Did the 82nd airborne fight in Vietnam?

Did the 82nd airborne fight in Vietnam?

Operation Carentan and Operation Carentan II were security operations conducted during the Vietnam War by the U.S. 1st and 2nd Brigades, 101st Airborne Division and the 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division in Thừa Thiên Province, South Vietnam from 18 March to 17 May 1968.

Where do I find after action reports?

After Action Reports of units that engaged in combat during WWI are open to the public and can be viewed in person at the National Archives. Forty-three U.S Army Divisions participated in combat actions during WWI as part of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe and Russia.

Did the 82nd airborne fight in the Battle of the Bulge?

The Battle of the Bulge was costly for the Airborne. The 509th Parachute Infantry Battalion had only 55 men left and was inactivated. The 551st Parachute Infantry Battalion had 100 men left and was also inactivated. The men of both battalions transferred to units of the 82nd Airborne Division.

Why is the 82nd called the 82nd?

The citizens of Atlanta held a contest to give a nickname to the new division, and in April 1918, Major General Eben Swift, the commanding general, chose “All American” to reflect the unique composition of the 82nd—it had soldiers from all 48 states.

What is an after action report military?

An after action review (AAR) is a structured review or de-brief (debriefing) process for analyzing what happened, why it happened, and how it can be done better by the participants and those responsible for the project or event. AARs in the formal sense were originally developed by the U.S. Army.

What US soldier has the most combat jumps?

Basil L. Plumley
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1942–1974
Rank Command Sergeant Major
Unit 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division 187th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division

What are the 5 AAR questions?

Beginning—The AAR will seek to answer five key questions: 1) what was supposed to happen, 2) what was the reality, 3) what went well, 4) what did not go well, and 5) what should be changed for next time.