Bittle, Douglas Robert, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B20-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 11B20, A Company, 5th Battalion, 46th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1965 - 1969

Specialist 4


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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Arkansas City, KS
Last Address
Arkansas City, KS

Casualty Date
Jun 21, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Springside Cemetery - Arkansas City, Kansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
22W 102

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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
   
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

 
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  3927 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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