OPERATION CORONADO XI, HEADQUARTERS, 2D BRIGADE, 9TH INFANTRY DIVISION
Combat after action rept. for period ending 4 Mar 1968
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC
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The operation as originally conceived was to be conducted in three phases involving deployment, employment and redeployment of the Mobile Riverine Forces. The first phase consisted of deployment of the MRF from DONG TAM to CAN THO after which both Army and Navy elements were employed in tactical operations. The employment phase concluded generally with the course of friendly operations conducted constituting Operation CORONADO XI. The redeployment phase concluded the operation with the MRF returning to the DONG TAM area. The initial deployment phase of Operation CORONADO XI commenced on 12 February 1968, with the movement of the Mobile Riverine Force MRF from Dong Tam to an anchorage point in the vicinity of CAN THO. The MRF, minus the 3-60th Infantry troop carrier, APL-26, proceeded up the Mekong River to an anchorage at the eastern entrance to the Vam Nao, arriving at approximately 2000 hours early the morning of 13 February with a favorable high tide, the MRF units completed transit down the Vam Nao, into the Bassac and proceeded down stream, arriving off CAN THO shortly after 1300 hours, having completed a transit of 109 miles from Dong Tam. The APL-26 under tow, proceeded independently with escort to join the MRF at CAN THO arriving on the afternoon of the 14th February. Four significant offensive operations were initiated during CORONADO XI.
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