Addis, Billy Wayne, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
11E30-Armor Tank Commander
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 11E30, B Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry
Service Years
1966 - 1970

Staff Sergeant


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One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
South Carolina
South Carolina
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Greenville, SC
Last Address
Greenville, SC

Casualty Date
Apr 21, 1970
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Burns
Location
Texas
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Woodlawn Cemetery Memorial Park - Greenville, South Carolina
Wall/Plot Coordinates
11W 029

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Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
From Month/Year
November / 1969
To Month/Year
April / 1970

Description
This campaign was from 1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970. An increase in enemy-initiated attacks, at the highest level since 4-5 September signaled the start of the first phase of the Communist winter campaign. This was highlighted by intensified harassment incidents, and attacks throughout the Republic of Vietnam. In November-December these were heaviest in Corps Tactical Zones III and IV (around Saigon), primarily directed against Vietnamese military installations in order to disrupt the pacification program. The most significant enemy activity occurred in November with heavy attacks upon By Prang and Duc Lap in CTZ II (Central Vietnam).

By February 1970 the focus of enemy activity began to shift to CTZ I and II. Attacks increased steadily, reaching a peak in April 1970. Hostile forces staged their heaviest attacks in the Central Highlands near Civilian Irregular Defense Group camps at Dak Seang, Dak Pek, and Ben Het in I CTZ. The enemy also conducted numerous attacks by fire and several sapper attacks against U.S. fire support bases. This high level of enemy activity began in I CTZ in April and continued through May.

During the period 1 November 1969 through 30 April 1970 U.S. and allied forces concentrated on aggressive operations to find and destroy enemy main and local forces, the penetration of base camps and installations and the seizure of enemy supplies and materiel. These operations sought to deny the enemy the initiative and to inflict heavy losses in men and materiel. Further progress was made in Vietnamization through improving the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces. As a result of these advances three brigades of the 1st U.S. Infantry Division and several major U.S.M.C. units were withdrawn from Vietnam during this period.

The enemy made several efforts to take the offensive at Dak Seang, which was attacked on 1 April 1970 and remained under siege throughout the month, and at Quang Duc in the By Prong-Duc Lap area which ended on 28 December. Only Vietnamese forces were engaged in both of these operations, the Quang Duc campaign involving some 12,000 ARVN troops. South Vietnamese forces again took the offensive on 14 April in a bold 3-day operation in the Angel's Wing area along the Cambodian border. The Vietnamese Army completed this mission in an aggressive professional manner without U.S. support-further evidence of their growing proficiency.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
November / 1969
To Month/Year
April / 1970
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division

29th Civil Affairs Company, I Corps

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, 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
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  3781 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abate, Sam, SP 4, (1968-1970)
  • Ahles, Robert, SGT, (1968-1970)
  • Akers, Bruce Lowell, PFC, (1968-1970)
  • Akers, Roger Lee, SP 4, (1968-1971)
  • Akin, James E, SSG, (1976-1982)
  • Aldrich, Hugo, CW4, (1964-1998)
  • Alford, John, SFC, (1969-1972)
  • Alford, Terry Lanier, CW2, (1968-1969)
  • Allen, Abraham, SP 5, (1967-1971)
  • Althouse, Walter, SGT, (1968-1974)
  • Anderson, Hank, SGT, (1969-1972)
  • Andrus, Laurence, CPT, (1957-1977)
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