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 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 VI Campaign (1968-69)
Start Year
1968
End Year
1969

Description
This campaign was from 2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969. In November 1968 the South Vietnam government with American support began a concentrated effort to expand security in the countryside. This project was known as the "Accelerated Pacification Campaign."

This period covers the election of President Richard M. Nixon and a change of policy brought about by his administration after January 1969 when he announced a coming end to US combat in Southeast Asia and a simultaneous strengthening of South Vietnam's ability to defend itself. Formal truce negotiations began in Paris on January 25, 1969. The period can be characterized as marking time in preparation for an about face. Forty-seven ground combat operations were recorded during this period, the following being the most important:

(1). Operation NAPOLEON in the Dong Ha area initiated previously (1967) by Marine units, terminated on 9 December 1968.

(2). Operation WHEELER WALLOWA by 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division and 196th Infantry Brigade (Light) in north-central Quan Tin Province. This ended on 11 November.

(3). Operation MACARTHUR initiated by 4th U.S. Infantry Division in II Corps tactical zone terminated on 31 January 1969.

(4). Operation COCHISE GREEN conducted by the 173d Airborne Brigade in Binh Dinh Province.

(5). Operation TOAN THANG II consisted of ground operations throughout III CTZ. This was a multi-division operation involving allied forces.

(6). Operation SEA LORDS was a coast and riverine operation. On 6 December Operation GIANT SLINGSHOT was started to disrupt enemy infiltration of materials from the "Parrot's Beak" area of Cambodia. Air operations continued to be important with over 60,000 sorties flown.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1968
To Year
1969
 
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

  3927 Also There at This Battle:
  • Albaugh, James, SFC, (1966-1991)
  • Allbright, Jan, SP 4, (1967-1970)
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