Submitted by: Gary Fish
2nd CAG, 1968
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DESIGNATION: 2d CAG
LtCol R. D. Jones 1 Aug 68 - 5 Nov 68
LtCol E. L. Lewis 6 Nov 68 - 30 Nov 68
lst Combined Action Company: Capt. P. G. Mitchell 26Sep68 - 30Nov68
2nd Combined Action Compay: 1stLt. O. S. Matthews 1Sep68 - 30Nov68
3rd Combined Action Company: 1stLt. J. B. Peck 1Jun68 - 30Nov68
4th Combined Action Company: lstLt. R. A. Cronin 1Jun68 - 30Nov68
5th Combined Action Company: MaJor R. F. Christie 2Aug68 - 30Nov68
7th Combined Action Company: 1stLt K. R. Cranston 9Sep68 - 5Nov68
GySgt J. L. Couch 6Nov68 - 30Nov68
8th Combined Action Company 1stLt. J. P. Murchinson 1Oct68 - 5Nov68
GySgt D. H. Wilson 6Nov68 - 30Nov68
9th Combined Action Company SSgt W. H. Carden 1Oct68 - 15Oct68
1stLt. R. C. Hare 16Oct68 - 30Nov68
Detachment, Scout Dog Platoon, 3rd M. P. Battalion
Detachment, Kit Carson Scouts, lstMarDiv C-2 (C.I.)
Detachment, ARVN Interpretors/Translators, III MAF
Detachment, Medical Section, Hq III MAF
1 October 1968 to 30 November 1968
Hq 2nd CAG District III, Danang Special Sector, RVN
CACO 2-1 Hieu Duc District, Quang Nam Province, RVN
CACO 2-2 Dai Loc District, Quang Nam Province, RVN
CACO 2-3 Dien Ban District, Quang Nam Province, RVN
CAOO 2-4 Hieu Nhon District, Quang Nam Province, RYN
CAOO 2-5 Hoa Vang District, Quang Nam Province, RVN
CAOO 2-7 Hoa Vang District, Quang Nam Province, RVN
CACO 2-8 Hoa yang District, Quang Nam Province, RVN
CAOO 2-9 Duc Duc District, Quang Nam Province, RVN
Major W. P. Barclay 16Ju168 - Nov68
Major R. O. Broad Jr. 6Nov68 - 30Nov68
S-1 Officer W0-2 R. D. Borgens 18Apr68 - 30Nov68
S-2/S-3 Officer Major M. J. Dube 26Sep68 - 30Nov68
S-4 Officer 1stLt R. L. Burton 26Jul68 - 30Nov68
SEQUENTIAL LISTING 0F SIGNIFICANT EVENTS
4 Oct CAP 2-3-2 killed 6 VC at BTO53594.
5 Oct CAP 2-8-3 captured 2 VC at AT897813.
7 Oct CAP 2-8-1 captured 2 VC at AT924797.
8 Oct CAP 2-8-4 was redesignated as CAP 2-7-3. CAP
2-7-3 was redesignated as CAP 2-8-4.
21 Oct CAP 2-3-5 killed 1 VC in a sampan at BT044561.
26 Oct CAP 2-4 1 called air strikes on VC tunnel
complex at BT186586. Results 1 secondary explosion.
26 Oct CAP 2-2-1 on patrol at AT940557 spotted10
NVA. Patrol opened fire; swept area. Results: 2 NVA KIA, 1 field
telephone (TA312PT) captured.
27 Oct CAP 2-5-3 trapped VC in pagoda. Results1
28 Oct CAP 2-3-2 Chieu Hoi turned himself in. Brought
with him 1 carbine, 3 magazines, grenades, and clothing.
31 Oct CAP 2-5-1 captured 15 VC at BT076703.
1 Nov CAP 2-9-2 had 2 VC Chieu Hoi. CAP 2-3-2
while on patrol in BT066606, BT069606, and BT069604 killed 1 VC
washing uniform. Patrol continued when they spotted 5 VC in sampan
with 60mm mortar. Opened fire. Results 5 VC KIA, 1 60mm mortar
sunk with sampan.
3 Nov MTT 2 swept BT030445 after 2d CAG HQ received
SAF from that grid. Results 11 VCS. CAP 2-1-2 engaged VC boat
with SAF at BT112565 resulting in 6 POW, rice, and radio transmitter.
CAP 2-4-2 went mobile on this date.
4 Nov CAP 2-4-1 spotted VC stopping boats on river,
on grid BT186586. Called fire missions and saw 2 secondaty e~plosions.
CAP 2-4-3 while setting an ambush at BT182596 received grenades
and SAF. Called fire mission and killed 5 VC.
8 Nov CAP- 2-2-1 called in fire mission on grid
AT937557. Results 3 VC KIA.
12 Nov MTT-2 went on sweep with district. Results
15 VCS. CAP 2-1-4 killed 1 VC at AT938687.
13 Nov CAP 2-4-2 had VN boy turn in four claymore
mines, three hadd sets and one test set. CAP 2-5-2 picked
up 1 VC with forged ID card.
14 Nov MTT-2 accompanied PF sweep which netted 4
VCS, 1 SOW 38 Cal Pistol, and 25 .38 Cal special rounds.
15 Nov CAP 2-3-2 captured 2 VC, 1 AK-54, 3 lbs of
C-4 with blasting caps.
