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
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Vietnam War/Sanctuary Counteroffensive Campaign (70)
From Month/Year
May / 1970
To Month/Year
June / 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 Month/Year
May / 1970
To Month/Year
June / 1970
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

HHC, 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade

USS Ponchatoula (AO-148)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  173 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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