Alcorn, Dale Robert, Jr., SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11F20-Operations Assistant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 11F20, 23rd Infantry Division (Americal)/59th Infantry Platoon (Scout Dog)
Service Years
1968 - 1969

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1950
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Redondo Beach, CA
Last Address
Redondo Beach, CA

Casualty Date
Sep 06, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Quang Tin (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Deer Valley Memorial Gardens - Phoenix, Arizona
Wall/Plot Coordinates
18W 045

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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
1969
To Year
1969
 
Last Updated:
Sep 6, 2016
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)

I Corps/29th Civil Affairs Company

 
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No Available Photos

  3591 Also There at This Battle:
  • Albaugh, James, SFC, (1966-1991)
  • Allbright, Jan, SP 4, (1967-1970)
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