combat operations after-action report information
for 3 BDE 25 INF
269 CAV
116 AHC
187 AHC

From date 671218 to 671227


3 BDE 25 INF was a US Army unit
269 CAV was a US Army unit
116 AHC was a US Army unit
187 AHC was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation CAMDEN
Tay Ninh Province, III Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Boi Loi Woods
Description: DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, HEADQUARTERS, 3D BRIGADE, 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION, APO SAN FRANCISCO 96268 TRANSCRIBED ON 10/10/2001 BY RON LEONARD FROM ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS. AVDCTB-C: 23 JAN 1968 SUBJECT: COMBAT AFTER ACTION REPORT TO: COMMANDING GENERAL, 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION, ATTN: ACOFS, G3, APO 96225 1. NAME OF OPERATION: OPERATION CAMDEN 2. DATES OF OPERATION: 18030 DEC 67 - 270600 DEC 67 3. LOCATION: BOI-LOI WOODS, TRAPEZOID AREAS. 4. COMMAND HEADQUARTERS: 3D BRIGADE 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION. 5. COMMANDERS: 3D BDE 25TH INF. DIV - COL. LEONARD R. DAEMS JR. 2D BN 12TH INF - LTC RAPHAEL TICE 2D BN 22ND INF (MECH) - LTC THOMAS HARROLD 2D BN 77TH ARTY - LTC WILLIAM L. ALBRIGHT 6. TASK ORGANIZATION: 2-12 INF (-A CO) - BDE CONTROL 3 TMS, 44TH IPSD; CO A (-), 2-12 INF (OPCON); 1 PLT, D/65 ENGR (DS); 2-77 ARTY (DS); 1 PLC A/2-12 INF (OPCON); 2-22 INF (M); D/65 ENGR (DS); 3 TMS, 44TH IPSD; SIG PLT, ELM(SPT); 1 PLT, D/65 ENGR (DS); 3D PLT, 25TH MP CO (SPT); DISCOM FWD ELM (SPT); 3-22 INF (-C CO); FWD SPT SECT S&T (SPT); 3 TMS, 44TH IPSD; B/25TH MED BN (SPT); 1 PLT, D/65 ENGR (DS); D/725 MAINT BN (SPT); SEC QM GBBEG PLT (SPT) 7. SUPPORTING FORCES: A. ARTILLERY: (1)THE 2/77TH ARTILLERY PROVIDED BOTH PREPLANNED AND ON CALL SUPPORT FOR THE3D BRIGADE IN ADDITION TO EXTENSIVE H&I FIRE. (2)ARTILLERY PROVIDED SUPPORT FROM FIRE SUPPORT BASE ALLEN (XT541492) FROM 18 TO 22 DECEMBER 1967 AND FIRE SUPPORT BASE LAFAYETTE EAST (XT586423) FROM 22 TO 26 DECEMBER 1967 (3) STATISTICAL DATA: (A) H & I MISSIONS: 2609 ROUNDS EXPENDED: 3213. (B) SUPPORT MISSIONS: 158, ROUNDS EXPENDED: 3600 PAGE 1 (1)THE NORMALCHANNELS FOR REQUESTING TACTICAL AIR SUPPORT WAS USED. (2) STATICSTICAL DATA (A) MISSIONS: 1. PREPLANNED MISSIONS REQUESTED: 14 2. PREPLANNED MISSIONS FLOWN: 14 3. IMMEDIATE MISSIONS REQUESTED: 8 4. INMMEDIATE MISSIONS FLOWN: 8 (3) RESULTS TACTICAL AIR: BUNKERS DESTROYED: 5 BUNKERS DAMAGED: 16 BUNKERS UNCOVERED: 53 TRENCH DESTROYED 15 METERS TRENCH OPENED UP: 135 METERS MILITARY ASTRUCTURES DAMAGED: 4 MILITARY STRUCTURES DESTROYED: 2 C. ARMY AVIATION: (1) OPERATION CAMDEN STARTED 18 DECEMBER 67 WITH THE COMBAT ASSAULT