Campbell County Military
Vietnam War
1954-1975
 

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  • The National Liberation Front (NLF)--called the Viet Cong--is founded in South Vietnam in 1960.
  • The U.S. military buildup in Vietnam begins with combat advisors in February 1961
  • On November 1, 1963 South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem is assassinated
  • August 2 and 4 1964 - Gulf of Tonkin Incident. North Vietnam torpedo boats attack the US Destroyer Maddox in the Gulf of Tonkin. On August 7, 1964 Congress approves the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which allows the president to take any necessary measures to repel further attacks and to provide military assistance to any South Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO) member
  • March 8-9 1965: First American combat troops arrive in Vietnam.
  • April 6-8 1965: President Johnson authorizes the use of U.S. ground combat troops for offensive operations
  • January 31, 1968: the TET Offensive
  • December 1, 1969: Draft Lottery begins.
  • April 30, 1970: The armies of the U.S. and South Vietnam invade Cambodia to roust North Vietnamese troops
  • January 23, 1973: United States, South Vietnam, and North Vietnam sign Paris Peace Accords, ending American combat role in war. U.S. military draft ends. A cease-fire goes into effect 5 days later
  • March 29, 1973: Last U.S. combat troops leave Vietnam
  • April 29-30 1975: Saigon falls. U. S. Navy evacuates U.S. personnel and South Vietnamese refugees. The last American combat death in Vietnam occurs. South Vietnamese President Duong Van Minh surrenders.

  • Chronology of the War
  • PBS Vietnam War Online an American Experience
  • Vietnam Yesterday and Today
  • The Wars for Vietnam (a History Channel & Vassar College sponsored website)
  • The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall
  • National Park Service Vietnam Veterans Memorial Page
  • Maps of Vietnam
  • Vietnam Casualty Search Engine
  • Register your Veteran online for the Campbell County website
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Veterans of the War

Willard Adkins
Rank: Sgt
Unit: 16th Tac Recon USAF
Pension:
Additional Notes: From Caryville. Served in Vietnam 1967-68 during 68 Tet Offensive. Air Force Commendation Medal. Career military with 24 years of service.
Submitted by: Ann Adkins
Mckinley Brown
Rank: SFC
Unit:
Pension:
Additional Notes:
Submitted by: mary brown
Mack Bruce
Rank: SFC
Unit: Regular Army Engineer
Pension: yes
Additional Notes: born in Royal Blue father Milford Bruce, entered Army 1965 Retired 1985 served 4 tours in Viet Nam
Submitted by: Mack Bruce
Thomas Chadwell
Rank: CWO
Unit: L Co 506th Inf,101st Abn
Pension: Yes
Additional Notes: Enlisted at LaFollette,Tenn. 31 May 1955,
Basic training at Fort Jackson (Camp Jackson)SC,
AIT at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas.
Edgewood Army Chemical Center, Edgewood,MD.
Kaiserslautern (Vogelweh),Pirmasens,Baumholder,West Germany 1956-1959,
Fort Sam Houston,TX,1959-1960
Fort Belvoir,VA.,1960-1961,
Camp Hialeah,Pusan,South Korea,Fort Campbell,KY 1962-1963,
Knoxville MEPS,AFEES(Recruiting Command)Knoxville,TN 1963-1964,
Schwaebisch Gmuend & Nurenberg,West Germany 1964-1966,
Vung Tau,South Vietmam 1966-1967,
Nike Missile Site Army Air Defense Command, Gary,IN,
Advisory Team 95 III Corps Advisory Group United States Military Advisory Command,Bien Hoa,Vietnam 1968-1969,
Fort Campbell,KY 1969-1970,NCO Academy,
Fort McCellan1969-1969,AL,Ha-Tien District Team USMACV,USARPAC,
Ha-tien,South Vietnam 1970-1971,U.S Army Military Medical Academy,
Fort Sam Houston,TX 1971-1973,
Attending Physician's Assistant School,Ft. Sam Houston,TX,1973-1974,
Medical Internship,Ireland Army Hospital,Fort Knox,KY 1974-1975,
Graduation from Physician's Assistant at Fort Sam Houston,TX with Degree from Baylor Medical School,TX 1975,
Company D 2nd Medical Bn 2nd Inf Div.Camp Edwards,South Korea 1975-1976,
HHC 4th Bn 37th Armor,Fort Knox,KY 1976- 1977,
USA Medical Command,Korea,Camp Long ,Wonju,South Korea 1978-1979,
HHC 2nd Bn 15th Inf 3rd Inf Div,Wildflecken,West Germany 1979-1982,
USA Eighth Medical Command,Camp Market,Bupyong,Inchon,South Korea 1982-1984.
