Barker, John, PFC

Quartermaster Corps (Enlisted)
 
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Current Service Status
USA Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Private First Class
Current/Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Current/Last Primary MOS
76E-Quartermaster Supply Specialist
Current/Last MOS Group
Quartermaster Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, 56A, 97th General Hospital
Previously Held MOS
57E10-Laundry and Bath Specialist
56A-Supply Handler
Service Years
1968 - 1971

Private First Class


One Service Stripe



Two Overseas Service Bars


 Official Badges 

US European Command


 Unofficial Badges 

Airborne Signal Shoulder Cord


 Military Association Memberships
N/APost 30Americal Division Veterans Association Wounded Warrior Project
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
  2007, Combat Infantrymen's Association, N/A (Member) [Verified]1
  2009, American Legion, Post 30 (Member) (Sarasota, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2010, Americal Division Veterans Association [Verified]
  2010, Wounded Warrior Project [Verified]
  2011, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Retired.
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   

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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
Start Year
1968
End Year
1969

Description
This campaign was from 2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969. In November 1968 the South Vietnam government with American support began a concentrated effort to expand security in the countryside. This project was known as the "Accelerated Pacification Campaign."

This period covers the election of President Richard M. Nixon and a change of policy brought about by his administration after January 1969 when he announced a coming end to US combat in Southeast Asia and a simultaneous strengthening of South Vietnam's ability to defend itself. Formal truce negotiations began in Paris on January 25, 1969. The period can be characterized as marking time in preparation for an about face. Forty-seven ground combat operations were recorded during this period, the following being the most important:

(1). Operation NAPOLEON in the Dong Ha area initiated previously (1967) by Marine units, terminated on 9 December 1968.

(2). Operation WHEELER WALLOWA by 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division and 196th Infantry Brigade (Light) in north-central Quan Tin Province. This ended on 11 November.

(3). Operation MACARTHUR initiated by 4th U.S. Infantry Division in II Corps tactical zone terminated on 31 January 1969.

(4). Operation COCHISE GREEN conducted by the 173d Airborne Brigade in Binh Dinh Province.

(5). Operation TOAN THANG II consisted of ground operations throughout III CTZ. This was a multi-division operation involving allied forces.

(6). Operation SEA LORDS was a coast and riverine operation. On 6 December Operation GIANT SLINGSHOT was started to disrupt enemy infiltration of materials from the "Parrot's Beak" area of Cambodia. Air operations continued to be important with over 60,000 sorties flown.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1968
To Year
1969
 
Last Updated:
Jan 7, 2019
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)

29th Civil Affairs Company, I Corps

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  4216 Also There at This Battle:
  • Albaugh, James, SFC, (1966-1991)
  • Alexson, Clifford, SP 4, (1967-1969)
  • Allbright, Jan, SP 4, (1967-1970)
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