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Subject: OPERATION DESERT SHIELD                                         

Box  ID: BX001045

Document Number:          4

Folder Title: OPERATION DESERT SHIELD                                                                         

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Unit: 1ST ID      

Parent Organzation: VII  CORPS  


                             UNCLASSIFIED





            AFZN-GT-P                                         16 November 1990
            MEMORANDUM FOR CHIEF OF STAFF
            SUBJECT: operation Desert Shield
            1. MG Rhame and MAJ Osterberg  departed CONUS on 11 NOV 90
            enroute to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. During the trip, the following
            units/HQs were visited: XVIII Abn Corps, lst Cav biv, 24th ID
            (M), ARCENT.
            2. The following is a com@ilitation of notes taken during the
            trip. The order of notes   s for the most part random.

                 a. XVIII Abn Corps:
                       -Inland Sebkahs are untrafficable for 2-3 days after
            rain.
                       -Coastal Sebkahs are untrafficable for 2-3 months
            after rain.
                        "there is no no-go terrain in theater"
                        A       or every man is essential--not as a qo@fort
            .item,- but as 'par@of-.15reserving thO- 'forcd'."'.
                       - Tank ranges in theater can be coordinated; however,
            coordination should begin as soon as possible, as it takes time
            to get approval.
                       - We receive ourselves into theater.
            via HETS.  - All tracked vehicles will be transported to the TAA
                       - A "construction type" engineer should be on the
            initial advanced party.
                       - The desert "bush hat" must be worn with the brim
            turned down (theater policy).
                       - Everyone in theater is wearing sew-on patches, to
            include bolo badges.
                         Contracting officers should be front loaded with the
            initial advanced party. "If you see it--you can buy it."
                       - Jungle boots appear to be the footwear of choice.
                       - Keep weapons and ammo under control. Amno should not
quired.


                                                         DECLASSIFIED
                                                         ON: 30 JUL 96
                                                         BY: SEC ARMY (DAMH) UNDER SEC
                                                         3.4 EO 12958


                                       UNCLASSIFIED

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File Room = jul96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-27
Box ID = BX001045
Unit = 1ST ID
Parent Organization = VII CORPS
Folder Title = OPERATION DESERT SHIELD
Folder Seq # = 7
Subject = OPERATION DESERT SHIELD
Document Seq # = 14
Document Date =
Scan Date = 15-JUL-1996
Queued for Declassification = 01-JAN-1980
Short Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Non-Health Related Document = 01-JAN-1980
Declassified = 09-AUG-1996