Aki, Francis Clayburn, Jr., SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
52B20-Power Generation Equipment Operator/Mechanic
Last MOS Group
Engineer Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 52B20, A Company, 15th Transportation Battalion
Service Years
1966 - 1968

Sergeant



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Hawaii
Hawaii
Year of Birth
1949
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Honolulu, HI
Last Address
Honolulu, HI

Casualty Date
Nov 15, 1968
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Accidental Self-Destruction
Location
Tay Ninh (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific - Honolulu, Hawaii
Wall/Plot Coordinates
39W 069 / Plot: Section J Site 211

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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
From Month/Year
April / 1968
To Month/Year
June / 1968

Description
This campaign was from 2 April to 30 June 1968. During this period friendly forces conducted a number of battalion-size attritional operations against the enemy.

Operations PEGASUS-Lam Son 207 relieved the Khe Sanh Combat Base on 5 April and thereby opened Route 9 for the first time since August 1967. This operation not only severely restricted the North Vietnamese Army's use of western Quang Tri Province but also inflicted casualties on the remnants of two North Vietnamese divisions withdrawing from the area. This success was followed by a singular allied spoiling operation in the A Shau Valley, Operation DELAWARE-Lam Son. These two operations prevented the enemy from further attacking I Corps Tactical Zone population centers and forced him to shift his pressure to the III Corps Tactical Zone.

During the period 5-12 May 1968 the Viet Cong launched an offensive with Saigon as the primary objective. Friendly forces defended the city with great determination. Consequently Saigon was never in danger of being overrun. Small Viet Cong units that did manage to get into the outskirts were fragmented and driven out with great loss of enemy life. By the end of June 1968 friendly forces had decisively blunted the enemy's attacks, inflicted very heavy casualties, and hindered his ability to attack urban areas throughout the Republic of Vietnam. The enemy was forced to withdraw to his sanctuaries.

The strength of the U.S. Army in Vietnam reach a peak of nearly 360,000 men during this period.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
April / 1968
To Month/Year
June / 1968
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division

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

716th Military Police Battalion

23rd Military Police Company

504th Military Police Battalion

218th Military Police Company

194th Military Police Company

1st Military Police Company, 1st Infantry Division

615th Military Police Company

148th Military Police Detachment, 759th Military Police Battalion

720th Military Police Battalion

95th Military Police Battalion

127th Military Police Company

527th Military Police Company

154th Transportation Company

552nd Military Police Company

23rd Military Police Company, 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne)

4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery

557th Military Police Company

101st Military Police Company

981st Military Police Company

93rd Military Police Battalion

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  4525 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adams, John, LTC, (1966-2001)
  • Aldrich, Hugo, CW4, (1964-1998)
  • Allman, Timothy, SGT, (1965-1973)
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