OF 2-12 INF AND 3-22 INF INTO LZ AT XT585419. THE LZ WAS PREPPED WITH TAC AIR, ARTY AND THE 269TH COMBAT AIR BN'S SMOKE SHIP, SMOKEY BARRON. THE 269TH ALSO PROVIDED TWO LIFT COMPANIES THE 116TH AHC AND THE 187TH AHC. THE LZ WAS XCOLD AS THE 2-12 INF WAS INSERTED IN 4 LIFTS UTILIZING BOTH COMPANIES. THE 3-22 FOLLOWED IN 7 LIFTS, THE LAST 6 BEING MADE BY ONE ASSAULT HELICOPTER COMPANY AS THE OTHER WAS RELEASED DUE TO PREVIOUS COMMITM,ENTS. THIS WAS THE ONLY AIRMOBILE OPERATION THAT OCCURRED DURING OPERATION CAMDEN. (2)ALL EXTRACTIONS AND RESUPPLY FOR THE BRIGADES THREE BATTALIONS WAS ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH THE USE OF CH-476 MULESKINNERS FOR THE 242ND SUPPORT HEL CO. NORMAL PROCEDURES WERE FOLLOWED IN THAT NIGHT KITS WERE EXTRACTED EACH MORNING TO ENABLE THE BNS TO MOVE UNENCUMBERED. THE NIGHT EQUIPMENT WAS THEN RETURNED WITHEHT EVENING RESUPPLY. DUE TO THE TACTICAL SITUATION, A COMBAT ESSENTIAL WAS REQUESTED FOR 3-22 ON 22 DEC. THIS EMERGENCY RESUPPLY WAS COMPLETED AT 1905 HOURS, AFTER DARKNESS HAD SET IN. THE MULESKINNER PILOTS DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB IN ACCOMPLISHING THIS MISSION. (3) ON 22 DEC THE 25TH AVIATION BATTALION CO. SUPPLIED 2 SHIPS AND PROVIDED ACCURATE AND CONTINUOUS GUNSHIP SUPPORT FOR 3-22 INF COMMENCING AT 1030 HOURS. THE LIGHT FIRE TEAMS WERE REQUESTED WHEN VC CONTACT WAS ESTABLISHED VIC XT5739. THE LIGHT FIRE TEAM REMAINED ON STATION UNTIL AFTER THEY HAD ESCORTED THE COMBAT ESSENTIAL RESUPPLY OUT OF THE LZ. (4) DUE TO THEIR NON-AVAILABILITY, GENERAL SUPPORT SLICKS WERE USED SPARINGLY. WHEN OBTAINABLE THEY WERE USED FOR MISSIONS SUCH AS: (A) EXTRACTION OF KIA'S FROM THE FIELD (B) FERRY SIGNAL REPAIRMEN AND CARGO SLINGS. (C) INSERTION & EXTRACTION OF MEDCAP TEAMS. (D) RETURN OF DETAINEES TO HOME PROVINCE. (E) EMERGFENCY RESUPPLY. PAGE 2 (5) THE BDE AVN PROVIDED AN AVERAGE OF 3 FLYABLE OH-23 SNOOPIES DAILY. DO TO THE 2-22 INF (M) RAPID MOVEMENT; AN OH-23 WAS ASSIGNED TO THEM DAILY FOR COMMAND AND CONTROL. A SECOND OH-23 WAS SHARED BY THE 2-12 AND 3-22 ALSO FOR C & C. IN ADDITION THESE AIRCRAFT WERE EMPLOYED FOR NUMEROUS RECON AND ARTY ADJUSTMENT BY ALL THREE BATTALIONS. THE THIRD OH-23 WAS USED PRIMARILY FOR ADMINISTRATIVE TYPE MISSIONS. AIRCRAFT #64-15256 DID NOT FLY AS IT UNDERWENT A SERIES OF CORRECTIONS AT THE 725TH MAINT. BN. 8. INTELLIGENCE: A. INTELLIGENCE CONCERNING THE AREA OF OPERATION CAMDEN WAS OBTAINED FROM 25TH INFANTRY DIVISION G-2 SOURCES, VR MISSIONS, AGENT REPORTS, AND INTERROGATION REPORTS. B. THE 3D BDE AREA OF OPERATION WAS THE TRAPEZOID, IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF THE MICHELIN PLANTATION. THIS AREA