Perysian, Joseph Salvatore, SN Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Seaman
Last Primary Designator/NEC
SN-9700-Seaman - Infantry, Gun Crews, and Seamanship Specialists
Last Rating/NEC Group
Seaman
Last Duty Station
1968-1968, USN Mobile Riverine Force - Task Force 117/River Assault Squadron-11 (RIVRON-11)
Service Years
1966 - 1968
Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
SN-Seaman

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1947
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Oak Lawn
Last Address
Oak Lawn

Casualty Date
Mar 14, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Quang Tri
Conflict
Error reading Battle. Record with id 2718 not found
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
44E 052

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 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Order of the Golden Dragon Vietnam Combat Craft Crewmember Badge

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 Duty Stations
Special Warfare Schools/SEREMilitary Assistance Command Vietnam  (MACV)/COMNAVFORVVietnam Riverine Units/USN Mobile Riverine Force - Task Force 117River Assault Squadron-11 (RIVRON-11)/River Assault Division 112 (RIVDIV 112)
  1967-1967, Special Warfare Schools/SERE
  1968-1968, Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV)/COMNAVFORV
  1968-1968, Vietnam Riverine Units/USN Mobile Riverine Force - Task Force 117
  1968-1968, River Assault Squadron-11 (RIVRON-11)/River Assault Division 112 (RIVDIV 112)
  1968-1968, USN Mobile Riverine Force - Task Force 117/River Assault Squadron-11 (RIVRON-11)
 Recruit Training - Trainee/Instructor
  1966, Training Unit Unknown, "A"
 Combat and Operations History
  1966-1969 Operation Game Warden
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign 30 January to 1 April 1968 VSM Streamer
  1968-1975 Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
  1968-1975 Wars and Conflicts/Vietnam War
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

                                   

        T-112-7, RIVRON 11, RIVASLTDIV 112, TF 117, USNAVFORV



MRF actions during the 1968 Tet offensive were the key to the allied military success in the delta and earned the force the Presidential Unit Citation, exploiting the inherent mobility and firepower of the riverine command. COMUSMACV used it as his primary reaction force in the vast delta. During the first week of February 1968, the MRF battled through the streets of My Tho to help recapture the overrun city, and then shifted to Vinh Long for several days of intense combat with three Viet Cong battalions. For the rest of the month the Army-Navy team fought around the deltas chief city, Can Tho. The force killed 544 of the enemy in this period of almost constant crisis.

During the first three months of 1968, the MRB traveled almost 1,000 kilometers while conducting operations in Dinh Tuong Province and entering new areas in Vinh Long and Phong Dinh Provinces. In March, 10 armored troop carriers, 3 monitors, and 1 command and control boat of River Assault Division 112 deployed to I corps and supported allied ground troops with gunfire on the vital Cua Viet and Perfume Rivers.


                                  

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 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United StatesMilitary Order of the Purple HeartVeterans of the Vietnam WarVietnam Veterans Memorial
  1961, Military Order of Foreign Wars of the United States
  1968, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  1968, Veterans of the Vietnam War
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial - Assoc. Page
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