Dornellas, Richard Allison, SSG

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Last Primary MOS
11D10-Armor Reconnaissance Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 11D10, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment/A Troop
Service Years
1965 - 1970
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Order of the Spur

Staff Sergeant


One Service Stripe



Three Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Pensacola
Last Address
Pensacola

Casualty Date
Jan 27, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Not Specified
Location
Tay Ninh
Conflict
Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
Location of Interment
Barrancas National Cemetery - Pensacola, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
14W 071

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of The Spur


 Military Association Memberships
The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor3/4 Cav AssociationVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1970, The National Purple Heart Hall of Honor
  1970, 3/4 Cav Association [Verified]3
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Tributes from Members  
Tributes from Others posted by IN Olsen, David O, SGT 547
Tribute from the 3/4 Cavalry Association... posted by AR Moore, John (SaberAlpha 10), MAJ 225
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Vietnam War/Winter-Spring 1970 Campaign
Start Year
1969
End Year
1970

Description
This campaign was from 1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970. An increase in enemy-initiated attacks, at the highest level since 4-5 September signaled the start of the first phase of the Communist winter campaign. This was highlighted by intensified harassment incidents, and attacks throughout the Republic of Vietnam. In November-December these were heaviest in Corps Tactical Zones III and IV (around Saigon), primarily directed against Vietnamese military installations in order to disrupt the pacification program. The most significant enemy activity occurred in November with heavy attacks upon By Prang and Duc Lap in CTZ II (Central Vietnam).

By February 1970 the focus of enemy activity began to shift to CTZ I and II. Attacks increased steadily, reaching a peak in April 1970. Hostile forces staged their heaviest attacks in the Central Highlands near Civilian Irregular Defense Group camps at Dak Seang, Dak Pek, and Ben Het in I CTZ. The enemy also conducted numerous attacks by fire and several sapper attacks against U.S. fire support bases. This high level of enemy activity began in I CTZ in April and continued through May.

During the period 1 November 1969 through 30 April 1970 U.S. and allied forces concentrated on aggressive operations to find and destroy enemy main and local forces, the penetration of base camps and installations and the seizure of enemy supplies and materiel. These operations sought to deny the enemy the initiative and to inflict heavy losses in men and materiel. Further progress was made in Vietnamization through improving the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces. As a result of these advances three brigades of the 1st U.S. Infantry Division and several major U.S.M.C. units were withdrawn from Vietnam during this period.

The enemy made several efforts to take the offensive at Dak Seang, which was attacked on 1 April 1970 and remained under siege throughout the month, and at Quang Duc in the By Prong-Duc Lap area which ended on 28 December. Only Vietnamese forces were engaged in both of these operations, the Quang Duc campaign involving some 12,000 ARVN troops. South Vietnamese forces again took the offensive on 14 April in a bold 3-day operation in the Angel's Wing area along the Cambodian border. The Vietnamese Army completed this mission in an aggressive professional manner without U.S. support-further evidence of their growing proficiency.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1969
To Year
1969
 
Last Updated:
Jul 6, 2016
   
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

  2474 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abate, Sam, SP 4, (1968-1970)
  • Adams, Blake, LTC, (1969-1996)
  • Ahles, Robert, SGT, (1968-1970)
  • Akin, James E, SSG, (1976-1982)
  • Alford, John, SFC, (1969-1972)
  • Anderson, Hank, SGT, (1969-1972)
  • Arbuthnot, Frank, SP 6, (1963-1971)
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