IS CHARACTORIZED BY HEAVY JUNGEL WIOTH STREAMS AND INTERMITTENT OPEN AREAS RUNNING THROUGHOUT, PROVIDING GOOD SUPPLY ROUTES. PRIOR TO THE OPERATION, INTELLEGENCE CONCERNING THE AREA INDICATED LARGE CACHE SITES AND NUMEROUS FORTIFICATIONS AND BASE CAMPS IN THE AREA. IN ADDITION, ROUTE 14 FROM DAU TIENG SOUTH TO THANH AN WAS REPORTED TO BE HEAVILY MINED. (1) ENEMY INITIATED INCIDENTS DURING OPERATION CAMDEN WERE AS FOLLOWS: (A) SNIPER FIRE: 11 (B) MORTAR FIRE: 3 (C) MINES: 11 (D) BOOBY TRAPS: 7 (E) ENGAGEMENTS: 13 (F) FIRE AGAINST AIRCRAFT: 2 (2) ACTION ALONG AVENUES OF APPROACH WAS CHARACTORIZED BY COMMAND DETONATED MINES WITH BOOBY TRAP WIRES PRIMARILY ALONG ROUTE 14 AND ON TRAILS LEADING OFF THIS ROUTE. IN THE EVENT A MINE WAS DISCOVERED AND DISARMED. ANY ATTEMPT TO TRACE THE WIRE RESULTED IN FRIENDLY CASUALTIES FROM BOOBY TRAPS. (3) AN APPARENT COMMUNICATION STATION WAS LOCATED AT XT600412 WHERE A TELEGRAPH KEY AND HEARSE WERE CAPTURED. ANOTHER APPARENT COMMUNICATIONS STATION WAS LOCATED AT XT606415 WHERE ONE RADIO TRANSMITTER AND ONE SPEAKER WERE CAPTURED. (4) ONLY IN ISOLATED CASES DID VC ENCOUNTERED EXCEED 8 IN NUMBER. NORMALLY THEY WERE SEEN IN GROUPS OF 3-6. C. TACTICS: AS IN RECENT PAST OPERATIONS, VC TACTICS WERE LIMITED TO HARASSING SNIPER FIRE AND SHORT MORTAR ATTACKS. ENEMY UNITS OF ANY SIZE ATTEMPT NO LARGE SCALE GROUND ASSAULTS. WHEN DISCOVERED AND ENGAGED HE WOULD EXFILTRATE THE AREA RAPIDLY. ONLY ONE INCIDENT OCCURRED WHERE THE ENEMY STOOD HIS GROUND FROM WELL-FORTIFIED BUNKERS AND ENGAGED FRIENDLIES FROM FRONT AND FLANKS RESULTING IN 12 US KIA ABD 13 US WIA. 9. MISSION: 3D BRIGADE CONDUCTS OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS IN THE TRAPEZOID COMMENCING 180400 DEC 67 TO LOCATE AND DESTROY THE 101ST NVA REGT. BDE PREPARES TO DEPLOY WITHIN THE TRAPEZOID OR REPOSITION TO OTHER GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS ON ORDER. PAGE 3 10. CONCEPT OF OPERATION: A. MANUEVER: THIS OPERATION WAS CONDUCTED WITH THE 2-22 INF (M) CONDUCTING A NIGHT TACTICAL ROAD MARCH TO ESTABLISH A BASE TO PATROL IN ASSIGNED AREA. 2-12 INF & 3-22 INF COMBAT ASSAULT INTO LZ VIC XT585419 WITH 3-22 INF FOLLOWING 2-12, SUBSEQUENTLY ESTABLISHING BASES AND PATROLS IN ASSIGNED AREAS. B. FIRES: MAXIMUM USE WAS MADE OF TAC AIR AND ARTILLERY THROUGHOUT THE OPERATION. C. REFERENCES: OPLAN 39-67 HQ 3D BDE 25TH INF DIV DTO 17 DEC 67. 