16 Nov CAP 2-4-1 apprehended 8 VCS at BT170595.
CAP 2-5-7 picked up 1 VC with info about FCC. CAP 2-3
picked up 3 VCS. CAP 2-9-1 picked up 1 VCS.
16 Nov CAP 2-5-8 was deactivated and CAP 2-6 was
17 Nov CAP 2-3-6 is old CAP 2-5-8. CAP 2-3-6
received fire from the vicinity of UT061592. Patrol returned fire
killing 5 VC and capturing 4 RPCs with 2 boosters, 1 B-40 booster,
14 chicoms. CAP 2-1-3 killed 4 NVA, captured 3 NYA, 1 AK-47,
w/300 rounds 7~62 soviet ammo, 1 RPG launcher, and 5 Chicom grenades.
CAP 2-3-3 killed 5 VC at BT046678. CAP 2-1-3 killed 1
NVA, captured 1 AK-47. CAP 2-3-4 killed 1 VC swimming in river
at BT084567. CAP 2-8-4 picked up 4 VCS at AT956776 on intelligence
received from village chief. MTT-2 accompanied sweep from
Danang East District III HQ. Captured 1 VC and 3 VCS at BT049758.
CAP 2-9-1 captured 2 VC at AT889469. CAP 2-9-2 captured
1 VC wounded while setting up booby trap.
18 Nov CAP 2-1-3 patrol found 5 NVA bodies killed
in previous contact. CAP 2-4-2 captured '2 VC, wounding 1
in boat at BT113559. CAP 2 9-? captured 1 VC at AT895474.
MTT-2 accompanied sweep from Danang Sast, District III. Results
5 VC. CAP 2-2-4 brought in 1 Chieu Hoi.
19 Nov CAP 2-3-4 found 4 60mm rounds, 1 82mm round,
1 NVA uniform at UT084567.
20 Nov CAP 2-3-6 killed 1 VC. CAP 2-1-4 killed
1 NVA and captured 1 AK-47 at AT940680. CAP 2-8-2 found enemy
bangalor torpedo at AT899796. CAP 2-9-1 captured 2 VC at ATH95472.
CAP 2-4-1 wounded and captured 1 VC at BT182594. CAP 2-1-4
killed 1 NVA, captured 1 AK-47 at AT950677.
21 Nov CAP 2-1-4 captured 1 VC and enemy ordnance
cache at AT950675 containing 1 home made 60mm mortar tube, 1 60mm
round, 1 175mm dud, 1 chicom grenade, 1 chicom command detonator,
1 NVA ammo cart and other miscellaneous items. CAP 2-2-1 killed
1 VC and captured 1 claymore mine, 2 M-26 grenades, and medical
gear at AT914560. CAP 2-9-1 while on a joint sweep with ARVN
and PF units, sniper fire was received at 1310H from the vicinity
of AT889494, AT888493 and AT890497 The patrol returned fire and
the VC opened up with automatic weapons, small arms, and .30 Cal
machine gun. 2-9-1 called in a fire mission receiving 2 rounds
SP and 46 rounds of HR. 2-9-1 then proceeded to sweep the area
finding l0 VC enemy bodies. Results: 10 VC KIA. At 2315H CAP
2-9-1 was attacked by an estimated two reinforced companies of
NVA. The attack was initially primarily directed against 5th Marines
positions, however when the enemy realized that the CAP personnel
were adjusting artillery and mortars and directing tank and machine
gun fire from the CAP compound they poured a heavy volume of recoilless
rifle, mortar, heavy machine gun and rifle grenade fire into the
compound. The CAP defended its key position successfully and directed
supporting fires throughout the night. Numerous enemy bodies were
later found by 5th Marine sweep teams as a result of this mutual
effort. CO 5th Marines recommended CAP Commander, Cpl H. Darwin
for a Bronze Star and the CAP 2-9-1 unit for a meritorious unit
citation as a result of this engagement. CAP 2_3-1 killed
22 Nov CAP 2-5-6 captured 1 VC and 1 satchel charge.
CAP 2-4-3 captured 1 VC with a bandoleer of 5.56mm amno. CAP
2-7-5 killed 2 NVA at AT925856.
24 Nov CAP 2-3-4 killed 4 VC with 60mm mortar fire
at BTO91570. CAP 2-5-3 killed 1 VC, captured 2 VC, and 1 AK-47
with satchel charge at BT025703. CAP 2-7-5 killed 1 VC and
captured 4 VC with AK-47, chicom grenades, and individual equipment
25 Nov CAP 2-1-2 operating with RF on sweep at AT929703
and AT925701 killed 5 NVA and captured 2 AK-47 and 5 chicom grenades.
26 Nov CAP 2-1-2 operating with PFs on sweep captured
4 NVA, S AK-47, 1 large chicom land mine. CAP 2-5-10 (BT055810)
was deactivated at O900H.
27 Nov CAP 2-5-4 had VN boy lead them to large enemy
ordnance cache at AT982682. CAP 2-4-1 captured 8 VC wounding
3 of them at BT184592.
28 Nov CAP 2-3-2 killed 1 VC at UT059597. CAP
2-8-2 captured 1 VC with carbine at AT901793.
29 Nov CAP 2-5 4 was shown enemy cache of 10 lbs
of C-4 and 2 electrical blasting caps by VN.
30 Nov CAP 2-4-5 was activated as a mobile CAP operating
in the vicinity of BT1958 and BT2057.
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