Operation Delaware 003
Date and time: 28 Jan. 1968 07.00
WEATHER: 84F (29C); Clear; Wind 15kn NNE; Dawn 0600 IGT; Dusk 1800 IGT
1st Cavalry Division continues its assault on enemy held positions in A Sầu valley. 1CAV has successfully liberated several strongpoints aloing the eastern side of the river the last couple of weeks, and are now pushin further north in the terriotry, HQ has set its sights on the strategic hamlet of Phoum Srei Aphsok, as this is a known stop for enemy armor moving south from Cambodia.
1st Cavalry division has been tasked with beating the PAVN back from the area, eliminating all weapons caches and enemy equipment we come over. We suspect heavy resistance, both from the PAVN and locals. The whole area has been deemed a free fire zone.
a. Enemy Disposition
Major AA sites are mostly taken care of but enemy radar sites still pose a threat
The PAVN is known to have armor in the area
Friendly Marines have been met with artillery bombardments in battles in the area.
Exact position of PAVN forces is unknown, but likely targets have been marked.
b. Friendly Forces
c. 1968s - Rules of Engagement
On order from your commander, enemy military and paramilitary forces are declared hostile and may be attacked subject to the following instructions:
Positive Identification (PID) is required prior to engagement. PID is a reasonable certainty that the proposed target is a legitimate military target. If no PID, contact your next highest commander for decision.
Do not engage anyone who has surrendered, or is unarmed or wounded.
Any requests for fire support or close air support within 600 Meters of a civilian center must first get authorization from commanding officer.
Unless there is Positive Identification of Targets in an unoccupied building, structures are not to be engaged or targeted by heavy Ordinance including Mortars, Artillery, Armor, or any other forms of high explosives.
1st Platoon is tasked with sweaping the hamlet of Phoum Srei Aphsoc (OBJ Chickenhawk), as well as securing the hilltop southwest of the hamlet (OBJ Falcon)
71st AHC is tasked with providing support to 1st Platoon, with gunships, scouts and transports
Map of the AO
All requests for Close Air Support/Medevac/Resupply/Insertion are to go to Mako 1-6 on FREQ 40.0. Mako 1-6 will contact Rattler 1-6 on FREQ 50.0 to request an asset to assist 1st Platoon as necessary. Once the asset is in the area of Operation for Mako 1-6, Infantry can contact the bird via CAS Net FREQ 45.0 to guide in the bird/direct close air support.
If an infantry element is in threat of being overrun and requires immediate assistance, they may declare a "Tactical Emergency" to Mako 1-6, who will then have Rattler 1-6 redirect all available air assets to Mako 1-6's Area of Operation to prevent the unit from being overrun.
The whole of our AO has been declared a military target, so you are free to use any kind of ordnance you see fit even in civilian villages/structures.
1st Platoon, A. Company, 1/7th Cavalry
PRIMARY TASKING: Clear out Objective Chickenhawk
SECONDARY TASKING: Secure Objective Falcon
71st Assault Helicopter Company
PRIMARY TASKING: Provide support for 1st Platoon.
71st Assault Helicopter Company Vehicle Pool for Campaign:
COMMAND & SIGNAL
Succession of Command:
Alpha Company HQ: 2LT K. Grorud
1st Platoon HQ: 1LT J. Kauffman > PSG D. Brown
1st Squad: SSG D. Jordan > SSG J. Hart
2nd Squad: SSG C. Mandingo > SSG D. Thompson
71st Company: 2LT K. Grorud > CW2 R. Hepker
Pathfinders: SGT B. Snurka
"Mako 6" 2LT K.Grorud
"Mako 1-6" 1LT J. Kauffman
"Mako 1-7" SFC D. Brown
"Mako 1-1" SSG D. Jordan
"Mako 1-2" SSG C. Mandingo
"Rattler 1-6" 2LT K. Grorud
"Rattler 1-2" CW2 R. Hepker
"Firefly 1-1" SGT B. Snurka
Control + Num 5 = Rally/Set//Affirmative
Control + Num 2 = Halt/Hold/Stop/Negative
Control + Num 6 = Engage
Control + Num 4 = Go/Move/[/size]Smoke Signals
Green = Friendly/Affirmative
Red = Enemy/Negative
Purple = Mass Casualty/Medic Required
Orange = Lost/Marking Current Position
Infantry Platoon Net ~ 40.0
CAS Net ~ 45.0
Aviation Platoon Net ~ 50.0
Command Net ~ 60.0