11. EXECUTION: A. CHRONOLOGICAL SUMMARY (1) 18 DEC 1967: (A) 2-12 INF: BN (-) CONDUCTED A COMBAT ASSAULT INTO COLD LZ VIC XT5845419 AT 0721 HRS. CO A(-) CONTINUED AS DAU TIENG RRF. ONE PLT, CO A CONTINUED OPCON 2077 ARTY FOR SECURITY OF FSB ALLEN. A BN BASE CAMP WAS ESTABLISHED VIC XT570815 AND INTEDICTORY OPERATIONS INITIATED IN ASSIGNED AREAS. (B) 2-22 INF (M): CONDUCTED ROAD MOVEMENT FROM DAU TIENG TO XT546393, DEPARTING AT 0405 HRS AND CLOSING AT 1108 HRS. AT 0828 HRS VIC XT527423 A COMMAND DETONATED 8" ARTILLERY SHELL WAS FIRED CAUSING 2 US KHA AND 3 WHA TO THE BN SWEEPING TEAM. AT 1035 HRS B CO O415-753-0934BSERVED 10-15 VC VIC XT551396. ARTY WAS EMPLOYED AND B COMPANY PURSUED WITHOUT GAINING CONTACT. NEG US AND UNK VC LOSSES. AT 1147 HRS CO C ENGAGED 2 VC VIC XT546393. VC BROKE CONTACT AND FLED SE. UNK VC RESULTS. COMPANY PATROL BASES WERE ESTABLISHED BY CO A VIC XT527400, CO B VIC XT562389, AND CO C XT546393. THE BN OP LOCATED WITH CO B. FROM 1517 TO 1525 HRS, CO C ENGAGED 3 VC VIC XT548399 WITH SA, AW, AND M-79 FIRE. VC RETURNED FIRE WITH RIFLE GRENADES AND AK-47 FIRES. RESULTS INCLUDED 1 VC KIA (BC) AND 1 AK-47. THERE WERE NO US LOSSES. (C) 3-22 INF: BN(-) CONDUCTED A COMBAT ASSAULT INTO A COLD LZ VIC XT585419 AT 0807 HRS. A BN BASE CAMP WAS ESTABLISHED XT587417 AND INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS INITIATED. (2) 19 DEC 1967: (A) 2-12 INF: BN(-) CONDUCTED INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS FROM XT570415 TO XT565425. CO A(-) CONTINUED AS DAU TIENG RRF AND ESCORTED RESUPPLY CONVOY TO AND FROM FSB ALLEN. ONE PLT, CO A CONTINUED TO SECURE FSB ALLEN. AT 1016 AND 1034 HRS A CO, SWEEPING THE ROAD FROM DAU TIENG TO FSB ALLEN. AT 1016 AND 1034 HRS A CO, SWEEPING TH EROAD FROM DAU TIENG TO FSB ALLEN HAD MINES DETONATED CAUSING9 KHA AND 7 WHA VIC XT523413. (B) 2-22 INF(M): CONTINUED CO LEVEL INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS FROM BASES VIC XT527400 (CO A); XT562389 (BN(-) ); AND XT546393 (CO C). AT 1213 HRS CO C HAD 6 OR 7 RPG ROUNDS FIRED AT IT VIC XT546393. CO C RESPONDED WITH ARTILLERY, MORTAR, AND .50 CAL MACHINEGUN FIRES. A SWEEP OF THE AREA THE ROUNDS WERE FIRED FROM PRODUCED NO RESULTS. CO C SUFFERED 2 MINOR WHA. (C) 3-22 INF: CONTINUED INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS FROM XT587417 TO XT599411. AT 1505 HRS CO D ENGAGED 4 VC IN 2 BUNKERS VIC XT597411. VC USED AK-47 FIRE TO INFLICT 1 US WHA. ARTILLERY AND LIGHT FIRE TEAM WERE EMPLOYED WITH UNK RESULTS. (3) 20 DECEMBER 1967 PAGE 4 (A) 2-12 INF: BN(-) CONDUCTED INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS FROM VIC XT565425. CO A(-)CONTINUED AS DAU TIENG RRF AND ESCORTED RESUPPLY CONVOY TO AND FROM FSB ALLEN. ONE PLT, CO A CONTINUED TO SECURE FSB ALLEN. AT 0920 HRS CO C OBSERVED 4 VC VIC XT562426. ARTILLERY WAS CALLED IN WITH UNK RESULTS. AT 1205 HRS CO A SUFFERED 5 US WHA FROM BOOBY TRAPS VIC XT501441. (B) 2-22 INF(M): CONTINUED CO LEVEL INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS FROM BASES VICXT527400 (CO A); XT562389 (BN(-) ); AND XT546393 (CO C). FROM 1455 TO 1503 HRS CO C ENGAGED AN UNK NUMBER OF VC VIC XT557383, VC EMPLOYED CLAYMORE MINES AND SA FIRE. CO C USED ARTILLERY AND ORGANIC WEAPONS AND MANEUVERED TO CLOSE WOTHJ THE ENEMY WITH UNKNOWN VC RESULTS. THERE WAS 1 KHA AND 3 WHA SUFFERED BY US TROOPS. AT 1605 HRS RECON PLT OBSERVED AND ENGAGED 2 VC VIC XT568380. VC BROKE CONTACT IMMEDIATELY AND RESULTS WERE UNKNOWN. (C) 3-22 INF: CONTINUED INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS FROM XT599411 TO XT 598412. CO C CONTINUED ATTACHED TO 1-5 INF(M). AT 192027 DEC THE CO A AMBUSH PATROL ENGAGED 1 VC VIC XT593412 WITH SA AND CLAYMORE. RESULTS 1 VC KIA (POSS). (4) 21 DECEMBER 1967 (A) 2-12 INF: BN(-) CONTINUED INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS VIC XT564424. Co A(-) CONTINUED AS DAU TIENG RRF. ONE PLATOON, CO A CONTINUED TO SECURE FSB ALLEN. NEG CONTACT. (B)2-22 INF(M): CONTINUED CO LEVEL INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS ESTABLISHED COMPANY BASES. NEG CONTACT. (C) 3-22 INF: CONTINUED INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS FROM XT495412 TO XT588399. CO C REMAINED ATTACHED TO 1-5 INF (M). AT 1145 HRS CO A ENGAGED 4 VC VIC XT587407 WITH S/A. VC FLED AND RESULTS ARE UNKNOWN. AT 1435 HRS A CO RECEIVED HARRASSING FIRE VIC XT586397 WITHOUT CASUALTIES. A CO MANEUVERED AGAINST THE SOURCE OF FIRE WITHOUT RESULTS. (5) 22 DECEMBER 1967: (A) 2-12 INF: BN(-) CONTINUED INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS VIC XT564424. TO XT577393 CO A(-) CONTINUED AS DAU TIENG RRF. ONE PLATOON, CO A CONTINUED TO SECURE FSB ALLEN UNTIL CLOSED AT 1015 HRS CO A DETONATED A BOOBY TRAP VIC XT502441 CAUSING 1 WIA. (B) 2-22 INF(M): CONTINUED CO LEVEL INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS FROM COMPANY PATROLS BASED TO THE SW. CO C ESTABLISHED A BLOCKING POSITION FROM XT575373 TO XT583373 TO SUPPORT THE 3-22 INF CONTACT. NEG CONTACT. (B) 3-22 INF: CONTINUED INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS TO THE SOUTH FROM XT495412 TO XT588399. CO C REMAINED ATTACHED TO 1-5 INF (M). AT 0915 HRS CO D CAME INTO CONTACT WITH UNK NUMBER OF VC IN BUNKERS VIC XT594394. D CO MANEUVERED ON LINE AND CO B MOVED TO THE RIGHT FLANK. BOTH UNITS WERE ABLE TO GO ON LINE AND CO B MOVED TO THE RIGHT FLANK. ARTILLERY FIRES BY 1500 HRS. RESULTS INCLUDED 8 KIA AND 14 WIA. THER WAS 1 VC KIA (BC) AND UNKNOWN OTHER VC LOSSES. AT 0935 HRS CO A ENGAGED AN UNDETERMINED NUMBER OF VC VIC XT584391. ARTILLERY AND GUNSHIPS, AND TACTICL FIGHTERS WERE EMPLOYED UNTIL 1700 HRS WHEN XCONTACT WAS BROKEN TO ALLOW FOR