Culpepper, Allen Ross, CPT Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Air Defense Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1193-Field Artillery Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Officer)
Last Unit
1968-1969, 54th Artillery Group Field Artillery
Service Years
1966 - 1969
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Cold War Certificate

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Home State
Louisiana
Louisiana
Year of Birth
1944
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Minden
Last Address
Minden

Casualty Date
May 18, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Long Khanh
Conflict
Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War/Unspecified Operation
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
24W 039

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II Field Force, Vietnam


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 Unit Assignments
Formal Schools/United States Military Academy West Point2nd Field Force Vietnam (II Field Force)7th Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment
  1962-1966, Formal Schools/United States Military Academy West Point
  1968-1969, 2nd Field Force Vietnam (II Field Force)
  1968-1969, 7th Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment
  1968-1969, 54th Artillery Group Field Artillery
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1962-1966, United States Military Academy
 Basic Combat Training
  1962, USMA West Point ((select year group in unit assignments) ), 1966
 Combat and Operations History
  1966-1969 Cold War (1945-1989)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign 1 July to 1 November 1968 VSM Streamer
  1968-1969 Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign 2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969 VSM Streamer
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign 23 February to 8 June 1969 VSM Streamer
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

This is to Certify that
The President of the United States of America
Takes Pride in Presenting


THE 
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE CROSS
to

CULPEPPER, ALLEN ROSS
Citation:
The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Allen Ross Culpepper (435-62-6409), Captain (Field Artillery), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations involving conflict with an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam, while serving with Battery C, 7th Battalion, 9th Artillery, 54th Field Artillery Group. Captain Culpepper distinguished himself by exceptionally valorous actions on 18 May 1969 while serving as commander of a 105 millimeter howitzer battery. Soon after midnight a Viet Cong force launched a mortar and rocket attack, followed by a ground assault on the perimeter. Without hesitation, Captain Culpepper moved through the battery area to organize his troops. He quickly deployed a reaction force and directed the retaliatory fusillade of his men. When one of the howitzer emplacements was struck by rocket-propelled grenade fire wounding the section members, Captain Culpepper immediately proceeded to the damaged gun section to assist in removing the casualties. As he left his vehicle and heroically ran through the hostile barrage toward a wounded soldier, he was fatally wounded by enemy fire. Captain Culpepper's extraordinary heroism and devotion to duty, at the cost of his life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.

Headquarters, US Army, Vietnam, General Orders No. 2949 (August 4, 1969)


CPT Culpepper was a class of '66 graduate of the United States Military Academy
   
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