Anderson, Demetrius, HM2

Hospital Corpsman
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
HM-8421-Physician Aid Screener
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1971-1973, HM-8421, Naval Dispensary, Naval District Washington, DC
Previously Held NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Service Years
1967 - 1973
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Shellback
HM-Hospital Corpsman
One Hash Mark

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Cold War Veteran

SERE Vietnam 50th Anniversary


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)HAL-3 Seawolf Association
  1990, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1990, HAL-3 Seawolf Association [Verified] - Assoc. Page


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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (70-71)
From Month/Year
July / 1970
To Month/Year
June / 1971

Description
This Campaign was from 1 July 1970 to 30 June 1971. In July the Vietnamese Navy assumed sole responsibility f or the Ready Deck operation, which was given a Tran Hung Dao designator like the other former SEALORDS areas. Also in July, the U.S. Navy ceased its combat activity on I Corp's Cua Viet and Hue Rivers. The Americans then transferred the last combatant vessels of Task Force Clearwater to the Vietnamese. A final turnover of river craft at the end of 1970 enabled the Vietnamese Navy to take charge of the Search Turn, Barrier Reef, and Breezy Cove efforts deep in the Mekong Delta. Except for continued support by HAL-3 and VAL-4 aircraft and SEAL detachments, the U.S. Navy's role in the SEALORDS campaign ended in April 1971 when Solid Anchor (previously Sea Float and now based ashore at Nam Can) became a Vietnamese responsibility.

The Vietnamese Navy, which grew from 18,000 men in the fall of 1968 to 32,000 men at the end of 1970, instituted organizational changes to accommodate the new personnel, material, and operational responsibilities. The Vietnamese grouped their riverine assault craft in riverine assault interdiction divisions (RAID) and their PBRs into river interdiction divisions (RID) and river patrol groups (RPG). They also augmented the existing RAGs and coastal groups, the latter now consolidated into 20 units for lack of sufficient patrol junks.

This dramatic change in the nature of the allied war effort reflected the rapid but measured withdrawal from South Vietnam of U.S. naval forces. NAVFORV strength dropped from a peak of 38,083 personnel in September 1968 to 16,757 at the end of 1970. As Admiral Zumwalt transferred resources to the Vietnamese Navy, he disestablished U.S. naval commands and airlifted personnel home. With the redeployment of the Army's 9th Infantry Division and the turnover of 64 riverine assault craft in June 1969, the joint Mobile Riverine Force halted operations. When the Riverine Assault Force (Task Force 117) stood down on 25 August 1969, it became the first major naval command deactivated in Vietnam. By December 1970, COMNAVFORV had transferred to Vietnam the remaining river combatant craft in his command, which included 293 PBRs and 224 riverine assault craft. That month, the River Patrol Force was disestablished and the Task Force 116 designator reassigned to Commander Delta Naval Forces, a new headquarters controlling SEAL and naval aircraft units still in-country.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
July / 1970
To Month/Year
June / 1971
 
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

  310 Also There at This Battle:
  • Barker, Jr., Virgil, PO2, (1967-1971)
  • Barth, Edward, CPO, (1965-1987)
  • Bast, Charles, PO3, (1968-1972)
  • Baxter, Thomas P, PO2, (1967-1973)
  • Blodgett, Timothy, PO2, (1970-1974)
  • Bragg, Larry, SCPO, (1959-1989)
  • Bramer, Michael, PO2, (1964-1974)
  • Brewster, Timothy, PO2, (1969-1975)
  • Buckingham, James, CPO, (1970-1990)
  • Call, Michael, PO2, (1970-1974)
  • Campoli, Amadio, FN, (1967-1971)
  • Capitulo, Noli, PO1, (1967-1987)
  • Casey, Lewis, PO3, (1970-1974)
  • Chacon, Alfredo, SN, (1969-1971)
  • Childers, Douglas, PO3, (1969-1975)
  • Clevenger, James, PO2, (1966-1970)
  • Cuaresma, Manuel, MCPO, (1968-1994)
  • Daiute, Paul C., PO3, (1967-1974)
  • De Mott, Thomas, CPO, (1968-1990)
  • Denning, William, CPO, (1968-1990)
  • Doiron, Michael, PO3, (1968-1971)
  • Dorsey, Vincent, CPO, (1970-1994)
  • Edwards, Roger, CAPT, (1968-2006)
  • Fanning, Michael, PO3, (1969-1976)
  • Fletcher, Robert, CPO, (1968-1997)
  • Gomes, David, PO3, (1968-1974)
  • Greer, Kevin, PO2, (1970-1974)
  • Guyer, Ken, SN, (1967-1971)
  • Hall, John, LCDR, (1961-1991)
  • Hall, Rodger, PO1, (1961-1982)
  • Heimsoth, Tim, PO3, (1968-1971)
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