Nihsen, Dallas Lee, SP 5

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Last Rank
Specialist 5
Last Service Branch
Air Defense Artillery
Last Primary MOS
16H-Air Defense Artillery Operations/Intelligence Assistant
Last MOS Group
Air Defense Artillery (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1971-1972, 16H, B Troop, 17th Cavalry
Service Years
1971 - 1972

Specialist 5



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Iowa
Iowa
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Charter Oak
Last Address
Charter Oak

Casualty Date
Apr 15, 1972
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Kontum (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Morgan Cemetery - Schleswig, Iowa
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02W 137

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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:
May 7, 2015
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

I Corps/29th Civil Affairs Company

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  371 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)
  • 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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