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Subject: 11TH MARINES OPER DS SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT EVENTS              

Unit: 1 MARDIV    

Parent Organization: 1 MEF       

Box ID: BX600057

Folder Title: I  MEF  ACCOUNTS OF COMBAT ACTION                                                               

Document Number:         23

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                  DECLASSIFIED
                  ON: 29 OCT 96
                  BY: DON GWDP IAW OPNAVINST 5513. SERIES UNCLASSIFIED


                     IITH MARINES OPERATION DESERT STORM SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

             19 February        Operation Desert Storm G-5. Ilth Marines units continued to
                                move forward to occupy forward positions near the southwest
                                corner of the Saudi-Kuwait border. llth Marines engineers
                                reinforced by engineers began preparing revetted and bermed
                                positions near the border to be occupied by the firing
                                batteries, regimental and battalion command posts, and
                                logistic trains. Specific noteworthy events included:

             1235: 5111 OCCUPIED POSITIONS IN ASSEMBLY AREA GRID DS 52 49; MISSION GENERAL
                    SUPPORT (GS).


             2008: 3/12 COMPLETED OCCUPATION OF FIRING POSITIONS AT GRID QS 54 62; MISSION
                    DIRECT SUPPORT (DS) TASK FORCE (TF) GRIZZLY.


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             20 February        Operation Desert Storm G-4. Ilth Marines units continued to
                                mo,ve forward into assembly areas in preparation for the
                                ground offensive; The engineer effort continued in the
                                preparation of ir-roved positions near the border. Specific
                                noteworthy events included:

             1030:  VERBAL 'RAGMENTARY ORDER (FRAGO) ISSUED To 1/12 TO DJSPLACE TO VICINITY
                    GRID DS 73 51 IN ORDER TO SUPPORT IF TARO SCREENING ?WD INFILTRATION
                    OPERATIONS.


             1055:  IITH MARINES JUMP COMMAND POST (CP) OCCUPIED POSITION AT GRID
                    DS 528 469 AND ASSUMED CONTROL OF THE REGIMENT TREBT).


:  1/12 DISPLACED AND OCCUPIED FIRING POSITION GRID DS 73 51; FIRING
                    CAPABLE (FIRECAP) READY AT 1712; MISSION DS TF TARO.

             7???:  1/11 OCCUPIED POSITIONS IN TF PAPA 13EAR'S ASSEMBLY AREA AT (3RID
                    OS 72 47; MISSION DS TF PAPA BEAR.


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             21 February        Operation Desert Storm (3-3. 3/12 fired for the first time
                                during the war in support of TF Grizzly who had
                                reconnaissance forces across the border. 5/11 occupied a
                                firing position just southwest of the border in preparation
                                to support the screening and clearing of the? artillery
                                position areas short of the first Iraqi obstacle belt.
                                Further south, 3/11 occupied assembly area positions with TF
                                Ripper, the Division's main effort for the assault breach.
                                To further prepare the Division for operation in a possible
                                chemical and biological environment, the Division Commander
                                directed that all personnel begin taking the Nerve Agent



                                                     UNCLASSIFIED

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Subject = 11TH MARINES OPER DS SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT EVEN
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Non-Health Related Document = 01-JAN-1980
Declassified = 12-NOV-1996