Honorable Discharge-Retirement-30 Years Active Service-1984. Medals and Awards-Bronze Star Medal & Oak Leaf Cluster Bronze Large. Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal & Clasp Silver 1 Loop(Good Conduct #6), Presidential Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Valorous Unit Award,National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal & Bronze Star Attachment(Double) & Silver Star Attachment(Single),NCO Professional Development Ribbon & Numeral 1, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Expert Infantryman Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge,Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Device(1960), Marksman Badge with Pistol(.45 Cal.), Sharpshooter Badge With Rifle(M14), Expert Badge & Rifle Bar(M16),Republic of Vietnam Technical Service Medal(2dcl)Individual Award by the Republic of Vietnam Government and requires U.S. Congressional Approval.

Submitted by: Thomas Chadwell
Gregory L. Campbell
Rank: CS- 3
Unit: USS Conquest (MSO-488)
Pension: N/A
Additional Notes: QuiNhon/Camrhan Bay RVN Operation Markettime 68-69
Submitted by: Greg Campbell
Gregory Lee Campbell
Rank: CS- 2
Unit: USS Conquest (MSO-488)
Pension: None
Additional Notes: Qui Nhon RVN
Submitted by: Gregory Lee Campbell
Cleve Coffey
Rank: unknown
Unit: 1st Air Cav
Pension:
Additional Notes: Medi-vac pilot, shot down several times during missions.
Submitted by: Paul Coffey
James E. Coker
Rank: pfc
Unit: Army regular
Pension:
Additional Notes: he was in Pleiku South Vietnam in 67-68 He passed away of heart complacation October 15 2006
Submitted by: Rhonda Chambers-Lane
Jack R. Cox
Rank: AQCS (E-8)
Unit: VA25, CV14, CV 64
Pension:
Additional Notes: Born in the coal mining camp of Block. Served 2 tours in Viet Nam.
Submitted by: Jack R. Cox
Roger W. Creekmore
Rank: E1
Unit: Fork Dicks New Jersey
Pension:
Additional Notes:
Submitted by: Roger Creekmore
Ronnie Joe Daugherty
Rank: PFC
Unit: Army, Regular
Pension:
Additional Notes: from Newcomb, TN. Tour of Duty began: April 24, 1968. Died in service May 24, 1968 in Dinh Tuong, South Vietnam. On Vietnam Memorial Wall : Panel 67E , Line 008
Submitted by: Vietnam Casaulty Search Engine Page
Thomas J. Dossett Jr.
Rank: 1st Lt.
Unit: 7th 11th Artillery, 25 Division
Pension:
Additional Notes: Lives in Summerville, SC
Submitted by: Thomas J. Dossett Jr.
Bobby Wayne Ellard
Rank: M/Sgt.
