Hobbs, Douglas Ernest, PT2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
PT-0000-Photographic Intelligence Specialist
Last Rating/NEC Group
Photographic Intelligenceman
Primary Unit
1969-1970, PT-0000, USN River Patrol Force - Task Force 116 (TF-116)
Service Years
1966 - 1970
PT-Photographic Intelligenceman
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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Bakersfield
Last Address
Bakersfield

Casualty Date
May 16, 1970
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Vietnam, South (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
10W 051

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Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
From Month/Year
February / 1969
To Month/Year
June / 1969

Description
This Campaign period was from 23 February to 8 June 1969. The overall composition of the SEALORDS task force in South Vietnam reflected the growing role of the Vietnamese Navy in the war. The newly elected administration of President Richard M. Nixon formally adopted as U.S. policy the Vietnamization program early in 1969.

The naval part of that process, termed ACTOV (Accelerated Turnover to the Vietnamese), embodied the incremental transfer to Vietnam of NAVFORV's river and coastal combatant fleet and the logistic support establishment. ACTOV was more than the provision of material, however, for the Vietnamese Navy needed training in the operation, maintenance, and repair of the U.S. equipment and in the efficient functioning of the supply system. Leadership skills at all command levels required improvement as did the general morale of naval personnel before the Vietnamese Navy would be able to fight on alone.

Spearheaded by the 564 officers and men of the Naval Advisory Group early in 1969, the U.S. Navy integrated Vietnamese sailors into the crews of American ships and craft. When sufficiently trained, the Vietnamese bluejackets and officers relieved their American counterparts, who then rotated back to the United States. As entire units came under Vietnamese Navy command, control of the various SEALORDS operations passed to that naval service as well.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
February / 1969
To Month/Year
June / 1969
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

HHC, 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade

LCU-1500, Assault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)

USS Mauna Kea (AE-22)

USS Mauna Kea (AE-22)

 
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  281 Also There at This Battle:
  • Amann, Duane, PO1, (1968-1977)
  • Anderson, Bill, PO3, (1967-1973)
  • Baker, Ronald, CPO, (1966-2000)
  • Barham, Carroll, CPO, (1966-1995)
  • Bassett, Michael, PO2, (1963-1972)
  • Black, Johnell, PO2, (1969-1985)
  • Casey, Earnest, MCPO, (1966-1996)
  • Caton, Gary, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Clevenger, James, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Cook, Michael, CWO4, (1968-1998)
  • Cooper, James, PO3, (1966-1972)
  • Delauney, Mitchell, PO1, (1974-1988)
  • Downing, Donald, PO3, (1966-1970)
  • Drew, Bernard, SN, (1965-1969)
  • Elsberry, Marvin, PO3, (1965-1969)
  • Fishbaugh, Michael
  • Foltz, Art, PO1, (1968-1994)
  • Francis, Tommy, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • French, Craig, PO1, (1974-1983)
  • Garner, Steve, PO3, (1968-1972)
  • Gingrich, Stewart, LT, (1966-1974)
  • Gomes, Gerry, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Graham, William S., PO3, (1968-1974)
  • Hall, Joseph, CDR, (1968-1996)
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