Action Reports


This Page will contain After Action Reports and Daily Staff Journals that I have received from the National Archives.  As of this date I have the following.

NOTE:  These have been retyped from the copies I received in order to place them on this site, all of the documents have been stamped declassified 873541. (scanning would make them unreadable)

You may want to review this Glossary.



AAR's

 

  1. Combat After Action Report for 21 April 1967

        This AAR is from the 2/35th Inf 3rd Bde 25th Inf Div. - C Trp was OPCON
        to them during this time period.


  2. Combat After Action Report for 12 May 1967

        This AAR is from the 2/35th Inf 3rd Bde 25th Inf Div. - C Trp was OPCON
        to them during this time period.

  3. Combat After Action Report for 19 May Thru 20 May 1967 

        The Battle of Vinh Hien - This AAR is from the 2/35th Inf 3rd Bde 25th Inf Div. - C Trp
         was OPCON to them during this time period
    (Courtesy of Jack Reed)

    Comments By
    Bob Gardner, 1LT, C-3/4 Cav
     
    I led the Third Platoon on this mission to relieve an Infantry company under heavy attack.  As we all know, moving armor after dark is never a good idea.  Frankly I was scared to death about it but between the flares and the Dragon fire we managed to reach the beleaguered company which was so depleted and low on ammunition they were tossing magazines from firing pit to pit just to keep up a steady fire.  Enroute we were attacked several times and in my opinion the whole platoon should have been decorated.  Hardest of all was I had to forbid the use of our main 50's as we were in such close quarters we might have shot each other up.  So each track commander was armed with M16 in the turret.  We had no tanks.  Upon our arrival on site, I dispersed the vehicles in a circle and ordered two boxes of 50 cal to be fired out of the perimeter.  This seemed to end the attack and shortly Dustoff and resupply helicopters were able to get in.

    Reading the CAAR really jogged my memory which isn't that good any more.  It was a night I do remember.

    Comments By Joseph G. Wimberley, Driver of Track 40


  4. Combat After Action Report for 27 May Thru 30 May 1967 

        The Battle of Tan Phong - This AAR is from the 2/35th Inf 3rd Bde 25th Inf Div. - C Trp
         was OPCON to them during this time period
    (Courtesy of Jack Reed)

  5. Combat Operations After Action Report (RCS J3-J2) - Operation SARATOGA
            
        3/4 Cavalry Ops.  21 January - 10 march 1968

  6. Combat Operations After Action Report (RCS: MACV J3-32)
         
        Department Of The Air Force, HQ 377th Combat Support Group  (PACAF)
        For 0320hrs 31 Jan 1968 through 2100hrs 31 Jan 1968.  Ton Son Nhut AFB.

  7. Commanders Combat Note Number 20

        A report of the actions of the 3d Squadron 4th Cavalry on 31 Jan 1968
        from 25th Division Commander.  This was sent to me by James Pinto who
        received this document from Ted Hardies who was the 1st Platoon Leader of 
        C Troop. 

     
  8. Battle of Tan Son Nhut

       Taken from 25th IDA History.

     


Daily Journals

  1. Period covered 0001 3 Jul 66 to 2400 3 Jul 66.

  2. Period covered 0001 31 Jan 68 to 2400 31 Jan 68 (retyped).
    1/31/68 - Scanned copy of Originals PDF File

  3. 2/01/68 - Scanned copy of Originals Tif File

  4. Period covered 0001 6 Feb 68 to 2400 6 Feb 68.

  5. Period covered 0001 7 Feb 68 to 2400 7 Feb 68.

  6. Period covered 0001 10 Feb 68 to 2400 10 Feb 68.

  7. Period covered 0001 13 Feb 68 to 2400 13 Feb 68.

  8. Period covered 0001 24 Oct 69 to 2400 24 Oct 69.

 


Situation Reports

  1. Sitrep No. 31 and 32 for 1/31/68 and 2/01/68 PDF File

  2. Sitrep No. 213  231800 - 241800 Oct 1969

  3. Sitrep No. 214  241800 - 251800 Oct 1969

 


First Hand Accounts

  1. Sp4. Philip Thomas Randazzo - Part One - TET 68

  2. Sp4. Philip Thomas Randazzo - Part Two - TET 68

  3. Sp4. Philip Thomas Randazzo - Part Three - Saigon 2/68

  4. Sp4. Philip Thomas Randazzo - Part Four - Hoc Mon 2/68

  5. Sp4 Philip Thomas Randazzo - comment  # 1 re: "A Hundred Miles of Bad Road"

  6. Sp5 Oliver Jones - 31 Jan 1968

  7. Sp5 Oliver Jones - After Tet 1968

  8. Copy of  Ltc Otis letter to the Troops after being wounded in 1968

 


Articles
 

  1. Article sent in by Robert Gardner re: Combat Action in Aug 67 - Intro:

    I had a Japanese correspondent ride with me for a while in the Duc Pho area.  We got into a scrape and he wrote it all up in a pamphlet or booklet you might call it, entitled "Vietnam  A Voice from the Villages"  He obviously had his own slant on things but it does have some historic value, I guess.  Let me know if you can use it.  I have excerpted some of the text from booklet that focuses on 3rd Platoon.

    Warning: This file takes time to load and you will need to have Acrobat Reader 5.0 to view the file.

    After reading the file use the Browser Arrow button to return to the Web page.
     

  2. Article sent in by Robert Gardner re: Combat Action in Aug 67 - Story:

    Warning: This file takes time to load and you will need to have Acrobat Reader 5.0 to view the file.

    After reading the file use the Browser Arrow button to return to the Web page.

     

  3. The Library of Congress: Experiencing War, Stories from the Veteran's History Project.

    Interview of Philip Thomas Randazzo, 2nd Plt C Trp 3/4 Cav 25th ID.
     

  4. Article about Gen. Otis by Col. Robert Gerard US Army Retired.

     

 


Misc.

Bob Taylor (Centaurs) sent this sound file to Steve Uram.  It took place sometime after late Feb 68 as C35 is A. Cooper and C6 is W Shaffer.  Can anyone remember this event?  

Sound -Air support for C6.wma


 

 

Glossary
JDOC Joint Defense Operations Center   QRT Quick Reaction Team
ARVN Army Republic of Vietnam   SAT Security Alert Team
TSNSA Ton Son Nhut Sensitive Area   RSAT Reserve Security Alert Team
TSN Ton Son Nhut   L.F.T./LFT Light Fire Team
O.F. Parimeter Post Identifier   J.G.S. Joint General Staff (South Vietnamese High Command)
VNAF Vietnamese Air Force   C.P. Command Post
R.F. Regional Forces   CSC Central Security Control
P.F. Popular Forces   M.G. Machine Gun
AFAT Air Force Advisory Team   R.P.G. Rocket Propelled Grenade
TASK FORCE 35 US Army Augmentation Forces from MACV Annex in to 377th Security Police Squadron   H.E. High Explosive
TASK FORCE PETER US Army Augmentation Forces from MACV Annex in support of MACV Compound   SA / SB / SC Saber Alpha Units / Saber Bravo Units and Saber Charlie Units - of the 3/4 Cav.
TACC Tactical Air Control Center   SA / AW small arms / automatic weapon
A.K.A. Also Known As   KHA Killed Hostile Action
KIA Killed in Action   WHA Wounded Hostile Action
MSR Main Supply Route      

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