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Unit Details

Strength
Group
 
Type
Military Police Unit
 
Existing/Disbanded
Redesignated
Year
1966 - 1981

Description
Changed to 16th Military Police Brigade


Notable Persons
None
 
Reports To
Military Police Units
 
Active Reporting Unit
 
Inactive Reporting Unit
None
 
24 Members Who Served in This Unit


 
  • Anderson, Curtis, SGM, (1955-1976)
  • Bell, Stephen, SP 4, (1966-1967)
  • Graham, Lacy, MAJ, (1958-1978)
  • Holley, Lawrence, SGM, (1959-1981)
  • Hunter, Robert, LTC, (1969-1991)
  • Keller, Larry, 1SG, (1970-1994)
  • Merillat, Roger, SP 5, (1965-1968)
  • Munsey, Harry, 1SG, (1971-1993)
  • Obermeier, Cornelius, SSG, (1965-1968)
  • Potter, Donald, COL, (1974-2000)
  • Shanklin, Thomas, SGT, (1967-1970)
  • Trybus, Angela, SFC, (1986-Present)
  • Vaughan, David, COL, (1969-2003)
  • Vivar, Manuel, SP 5, (1973-1977)
 
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Battle/Operations History Detail
 
Description
This campaign was from 1 July to 1 November 1968. During this period a country-wide effort was begun to restore government control of territory lost to the enemy since the Tet offensive. The enemy attempted another such offensive on 17-18 August but his efforts were comparatively feeble and were quickly overwhelmed by Allied forces.

In the fall of 1968 the South Vietnamese government, with major U.S. support, launched an accelerated pacification campaign. All friendly forces were coordinated and brought to bear on the enemy in every tactical area of operation. In these intensified operations, friendly units first secured a target area, then Vietnamese government units, regional forces/popular forces, police and civil authorities screened the inhabitants, seeking members of the Viet Cong infrastructure. This technique was so successful against the political apparatus that it became the basis for subsequent friendly operations. Government influence expanded into areas of the countryside previously dominated by the Viet Cong to such an extent that two years later at least some measure of government control was evident in all but a few remote regions.
 
BattleType
Campaign
Country
Vietnam, South
 
Parent
Vietnam War
CreatedBy
Not Specified
 
Start Month
7
End Month
11
 
Start Year
1968
End Year
1968
 

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