Swinson, Lonnie Melroe, MSG

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11D10-Armor Reconnaissance Specialist
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1952 - 1970
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

Master Sergeant


Six Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 


Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Yelm
Last Address
Yelm, WA

Casualty Date
Sep 11, 1970
 
Cause
KIA-Killed in Action
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Masonic Memorial Park - Tumwater, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
07W 057

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur


 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Association
  1970, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
  1970, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1970, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Association


 Tributes from Members  
Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 548
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Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
From Month/Year
May / 1970
To Month/Year
June / 1970

Description
This campaign was from 1 May to 30 June 1970. This campaign was mainly concerned with the Allied incursion into Cambodia, codenamed Operation ROCK CRUSHER. As American withdrawal from South Vietnam proceeded, increasing concern arose over the enemy's strength in the sanctuaries inside Cambodia. With the emergence in Cambodia of an antiCommunist government under Lon Nol, President Nixon relaxed the restrictions on moving against the bases inside Cambodia. Meanwhile, the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong began to move on the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. At this juncture Lon Nol appealed to the United States for help. American and allied Vietnamese forces began large-scale offensives in Cambodia on 1 May. Eight major US Army and South Vietnamese operations took place in Cambodia in May and June with the object of cutting enemy communication lines, seizing the sanctuary areas and capturing the shadowy Central Office for South Vietnam (COSVN) described as the control center for enemy military operations against III CTZ.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
May / 1970
To Month/Year
June / 1970
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

29th Civil Affairs Company, I Corps

630th Military Police Company

18th Military Police Brigade

16th Military Police Group

545th Military Police Company

300th Military Police Company

212th Military Police Company

66th Military Police Company

272nd Military Police Company

716th Military Police Battalion

23rd Military Police Company, 91st Military Police Battalion

504th Military Police Battalion

218th Military Police Company

22nd Military Police Battalion (CID), US Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC)

194th Military Police Company

615th Military Police Company

720th Military Police Battalion

95th Military Police Battalion

127th Military Police Company

154th Transportation Company

552nd Military Police Company

23rd Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne)

4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery

557th Military Police Company

101st Military Police Company

595th Military Police Company

93rd Military Police Battalion

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  2350 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abate, Sam, SP 4, (1968-1970)
  • [Name Withheld], (1968-1991)
  • Ahles, Robert, SGT, (1968-1970)
  • Aldrich, Hugo, CW4, (1964-1998)
  • Aldridge, Jon, SP 5, (1968-1971)
  • Allen, Abraham, SP 5, (1967-1970)
  • Allman, Timothy, SGT, (1965-1973)
  • Andrus, Laurence, CPT, (1957-1977)
  • Bahl, Alan, MSG, (1958-1979)
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