Borthwick, William, SP 4

Military Police Corps (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Specialist 4
Current/Last Service Branch
Military Police Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
95B-Military Policeman
Current/Last MOS Group
Military Police Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1973-1974, 95B, 1st Military Police Company, 1st Infantry Division
Service Years
1971 - 1974
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Specialist 4


One Service Stripe



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Society of 1st Infantry Division Army Together We ServedPost 433, Sayville Post504th Military Police Battalion Association
  2007, Society of 1st Infantry Division [Verified]
  2009, Army Together We Served [Verified]
  2014, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 433, Sayville Post (Member) (Sayville, New York) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2014, 504th Military Police Battalion Association


 Additional Information

What are you doing now:
Station Commander Robert Moses State Park
Suffolk Zone Patrol Supervisor

  

Other Comments:
Retired November 2013

   
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Vietnam War/Consolidation II Campaign (1971-72)
Start Year
1971
End Year
1972

Description
This campaign was from 1 December 1971 to 29 March 1972.. The U.S. continued to reduce its ground presence in South Vietnam during late 1971 and early 1972, but American air attacks increased while both sides exchanged peace proposals.

In early January 1972 President Nixon confirmed that U.S. troop withdrawals would continue but promised that a force of 25,000-30,000 would remain in Vietnam until all American prisoners of war were released. Secretary of Defense Laird reported that Vietnamization was progressing well and that U.S. troops would not be reintroduced into Vietnam even in a military emergency. U.S. troop strength in Vietnam dropped to 136,500 by 31 January 1972, to 119,600 by 29 February, and then to 95,500 by the end of March.

During the last week of December 1971 U.S. Air Force and Navy planes carried out 1,000 strikes on North Vietnam, the heaviest U.S. air attacks since November 1968. Allied commanders insisted that it was necessary because of a huge buildup of military supplies in North Vietnam for possible offensive operations against South Vietnam and Cambodia. Stepped up North Vietnamese anti-aircraft and missile attacks on U.S. aircraft that bombed the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos also contributed to the decision. During January 1972 American planes maintained their intermittent bombardment of missile sites in North Vietnam and on he Laotian border and also struck North Vietnamese troop concentrations in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam.

On 25 January President Nixon announced an eight part program to end the war which included agreement to remove all U.S. and foreign allied troops from Vietnam no later than six months after a peace agreement was reached. The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong delegates rejected the proposal and insisted upon complete withdrawal of all foreign troops from Indochina and cessation of all forms of U.S. aid to South Vietnam.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1971
To Year
1972
 
Last Updated:
Jun 26, 2014
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

I Corps/29th Civil Affairs Company

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  378 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adkins, Bennie G., CSM, (1956-1978)
  • Allman, Timothy, SGT, (1965-1973)
  • Baker, W.R., SFC, (1971-1984)
  • Ballard, David, SFC, (1971-1992)
  • Banta, Irvin, SGM, (1969-1992)
  • Bedeau, Lawrence, SFC, (1971-1997)
  • Black, Dean, SP 4, (1970-1972)
  • Bradley, Bobby, SGM, (1970-1994)
  • Brown, Calvin, SFC, (1958-1986)
  • Brown, Carnell, PFC, (1971-1974)
  • Campbell, John, COL, (1969-1994)
  • Carroll, Gordon, SSG, (1971-1978)
  • Carter, James, M/Sgt, (1970-2009)
  • Casteel, Vernon Wayne, CSM, (1970-2001)
  • Causey, Windle, MAJ, (1965-2009)
  • Cooper, Richard, MSG, (1970-1993)
  • Cope, William, 1LT, (1968-1972)
  • Cunningham, Ben, SP 5, (1968-1971)
  • Czerniejewski, DJ, SP 5, (1969-1979)
  • Davis, Kirk, SP 4, (1970-1972)
  • Davis, Roger, SP 4, (1969-1973)
  • Deberry, Harold, CW5, (1968-2008)
  • Dedijer, Peter, CW3, (1962-1982)
  • Delaney, Michael, CPT, (1969-1973)
  • Dooley, Richard, CPT, (1970-1976)
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