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
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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/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)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  287 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)
  • [Name Withheld], (1969-1972)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Hancock, Joe, PO2, (1967-1971)
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