Olsen, David O, SGT

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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Infantry
Current/Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Current/Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 11B10, 5th Infantry Division
Service Years
1968 - 1970
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Order of the Spur

Sergeant



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 25th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Order of The Spur Cold War Veteran


 Military Association Memberships
25th Infantry Division Association3/4 Cav AssociationThe National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2010, 25th Infantry Division Association [Verified]
  2010, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]
  2015, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor


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Thank You posted by Fitts, Cindi -Family 
Jerry Vesey posted by Rogers, Scott, Jr. (VPA), MSgt USAF(Ret)
Thank You posted by Feldhaus, John 1 -Family 
Larry J Samples2 posted by Jones, Susan 2 -Family 
Thank You David posted by AR Beecherl, Rick (gtobeech), SP 5 1761
Tribute from 3/4 Cav Association posted by AR Moore, John (SaberAlpha 10), MAJ 225 
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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:
May 28, 2014
   
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

  3671 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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