Lockhart, Harlan Nathaniel, SGT

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Last Rank
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Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1966-1966, 00C, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry) /35th Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog)
Service Years
1963 - 1966


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Casualty Info
Home Town
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Casualty Date
Nov 09, 1966
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Palms Memorial Park - Sarasota, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12E 048

 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division 1st Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry)
  1966-1966, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment
  1966-1966, 00C, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment (Air Cavalry) /35th Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1966-1966 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Attleboro
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Sgt. Lockhart began his tour 6 February 1966. Sgt. Lockhart served with the 35th Infantry Platoon Scout Dog (Di An), 1st Infantry Division as a K-9 Dog Handler. Di An village was southwest of Bien Hoa, near Long Binh.

He was severely wounded during "Operation Attleboro" and died in the hospital at Cu Chi from his wounds, during the Battle of Ap Cha Do.
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Battle Description
1 INF DIV was a US Army unit
1/28 INF was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
South Vietnam
Location, Ap Cha Do

The largest 1st Inf Div battle during Operation ATTLEBORO pitted the 1/28th Inf against the 272nd VC and the 101st NVA Regiments. On the night of Nov 4 and early on Nov 5, the 1st Inf Div moved the division HQ and several combat units into the area around Dau Tieng by air and land.

As the battalions moved into multiple LZs, contact was made. The 1st & 2nd/28th Inf were then moved in behind the enemy's offensive thrusts. The 1/28th attacked on Nov 8 and shortly after the 2/28th was attacked in its NDP. The battle raged until 11 a.m.

When the 2/28th swept the area they found a basecampe that stretched for over a mile through the thick hungle and contained one of the largest caches of ammo and supplies taken to date. 305 VC bodies were counted that day and 94 the following day. The basecamp contained 19,000 grenades, a claymore factory, 1,135 lbs of explosive, 400 bangalore torpedoes, a command radio system and other items.

The 1/28th received the PUC.

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