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us: Operation Atlas Wedge, 1969

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    • us: Atlas Wedge, Operation, 1969
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    • us: Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Campaigns
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    • found: Work cat.: After action report for Operation Atlas Wedge, Apr. 15, 1969 (carried out from March 17 to 24, 1969, in the area of the Michelin rubber plantation and the Minh Thang CIDG camp by the 11th U.S. Armored Cavalry Regiment; the objective was to stop southerly movement of the 7th NVA Division toward Saigon)
    • found: Virtual Vietnam Archive operations search, Aug. 2, 2005 (Operation Atlas Wedge; March 18 to April 2, 1969; Combat Tactical Zone III; 40 miles northwest of Sai Gon, in the Michelin Rubber Plantation area; targeted the 7th PAVN Division. Major contact developed on 30 March as the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry followed a platoon-sized PAVN force north until the U.S. men came under fire in an ambush; cavalry-men positioned their armored personnel carriers (APCs) so that all the automatic weapons could be fired at the attackers; PAVN suffered heavily; followed on April 10 by Operation Atlas Power)
    • found: Olson, J. Dict. of the Vietnam War, 1988: p. 201 (Operation Atlas Wedge; engagement between Patton's 11th Armored Cavalry and elements of the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) 7th Division in the abandoned Michelin rubber plantation near Saigon, March 17 and 26, 1969; 11th Armored Cavalry destroyed huge bunkers in the area)
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