Ariens, Ricky Michael, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
12B20-Combat Engineer Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1971-1971, 12B20, 523rd Engineer Company
Service Years
1970 - 1971

Sergeant



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Home State
Indiana
Indiana
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Brookville, IN
Last Address
Brookville, IN

Casualty Date
Oct 19, 1971
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Accidental Self-Destruction
Location
Bac Lieu (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Holy Guardian Angles Cemetery - Cedar, Indiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02W 043

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Vietnam War/Consolidation II Campaign (1971-72)
Start Year
1971
End Year
1972

Description
This campaign was from 1 December 1971 to 29 March 1972.. The U.S. continued to reduce its ground presence in South Vietnam during late 1971 and early 1972, but American air attacks increased while both sides exchanged peace proposals.

In early January 1972 President Nixon confirmed that U.S. troop withdrawals would continue but promised that a force of 25,000-30,000 would remain in Vietnam until all American prisoners of war were released. Secretary of Defense Laird reported that Vietnamization was progressing well and that U.S. troops would not be reintroduced into Vietnam even in a military emergency. U.S. troop strength in Vietnam dropped to 136,500 by 31 January 1972, to 119,600 by 29 February, and then to 95,500 by the end of March.

During the last week of December 1971 U.S. Air Force and Navy planes carried out 1,000 strikes on North Vietnam, the heaviest U.S. air attacks since November 1968. Allied commanders insisted that it was necessary because of a huge buildup of military supplies in North Vietnam for possible offensive operations against South Vietnam and Cambodia. Stepped up North Vietnamese anti-aircraft and missile attacks on U.S. aircraft that bombed the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos also contributed to the decision. During January 1972 American planes maintained their intermittent bombardment of missile sites in North Vietnam and on he Laotian border and also struck North Vietnamese troop concentrations in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam.

On 25 January President Nixon announced an eight part program to end the war which included agreement to remove all U.S. and foreign allied troops from Vietnam no later than six months after a peace agreement was reached. The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong delegates rejected the proposal and insisted upon complete withdrawal of all foreign troops from Indochina and cessation of all forms of U.S. aid to South Vietnam.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1971
To Year
1971
 
Last Updated:
Nov 6, 2013
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

29th Civil Affairs Company, I Corps

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  338 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adkins, Bennie G., CSM, (1956-1978)
  • Allman, Timothy, SGT, (1965-1973)
  • Baker, W.R., SFC, (1971-1984)
  • Ballard, David, SFC, (1971-1992)
  • Banta, Irvin, SGM, (1969-1992)
  • Bedeau, Lawrence, SFC, (1971-1997)
  • Black, Dean, SP 4, (1970-1972)
  • Bradley, Bobby, SGM, (1970-1994)
  • Brown, Calvin, SFC, (1958-1986)
  • Brown, Carnell, PFC, (1971-1974)
  • Campbell, John, COL, (1969-1994)
  • Carroll, Gordon, SSG, (1971-1978)
  • Carter, James, M/Sgt, (1970-2009)
  • Casteel, Vernon Wayne, CSM, (1970-2001)
  • Causey, Windle, MAJ, (1965-2009)
  • Cohen, Conrad, 1SG, (1970-1992)
  • Cooper, Richard, MSG, (1970-1993)
  • Cope, William, 1LT, (1968-1972)
  • Cunningham, Ben, SP 5, (1968-1971)
  • Czerniejewski, DJ, SP 5, (1969-1979)
  • Davis, Kirk, SP 4, (1970-1972)
  • Deberry, Harold, CW5, (1968-2008)
  • Dedijer, Peter, CW3, (1962-1982)
  • Delaney, Michael, CPT, (1969-1973)
  • Dooley, Richard, CPT, (1970-1976)
  • Duke, Roger, SP 4, (1970-1976)
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