Abolins, Janis, PFC

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Last Rank
Private 1st Class
Last Primary MOS
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Primary Unit
1968-1969, 0311, C Co, 1st Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (1/4)
Service Years
1968 - 1969

Private 1st Class


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Casualty Info
Home Town
Des Moines, IA
Last Address
Des Moines, IA

Casualty Date
Jan 04, 1969
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Glendale Cemetery - Des Moines, Iowa
Wall/Plot Coordinates
35W 032/Plot Blk 35 Sec K Space 339

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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
From Month/Year
November / 1968
To Month/Year
February / 1969

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 Month/Year
January / 1969
To Month/Year
February / 1969
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
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Units Participated in Operation

7th Marine Regiment

5th Marine Division

4th Marine Regiment

1st Marine Regiment

2nd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (2/1), 1st Marine Regiment

1st Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (1/1), 1st Marine Regiment



1st Combat Engineer Bn


3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)


2nd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (2/7)


3rd Combat Engineer Bn


26th Marine Regiment

MARDET USS Newport News (CA-148)

3rd Amtrac Bn


3rd MP Bn

L Co, 3rd Bn, 7th Marine Regiment (3/7)

3rd Marine Division



4th Bn, 12th Marine Regiment (4/12)

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  2834 Also There at This Battle:
  • ADAMS, JAMES, LCpl, (1968-1974)
  • Adams, Mark, SSgt, (1966-1970)
  • Addison, Elmer, Cpl
  • Albertini, Robert, LCpl, (1968-1969)
  • Alford, David, Cpl, (1967-1970)
  • Allen, Dr. Chuck, Sgt, (1967-1971)
  • Aloisio, Bob, HM3, (1967-1969)
  • Anderson, Donald, Col, (1968-2008)
  • ANDERSON, EARNEST, SSgt, (1966-1990)
  • Anderson, Paul, Sgt, (1969-1970)
  • Anzaldua, Jose, Maj, (1968-1992)
  • Appleman, Scott, Sgt, (1968-1971)
  • Archer, Steve, CWO4, (1967-1991)
  • Archuleta, Gilbert, GySgt, (1955-1975)
  • Armijo, Phil, Sgt, (1967-1970)
  • Arredondo, Ramon D, LCpl, (1968-1972)
  • Arthur, Larry Dean, Sgt, (1965-1969)
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