SUBJECT: Task Force 1-11 Combat After Action Report

26 February 1971


                    (Operation WOLFE MOUNTAIN) (U)


called for reinforcements.  The area was swept revealing two NVA KIA, 1 AK-47, 1 pistol belt, 1 first aid pouch, and 1 piece of paper with Vietnamese writing on it.  The enemy KIA have been identified as members of the 39th Recon Co, 304th NVA Division.


     (12)  04 August 70, YD102463, 1/C/1-11 had a mechanical ambush detonate and observed movement in the area.  The area was immediately engaged with hand grenades, M-79 and SAF.  4.2” mortar fire was called to block the enemy’s withdrawal.  A sweep of the area revealed 1 VC KIA and 1 VC WIA (PW) who died before giving out any information.  The following equipment was captured:  3 AK-47’s w/magazines, 1 pair binoculars, 2 large rucksacks, 3 small rucksacks, 3 bowls, 3 hammocks, 3 small bags of rice, 1 knife, picture of Ho Chi Minh, 34,820 piasters, and blasting caps and time fuze.  The KIA was identified as VC from the THRIEU PHONG District Unit.


       (13)  07 August 70, YD157428, C/1-11 engaged and exchanged small arms fire with an unknown size enemy element.  81mm mortar fire was placed on enemy route of withdrawal.  A sweep of the area with a tracker dog team revealed one enemy KIA and three rucksacks.  One rucksack contained a medical pouch wit the following marking:  K6300, D29 DAC KONG, 655-028J010, which identified the enemy KIA as a member from the D29 Sapper Bn of the 304th NVA Division.


      (14)  10 August 70, YD155437, C/1-11 at 0325H received RPG fire followed by a ground attack from an estimated platoon size enemy force, immediate small arms, M60, M-79 fire was placed on the enemy. Artillery, FAC, gunships, and STINGER were called on station.  Ground contact was broken at 0420H.  2 US KIA and 22 US WIA.  A sweep of the area revealed 4 NVA KIA, and one NVA WIA (PW).  The following equipment was captured:  3 AK-47’s, 1 RPG-2 launcher, 3 RPG-2 rounds, 6 loaded AK-47magazines,15 Chicom grenades, 1 M26 (US) grenade, 19 ¼ pound blocks TNT w/blasting caps, time fuze, and ignites installed, 1 rucksack, 4 first aid pouches, 2 NVA belts, 1 flashlight, 1 notebook.  The enemy was dressed very light, conducting a typical sapper style attack.  The PW was interrogated identifying him as a member from c6 Co, D29 Sapper Bn, 304th NVA Division.


       (15)  During the period of 9 Aug to 15 Aug 70 FSB HOLCOMB received a total of 33 82mm mortar rounds resulting in 2 US WIA and 1 bunker damaged.  A/1-11 on 10 Aug received 6 82mm mortar rounds at YD155437 causing negative casualties and B/1-11 received 5 82mm mortar rounds at YD097421 resulting in negative damage or casualties.


      (16)  16 August 70, YD171430, 1/B/1-11 contacted an unknown size enemy force, received small arms and RPG fire.  Small arms fire was returned.  Artillery and gunships were employed.  There was one US KIA and six US WIA.  Enemy casualties are unknown.  Two RPG rounds with boosters were captured.




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