Austin, E. Ray, MSG

Adjutant General (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Adjutant General Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
00R-Retention
Current/Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1990-1991, 00R, Army Garrison Fort Ord, CA
Previously Held MOS
36A10-Wireman
36K10-Tactical Wire Operations Specialist
05C10-Radio Teletype Operator
31B10-Field Communications Electronics Equipment Mechanic
31G40-Tactical Communications Chief
67B-Certified General Aircraft Repairer
Service Years
1964 - 1991
Foreign Language(s)
German
Korean
Vietnamese
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Master Sergeant


Eight Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

US Army Retired I Field Force, Vietnam Career Counselor US Army Retired (Post-2007)




 Unofficial Badges 

Signal Shoulder Cord Armor Shoulder Cord Artillery Shoulder Cord




 Additional Information

What are you doing now:

Now? I am officially retired and loving life as much as I can.


Please visit my website http://eraya.fotki.com/ and view hundreds of photos, and many are from Vietnam.

  

Other Comments:

After retiring from the Army in 1991, I worked part-time at a Radio Shack in the Hampton Mall in Hampton Roads, VA. Moved from VA in 1993 to Gatlinburg, TN and lived and worked about six months for a Chalet Company. Moved from Gatlinburg in June 1993 to Cookeville, TN, and graduated from an Architectural Drafting School in Livingston TN, then moved to Dale Hollow Lake in Pickett County TN where for about ten years I ran my own Professional Photography business and also worked part-time at a local Funeral Home.  In 2004, I moved back to Scott County Tennessee where I was born and raised, in Norma to be exact, and for a few years I worked for FOUR OAKS FUNEERAL HOME before finally retiring for good.

Now, I'm loving retirement, and just trying to stay out of trouble!

   
 Countries Deployed To or Visited

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Military Bio posted by SC Glaeseman, Ron R, SP 5 4
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Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
From Month/Year
June / 1969
To Month/Year
October / 1969

Description
This campaign was from 9 June to 31 October 1969. During the summer and fall of 1969, conduct of operations was increasingly turned over to Vietnamese, US troops withdrew in greater numbers amid reaffirmations of support for the Republic of South Vietnam government. President Nixon announced the reduction of the U.S. military presence in South Vietnam which would be demonstrated initially by the withdrawal of 25,000 troops by 31 August 1969.

American troop strength had peaked at 543,400 in April 1969 but dropped to 505,500 by mid October. More scattered than before, enemy attacks were concentrated on South Vietnamese positions. U.S. combat deaths were down in the early fall as American units switched to small unit actions. The trend was not constant, however, because U.S. troops deaths which had fallen well below l00 a week in the fall, rose above 100 later in the year.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
June / 1969
To Month/Year
October / 1969
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories

Memories
Read: http://bravecannons.org/history.html "As far as the 1st Battalion 92nd Artillery History is concerned, the Dak To, Ben Het, Dak Seang area is perhaps the most heavily fought over piece of terrain that the Battalion occupied." Bohdan Prehar, COL(R) A Battery Commander 9/68-5/69

   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division

1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment

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

504th Military Police Battalion

218th Military Police Company

22nd Military Police Battalion (CID)

194th Military Police Company

1st Military Police Company, 1st Infantry Division

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

4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  3926 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abate, Sam, SP 4, (1968-1970)
  • Ables, Roger, SP 5, (1968-1970)
  • [Name Withheld], (1968-1991)
  • Ahles, Robert, SGT, (1968-1970)
  • Akers, Bruce Lowell, PFC, (1968-1970)
  • Akers, Roger Lee, SP 4, (1968-1971)
  • Aldrich, Hugo, CW4, (1964-1998)
  • Alford, Terry Lanier, CW2, (1968-1969)
  • Alkek, James, 1LT, (1967-1974)
  • Althouse, Walter, SGT, (1968-1974)
  • Anderson, Don, SP 4, (1968-1970)
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