Ellison, Charlie Melvin, CS2

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Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Last Primary NEC
CS-0000-Commissaryman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Commissaryman
Primary Unit
1968-1969, MS-0000, Assault Craft Unit 1 (ACU-1)
Service Years
1961 - 1969
CS-Commissaryman
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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Kings Mountain
Last Address
Kings Mountain

Casualty Date
Feb 27, 1969
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Missing
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Quang Nam (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Memorial Park Cemetery - Memphis, Tennessee
Wall/Plot Coordinates
31W 079

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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (68)
Start Year
1968
End Year
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 Year
1968
To Year
1968
 
Last Updated:
Nov 10, 2012
   
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)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  244 Also There at This Battle:
  • Abbott, William, PO3, (1965-1969)
  • Baker, John, PO3, (1966-1969)
  • Betts, Perry, PO2, (1967-1970)
  • Cayford, Bill, PO1, (1966-1972)
  • Clevenger, James, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Elam, Richard, PO3, (1964-1968)
  • Elam, Stephen, PO1, (1966-1994)
  • Fant, Robert St.Clair, CDR, (1960-1980)
  • Franclemont, David, PO3, (1967-1978)
  • Gaughan, Rick, PO1, (1967-1988)
  • Halpin, David Paul, FN, (1967-1968)
  • Herndon, James A., PO2, (1963-1970)
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