Cooper Jr., Dwight Allen, AT2

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
AT-6526-Aviation ASW (MAD) Technician
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Electronics Technician
Primary Unit
1970-1972, AT-0000, HC-4 Black Stallions/Gallant Blades
Service Years
1968 -
AT-Aviation Electronics Technician

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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1946
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
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Last Address
Port Saint Lucie, FL

Date of Passing
May 29, 1998
 
Location of Interment
Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery - Panama City, Florida
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Last Known Activity
Father Dwight Allen Sr. died in 1997,
Wife Patricia died a little over a month before he did in April 1998,
Son Dwight Allen III died in 2000.
   
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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:
Oct 21, 2012
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade/HHC

USS Ponchatoula (AO-148)

 
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No Available Photos

  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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