Armentrout, Raymond Lee, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
67V10-Observation/Scout Helicopter Repairer
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 67V10, D Troop, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry
Service Years
1969 - 1971

Staff Sergeant



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Weston, WV
Last Address
Weston, WV

Casualty Date
Feb 23, 1971
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Laos
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mount Calvary Cemetery - Thomas, West Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
5W, 131

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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
From Month/Year
July / 1970
To Month/Year
June / 1971

Description
This campaign was from 1 Jul 1970 to 30 June 1971. Fighting continued in Cambodia during early February before and after South Vietnam began its U.S.-aided drive in Laos, Lam Son 719, the most significant operation during this campaign.

Lam Son 719 was conducted out of I Corps by Vietnamese troops with US fire and air support. Their object was to cut the Ho Chi Minh Trail and to destroy enemy bases at Techepone, Laos. The operation consisted of four phases. In Phases I, called Operation DEWEY CANYON II, the 1st Brigade, US 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) occupied the Khe Sanh area and cleared Route No. 9 up to the Laotian border. In the meantime, the US 101st Airborne Division conducted diversionary operations in the A Shau Valley. The US 45th Engineer Group had the mission of repairing Route No. 9 up to the Laotian border. This lasted from 30 January to 7 February 1971. During Phase II US forces continued to provide fire support, helilift, and tactical and strategic air support for ARVN units. This phase was 8 February to March 1971. Phase III ran from March to 16 March 1971; Phase IV was the withdrawal phase.

Faced with mounting losses, Lt. Gen. Hoang Xuan Lam, the commander of the invasion forces, decided to cut short the operation and ordered a withdrawal.

Lam Son 719, though it was less than a signal success, forestalled a Communist offensive in the spring of 1971. Enemy units and replacements enroute south were diverted to the scene of the action.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
January / 1971
To Month/Year
June / 1971
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division

29th Civil Affairs Company, I Corps

HHC, 2nd Battalion 12th Infantry

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

5th Military Police Battalion (CID)

716th Military Police Battalion

23rd Military Police Company

504th Military Police Battalion

218th Military Police Company

22nd Military Police Battalion (CID)

194th Military Police Company

615th Military Police Company

720th Military Police Battalion

95th Military Police Battalion

127th Military Police Company

527th Military Police Company

154th Transportation Company

552nd Military Police Company

23rd Military Police Company

4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  2017 Also There at This Battle:
  • Aakre, Keith, LTC, (1968-1994)
  • Abbey, Brian, SGT, (1969-1971)
  • Adkins, Bennie G., CSM, (1956-1978)
  • Akin, James E, SSG, (1976-1982)
  • Aldrich, Hugo, CW4, (1964-1998)
  • Allen, Abraham, SP 5, (1967-1971)
  • Allen, Michael, SGT, (1970-1971)
  • Allman, Timothy, SGT, (1965-1973)
  • Andrus, Laurence, CPT, (1957-1977)
  • Angell, Gary, SP 4, (1969-1972)
  • Angelo, Chuck, CW3, (1969-1989)
  • Anway, Chuck, MSG, (1964-1984)
  • Bailey, Dennis, MSG, (1968-1989)
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