Ailstock, Jim Lamarr, Jr., SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
62B20-Construction Equipment Repairer
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 62B20, B Company, 69th Engineer Battalion
Service Years
1966 - 1968

Specialist 4



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Home State
Texas
Texas
Year of Birth
1947
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Longview, TX
Last Address
Longview, TX

Casualty Date
Mar 26, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Accidental Self-Destruction
Location
Vinh Long (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Union Springs Cemetery - Converse, Louisiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
46E 026

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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
Start Year
1967
End Year
1968

Description
This campaign was from 1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968.The conflict in South Vietnam remains basically unchanged. As Operation JUNCTION CITY ended, elements of the U.S. 1st and 25th Infantry Divisions, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, and the forces of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam swung back toward Saigon to conduct another clearing operation, MANHATTAN. This took peace in the Long Nguyen base area just north of the previously cleared "Iron Triangle."

South Vietnamese Armed Forces became more active and capable under U.S. advisors. During the year the Vietnamese Special Forces assumed responsibility for several Special Forces camps and for the CIDG companies manning them. In each case all of the U.S. advisors withdrew, leaving the Vietnamese in full command.

With an increased delegation of responsibility to them, the South Vietnamese conducted major operations during 1967, and, in spite of VC attempts to avoid battle, achieved a number of contacts.

Despite the success of U.S. and South Vietnamese Army operations, there were indications in the fall of 1967 of another enemy build-up, particularly in areas close to Laos and Cambodia. In late October, the VC struck again at the Special Forces Camp at Loc Ninh. Fortunately Vietnamese reinforcements saved the camp. At the same time, approximately 12,000 VC troops converged on a Special Forces camp at Dak To. This camp was located in northern Kontum Province, where the borders of Laos, Cambodia, and South Vietnam meet. In response to this potential threat, the U.S. and South Vietnam committed a total of sixteen battalions to the region to counter a disturbing enemy resurgence at Kontum and Loc Ninh.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1968
To Year
1968
 
Last Updated:
13 days ago
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)

29th Civil Affairs Company, I Corps

1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment

630th Military Police Company

18th Military Police Brigade

16th Military Police Group

545th Military Police Company

300th Military Police Company

212th Military Police Company

66th Military Police Company

272nd Military Police Company

 
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  4478 Also There at This Battle:
  • Allison, Lawrence S., SSG, (1967-1978)
  • Allman, Timothy, SGT, (1965-1973)
  • Alvarez, Charles, SP 4, (1966-1968)
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