Burns, Hugh, LTC

Infantry (Officer)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Current/Last Service Branch
Special Forces
Current/Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Current/Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11A, United Nations Command (UNC)
Previously Held MOS
745-Rifleman
667-Message Center Clerk
3152-Photographer Still
941-Camera Technician
152-Photographer
1745-Rifle Platoon or Squad Leader
3945-Photography Laboratory Specialist
6-Student Officer
11A-Infantry Officer
Service Years
1946 - 1969
Foreign Language(s)
Korean
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Special Forces


Special Forces
Lieutenant Colonel


Two Service Stripes



Six Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division Special Forces Group Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank ChapterBerlin U.S. Military Veterans Association1st Cavalry Division Association187th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association
Special Operations Association (SOA-MACV)
  1968, Special Forces Association, 1, Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank Chapter (Executive Officer) (Fayetteville, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1970, Berlin U.S. Military Veterans Association [Verified]
  1990, 1st Cavalry Division Association [Verified]
  1990, 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment Association [Verified]
  1991, Special Operations Association (SOA-MACV) [Verified]


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Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
From Month/Year
March / 1965
To Month/Year
December / 1965

Description
This campaign was 8 March to 24 December 1965. During this campaign the U.S. objective was to hold off the enemy while gaining time needed to build base camps and logistical facilities. The U.S. also attempted to consolidate its ground operations more efficiently. For this purpose, it organized the U.S. Army Vietnam (USARV). U.S. support in the I Corps tactical zone, composed of five northernmost provinces, was to be primarily a Marine Corps responsibility; the U.S. Army was to operate mainly in the II and III Corps tactical zones which comprised the Central highlands, adjacent coastal regions, and the area around Saigon; and ARVN troops were to retain primary responsibility for the Delta region of the IV Corps.

On 19 October 1965. three VC regiments totaling 6,000 men attacked a Civil Irregular Defense Group (CIDG) - U.S. Special Forces at Plei Me, near the entrance to the Ia Drang Valley, in what purported to be the start of a thrust to cut the country in half.

With the assistance of massive air strikes, elements of the newly arrived 1st Cavalry Division thwarted the enemy in a battle that lasted nearly a month and included several engagements. The Ia Drang Valley action was the costliest in terms of casualties to date. The successful defense of the region improved security in and around the Central Highlands and raised the morale of the soldiers involved.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
March / 1965
To Month/Year
December / 1965
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division

1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment

630th Military Police Company

545th Military Police Company

66th Military Police Company

272nd Military Police Company

716th Military Police Battalion

504th Military Police Battalion

1st Military Police Company, 1st Infantry Division

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  1584 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adkins, Bennie G., CSM, (1956-1978)
  • Arbuthnot, Frank, SP 6, (1963-1971)
  • Arnett, Arthur, 1SG, (1962-1985)
  • Baker, Francis (Frank), PV2, (1965-1968)
  • Baker, Larry, SP 5, (1963-1966)
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