Hollis, Thomas William, LCpl

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Last Rank
Lance Corporal
Last Primary MOS
0311-Rifleman
Last MOSGroup
Infantry
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 0311, III MAF
Service Years
1966 - 1968

Lance Corporal

 
 

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1948
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Gillespie, Illinois
Last Address
311 East Chestnut St.
Gillespie, IL 62033

Casualty Date
Jan 28, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Holy Cross Cemetery - Gillespie, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
35E 054

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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:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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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

MASS-3, MACG-38

VMA(AW)-242

2nd LAAM Bn, 3rd MAW

1st Combat Engineer Bn

HMM-262

VMA-121

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

MWSG-17

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

HMM-165

3rd Combat Engineer Bn

26th Marine Regiment

MARDET USS Newport News (CA-148)

3rd Amtrac Bn

VMGR-152

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

3rd Marine Division

 
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  5967 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)
  • Addison, Michael "Jeff", Cpl, (1965-1969)
  • Agosto-Santos, Jose, Cpl, (1966-1968)
  • Aldrich, Stanley, HM2, (1966-1970)
  • Alexander, Jim, Cpl, (1965-1969)
  • 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)
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