Edwards, Gerald, MSgt

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Current Service Status
USMC Retired
Current/Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
1169-Utilities Chief
Current/Last MOSGroup
Utilities
Previously Held MOS
1100-Basic Utilities Marine
0300-Basic Infantryman
1141-Electrician
8421-Career Planner
8411-General Recruiter
0169-Admin Chief
Primary Unit
1985-1990, 1169, MarForRes/4th Marine Division
Service Years
1966 - 1991
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Master Sergeant

 
Four Hash Marks

 

 Official Badges 

USMC Retired Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

US Marines Corps Honorable Discharge Cold War Medal Marine Recruiter


 Military Association Memberships
American LegionMarine Corps Recruiters AssociationMajor Stephen W. Pless; Detachment 1196Post 5448, Noah W. Barfield Post
-National Rifle Association (NRA)Georgia State CouncilChapter 1
  1996, American Legion [Verified]
  2009, Marine Corps Recruiters Association [Verified]
  2009, Marine Corps League, Major Stephen W. Pless; Detachment 1196 (Member) (Griffin, Georgia) [Verified]
  2009, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 5448, Noah W. Barfield Post (Member) (Griffin, Georgia) [Verified]
  2010, -National Rifle Association (NRA)
  2012, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Georgia State Council (Life member) (Buford, Georgia) [Verified]
  2012, Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 1 (Member At Large) (Jonesboro, Georgia) [Verified]


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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
1967
To Year
1968
 
Last Updated:
Dec 31, 2009
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

7th Marine Regiment

1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade

26th Marine Regiment

5th Marine Division

4th Marine Regiment

1st Marine Regiment

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

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

MASS-3

VMA(AW)-242

2nd LAAM Bn

1st Combat Engineer Bn

HMM-262

VMA-121

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

MWSG-17

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

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  5409 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abbott, James, Sgt, (1965-1968)
  • Abplanalp, Mark, Cpl, (1968-1970)
  • Abrams, Melvin, MSgt, (1967-1990)
  • Adair, Dave, Cpl, (1964-1968)
  • Adams, Billy W., LtCol, (1953-1979)
  • Adams, William, Sgt, (1966-1972)
  • Adams, William, Sgt, (1966-1968)
  • Agosto-Santos, Jose, LCpl, (1964-1968)
  • Aldrich, Stanley, HM2, (1966-1970)
  • Alexander, Jim, Cpl, (1965-1969)
  • Allen, Frank, LCpl, (1965-1968)
  • Alley, Larry, Sgt, (1962-1968)
  • Allgood, Frankie Eugene, LtCol, (1952-1968)
  • Allison, Ricky(Rick), Cpl, (1965-1968)
  • Ambos, Richard, 1stSgt, (1964-1995)
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