Cogswell, Thomas Milon, LCDR

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1970-1972, 131X, CNO - OPNAV
Service Years
1963 - 1972
Lieutenant Commander
Lieutenant Commander

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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1940
 
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Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Naval Post Graduate School
Monterey, CA

Date of Passing
Aug 19, 1972
 
Location of Interment
Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Pompano Beach, Florida
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Name: Thomas M. Cogswell
Birth Date: Mar 19, 1940
Death Date: Aug 19, 1972
Birth Location: Pennsylvania
Death Location: Monterey, CA
   
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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (68)
From Month/Year
July / 1968
To Month/Year
November / 1968

Description
This campaign was from 1 July to 1 November 1968. During this period a country-wide effort was begun to restore government control of territory lost to the enemy since the Tet offensive. The enemy attempted another such offensive on 17-18 August but his efforts were comparatively feeble and were quickly overwhelmed by Allied forces.

In the fall of 1968 the South Vietnamese government, with major U.S. support, launched an accelerated pacification campaign. All friendly forces were coordinated and brought to bear on the enemy in every tactical area of operation. In these intensified operations, friendly units first secured a target area, then Vietnamese government units, regional forces/popular forces, police and civil authorities screened the inhabitants, seeking members of the Viet Cong infrastructure. This technique was so successful against the political apparatus that it became the basis for subsequent friendly operations. Government influence expanded into areas of the countryside previously dominated by the Viet Cong to such an extent that two years later at least some measure of government control was evident in all but a few remote regions.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
July / 1968
To Month/Year
November / 1968
 
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)

 
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No Available Photos

  259 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abbott, William, PO3, (1965-1969)
  • Anderson, Eric, LCDR, (1966-2001)
  • Beal, Stephen, LT, (1967-1969)
  • Cartagena, Jose, PO2, (1966-1982)
  • Cayford, Bill, PO1, (1966-1972)
  • Clevenger, James, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Eichhorn, Jay, PO2, (1965-1969)
  • Elam, Stephen, PO1, (1966-1994)
  • Fant, Robert St.Clair, CDR, (1960-1980)
  • Franclemont, David, PO3, (1967-1978)
  • Gaughan, Rick, PO1, (1967-1988)
  • Harding, Terry, CPO, (1963-1985)
  • Herndon, James A., PO2, (1963-1970)
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