Kennedy, Michael, COL

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1973-1975, 1542, 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division
Service Years
1940 - 1975
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Infantry

Colonel



Fifteen Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Moultrie, Georgia
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Apr 29, 2009
 
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

Joint Chiefs of Staff US European Command 1st Cavalry Division 1st Infantry Division

3rd Infantry Division 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team 82nd Airbone Division II Field Force, Vietnam

Army Staff Identification Belgian Fourragere Infantry Shoulder Cord Netherlands Orange Lanyard

French Fourragere


 Unofficial Badges 

Air Assault Badge 11th AAD 1964 Cold War Medal Order of The Spur Cold War Veteran

Vietnamese Fourragere




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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
From Month/Year
April / 1968
To Month/Year
June / 1968

Description
This campaign was from 2 April to 30 June 1968. During this period friendly forces conducted a number of battalion-size attritional operations against the enemy.

Operations PEGASUS-Lam Son 207 relieved the Khe Sanh Combat Base on 5 April and thereby opened Route 9 for the first time since August 1967. This operation not only severely restricted the North Vietnamese Army's use of western Quang Tri Province but also inflicted casualties on the remnants of two North Vietnamese divisions withdrawing from the area. This success was followed by a singular allied spoiling operation in the A Shau Valley, Operation DELAWARE-Lam Son. These two operations prevented the enemy from further attacking I Corps Tactical Zone population centers and forced him to shift his pressure to the III Corps Tactical Zone.

During the period 5-12 May 1968 the Viet Cong launched an offensive with Saigon as the primary objective. Friendly forces defended the city with great determination. Consequently Saigon was never in danger of being overrun. Small Viet Cong units that did manage to get into the outskirts were fragmented and driven out with great loss of enemy life. By the end of June 1968 friendly forces had decisively blunted the enemy's attacks, inflicted very heavy casualties, and hindered his ability to attack urban areas throughout the Republic of Vietnam. The enemy was forced to withdraw to his sanctuaries.

The strength of the U.S. Army in Vietnam reach a peak of nearly 360,000 men during this period.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
April / 1968
To Month/Year
June / 1968
 
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

194th Military Police Company

1st Military Police Company, 1st Infantry Division

615th Military Police Company

148th Military Police Detachment, 759th Military Police Battalion

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  4235 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adams, John, LTC, (1966-2001)
  • Allman, Timothy, SGT, (1965-1973)
  • Alvarez, Charles, SP 4, (1966-1968)
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