Accession Number:

AD0395142

Title:

Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division Artillery

Descriptive Note:

Operational rept. for quarterly period ending 31 Oct 1968

Corporate Author:

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The 9th Infantry Division Artillery participated in four major operations while providing combat support in DINH THONG, LONG AN, GO CONG, KIEN HOA, KIEN PHONG, KIEN TUONG, VINH BINH, VINH LONG, GIA DINH, HAU NGHIA, PHONG DINH, CHUONG THIEN, KIEN GIANG, and BIEN HOA Provinces. The 9th Infantry Divisions Tactical Area of Interest TAOI is extremely large and this fact, coupled with the enemys tactic of dispersing his forces to avoid decisive contact, required the Division to continue decentralized operations. Although the brigades seldom operated in close coordination with each other, they conducted coordinated operations in their TAOIs with Army of Vietnam ARVN, Regional Forces RF, and Popular Forces PF. In order to provide adequate support for the Divisions dispersed operations, the units of the 9th Division Artillery were located in fire support bases of permanent or semi-permanent nature however, from these locations they displaced frequently to provide support.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE