Vallelonga, Larry Cosimo, SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11B10, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/D Troop
Service Years
1968 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

Specialist 4



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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Royal Oak
Last Address
Royal Oak

Casualty Date
Jun 30, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Floral Hills Memorial Gardens - Harrison County, West Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
21W 040

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur


 Military Association Memberships
The National Purple Heart Hall of HonorVietnam Veterans Memorial3/4 Cav Association
  1969, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, 3/4 Cav Association


 Tributes from Members  
Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 547
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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:
Jun 14, 2015
   
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

  3971 Also There at This Battle:
  • Albaugh, James, SFC, (1966-1991)
  • Allbright, Jan, SP 4, (1967-1970)
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