Accession Number : AD0390952

Title :   LESSONS LEARNED, OPERATION FARGO, 11TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Descriptive Note : Combat after action rept. for period ending 21 Jan 1968

Corporate Author : ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : AD0390952

Report Date : 21 Jun 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : Operation FARGO was undertaken to counter increased enemy activity in the newly-formed Military Region 10 (Binh Long and Phuoc Long Provinces). This was the first operation since its deployment to Vietnam in which the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment was employed as a unit. The first reconnaissance in force operation was initiated on 26 Dec 1967 by the 1st Squadron operating from Loc Ninh north along highway 13 to the Cambodian border. Rome Plow clearing operations along Highway 13 from AN Loc to Loc Ninh also began on 26 Dec 1967 and continued until 12 Jan 1968 when the mission was completed. The regiment continued to conduct reconnaissance in force operations until the termination of Operation FARGO on 21 Jan 1968.

Descriptors :   *ARMY OPERATIONS, ARTILLERY, CASUALTIES, COMBAT SURVEILLANCE, COUNTERINSURGENCY, ENEMY PERSONNEL, INFANTRY, LOGISTICS, VIETNAM

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE