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OPERATIONAL REPORT

ON LESSONS LEARNED

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     This Operational Report on Lessons Learned is the first submitted by the 25th Infantry Division (-) since the Division arrived in the Republic of Vietnam.

     It has been prepared in accordance with AR 525-24 as modified by USARV Circular 870-1.  Significant aspects of the Division's deployment to the Republic of Vietnam are included.

     FOR THE COMMANDER:



                                   /s/ Thomas W. Mellen
                                   THOMAS W. MELLEN
                                   Colonel, GS
                                   Chief of Staff


OPERATIONAL REPORT ON LESSONS LEARNED

 CONTENTS

II.     Narrative                                                       PAGE
     a.     Movement to the Republic of Vietnam     1
          (1)     Deployment     1
          (2)     Intelligence Activities     3
          (3)     Administration     5
          (5)     Logistics     5
          (6)     Signal Activities     6
          (7)     Training     6

     b.     Significant Organizational and Unit Activities Since
          Arrival in Vietnam     9
          (1)     Mission     9
          (2)     Operations     10
               (a)     General     10
               (b)     Major Operations     10
               (c)     CIRCLE PINES     10
               (d)     KAHUKA     11
               (e)     MAKAHA     11
               (f)      KAENA  (Kalamazoo)    11
               (g)     KAHALA     12
               (h)     MAILI     12
          (3)     Intelligence     12
               (a)     General     12
               (b)     G2 Air Branch     13
               (c)     Organization     13
               (d)     Viet Cong Activity     13
          (4)     Administration     14
          (5)     Logistics     17
          (6)     Civic Action/Psychological Operations     17
               (a)     Civic Action     17
               (b)     Psychological Operations     17
          (7)     Signal Activities     18
          (8)     Medical     21
               (a)     Medical Evacuation     21
               (b)     Field Sanitation     22
          (9)     Base Area Development     23
           (10)     Training     24

III.     Commanders Analysis/Recommendations     25
     a.     Operations          25
     b.     Target Acquisition     26

IV.     Lessons Learned     27
     a.     Tactics/Techniques     27
     b.     Equipment          30
     c.     Training          33
     d.     Medical          33

CONTENTS (Con't)

Appendices to Operational Report on Lessons Learned Submitted by 25th Infantry Division:

Appendix     Subject

1.     Task Organization
2.    Roster of Key Personnel
3.     Switchboard Designators
4.     Pictorial Representation of Operations
               TAB A - CIRCLE PINES
               TAB B - KAHUKA
               TAB C - MAKAHA - KAENA
               TAB D - KAHALA
5.     After Action Report on CIRCLE PINES
6.    Special Summary of Action, Co A, 2/27th Infantry               Operation CIRCLE PINES
7.     After Action Report on Operation KAHUKA
8.     After Action Report on Operation MAKAHA
9.     After Action Report on Operation KAENA (Kalamazoo)
10.   After Action Report on Operation KAHALA
11.    Base Camp Development Plan
12.    Aerial Photograph of Base Camp
13.    Division Headquarters Development Plan
14.    Bibliography of Messages
15.    Logistics
16.    Photographs of Activities
               TAB A - Commanders
               TAB B - Tunnels and Trenches
               TAB C - Mechanized Infantry
               TAB D - Artillery
               TAB E - Civic Action
               TAB F - Medical
               TAB G - Mine Damage
               TAB H - Aviation
               TAB I - Logistics
               TAB J - Deployment
               TAB K - Base Area Development