Russell, Peter John, CPT

Fallen
 
 Photo In Uniform   Service Details
View Time Line
Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Aviation
Last Primary MOS
1981-Rotary Wing Aviation Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
1968-1973, 1981, 12th Aviation Group
Service Years
1968 - 1973

Aviation

Captain



Nine Overseas Service Bars


 Last Photo   Personal Details 

53 kb

Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
1946
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SSG Edward Inman (sgtsin) to remember Russell, Peter John, CPT.

If you knew or served with this Soldier and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
New York
Last Address
New York

Casualty Date
Aug 01, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died while Missing
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Phuoc Long (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Long Island National Cemetery - Farmingdale, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
50W 045/Section MA Site 91

 Official Badges 

1st Aviation Brigade


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]5 - Assoc. Page

 Photo Album   (More...



Vietnam War/Consolidation I Campaign (1971)
From Month/Year
July / 1971
To Month/Year
November / 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 Month/Year
July / 1971
To Month/Year
November / 1971
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

29th Civil Affairs Company, I Corps

630th Military Police Company

18th Military Police Brigade

16th Military Police Group

300th Military Police Company

212th Military Police Company

66th Military Police Company

272nd Military Police Company

5th Military Police Battalion (CID)

716th Military Police Battalion

23rd Military Police Company

504th Military Police Battalion

218th Military Police Company

22nd Military Police Battalion (CID)

194th Military Police Company

615th Military Police Company

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  736 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adkins, Bennie G., CSM, (1956-1978)
  • Allman, Timothy, SGT, (1965-1973)
  • Althouse, Walter, SGT, (1968-1974)
  • 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)
Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011