TIME 10MAR18 @ 1900 EST (0600 IGT)
WEATHER: 80F (27C); Clear; Wind 0kn NNE; Dawn 0500 IGT; Dusk 1900 IGT
President Nixon authorized US action in Cambodia three days. The Primary objectives of the Cambodian Incursion are to destroy enemy training camps, hidden supply bases, and the joint VC/PAVN Headquarters operating in the border regions of Cambodia. Ariel reconnaissance has spotted the large supply base, however smaller teams of Cavalry Scouts from the 1st Cavalry Division are being dispatched to hunt down smaller caches, training camps, and HQs hidden in caves or under the dense canopy of the jungle.
Our first objective will be to remove VC/PAVN presence on the Western Side of the Mekong River, and establish three bases of Operations to push deeper into Cambodia. Ariel Recon has already spotted a large supply base, known as "The City" to the north of the 1st Cavalry's Headquarters. 1st Platoon is being dispatched to reconnoiter "the city" in preparations for an attack coming next Operation. 1st Platoon is also to destroy guard posts and patrol bases surrounding "The city" and to cut off further reinforcements to "the city", setting it under siege.
a. Enemy Disposition
Vietcong and North Vietnamese Army Forces are operating in the area.
U.S. Forces are estimated to be outnumbered nearly 4 to 1 in this sector. Heavy Anti Aircraft Presence to the East of the Mekong River. The Cambodian Invasion saw some of the first Armored battles of the Vietnam War, so pack Anti Tank Weapons.
b. Friendly Forces
Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division
c. 1970s - 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.
Phase 1: Insert at LZ Bluegrass move to Obs. Point Alpha and then to Obs. Point Bravo. If possible a small team will try to advance to Obs. Point Charlie.
Phase 2: From LZ Fuck Your Tail Rotor we will move to PB Alpha. From PB Alpha we will roll onto PB Bravo it will be one solid attack due to the close proximity.
Phase 3: From PB Bravo we will immediately leave the area and move to PL Andrea to dodge QRF and responding patrols. From PL Andrea we will go direct to PB Charlie.
Phase 4: Once PB charlie is taken we will move to the ambush point. Once the convoy is destroyed we will immediately move to LZ Fuck and Duck to dodge the QRF force.