Accession Number : AD0392231

Title :   LESSONS LEARNED, OPERATION CORONADO X, Z(HEADQUARTERS, 2D BRIGADE,)Z9TH INFANTRY DIVISION,

Descriptive Note : Combat after action rept. for period ending 12 Feb 68.

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

Report Date : 27 APR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Operation CORONADO X was conducted in the Central Mekong Delta. As originally conceived, the initial phase of the operation was to conduct riverine, search and destroy, patrolling and interdictory operations before, during, and after the Tet Truce period. Exactly at the mid-point of the operation, during the Tet Truce period, the enemy launched a massive, coordinated attack on the principal cities of the Delta. From that event to the conclusion of CORONADO X, the MRF's operations were directed specifically at crushing the Viet Cong offensive and persuing a retreating enemy, making it difficult for him to recoup his losses or reorganize his forces.

Descriptors :   (*ARMY OPERATIONS, VIETNAM), (*COUNTERINSURGENCY, VIETNAM), HISTORY, TACTICAL WARFARE, DELTAS, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, TERRAIN, ENEMY PERSONNEL, ARMY PERSONNEL, DEPLOYMENT, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, ARMY AIRCRAFT, CLOSE SUPPORT, AIRMOBILE OPERATIONS, INFANTRY, GUERRILLA WARFARE

Subject Categories : Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE