Accession Number:

AD0395314

Title:

Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 25th 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:

1968-11-16

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Elements of the 25th Inf Div Artillery were actively engaged in combat operations throughout the reporting period in support of Operation Toan Thang II, which continued from the previous quarter. Reenforcement training on Vietnam type operations for new artillery personnel who have not previously served in Vietnam continued to be conducted by the 25th Inf Div Reenforcement Training School. Training lasts five days for Artillery personnel. Artillery units continued on the job training to develop proficiency in all phases of artillery with emphasis on duties of the cannoneer and fire direction center techniques at battery level. Also, proficiency training in defense of base camps and fire support bases was conducted continually throughout the period with emphasis on proper planning of defensive fires, direct fires, countermortarcounterbattery fires, use of appropriate ammunition such as beehive or charge 1 fuze time set for minimum range referred to in Sec 2 as Killer Junior, and immediate preplanned reaction to enemy attack including predetermined direction for each gun.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE