Winters, Walter Ray, AT2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
AT-0000-Aviation Electronics Technician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Electronics Technician
Primary Unit
1970-1970, AT-0000, HA(L)-3 Seawolves
Service Years
1959 - 1970
AT-Aviation Electronics Technician
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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1938
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Boca Raton
Last Address
Boca Raton

Casualty Date
Oct 03, 1970
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
07W 110

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Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (70)
Start Year
1970
End Year
1970

Description
This Campaign period was from 1 May to 30 June 1970. The allied push into Cambodia during the spring of 1970 brought the SEALORDS forces into a unique operational environment. At 0730 local time on 9 May, 10 days after ground troops crossed the border, a combined Vietnamese-American naval task force steamed up the Mekong River to wrest control of that key waterway from North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces.

The flotilla, led by a Vietnamese naval officer, was composed of American PCFs, ASPBs, PBRs, HAL-3 and VAL-4 aircraft, Benewah, Askari, Hunterdon County, YRBM 16, YRBM 21 and 10 strike assault boats (STAB) of Strike Assault Boat Squadron 20, a fast-reaction unit created by Admiral Zumwalt in 1969. The Vietnamese contingent included riverine assault craft of many types, PCFs, PBRs, and marine battalions.

Naval Advisory Group personnel sailed with each Vietnamese vessel. By the end of the first day, Vietnamese naval units reached the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh, while to the south the combined force stormed enemy-held Neak Luong, a strategic ferry crossing point on the river. For political reasons, no U.S. personnel were allowed past Neak Luong, midway to Phnom Penh.

Although the American component pulled out of Cambodia by 29 June, the Vietnamese continued to guard the Mekong and evacuate to South Vietnam over 82,000 ethnic Vietnamese jeopardized by the conflict.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1970
To Year
1970
 
Last Updated:
Jun 27, 2014
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade/HHC

USS Ponchatoula (AO-148)

 
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  174 Also There at This Battle:
  • Baker, Harold LeRoy, PO1, (1964-1984)
  • Barker, Jr., Virgil, PO2, (1967-1971)
  • Clevenger, James, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Daiute, Paul C., PO3, (1967-1974)
  • De Mott, Thomas, CPO, (1968-1990)
  • Edwards, Roger, CAPT, (1968-2006)
  • Fay, Jerry, PO1, (1966-1973)
  • Garner, Steve, PO3, (1968-1972)
  • Gisel, Charles, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Hall, Joseph, CDR, (1968-1996)
  • Haneline, Don, PO3, (1968-1972)
  • James, John, PO3, (1968-1971)
  • Johnson, Chuck, PO3, (1967-1970)
  • Jojo, Al, SCPO, (1964-1990)
  • Kalb, David, CAPT, (1960-1984)
  • Kee, Fletcher, CMC, (1963-1992)
  • Kidd, William Glenn, PO3, (1967-1970)
  • Leduc, George R., PO2, (1968-1979)
  • Lee, Alan, PO2, (1968-1973)
  • [Name Withheld], (1968-1972)
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