USE OF TAC AIR. RESULTS INCLUDED 2 VC KIA (BC) AND 6 US KHA AND 25 WHA. (6) 23 DECEMBER 1967: (A) 2-12 INF: BN(-) CONTINUED INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS VIC XT576393. TO XT573327 CO A(-) CONTINUED AS DAU TIENG RRF. AT 0835 HRS CO A DETONATED A BOOBY TRAP VIC XT476393 CAUSING 1 WIA. AT 1412HRS CO D VIC XT535391 FOUND 1 VC KIA (BC) IN BUNKER PAGE 5 (B) 2-22 INF(M): CONTINUED CO LEVEL INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS FROM XT577376 TO XT377374. SCOUT PLATOON CONTINUED TO SECURE FSB LAFAYETTE. AT 222105 DEC AN A CO AMBUSH PATROLS ENGAGED AN UNDETERMINED NUMBER OF VC VIC XT577374. RESULTS INCLUDED 3 VC KIA (BC), 2 AK-47'S AND 1 UNIDENTIFIED WEAPON CAPTURED. THERE WERE NO US LOSSES. (C) 3-22 INF: CONTINUED INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS TO THE SOUTH FROM XT594396 TO XT604380. CO C REMAINED ATTACHED TO 1-5 INF (M). AT 1030 HRS ARTY SHORT ROUND FELL INTO FRIENDLY LOCATION VIC XT583395 RESULTING IN 1 US KIA AND 3 US WIA. (7) 24 DECEMBER 1967: (A) 2-12 INF: BN(-) CONDUCTED OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS VIC XT583377. TO XT588364 CO A(-) CONTINUED AS DAU TIENG RRF. NEGATIVE CONTACT (B) 2-22 INF(M): CONDUCTED OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS FROM XT577374 TO XT576341. SCOUT PLATOON CONTINUED TO SECURE FSB LAFAYETTE. NEGATIVE CONTACT (C) 3-22 INF: CONDUCTED OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS FROM XT604380 TO XT603355. CO C REMAINED ATTACHED TO 1-5 INF (M). AT 1438 HRS 3-17 AIR CAV ENGAGED 10 VC VIC XT607356. THE RECON PLT MOVED TO THE POINT OF CONTACT AND JOINED THE PURSUIT CONTACT CONTINUED UNTIL 1503 HRS WHEN THE REMAINING VC ELUDED THEIR PURSUERS. RESULTS INCLUDED 2 VC KIA (BC), 1 VC KIA (POSS) AND NO US LOSSES. (8) 25 DECEMBER 1967: (A) 2-12 INF: BN(-) CONDUCTED INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS VIC XT589345 CO A(-) CONTINUED AS DAU TIENG RRF. AT 241955 DEC AND UNTIL 2000 HRS WHEN A BN DAU TIENG AMBUSH PATROL WAS ENGAGED BY AN ESTIMATED 4 VC VIC XT512408 ARMED WITH SMALL ARMS. THE AMBUSH RESPONDED WITH S/A, AW, AND M-79 FIRES. RESULTS INCLUDED NO US CASUALTIES AND UNKNOWN VC LOSSES. (B) 2-22 INF(M): CONDUCTEDCOMPANY LEVEL INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS FROM XT577181 (A CO), XT576340 (B CO), XT551360 (CO C).. SCOUT PLATOON CONTINUED TO SECURE FSB LAFAYETTE. AT 242016 DEC CO C RECEIVED 2 RPG ROUNDS VIC XT551340, RESULTING IN 2 WHA, THE SUSPECTED SOURCE OF FIRE WAS ENGAGED WITH S/A, AND M-79 AND .50CAL MG FIRE WITH UNK RESULTS. AT 0836 HRS CO A AND THE BN CP RECEIVED SEVERAL ROUNDS OF AK-47 FIRE VIC XT576361 WITHOUT LOSSES. THE SOURCEOF FIRE WAS