Wilson, Earl Lee, SSgt

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Last Rank
Staff Sergeant
Last Primary MOS
0369-Infantry Unit Leader
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 0369, 1st Bn, 9th Marine Regiment (1/9)/C Co
Service Years
1958 - 1969

Staff Sergeant

 
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Home State
Michigan
Michigan
Year of Birth
1940
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Auburn
Last Address
Auburn

Casualty Date
Mar 17, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Quang Tri
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Cadillac Memorial Gardens East - Clinton-Township, Michigan
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Panel 29W Line 058

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry1st Battalion, 9th Marines Network, Inc.
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified]
  2016, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2016, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines Network, Inc.

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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:
Aug 1, 2016
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

7th 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)

MACG-38/MASS-3

VMA(AW)-242

1st Combat Engineer Bn

HMM-262

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

MWSG-17

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

HMM-165

3rd Combat Engineer Bn

HMM-161

26th Marine Regiment

MARDET USS Newport News (CA-148)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  3154 Also There at This Battle:
  • ADAMS, JAMES, LCpl, (1968-1974)
  • Adams, Mark, SSgt, (1966-1970)
  • Addison, Elmer, Cpl
  • Albertini, Robert, LCpl, (1968-1969)
  • Alexander, James, Sgt
  • Alford, David, Cpl, (1967-1970)
  • Alicea, Francisco, Cpl, (1968-1970)
  • Allen, Dr. Chuck, Sgt, (1967-1971)
  • Aloisio, Bob, HM3, (1967-1969)
  • Ambrose, Guy, MGySgt, (1968-1994)
  • Anderson, Donald, Col, (1968-2008)
  • ANDERSON, EARNEST, SSgt, (1966-1990)
  • Anderson, Paul, Sgt, (1969-1970)
  • Appleman, Scott, Sgt, (1968-1971)
  • Archuleta, Gilbert, GySgt, (1955-1975)
  • Armijo, Phil, Sgt, (1967-1970)
  • Arredondo, Ramon D, LCpl, (1968-1972)
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