Mulberry, Richard, MGen

Deceased
 
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 Service Details
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Last Rank
Major General
Last Primary MOS
9903-General Officer
Last MOSGroup
Specific Billet MOS
Primary Unit
1972-1975, 9903, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD)
Service Years
1941 - 1975
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Major General

 
 

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 Personal Details 

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Home State
Kentucky
Kentucky
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Scott Country
Last Address
Dallas, TX

Date of Passing
Jun 07, 2010
 
Location of Interment
Hillcrest Memorial Gardens - Orange, Texas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Secretary of Defense Service USMC Retired Pin (30 Years)


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Following his retirement from the USMCR in 1975, MajGen Mulberry continued on in his civilian activities.  He worked as a CPA for over 50-years in the Dallas are along with being very active in community activities.  In 1908 he moved to Washington, D.C. to take on the position of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Interior until 1984.  Moving back to Dallas after leaving this position, he again was very active.  He served for many years as a volunteer Docent at the Front of Flight Museum, Love Field, Dallas.
   
Other Comments:
When the General became the Assistant Wing Commander, HQ, 4th MAW, he was the first officer ever assigned to the number two-slot in the Marine Air Reserves Nationwide Command of 28 subordinate units.
   
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Vietnam War
Start Year
1962
End Year
1973

Description
Overview of the Vietnam War 


Vietnam was the longest war in American history and the most unpopular American war of the 20th century. It resulted in nearly 60,000 American deaths and in an estimated 2 million Vietnamese deaths. Even today, many Americans still ask whether the American effort in Vietnam was a sin, a blunder, a necessary war, or whether it was a noble cause, or an idealistic, if failed, effort to protect the South Vietnamese from totalitarian government.

Summary:

Between 1945 and 1954, the Vietnamese waged an anti-colonial war against France, which received $2.6 billion in financial support from the United States. The French defeat at the Dien Bien Phu was followed by a peace conference in Geneva. As a result of the conference, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam received their independence, and Vietnam was temporarily divided between an anti-Communist South and a Communist North. In 1956, South Vietnam, with American backing, refused to hold unification elections. By 1958, Communist-led guerrillas, known as the Viet Cong, had begun to battle the South Vietnamese government.

To support the South's government, the United States sent in 2,000 military advisors--a number that grew to 16,300 in 1963. The military condition deteriorated, and by 1963, South Vietnam had lost the fertile Mekong Delta to the Viet Cong. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson escalated the war, commencing air strikes on North Vietnam and committing ground forces--which numbered 536,000 in 1968. The 1968 Tet Offensive by the North Vietnamese turned many Americans against the war.

The next president, Richard Nixon, advocated Vietnamization, withdrawing American troops and giving South Vietnam greater responsibility for fighting the war. In 1970, Nixon attempted to slow the flow of North Vietnamese soldiers and supplies into South Vietnam by sending American forces to destroy Communist supply bases in Cambodia. This act violated Cambodian neutrality and provoked antiwar protests on the nation's college campuses.

From 1968 to 1973, efforts were made to end the conflict through diplomacy. In January 1973, an agreement was reached; U.S. forces were withdrawn from Vietnam, and U.S. prisoners of war were released. In April 1975, South Vietnam surrendered to the North, and Vietnam was reunited.

Consequences

1. The Vietnam War cost the United States 58,000 lives and 350,000 casualties. It also resulted in between one and two million Vietnamese deaths.

2. Congress enacted the War Powers Act in 1973, requiring the president to receive explicit Congressional approval before committing American forces overseas.
 
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1963
To Year
1973
 
Last Updated:
Nov 13, 2017
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

HMH-463

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  5977 Also There at This Battle:
  • Acheson, Cliff, Cpl, (1963-1966)
  • Ackerman, William (Wild Bill), SSgt, (1961-1975)
  • Adams, John, GySgt, (1967-2003)
  • Adams, Ron, Sgt, (1964-1970)
  • Adams, Roy, Sgt, (1957-1966)
  • Adaway, David, Sgt, (1962-1968)
  • Adrain, Dennis, Sgt, (1968-1973)
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