Higdon, Leonard Thomas, CPT

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1970-1970, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1965 - 1970

Infantry

Captain



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1944
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ft Benning
Last Address
Ft Benning

Burial:
Woodhaven Memorial Gardens
Claxton (Anderson County)
Anderson County
Tennessee, USA

Casualty Date
May 21, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Not Specified
Location
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Woodhaven Memorial Gardens - Claxton, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
10W 075

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




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

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Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (1970)
Start Year
1970
End Year
1970

Description
This campaign was from 1 May to 30 June 1970. This campaign was mainly concerned with the Allied incursion into Cambodia, codenamed Operation ROCK CRUSHER. As American withdrawal from South Vietnam proceeded, increasing concern arose over the enemy's strength in the sanctuaries inside Cambodia. With the emergence in Cambodia of an antiCommunist government under Lon Nol, President Nixon relaxed the restrictions on moving against the bases inside Cambodia. Meanwhile, the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong began to move on the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. At this juncture Lon Nol appealed to the United States for help. American and allied Vietnamese forces began large-scale offensives in Cambodia on 1 May. Eight major US Army and South Vietnamese operations took place in Cambodia in May and June with the object of cutting enemy communication lines, seizing the sanctuary areas and capturing the shadowy Central Office for South Vietnam (COSVN) described as the control center for enemy military operations against III CTZ.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1970
To Year
1970
 
Last Updated:
Dec 1, 2013
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade

I Corps/29th Civil Affairs Company

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  1946 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abate, Sam, SP 4, (1968-1970)
  • Ahles, Robert, SGT, (1968-1970)
  • Aldridge, Jon, SP 5, (1968-1971)
  • Allen, Abraham, SP 5, (1967-1971)
  • Allman, Timothy, SGT, (1965-1973)
  • Andrus, Laurence, CPT, (1957-1977)
  • Arnold, Bruce, SP 4, (1968-1970)
  • Bahl, Alan, MSG, (1958-1979)
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