ENGAGED WITH .50 CAL MG FIRE WITH UNK RESULTS. AT 1345 HRS VIC XT574335 A CHIEU HOI WITHOUT WEAPON TURNED HIMSELF IN TO CO B. (C) 3-22 INF: CONDUCTED INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS FROM XT602354. CO C REMAINED ATTACHED TO 1-5 INF (M). AT 250446 DEC THE BN CP XT603355 AND SCOUT PLT XT608353 RECEIVED S/A, A/W, AND RPG FIRE AND 60 AND 82MM MORTAR FIRE FROM AND ESTIMATED VC SQUAD. FIRES CONTINUED UNTIL O503 HRS WHEN FRIENDLY ORGANIC AND ARTILLERY FIRE SIKLENCED THEVC WEAPONS. THERE WERE NO US AND UNKNOWN VC LOSSES. AT 0627 HRS THE SCOUT PLATOON RECEIVED ONE INCOMING HAND GRENADE WITHIOUT CASUALTIES. FIRE WAS RETURNED WITH S/A,A/W, AND M-79 WITH UNKNOWN RESULTS. (9) 26 DECEMBER 1967 (A) 2-12 INF: BN(-)TERMINATED INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS VIC XT5834 CO A(-) CONTINUED AS DAU TIENG RRF. AND SWEPT AND OUTPOSTED RTE LTL 14 SOUTH TO VIC XT519418. CO B CLOSED DAU TIENG AT 12306 HRS BY HELIBORNE MOVE. CO C RELEIVED SCOUT PLT, 2-22 INF (M) FOR SECURITY OF FSB LAFAYETTE. AT 1201 HRS. CO D MOVED BY HELIBORNE MOVE TO VIC XT57631 AT 1113 HRS TIO ASSIST THE 2-22 INF (M) IN THE CORDON AND SEARCH OF THANH AN CO C AIRMOBILE MOVED TO DAU TIENG PAGE 7 AFTER CLOSURE OF FSB LAFAYETTE. CLOSING AT 1727 HRS. AT THE CLOSE OF THE PERIOD CO D REMAINED WITH 2-22 INF (M) AND CO A CONTINUED TO OUTPOST RTE LTL 14 FOR PASSAGE OF 2-22 INF(M) & D/2-12 INF. AT 1136 HRS, CO A RECEIVED 2 RDS SA FIRE VIC XT499449 WITHOUT LOSSES. FIRE WAS RETURNED WITH SA, AW AND M-79'S WITH UNKNOWN RESULTS. AT 1150 HRS VIC XT509432 A CO HAD A COMMAND DETONATED MINE DISCHARGED AGAINST THEM RESULTING IN 1 KIA. (B) 2-22 INF(M): BN CONDUCTED CORDON AND SEARCH OF THANH AN XT531379. SCOUT PLATOON WAS RELEIVED OF SECURITY OF FSB LAFAYETTE AT 1201 HRS,A ND MOVED TO JOIN THE BN(-) VIC XT546393 AT 1349 HRS. THE SEARCH OF THANH AN WAS COMPLETED AT 1402 HRS AND THE BN BEGAN MOVING TO DAU TIENG. AT THE CLOSE OFD THE PERIOD THE BN CONTINUED TO MOVE TOWARDS DAU TIENG. A CO LAAGER XT576361 RECEIVED 2 INEFFECTIVE MORTAR ROUNDS AT 252107 DEC 67. COUNTER-MORTAR FIRES WERE EMPLOYED WITH UNKNOWN RESULTS. AT 1430 HRS VIC XT522407 SCOUT PLT RECEIVED LIGHT SNIPER FIRE AND DETONATED A MINE RESULTING IN 1 KHA. AT 1450 HRS VIC XT536378 CO B RECEIVED AN INCOMING RPG ROUND WITHOUT LOSS. THE AREA WAS RECONNED BY FIRE WITH UNKNOWN RESULTS. AT 1520 HRS SCT PLT WOUNDED AND APPREHENDED 2 VC PW IN A BUNKER COMPLEX VIC XT522407. AT 1545 HRS SCT PLT HIT 2 COMMAND DETONATED MINES RESULTING IN 1 KHA. (C) 3-22 INF: TERMINATED INTERDICTORY OPERATIONS FROM XT602354. AND AIRMOBILE MOVED TO DAU TIENG, CLOSING AT 1409 HRS. CO C REMAINED ATTACHED 1-5 INF(M). AT 251930 HRS THE