Chrisler, Danny, SGT

Armor (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Cavalry
Current/Last Primary MOS
11D40- Armor Reconnaissance Senior NCO
Current/Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 11D40, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
Service Years
1967 - 1969

Sergeant



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 25th Infantry Division


 Unofficial Badges 

Armor Shoulder Cord Cold War Medal Order of The Spur Cold War Veteran




 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 1Department of ArizonaWounded Warrior Project
  2010, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 1 (Member) (Phoenix, Arizona) - Chap. Page
  2018, American Legion, Department of Arizona (Member) (Arizona) - Chap. Page
  2018, Wounded Warrior Project


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
After my 2 year U.S. Army committment, I returned back to Wisconsin to my old job of working at the Gulf gas station that I had before entering the service. I then worked at International Harvester truck company for 10 years, then I worked at another truck company Wisconsin Kenworth for 18 years. My wife and I moved to Arizona in June of 1996. I got a job working in a prison as a Corrections Officer in Tucson, AZ. Then my wife and I went to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Department 7 week training academy and became Detention Officers working in their jails. After two years, I went from there to the City of Tempe AZ Jail as a Detention Officer and retired from there after 15 years. After battling cancer, I am happily retired going on 7 years. I got divorced in 2002 and am happily married to a wonderful woman for the last 15 years. Living every day to it's fullest.
   
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Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
Start Year
1969
End Year
1969

Description
This campaign was from  23 February to 8 June 1969. From Tet 1969 through the month of June, the enemy again tried to sustain an offensive. His inability to do so can be largely attributed to aggressive allied ground operations. Between 23 February and 8 June 1969, a total of 70 significant named ground operations were terminated resulting in heavy enemy loss of life and materiel. The main operations concluded during this period were:

(1). The 3d Marine Division's Operation KENTUCKY aimed at preventing enemy infiltration through the Demilitarized Zone in central Quang Tri Province. Throughout the early part of January 1969, Viet Cong/North Vietnamese Army forces continued to avoid major contacts with Free World Forces. Their continual movement to avoid friendly forces or to search for food and supplies contributed to a decrease in the enemy-initiated ground attacks and attacks-by-fire in Quang Tri Province.

(2). Operation NEVADA EAGLE, initiated on 17 May 1968 in Thua Thien Province, continued in 1969 as the U.S. 101st Airborne Division continued to defeat enemy personnel, and capture rice caches, material, and installations within its large area of operations, where it undertook offensive sweeps along Route 547 and around Song Bo.

(3). Two battalions of the 4th Marine Regiment were engaged in Operation SCOTLAND II. Initiated on 15 April 1968, this multi-battalion search and clear operation was centered in and around Khe Sanh.

(4). The IV Corps Tactical Zone Dry Weather Campaign began on 1 December 1968 in support of the overall mission to prevent Viet Cong units from interfering with pacification efforts. This operation, "Speedy Express," interdicted lines of enemy communication and denied him the use of base areas. In 1969 the 1st Brigade, 9th U.S. Infantry Division continued the operation in Dinh Tuong Province, using its highly successful night ambush tactics while the 2d Brigade continued its mission with the Mobile Riverine Force. Although engagements in Operation SPEEDY EXPRESS were typically small, the 9th Infantry Division fought several sizeable engagements with impressive results.

On 23 February U.S. Navy units and installations at Da Nang, Tan An, Ben Luc, Go Dan Ha, and Tra Cu came under numerous and widespread attacks associated with a new enemy offensive, but since many units in these areas were poised to meet these attacks they caused only minimal damage. April saw the heaviest cumulative enemy activity in the barrier interdiction camapign to date.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1969
To Year
1969
 
Last Updated:
Feb 20, 2018
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)

173rd Aviation Company (AHC)

29th Civil Affairs Company, I Corps

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  3899 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abate, Sam, SP 4, (1968-1970)
  • Ables, Roger, SP 5, (1968-1970)
  • Adams, Ralph, SP 4, (1968-1974)
  • Alford, Terry Lanier, CW2, (1968-1969)
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