Shields, Russell Allen, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1968 - 1970

Infantry

First Lieutenant


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Home State
Colorado
Colorado
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Lamar
Last Address
Lamar

Burial:
Fairmount Cemetery
Lamar
Prowers County
Colorado, USA

Casualty Date
Feb 06, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
14W 108

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartVietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
Start Year
1969
End Year
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 Year
1969
To Year
1969
 
Last Updated:
Nov 6, 2013
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  3565 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abate, Sam, SP 4, (1968-1970)
  • Ables, Roger, SP 5, (1968-1970)
  • Adams, Blake, LTC, (1969-1996)
  • Ahles, Robert, SGT, (1968-1970)
  • Alford, Terry Lanier, CW2, (1968-1969)
  • Alkek, James, 1LT, (1967-1974)
  • Anderson, Don, SP 4, (1968-1970)
  • Andrus, Laurence, CPT, (1957-1977)
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