Alvis, Donald Dean, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B40-Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 11B40, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment/C Company
Service Years
1966 - 1968

Staff Sergeant



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hope, IN
Last Address
Hope, IN

Casualty Date
Feb 09, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Moravian Cemetery - Hope, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
38E 042

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2017, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, The National Gold Star Family Registry

 Photo Album   (More...


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Rifle

 
 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1966, 1st Battalion, 1st Training Brigade (Fort Knox, KY), A/1
  1966, 1st Battalion, 2nd Training Brigade (Fort Bliss, TX), A/1
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment23rd Infantry Division (Americal)196th Infantry Brigade (Light)
  1967-1968, 11B40, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment/C Company
  1967-1968, 11B40, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)
  1967-1968, 11B40, 196th Infantry Brigade (Light)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1967 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


The Tet Offensive began in late January 1968 and heavy fighting continued through February. In Quang Nam Province, the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry, lost twelve men near Lo Giang on 09 Feb 1968: 

A Company:
SSG Donald J. Haile, Caldwell, ID
PFC John J. Palmieri, Riverside, CT

B Company:
SGT Willis C. Rheault, Lake Linden, MI

C Company:
SSG Donald D. Alvis, Hope, IN
SSG Norbert P. Holzapfel, Pittsburgh, PA
SGT Alfred H. Bleigh, Sutton, WV
PFC Joseph P. Conklin, Haverstraw, NY
PFC Gerald P. Williams, Oakland, CA

D Company:
SSG William N. Flint, Naples, FL
SGT Lauren J. Heydinger, Norwalk, OH
CPL Darrel A. Bondrowski, Boothwyn, PA
CPL Ronald L. Brown, Portsmouth, VA 

   
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