LESSONS LEARNED, HEADQUARTERS, 5TH SFG, 1ST SPECIAL FORCES
Operational rept. for quarterly period ending 1 Feb-30 Apr 1968
ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC
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At the beginning of the reporting period, large scale enemy attacks on major installations and cities were still in progress throughout the Republic of Vietnam. As a result of the Tet offensive, Civilian Irregular Defense Group CIDG forces assumed new missions, construction projects in progress were delayed, new construction was necessitated, plans to relocate open, close, and convert camps were deferred or cancelled and thousands of refugees were assisted. The most significant single action during the quarter occurred at Special Forces camp Lang Vei. The large scale attack that had been expected occurred on 7 February when a combined armor and infantry attack overran the camp. The attack marked the first tactical utilization of tanks by the enemy in South Vietnam.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics