Turnbow, Clentis, SSG

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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Service Branch
Adjutant General Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
71L40-Senior Administrative Specialist
Current/Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1969, 71L40, MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
Previously Held MOS
711-Clerk Typist
71B10-Clerk-Typist
71J-Pay Records Specialist
71H10-Personnel Specialist
71L10-Administrative Specialist
Service Years
1962 - 1982
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Certificate Of Achievement
Cold War Certificate
Soldier of the Month
US Army Disabled Veteran Certificate

Staff Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



Five Overseas Service Bars


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 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) US Navy Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Cold War Veteran

Adjutant General Corps Shoulder Cord Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary


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Member-at-LargeNavy Together We ServedArmy Together We ServedPost 57
Police Together We ServedChapter 70TWS Profile IntegrityAmerican Veterans (AMVETS)
Chapter 875Wounded Warrior ProjectATWS Advisory Group
  1994, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Member-at-Large (National President) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1994, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Dept of Kentucky (Member) (Louisville, Kentucky) - Chap. Page
  1996, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 5409, Denver Hudgens Post (National President) (Bardwell, Kentucky) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2001, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 4862, Jones-Walker Post (Life Member) (Union City, Tennessee) - Chap. Page
  2009, Navy Together We Served
  2009, Army Together We Served [Verified]
  2011, American Legion, Post 57 (Member) (Union City, Tennessee) - Chap. Page
  2012, Police Together We Served
  2018, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 70 (Member) (Memphis, Tennessee) - Chap. Page
  2018, TWS Profile Integrity
  2018, American Veterans (AMVETS) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2018, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 875 (Member) (Memphis, Tennessee) - Chap. Page
  2018, Wounded Warrior Project
  2019, ATWS Advisory Group [Verified]


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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
Start Year
1968
End Year
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 Year
1968
To Year
1968
 
Last Updated:
Aug 2, 2018
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)

I Corps/29th Civil Affairs Company

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  3913 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adams, John, LTC, (1966-2001)
  • Allman, Timothy, SGT, (1965-1973)
  • Alvarez, Charles, SP 4, (1966-1968)
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