Unit: 366 Disp. DaNang
Pension:
Additional Notes: military servicewas from Oct.11.1968-Aug 31.1989 USAF Retired
Submitted by: Bobby Ellard
William Ford
Rank: SSGT
Unit: Co. B 1/28 inf 1st Inf Div
Pension:
Additional Notes: Served in the US Army from 1967 to 1975. Vietnam in 1968
Submitted by: William Ford
Ernest Gibson
Rank: PFC
Unit: Army, Regular
Pension:
Additional Notes: from Pioneer, TN. Tour of Duty began: April 16, 1966. Died in service August 08, 1966 in South Vietnam. On Vietnam Memorial Wall : Panel 09E , Line 112
Submitted by: Vietnam Casaulty Search Engine Page
Lonnie Lowell Gibson
Rank: PFC
Unit: Army, Selective Service
Pension:
Additional Notes: From Jellico, TN. Tour of Duty began: July 06, 1969. Died in service September 28, 1969 at Kinh Dinh, South Vietnam. On Vietnam Memorial Wall : Panel 17W , Line 016
Submitted by: Vietnam Casaulty Search Engine Page
Marvin L. Gibson
Rank: E- 7/GySgt
Unit: 1st MAW
Pension:
Additional Notes: Combat wounded Purple Heart recipient.
Submitted by: Marvin L Gibson Jr.
Hugh D. Hatmaker
Rank: MSGT
Unit: U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force
Pension:
Additional Notes: 1954 - 1957 U.S. Army (SSgt), 101st Airborne Infantry and 9th Infantry Division. 1957 - 1976 U.S. Air Force MSgt, C-130 Aircraft Loadmaster, Viet Nam (1963 - 1964,(Advisor Status), 90 day TDY 1965 and 90 day TDY 1968 during the Tet offensive. Retired from the U.S. Air Force 1976. Have approximately 5000 hours flying time, and have visited most countries in Eurpoe, Middle East, and Far East. I still wear the Uniform and perform Military Funerals with the Campbell County Honor Guard.
Submitted by: Hugh D. Hatmaker
George Glen Heatherly
Rank: SP4
Unit: Army, Regular
Pension:
Additional Notes: From La Follette, TN. Tour of Duty began: March 8, 1969 Died in service May 14, 1969 in Pleiku, South Vietnam. On Vietnam Memorial Wall : Panel 24W - Row 006
Submitted by: Vietnam Casaulty Search Engine Page
James Eldon Hicks
Rank: Captain
Unit: Battery 5th of 27 Artillery; First Field Force
Pension:
Additional Notes: Area of Service: Phu Bai, Vietnam.May 31, 1968 - May 1969
Submitted by: LaVerne VinSant & Eldon Hicks
David Luther Hill
Rank:
Unit:
Pension:
Additional Notes: David was in the Vietnam War, went right after graduation from La Follette High School. He was the son of Jewel Vincent Hill and Luther Hill of LaFollette. David passed away on June 1, 2004
Submitted by: Ruth Martin
Edward E Housley
Rank:Sgt.
Unit: 20th TASS
Pension:
Additional Notes: Danang and Quang Tri 70-71
Submitted by: Edward E Housley
Robert Joseph Huddleston
Rank: SGT
Unit: Army, Selective Service
Pension:
Additional Notes: From La Follette, TN. Tour of Duty began: March 4, 1970 Died in service May 12, 1970 in Quang Tin, South Vietnam. On Vietnam Memorial Wall : Panel 10W - Row 025
Submitted by: Vietnam Casaulty Search Engine Page
David A Lawhon, Jr.
Rank: Master Sgt.
Unit: Special Forces
Pension:
Additional Notes: Served 2 tours in Vietnam
Submitted by: Debbie Lawhon Hemingway
John Earl Lay
Rank: PFC
Unit: Army, Regular
Pension:
Additional Notes: From Jellico, TN. Tour of Duty began: August 16, 1965 Died in service January 29, 1966 in South Vietnam. On Vietnam Memorial Wall : Panel 04E , Line 111
Submitted by: Vietnam Casaulty Search Engine Page
John Earl Lively
Rank: pfc
Unit: 178th signal company
Pension:
Additional Notes: from Jellico, served in Vietnam in 1963-1964. Worked in communications at Qui Nhon
Submitted by: John G. Lively
Bill Brooks Long
Rank: CPL
Unit: Army, Selective Service
Pension:
Additional Notes: From La Follette, TN. Tour of Duty began: Septermber 8, 1969 Died in service January 29, 1970 in Tay Ninh, South Vietnam. On Vietnam Memorial Wall : Panel 14W - Row 079. Posthumous promotion.
