Accession Number:

AD0503247

Title:

Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 8th Transportation Group (Motor Transport)

Descriptive Note:

Operational rept. for quarterly period ending 31 Jan 1969

Corporate Author:

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-02-07

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The volume of enemy hostility required the continued presence of gun trucks in order to lay down a suppressive base of fire in the critical first 10- 15 minutes of an ambush prior to the arrival of the tactical reaction force. This internal firepower coupled with the commands policy to keep moving if caught in the kill zone, coupled with an enforced 100 meter interval between vehicles, contributed significantly to keeping down the number of friendly casualties in ambushes sprung by company sized NVAVC forces.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE