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 

25th Infantry Division Infantry Shoulder Cord


 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 [Verified]


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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
From Month/Year
November / 1968
To Month/Year
February / 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 Month/Year
November / 1968
To Month/Year
February / 1969
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division

29th Civil Affairs Company, I Corps

1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment

630th Military Police Company

18th Military Police Brigade

16th Military Police Group

545th Military Police Company

300th Military Police Company

212th Military Police Company

66th Military Police Company

272nd Military Police Company

716th Military Police Battalion

23rd Military Police Company

504th Military Police Battalion

218th Military Police Company

22nd Military Police Battalion (CID)

194th Military Police Company

1st Military Police Company, 1st Infantry Division

615th Military Police Company

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  4464 Also There at This Battle:
  • Albaugh, James, SFC, (1966-1991)
  • Alexson, Clifford, SP 4, (1967-1969)
  • Allbright, Jan, SP 4, (1967-1970)
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