Accession Number:

AD0386888

Title:

LESSONS LEARNED, HEADQUARTERS, 173D AIRBORNE BRIGADE (SEP)

Descriptive Note:

Operational rept. for quarterly period ending 30 Apr 1967

Corporate Author:

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

This Operational Report Lessons Learned covers the period 1 February to 30 April 1967. The Brigade has continued to conduct operations to locate and destroy the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Armed Forces, supply lines of communication and installations. Operations were continued within the Brigade base TAOR Tactical Area of Responsibility. The Brigade has also continued to carry out the vital phase of Civic Action and Civil Affairs in the Revolutionary Development program, which has contributed to the overall counterinsurgency effort in VIETNAM. As during the last reporting period, to best accomplish its mission, the Brigade again conducted four battalion size or larger operations in addition to its Civic Action and Civil Affairs program. Operations conducted during this period were Operation BIG SPRING, JUNCTION CITY ALTERNATE, Phase I Parachute Assault, JUNCTION CITY II and Operation NEWARK. Each of these operations were characterized by an aggressive assault on enemy areas and in every operation, the Brigade distinguished itself completing every mission in a vigorous and extremely professional manner. During this period, the Brigade became the holder of still another first in VIETNAM with the first parachute assault in the Republic and the first such operation in fifteen years, as the spearhead of the largest ground operation of the war to date.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE