Aboltin, Richard D., SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B20-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1965-1966, 11B20, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment
Service Years
1964 - 1966

Specialist 4



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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Jamaica Plain, MA
Last Address
Jamaica Plain, MA

Casualty Date
Jul 01, 1966
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Binh Long (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Mount Hope Cemetery - Mattapan, Massachusetts
Wall/Plot Coordinates
08E 114

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Vietnam War/Defense Campaign (1965)
From Month/Year
March / 1965
To Month/Year
December / 1965

Description
This campaign was 8 March to 24 December 1965. During this campaign the U.S. objective was to hold off the enemy while gaining time needed to build base camps and logistical facilities. The U.S. also attempted to consolidate its ground operations more efficiently. For this purpose, it organized the U.S. Army Vietnam (USARV). U.S. support in the I Corps tactical zone, composed of five northernmost provinces, was to be primarily a Marine Corps responsibility; the U.S. Army was to operate mainly in the II and III Corps tactical zones which comprised the Central highlands, adjacent coastal regions, and the area around Saigon; and ARVN troops were to retain primary responsibility for the Delta region of the IV Corps.

On 19 October 1965. three VC regiments totaling 6,000 men attacked a Civil Irregular Defense Group (CIDG) - U.S. Special Forces at Plei Me, near the entrance to the Ia Drang Valley, in what purported to be the start of a thrust to cut the country in half.

With the assistance of massive air strikes, elements of the newly arrived 1st Cavalry Division thwarted the enemy in a battle that lasted nearly a month and included several engagements. The Ia Drang Valley action was the costliest in terms of casualties to date. The successful defense of the region improved security in and around the Central Highlands and raised the morale of the soldiers involved.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
March / 1965
To Month/Year
December / 1965
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division

1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment

630th Military Police Company

545th Military Police Company

66th Military Police Company

272nd Military Police Company

716th Military Police Battalion

504th Military Police Battalion

1st Military Police Company, 1st Infantry Division

615th Military Police Company

148th Military Police Detachment

557th Military Police Company

 
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  1655 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adkins, Bennie G., CSM, (1956-1978)
  • Arbuthnot, Frank, SP 6, (1963-1971)
  • Arnett, Arthur, 1SG, (1962-1985)
  • Baker, Larry, SP 5, (1963-1966)
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