COAST GUARD CUTTER
USCGC ANDROSCOGGIN (WHEC-68)
PLAN OF THE DAY
SATURDAY, 25 May 1968
0500 - REVEILLE
0515 - BREAKFAST
1000 - COMMANDING OFICER'S MATERIAL INSPECTION. THE INSPECTION
PARTY AS FOLLOWS WILL MUSTER ON THE STARBOARD MESS DECK
FORWARD ZONE AFTER ZONE
COMMANDING OFFICER EXECUTIVE OFICER
LT VENTO ENS
LTJG GEORGE CHIEF
YN2 BAKER BM2 FOY
1230 - Unrep with USS NAVASOTA for Mail, Fuel, Personnel and Fleet
1. THE FOLLOWING IS A NOTE FROM THE CAPTAIN;
On 22 May, we were a part of the first amphibious
in by a WHEC in the Viet Nam War. We received a final
the operation last night. There were 6 companies of
involved - a total of over 500 men.
They landed at
two locations, both covered by our gunfire, and
proceeded inland in
a pincer's movement. There was light enemy contact
but it was
quickly broken as the VC fled into the hills. The
extracted without difficulty about 1500 under cover of
a swift boat and
two VN PGM's.
The operation was smooth, efficient and proved without
doubt that a
WHEC can adequately cover landings of this size.
most pleased with our performance and shore observers
our gunfire as extremely accurate. Another "First"
for the ANDY!
H.S. Gallop, Jr.
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