a member of Company I, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry, 7th Infantry Division. Initially, he was listed as Missing in Action while fighting the enemy in the Chorwon Valley, North Korea on January 24, 1953. His body was recovered two weeks later.