Contributor(s)ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE (ARMY) WASHINGTON DC
KeywordsMilitary Operations, Strategy and Tactics
COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS
PAUL REVERE 4 OPERATION
SAM HOUSTON OPERATION
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AbstractThe battalion engaged in combat operations throughout the ninety-two day reporting period except for two forty-eight hour cease fire periods observed during Christmas and New Year. All operations were conducted in northwestern Pleiku province in support of Operations PAUL REVERE IV and SAM HOUSTON. During the month of November, the battalion conducted its heaviest firing since arrival in country while supporting operations north and west of the Polei Djereng Special Forces Camp. The battalion remained attached to the 52d Arty Group, and worked closely with the Div Artys of the 4th Inf Div and 1st Air Cav Div. Calls for fire were answered for all ARVN, CIDG, and Free World Military Assistance Forces within range. Target intelligence was obtained primarily from direct support artillery battalions whose fires this battalion reinforced. An additional source continued to be the Special Forces A detachments. The firing batterys were collocated with these detachments during almost the entire period, and place observed and unobserved fires on targets located by their patrols. Forward observers were committed during a major portion of the period, operating with the Special Forces, and with ARVN and US units. The battalion provided aerial observers to participate in visual reconnaissance missions with the 219th Avn Co an average of three to four times each week. Target intelligence was obtained from these and other flights flown by the 219th. Limited target information was also received from ARVN II Corps, direct from their CSCC through either 52d Arty Group of 4th Inf Div. Arty.
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