Rueppel, Ronald Benton, 1LT

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Last Rank
First Lieutenant
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1971-1971, 1981, 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment/B Troop
Service Years
1970 - 1971

Aviation

First Lieutenant


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Home State
Idaho
Idaho
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Moscow
Last Address
Moscow

Casualty Date
Sep 27, 1971
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
An Giang (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Moscow Cemetery - Moscow, Idaho
Wall/Plot Coordinates
02W 028/New Section Block 5

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Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (1971)
Start Year
1971
End Year
1971

Description
 This campaign was from 1 July to 30 November 1971. This period witnessed additional progress in the Vietnamization program which included turning over the ground war to South Vietnam, sustaining the withdrawal of U.S. troops, but also continuing, U.S. air strikes on enemy targets.

South Vietnam assumed full control of defense for the area immediately below the demilitarized zone on 11 July, a process begun in 1969. Secretary of Defense Melvin R. Laird announced completion of Phase I of Vietnamization on 11 August which meant that the U.S. relinquished all ground combat responsibilities to the Republic of Vietnam. The participation of U.S. forces in ground combat operations had not ceased, however, U.S. maneuver battalions were still conducting missions, and the 101st Airborne Division joined the 1st Army of Vietnam 1st Infantry Division in Operation JEFFERSON GLEN that took place in Thua Thien Province in October. This was the last major combat operation in Vietnam which involved U.S. ground forces. Following the close of Operation JEFFERSON GLEN on 8 October, the 101st began stand-down procedures and was the last U.S. division to leave Vietnam.

U.S. troop strengths decreased during Consolidation I. American battle deaths for July 1971 were 66, the lowest monthly figure since May 1967. By early November, U.S. troop totals dropped to 191,000, the lowest level since December 1965. In early November, President Nixon announced that American troops had reverted to a defensive role in Vietnam.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1971
To Year
1971
 
Last Updated:
Mar 4, 2017
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

I Corps/29th Civil Affairs Company

 
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No Available Photos

  695 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adkins, Bennie G., CSM, (1956-1978)
  • Allman, Timothy, SGT, (1965-1973)
  • Baker, W.R., SFC, (1971-1984)
  • Banta, Irvin, SGM, (1969-1992)
  • Barclay, Pete, CSM, (1970-1991)
  • Barker, Larry, SP 4, (1970-1973)
  • Beard, Kim, SGM, (1969-1996)
  • Bennett, Jim, SP 4, (1970-1972)
  • Black, Dean, SP 4, (1970-1972)
  • Bradley, Bobby, SGM, (1970-1994)
  • Brown, Calvin, SFC, (1958-1986)
  • Brown, John, SFC, (1970-1990)
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