HEADQUARTERS, 173D AIRBORNE BRIGADE (SEPARATE), OPERATION 'CRIMP'
Combat operations after action rept.
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC
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On 8 January 1966 the 173d Abn Bde Sep terminated a successful Operation MARAUDER along the Oriental River in the Hau Nghia Province and moved directly into the largest U.S. operation thus far conducted in Vietnam. CRIMP, as the operation was named, was a massive attack by air and land to strike at the very heart of the Viet Cong machine in Southern RVN. The notorious HOBO WOODS Region in Binh Duong Province, just West of the fabled IRON TRIANGLE was believed to hold the Politico-Military headquarters of the Viet Cong Military Region 4. The objective of Operation CRIMP was to find and destroy or capture all personnel, equipment, and intelligence material of this headquarters.
- Unconventional Warfare