Gradney, Gabriel, SSgt

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USMC Veteran
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Staff Sergeant
Current/Last Primary MOS
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0341-Mortar Man
0300-Basic Infantryman
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 0317, 3rd Bn, 1st Marine Regiment (3/1), 1st Marine Regiment
Service Years
1966 - 1972

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Unit:Operating Units* (5044 results)
Rank:Staff Sergeant
Years:1966 - 1972


Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
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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.
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Personal Memories

As a Scout Sniper I moved from one operation to another, for example I was on Union I, Union II, Madena, Prairie IV April 67, Stone Feb 67, Canyon 67, Shelbyville 67, Swift, just to name a few and at the beginning of Tet 1st Marine Regiment moved to Quang Tri from Da Nang in 67 where I was flown to Quang Tri, via Dong Ha Air Strip; I departed at the end of Nov from Dong Ha to Da Nang for home. There are operations that I believe today I cannot discuss where some had no names (that I knew of). These operations are posted in my 201 file.

Units Participated in Operation

7th Marine Regiment

HHC, 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade

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



2nd LAAM Bn, 3rd MAW

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


L Co

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  5695 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abbott, James, Sgt, (1965-1968)
  • 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)
  • Addison, Michael "Jeff", Cpl, (1965-1969)
  • Agosto-Santos, Jose, Cpl, (1966-1968)
  • Aldrich, Stanley, HM2, (1966-1970)
  • Allen, Frank, LCpl, (1965-1968)
  • Allen, Herbert, Sgt, (1966-1974)
  • Alley, Larry, Sgt, (1962-1968)
  • Allgood, Frankie Eugene, LtCol, (1952-1968)
  • Allison, Ricky(Rick), Cpl, (1965-1968)
  • Ambos, Richard, 1stSgt, (1964-1995)
  • Anderson, David, Sgt, (1967-1969)
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