Hair, Calvin, Capt

Deceased
 
 Service Photo 
 Service Details
31 kb
View Time Line
Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary MOS
0802-Field Artillery Officer
Last MOSGroup
Artillery
Primary Unit
1972-1974, 0802, HQ Battery, 11th Marine Regiment
Service Years
1966 - 1974
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Cold War Certificate
Officer_ Collar Insignia

Captain

 
 

 Last Photo 
 Personal Details 


Home State
Utah
Utah
Year of Birth
1943
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by Sgt J. Mollohan to remember Marine Capt Calvin Hair (Cal).

If you knew or served with this Marine and have additional information or photos to support this Page, please leave a message for the Page Administrator(s) HERE.
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Cedar City
Last Address
Cedar City

Date of Passing
Jun 28, 2008
 
Location of Interment
Cedar City Cemetery - Cedar City, Utah
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 


 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Vietnam Veteran 50th Commemoration Vietnam 50th Anniversary Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

Southeast Asia War Games Cold War




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Mobil Oil Corp for 27 years as a Marketing Rep in the greater Los Angeles area. Retired 2003,
   
Other Comments:

Calvin Thomas Hair was born March 12, 1943 in Beaver, Utah to Emma Burke and Harry Calvin Hair- the oldest of ten siblings. He died June 28, 2008 in his home in Cedar City, Utah.

Cal grew up in Cedar City, where he attended school and was very active in the local sports programs of Little League and Pony League baseball. He played football and baseball at Cedar High under Coach Decker, and at CSU/(SUU) under Coach Osbourne.

In 1964 Cal married his high school sweetheart Ruth Cooper in the St. George Temple and moved to Salt Lake City to complete his education at the University of Utah. Upon graduation he accepted a commission as a First Lieutenant in the Marine Corp; completing two tours of duty in Viet Nam where he was awarded a Navy Commendation Medal in 1967 for heroic achievement while serving as an Artillery Forward Observer with the Twelfth Marines Third Division and a Bronze Star for meritorious service in connection with combat operations while serving with the First Marine Division in 1970-71.

Leaving the Marine Corp in 1974, he went to work for Mobil Oil Corp for 27 years as a Marketing Rep in the greater Los Angeles area, retiring back to Cedar City in 2003. Calvin loved the mountains, National Parks, rock formations, and color of Southern Utah. Wherever he was living, he would return yearly to hunt, fish and hike in his beloved home state of Utah.

Calvin was a devoted husband and father, and an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served many years working with the young men in the Church (twice as a Bishop). He loved the Youth in the Church and was personally greatly encouraged by their strength of character and fearless examples. He was a rock of steadiness and humor to his family, and a much loved brother, husband, father, and favorite uncle to his 46 nieces and nephews.
Calvin is survived by his wife Ruth (Cooper) and two children, Jesse and Karyn (Ashby), his son-in-law William Ashby and grandson Silas, as well as nine brothers and sisters and their spouses: Dixie and Brent Hatch, David and Linda Hair, Roger and Chanda Hair, Marilyn and Eric McClure, Betty and Mike Whitely, Linda and Don Presser, Mike and Michelle Hair, Steve and Joy Hair, and Kristine and Chris Hermansen.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2008 at 11:00 am at the Cedar View Chapel. Visitations will be held on Friday, July 4, 2008 from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Southern Utah Mortuary and again on Saturday, July 5, 2008 from 9:30-10:30 am at the Cedar View Chapel.

Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah
Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.southernutahmortuary.com.

   
   
 Photo Album   (More...



Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)
From Month/Year
July / 1966
To Month/Year
May / 1967

Description
This campaign was from 1 July 1966 to 31 May 1967. United States operations after 1 July 1966 were a continuation of the earlier counteroffensive campaign. Recognizing the interdependence of political, economic, sociological, and military factors, the Joint Chiefs of Staff declared that American military objectives should be to cause North Vietnam to cease its control and support of the insurgency in South Vietnam and Laos, to assist South Vietnam in defeating Viet Cong and North Vietnamese forces in South Vietnam, and to assist South Vietnam in pacification extending governmental control over its territory.

