Powell, Raymond Alan, 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
1968-1968, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1966 - 1968

Infantry

First Lieutenant


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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Forest Park
Last Address
Forest Park

Casualty Date
Sep 20, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Forest Hills Memorial Gardens - Forest Park, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
43W 049

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Infantry Shoulder Cord 25th Infantry Division


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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
Start Year
1968
End Year
1968

Description
This campaign was from 1 July to 1 November 1968. During this period a country-wide effort was begun to restore government control of territory lost to the enemy since the Tet offensive. The enemy attempted another such offensive on 17-18 August but his efforts were comparatively feeble and were quickly overwhelmed by Allied forces.

In the fall of 1968 the South Vietnamese government, with major U.S. support, launched an accelerated pacification campaign. All friendly forces were coordinated and brought to bear on the enemy in every tactical area of operation. In these intensified operations, friendly units first secured a target area, then Vietnamese government units, regional forces/popular forces, police and civil authorities screened the inhabitants, seeking members of the Viet Cong infrastructure. This technique was so successful against the political apparatus that it became the basis for subsequent friendly operations. Government influence expanded into areas of the countryside previously dominated by the Viet Cong to such an extent that two years later at least some measure of government control was evident in all but a few remote regions.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1968
To Year
1968
 
Last Updated:
Nov 5, 2013
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)

I Corps/29th Civil Affairs Company

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  3788 Also There at This Battle:
  • Allbright, Jan, SP 4, (1967-1970)
  • Allman, Timothy, SGT, (1965-1973)
  • Alvarez, Charles, SP 4, (1966-1968)
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