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Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 9th Infantry Division

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The mission of the 9th Infantry Division is to conduct sustained, coordinated combined air and ground operations to destroy Viet Cong VC and North Vietnamese NVA main and local force units and their installations and infrastructure in the TAOI in close cooperation and coordination with Task Force 117, execute ground and riverine operations to interdict enemy land and water lines of communication and deny them use of their base areas and to destroy targeted main and local force units conduct consolidation and pacification operations to identify and destroy VC guerrilla units and infrastructure and secure population centers and lines of communication in close coordination and cooperation with Government of Vietnam GVN Forces conduct supporting operations to further the GVN pacification program by enhancing the capability of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam ARVN, Popular Forces PF and Regional Forces RF and to contribute to the health and welfare of the civilian population. The 9th Infantry Division has successfully accomplished this mission by conducting operations in Gia Dinh, Long An, Go Cong, Dinh Tuong, Kien Tuong, Kien Hoa, Vinh Binh, and Kien Phuong Provinces.

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Operational rept. 1 Feb-30 Apr 1969

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