Parr, Michael Grambling, 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, 1542, 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment/A Company
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Infantry


Ranger
First Lieutenant


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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ft Worth
Last Address
Ft Worth

Casualty Date
Nov 27, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
U.S. Military Academy West Point Post Cemetery - West Point, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
38W 077

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
West Point Association of GraduatesMilitary Order of the Purple HeartVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1967, West Point Association of Graduates
  2013, Military Order of the Purple Heart [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
Start Year
1967
End Year
1968

Description
This campaign was from 1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968.The conflict in South Vietnam remains basically unchanged. As Operation JUNCTION CITY ended, elements of the U.S. 1st and 25th Infantry Divisions, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, and the forces of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam swung back toward Saigon to conduct another clearing operation, MANHATTAN. This took peace in the Long Nguyen base area just north of the previously cleared "Iron Triangle."

South Vietnamese Armed Forces became more active and capable under U.S. advisors. During the year the Vietnamese Special Forces assumed responsibility for several Special Forces camps and for the CIDG companies manning them. In each case all of the U.S. advisors withdrew, leaving the Vietnamese in full command.

With an increased delegation of responsibility to them, the South Vietnamese conducted major operations during 1967, and, in spite of VC attempts to avoid battle, achieved a number of contacts.

Despite the success of U.S. and South Vietnamese Army operations, there were indications in the fall of 1967 of another enemy build-up, particularly in areas close to Laos and Cambodia. In late October, the VC struck again at the Special Forces Camp at Loc Ninh. Fortunately Vietnamese reinforcements saved the camp. At the same time, approximately 12,000 VC troops converged on a Special Forces camp at Dak To. This camp was located in northern Kontum Province, where the borders of Laos, Cambodia, and South Vietnam meet. In response to this potential threat, the U.S. and South Vietnam committed a total of sixteen battalions to the region to counter a disturbing enemy resurgence at Kontum and Loc Ninh.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1967
To Year
1968
 
Last Updated:
Nov 16, 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
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