Victoria, Frederick Pearce, 1LT

Fallen
 
 Photo In Uniform   Service Details
View Time Line
Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 1542, HHC, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry
Service Years
1965 - 1966

Infantry

First Lieutenant



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

31 kb

Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1941
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by LTC Roger Gaines to remember Victoria, Frederick Pearce, 1LT.

If you knew or served with this Soldier and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
New York , NY
Last Address
New York , NY


Casualty Date
Nov 18, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Cemetery of the Evergreens - New Lebanon, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
12E 085

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Recon


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialNew York City Veterans AllianceThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2019, New York City Veterans Alliance - Assoc. Page
  2019, The National Gold Star Family Registry

 Photo Album   (More...



Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Attleboro
Start Year
1966
End Year
1966

Description
Operation Attleboro (September 14–November 24, 1966) was a search and destroy operation by the 196th Light Infantry Brigade. The operation was named after Attleboro, Massachusetts, where the brigade had been formed. 

Operation Attleboro turned out to be the largest series of air mobile operations to date and involved all or elements of the 196th Light Infantry Brigade, 25th Division 1st Infantry Division, a brigade of the 4th Division, as well as numerous Army of the Republic of Vietnam and Regional Forces/Popular Forces and Nungs. 

In the end, the operation became a Corps operation commanded by II Field Forces. U.S. military spokesmen claimed that the most significant result of Operation Attleboro was the severe blow struck against the communists' supply system.
This operation was divided into two phases. Initial fighting was light. In late October, U.S. forces consisting of the 196th and the 1st Battalion of the 27th Infantry Regiment encountered the 9th Viet Cong Division, resulting in a major three-day battle. Fighting was then taken over by the 1st Infantry Division. 

The most significant fighting occurred when Viet Cong forces assaulted the U.S. perimeter at Suoi Da on November 8. The assault was defeated by artillery and air strikes. Afterwards, a large Viet Cong base camp was detected. 

It was certainly one of the largest hauls to date in the Vietnam War: the American forces seized two million pounds of rice; 116 transportation bicycles; approximately 25,000 Chinese-made hand grenades (many containing tear gas); 481 M18 Claymore anti-personnel mines; 80 rocket launchers; 25 machine guns; a myriad number of pistols; rifles like AKMs and AK-47s; clothing; tobacco; miscellaneous foods like cooking oil and salt and fish; and bountiful gallons worth of petroleum.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1966
To Year
1966
 
Last Updated:
Jun 9, 2019
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

173rd Aviation Company (AHC)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  63 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Best, Donald, MAJ, (1962-1982)
  • Calef, Rick, CW2, (1966-1988)
  • Crouch, Sam, SP 5, (1965-1968)
  • De La Rosa, Frank, SFC, (1964-1986)
  • Drinnon, Douglas, SFC, (1964-1999)
  • Karwoski, Bob, SP 4, (1966-1968)
  • Martin, Robert, SGT, (1965-1969)
  • Mateos, Andrew, SFC, (1952-1972)
  • McBride, Dean, 1SG, (1960-1982)
  • Mckenzie, Kenneth, SP 4, (1965-1967)
  • Mcknight, Larry, SP 4, (1965-1967)
  • Newbolt III, John, SP 4, (1963-1967)
  • NEWMAN, CHARLIE, SGT, (1965-1967)
  • Ovitt, Bert, SFC, (1965-1985)
  • Richie, Clark, SP 4, (1963-1966)
  • Robinson, Charles, COL, (1955-1983)
  • Sarver, Kerry, SP 4, (1965-1967)
  • Schemanski, Walter, SSG, (1965-1971)
  • Smith, George, COL, (1964-1994)
  • Stepp, Glenn, SP 4, (1966-1967)
  • Walters, John, SP 5, (1965-1967)
  • Watts, David, SSG, (1961-1967)
Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011