BN LAAGER SITE XT603355 RECEIVED 15 ROUNDS OF 60MM MORTAR OUTSIDE IT'S PERIMETER THERE WERE NO US LOSSES. COUNTER-MORTAR FIRES WERE EMPLOYED WITH UNKNOWN RESULTS.. (10) 27 DECEMBER 1967 (A) 2-12 INF: BN(-) REMAINED DAU TIENG BASE CAMP AND PREPARED FOR FUTURE OPERATIONS. (B) 2-22 INF(M): MOVED BY MOTOR MARCH FROM VIC THANH AN TO DAU TIENG CLOSING 270048 DEC 67. CO A WAS RECONNING BY FIRE VIC XT519419 AND FIRED INTO CO A 2-12 INF (OPCON 2-22 INF). RESULTING IN 8 US NBI AT 270830 DEC 67 DEPARTED DAY TIENG BY MOTOR MARCH ENROUTE TO XT285619. AT 271200 DEC 67 BN CAME UNDER OPCON 1ST BDE, 25TH INF DIV. (C) 3-22 INF: REMAINED DAU TIENG BASE CAMP AND PREPARED FOR FUTURE OPERATIONS. 12. RESULTS: A US LOSSES (1) PERSONNEL: 21 KIA, 67 WIA, 1 DOW, 8 NBI. A. ENEMY LOSSES: (1) PERSONNEL: 10 KIA, 5KIA (POS), 2 POW (2) ENEMY EQUIPMENT CAPTURED AND DESTROYED: ORDNANCE: 15 AT MINES, 15LPS C-3 EXPLOSIVE, 2 AP MINES, 4 BUTTERFLY BOMBS, 9 GRENADES, 20 LB TNT, 3 CHICOM CLAYMORES, 6 US CLAYMORES, 1 RPG BOOSTER, 1 MINI-BOMB STRUCTURES: 41 FOXHOLES, 246 BUNKERS, 523 METERS OF TRENCH, 11 MILITARY STRUCTURES, 210 METERS OF TUNNEL FOOD: 30 LB SOY BEAN OIL, TRANSPORTATION: 20 BICYCLES, 74 BOOBY TRAPS, 55 GAL OIL, 3000 LB CEMENT, 8 DIESEL ENGINES, 1 AMMO POUCH, 2 SHOVELS, 1 RICE GRINDER, 300 AMMO POUCHES COMMUNICATIONS: 1 TR RADIO, 1 TELETYPE KEY HEADSET, 1 SPEAKER (3) ENEMY EQUIPMENT CAPTURED AND EVACUATED: ORDNANCE: 14 AK-47'S, 3 AK -47 MAGQAZINES, 2712 RDS SA, 5 40 MM ROUNDS, 1 CHICOM SMG, 1 THOMPSON SMG, 5 82MM MORTAR ROUNDS MEDICAL SUPPLIES: 300 LBS FOOD: 29,640 LBS RICE, 300 LBS PEANUTS, 1200 LBS BEANS COMMO: 10 BA 30 BATTERIES MISCELLANEOUS: 1 MOCK UP GRENADE, 3000 LBS CEMENT, 100 LBS THREAD OFFICE SUPPLIES: 16 LBS DOCUMENTS 13. ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS: A PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATION: DURING THE OPERATIONS THE BRIGADE S-1 SECTION OPERATED FROM DAU TIENG WITH REPORTS BEING FORWARDED TO AND FROM THE FORWARD LOCATION. B. SUPPLY: OPERATION CAMDEN WAS SUPPORTED FROM DAU TIENGWITHREPORTS BEING FORWARDED TO AND FROM THE FORWARD LOCATION. C. MAINTENANCE: MAINTENANCE & SUPPORT SERVICES WERE ADEQUATE THROUGHOUT THE OPERATION. D. STATUS OF EACH SUPPLY: ALL CLASSES OF SUPPLY WERE ADEREQUATE THROUGHOUT THE OPERATION. E. PATIENT CARE AND EVACUATION: HELICOPTERS CONTINUED TO BE THE PRIMARY MEANS OF EVACUATION OF WOUNDED PERSONNEL. CO B 25TH MEDICAL BATTALION OPERATED OUT OF DAU TIENG. 14. SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AND TECHNIQUES: NONE 15. RECOMMENDATIONS: NONE FOR THE COMMANDER: DONALD K. WEISE, CAPTAIN, INFANTRY, ADJUTANT

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