Accession Number:

AD0386733

Title:

LESSONS LEARNED, HEADQUARTERS, 1ST BATTALION, 40TH ARTILLERY

Descriptive Note:

Operational rept. for quarterly period ending 31 Jul 1967

Corporate Author:

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-08-09

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The battalion remains under the operational control of the 12th Regiment, 3d Marine Division. Continually operating with only one firing battery at the battalion base camp in the Dong Ha Combat Base near the Demilitarized Zone, the battalion has continued to provide intense volumes of artillery fire for supported units throughout Quang Tri Province and in defense of the Dong Ha Combat Base. All firing batteries have displaced from base camp for various periods of time on direct support or reinforcing missions. The battery remaining in base camp has been in general support of the 3d Marine Division with direct support of small unit operations from the base camp position for short periods. The battalion has provided artillery fire support for the following units 1st and 2d ARVN Regiments ARVN Airborne Task Force 2d and 3d Battalions, 3d Marine Regiment 1st, 2d, 3d Battalions, 9th Marine Regiment 1st Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment 3d Reconnaissance Battalion, 3d Marine Division several Combined Action Companies, and many convoys moving between various areas.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE