Accession Number : AD0500811

Title :   Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 1st Infantry Division Artillery.

Descriptive Note : Operational rept. for quarterly period ending 31 Oct 68

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

Report Date : 10 NOV 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The 1st Infantry Division Artillery during this period continued to support the combined offensive 'Operation Toan Thang' (Complete Victory) Phase II. The reporting period was characterized by frequent tactical moves of artillery units, and changes to the organization for combat. In addition, there were administrative moves of the Division Artillery Headquarters from Phu Loi on 1 October to Lai Khe and the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 8th Battalion, 6th Artillery from Phu Loi to Lai Khe on 14 September 1968. Artillery located at the Division Base Camps continued to provide countermortar and rocket-suppression fires in addition to firing extensive interdiction missions. Although there were many contacts during the reporting period, the only significant contact occurred in the 'Fish Hook' area in the vicinity of Tong Le Chon at the end of the reporting period. There were four Division Artillery Batteries and two non-divisional batteries commited to this action in support of maneuver element.

Descriptors :   (*ARMY OPERATIONS, VIETNAM), (*ARTILLERY, VIETNAM), TACTICAL WARFARE, CLOSE SUPPORT, MILITARY TACTICS, MORTARS, MILITARY INTELLIGENCE, ARTILLERY FIRE, INFANTRY, HELICOPTERS, TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT, AIRMOBILE OPERATIONS (U) RADAR EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE