LESSONS LEARNED, OPERATION CORONADO X, Z(HEADQUARTERS, 2D BRIGADE,)Z9TH INFANTRY DIVISION,
Combat after action rept. for period ending 12 Feb 68.
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON D C
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Operation CORONADO X was conducted in the Central Mekong Delta. As originally conceived, the initial phase of the operation was to conduct riverine, search and destroy, patrolling and interdictory operations before, during, and after the Tet Truce period. Exactly at the mid-point of the operation, during the Tet Truce period, the enemy launched a massive, coordinated attack on the principal cities of the Delta. From that event to the conclusion of CORONADO X, the MRFs operations were directed specifically at crushing the Viet Cong offensive and persuing a retreating enemy, making it difficult for him to recoup his losses or reorganize his forces.
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