enemy May 5 Offensive information
for 1 INF DIV
Mini TET
1/4 CAV
7/1 CAV

For date 680505

1 INF DIV was a US Army unit
1/4 CAV was a US Army unit
7/1 CAV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
South Vietnam
Location, Saigon
Description: Early on the morning, the enemy officially launched their second offensive, later to be called the May 5 Offensive but was also known as the "mini-Tet". Saigon was again one of the primary targets. The 1st Inf Div acted to seal off enemy movement toward Saigon with four Infantry battalions (1&2/18th Inf and 1&2/28th Inf) plus two Cav Sqdns (1/4th and 7/1st Cav). At this time the 7/1st was OPCONed to the 1st Inf Div. Another account states that 152 Americans were killed in the eight days of fighting.

The source for this information was Turner 1st Inf P:27 & 51; Chron P:74

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