Submitted by: Vietnam Casaulty Search Engine Page
Charles R. Lovett
Rank: Gunnery Sgt. E-7
Unit: Marines
Pension:
Additional Notes: From Lafollette, served 1 tour in Vietnam. Reired from USMC 21 years service. Died at age 70.
Submitted by: James Lovett
Moses H. (MIckey) Lovett
Rank: SFC E-7
Unit: Army
Pension:
Additional Notes: From LaFollette, Career military with 26 years. Served 3 tours in Vietnam 1st with the 173rd Airborne Brigade on their initial transfer into Vietnam. He was wounded his first tour when a mine exploded. The other 2 tours were with the 101st Airborne. He died at age 64.
Submitted by: James Lovett
Earnest Lon Lowe
Rank: SFC
Unit: Army, Regular
Pension:
Additional Notes: From Caryville, TN. Tour of Duty began: March 7, 1968 Died in service October 15, 1968 in Thua Thien, South Vietnam. On Vietnam Memorial Wall : Panel 41W - Row 064. Posthumous promotion.
Submitted by: Vietnam Casaulty Search Engine Page
Sampson David Lowe
Rank:
Unit:
Pension:
Additional Notes: Veitnam war around 67- 69
Submitted by: Amie Lowe
Walter Benny Mc Neil
Rank: Pfc
Unit:
Pension:
Additional Notes: Benny did 2 tours of Vietman.Died in 1996 at the age of56 due to lung condition from the war.
Submitted by: Carolyn Mc Neil Brantley
Thomas G. Madison
Rank: E- 4
Unit: 1st bn 40th Arty. 1st field fo
Pension:
Additional Notes: Father Francis Madison
Submitted by: Thomas Madison
Reece Leslie Marple
Rank: SSG
Unit: Army, Regular
Pension:
Additional Notes: from Jellico, TN. Tour of duty began June 26, 1967. died in combat May 11, 1968. On Vietnam Memorial Wall at: Panel 58E , Line 023
Submitted by: Vietnam Casaulty Search Engine Page
Charles David Matlock
Rank: sp/4
Unit: 5th infantry and 198th light i
Pension:
Additional Notes: CIB,purple heart,vietnam camp medal w/2 bronze stars,commendation letter fr. Pres. Nixon
Submitted by: David Matlock
James Wayne Matlock
Rank:Sgt.
Unit: Air Force
Pension:
Additional Notes: Served in Vietnam 1968-69 now retired
Submitted by: David Matlock
Garrett Miller
Rank: staff sarg
Unit:
Pension:
Additional Notes: served 2 terms - purple heart - killed by hit and run driver on jellico mountain
Submitted by: Linda Miles
Charles H. Morgan
Rank: E5
Unit: RVAH 12
Pension:
Additional Notes: 2 tours covering '73 '74' 75 combat action ribbon, Vietnam service and campaign ribbons
Submitted by: Charles H. Morgan
Tommy Lewis Oakes
Rank: private
Unit:
Pension:
Additional Notes: Served two tours of duty. Now lives in Georgia.
Submitted by: Fran Day
Michael Joseph Orick Sr.
Rank: LCPL
Unit: US Marine Corps
Pension: n/a
Additional Notes: Member of Guard in Pasco Co. Fla. Buried at Peabody Cemetary.
Addition Info: b. 25 Sept 1949 - D. 25 Sept. 2005
Submitted by: Sherman Orick
Paul Joseph Orick Jr.
Rank: SP4-Squad Leader
Unit: 3rd Platoon Delta Co,1st Batt.
Pension: n/a
Additional Notes: served 4-68 to 4-69
Submitted by: Sherman Orick
Herbert C. Robbins
Rank:MSgt
Unit: 8th Tactical Fighter Wing
Pension:
Additional Notes: Stationed at Ubon AB Thailand 1970-1971.
