Stevens, Johnny, SFC

Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Current/Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
51H-Construction Engineering Supervisor
Current/Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1990-1992, 18th Engineer Brigade
Previously Held MOS
11B10-Infantryman
51B-Carpentry and Masonry Specialist
51H-Construction Engineer Supervisor
Service Years
1965 - 1992

Sergeant First Class


Six Service Stripes



Three Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord French Fourragere 25th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Engineer Shoulder Cord Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Jungle Expert Badge

Cold War Medal


 Military Association Memberships
Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA)Association of United States Army (AUSA)Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)Post 178
  1982, Non Commissioned Officers Association (NCOA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1985, Association of United States Army (AUSA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2010, American Legion, Post 178 (Member) (Augusta, Georgia) [Verified] - Chap. Page


 Countries Deployed To or Visited

 Remembrance Profiles -  4 Soldiers Remembered
  • Thackerson Jr, Walter, PFC, (1965-1966)
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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:
Nov 10, 2008
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

173rd Aviation Company (AHC)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  59 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
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