North Vietnam continued to build its own forces inside South Vietnam. At first this was done by continued infiltration by sea and along the Ho Chi Minh trail and then, in early 1966, through the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). U.S. air elements received permission to conduct reconnaissance bombing raids, and tactical air strikes into North Vietnam just north of the DMZ, but ground forces were denied authority to conduct reconnaissance patrols in the northern portion of the DMZ and inside North Vietnam. Confined to South Vietnamese territory U.S. ground forces fought a war of attrition against the enemy, relying for a time on body counts as one standard indicator for measuring successful progress for winning the war.

During 1966 there were eighteen major operations, the most successful of these being Operation WHITE WING (MASHER). During this operation, the 1st Cavalry Division, Korean units, and ARVN forces cleared the northern half of Binh Dinh Province on the central coast. In the process they decimated a division, later designated the North Vietnamese 3d Division. The U.S. 3d Marine Division was moved into the area of the two northern provinces and in concert with South Vietnamese Army and other Marine Corps units, conducted Operation HASTINGS against enemy infiltrators across the DMZ.

The largest sweep of 1966 took place northwest of Saigon in Operation ATTLEBORO, involving 22,000 American and South Vietnamese troops pitted against the VC 9th Division and a NVA regiment. The Allies defeated the enemy and, in what became a frequent occurrence, forced him back to his havens in Cambodia or Laos.

By 31 December 1966, U.S. military personnel in South Vietnam numbered 385,300. Enemy forces also increased substantially, so that for the same period, total enemy strength was in excess of 282,000 in addition to an estimated 80,000 political cadres. By 30 June 1967, total U.S. forces in SVN had risen to 448,800, but enemy strength had increased as well.

On 8 January U.S. and South Vietnamese troops launched separate drives against two major VC strongholds in South Vietnam-in the so-called "Iron Triangle" about 25 miles northwest of Saigon. For years this area had been under development as a VC logistics base and headquarters to control enemy activity in and around Saigon. The Allies captured huge caches of rice and other foodstuffs, destroyed a mammoth system of tunnels, and seized documents of considerable intelligence value.

In February, the same U.S. forces that had cleared the "Iron Triangle", were committed with other units in the largest allied operation of the war to date, JUNCTION CITY. Over 22 U.S. and four ARVN battalions engaged the enemy, killing 2,728. After clearing this area, the Allies constructed three airfields; erected a bridge and fortified two camps in which CIDG garrisons remained as the other allied forces withdrew.

 
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
July / 1966
To Month/Year
May / 1967
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

7th Marine Regiment

1st Cavalry Division

5th Marine Division

4th Marine Regiment

1st Marine Regiment

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

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

MASS-3, MACG-38

VMA(AW)-242

2nd LAAM Bn, 3rd MAW

VMA-542

1st Combat Engineer Bn

HMM-262

VMA-121

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

MWSG-17

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

HMM-165

3rd Combat Engineer Bn

HMM-161

26th Marine Regiment

3rd Amphibian Tractor (Amtrac) Bn

VMGR-152

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

VMA-214

3rd Marine Division

VMFA-115

VMO-2

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

VMFA-232

2nd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3), 3rd Marine Regiment

H&MS-16, MAG-16

HMM-361

1st Bn, 4th Marine Regiment (1/4), 4th Marine Regiment

2nd ROK Marine Brigade., Blue Dragons, ROK Marine Corps

VMGR-352

12th Marine Regiment

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  2881 Also There at This Battle:
  • Adair, Don, Sgt, (1964-1968)
  • Adams, Roy, Sgt, (1957-1966)
  • Aguglia, Biagio, LCpl, (1965-1968)
  • Allen, Bill, Cpl, (1964-1970)
  • Allen, Donald, Cpl, (1966-1968)
  • Allen, Frank, LCpl, (1965-1968)
Copyright Togetherweserved.com Inc 2003-2011