joint operation FAIRFAX/RANG DONG information
for 199 LIB

From date 670112 to 671201

199 LIB was a US Army unit
5 RANGER GROUP was a Undefined unit
Operation RANG DONG
South Vietnam
Location, Cat Lai
Description: This was the first major operation for the recently operational 199th Light Inf Bde. It was a year long pacification effort with the 5th ARVN Ranger Group that foreshadowed the Vietnamization program of later years. It consisted of a series of "double force" operations ranging from village searches to night ambushes conducted jointly with the Ranger's sharing growing as time wore on.

The source for this information was The Army At War P 106

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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023