Submitted by: Herbert Robbins
Lonnie Robbins Junior
Rank: PFC
Unit: Army, Regular
Pension:
Additional Notes: From Caryville, TN. Tour of Duty began: July 11, 1967 Died in service September 18, 1967 in Binh Duong, South Vietnam. On Vietnam Memorial Wall : Panel 26E - Row 089
Submitted by: Vietnam Casaulty Search Engine Page
J.V. Russell
Rank: Sgt
Unit: Marines
Pension:
Additional Notes: Served two tours of duty as a marine door gunner.
Submitted by: Darryl Chapman
Charles G. Scott
Rank: Sgt.
Unit: Ninth Infantry Division
Pension: none
Additional Notes: Base camp at Rach Kien, located in the Delta, app. 50 miles below Saigon, South Viet Nam. Served one tour of duty May 1969
Submitted by: Charles Scott
Bobby D. Smiddy
Rank: SGT.
Unit: ACo., 2/60th, 9th Inf. Div.
Pension:
Additional Notes: Son of Chester and Lillian Irene Reynolds Smiddy, Lick Creek, TN. Reciepient of 2 Purple Hearts, as also was his Father in WWII. Served in the Mekong Delta in South Vietnam, 1969.
Submitted by: Elizabeth Smiddy
Don Smith
Rank: SGT
Unit: Army, Regular
Pension:
Additional Notes: From Speedwell, TN. Tour of Duty began: April 22, 1968 Died in service March 17, 1969 in Hua Nghia, South Vietnam. On Vietnam Memorial Wall : Panel 29W - Row 064
Submitted by: Vietnam Casaulty Search Engine Page
Hugh C. Spradlin
Rank: Captain
Unit: 563rd Medical Company
Pension:
Additional Notes: Served from September 7, 1966 to September 6, 1967 at Tuy Hoa and ChuLai, Vietnam.
Submitted by: Hugh C. Spradlin
Edwardo Veloz
Rank: Sgt.
Unit: B/1/506 101 Airborne
Pension:
Additional Notes: Sgt. Veloz was KIA,While trying to help one of his wounded men off a hot LZ in Hua Nghia 8/05/68,Outside Chu Chi
Submitted by: John Chiodi
Joel Stewart Vinsant
Rank: CWO-4
Unit: 188 Ordinance Company, Plekiu,
Pension:
Additional Notes: He was awarded The Silver Star for gallantry in action and The Bronze Star for meritorious service against an armed enemy during hostile actions. He distinguished himself while serving as a Platoon Leader of the Pleiku Ammunition Supply Point during a VietCong sniper attack. He died in 2002 and is buried in The National Cemetery near Lakeland, Florida.
Submitted by: Herbert Robbins
Daniel Edgar Walden
Rank: PFC
Unit: Army, Selective Service
Pension:
Additional Notes: from Jellico TN. Tour of Duty began: March 05, 1966. Died in service April 11, 1966 in South Vietnam. On Vietnam Memorial Wall : Panel 06E , Line 104
Submitted by: Vietnam Casaulty Search Engine Page
Millis Walden
Rank: MSGT
Unit: USAF Engineers
Pension:
Additional Notes: Three tours in Vietnam retired after 20 years service died in 2006. buried in London Ky
Submitted by: B J Walden
James Don Wilson
Rank:Sgt.
Unit:
Pension:
Additional Notes:
Submitted by: Sierra Wilson
Marvin Wright
Rank: Gysgt
Unit: marines 3rd bn 26th 1968-1969
Pension: yes
Additional Notes: mag 12 may65 oct65 two tours in 1>country
Submitted by: Kila Wright
Henry Clay Yarber
Rank: Corporal
Unit: 3rd recon,3rdMarine Division
Pension:
Additional Notes: He ran recon patrols in and around Phu Bai until he was wounded in 3/9/67 after leaving the naval hospital,he was sent to Khesanh,where he stayed until he left Vietnam in 1968,after the Tet offensive
Submitted by: Michele Yarber

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