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Subject: 11TH MARINES SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT EVENTS                      

Unit: 1 MARDIV    

Parent Organization: 1 MEF       

Box ID: BX600057

Folder Title: I  MEF  ACCOUNTS OF COMBAT ACTION                                                               

Document Number:         25

Folder SEQ  #:         25







                                                           UNCLASSIFIED




                        :ITH KARIN-VS OPERATION DESERT S-OR" SU@:,YARY 0- S:GNIFICA\'- EVE

                 !6 February        Battery '-r" 2/12 (3/11) attached to Task Force (7F) Troy to
                                    support Division deception operations and occupied assembly
                                    area position at grid OS 822 320.

                 18 February        Battery "E" 2/12 participated in combined arms raid w4th TF
                                    Troy firing four missions destroying bunkers and an
                                    observation tower and marking for air attack on a po:ice
                                    post. Battery fired 76 rounds HE and 2 WP r)arking rounds.


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                 19 February        Operation Desert Storm G-5. lith Marines units continued to
                                    move forward to occupy positions near the southwest corner
                                    of the Saudi.-Kuwait border. Ilth Marines engineers began
                                    preparing revetted and bermed positions near the border to
                                    be occupied by the firing batteries, regimental and
                                    battalion command posts, and logistics trains. Battery 'E"
                                    2/12 conducted two separate artillery raids as part of TF
                                    T.-oy firing 11.0 rounds of HE and destroying several
                                    buildings and outposts with seconda-y'explosions reported.
                                    Other specific noteworthy events included:

                 0615:  E/2/12 OCCUPIED FIRING POSITION AT GRID OS 805 SIO TO CONDUC@ ARTILLERY
                        RAID ON ENEMY COMPOUND. PLAN CALLED FOR BATTERY TO MARK TARGET FOR
BUT LIMITED VISIBILITY PR---VENTED AIR A-,TACK. BATTERY FIRED 40
                        ROUNDS HE DELAY AT 0827 DESTROYING BUILDINGS IN THE ENEMY COMPOL;,Iqo AT
                        OS 809 607 WITH NUMEROUS SECONDARY EXPLOSIONS REPORTED. BATTERY
                        DISPLACED AT 0835 TO RETURN TO ITS ASSEMBLY AREA POSITION.

                 1235:  5/11 OCCUPIED POSITIONS IN ASSEMBLY AREA NEAR GRID OS 52 49; MISSION
                        GENERAL SUPPORT (GS).


                 1440:  E/2/12 RECEIVED FRAGMENTARY ORDER (FRAGO) FROM TF TROY TO CONDUCT RAID
                        ON POLICP- POST ACROSS BORDER A4- 1530. BATTERY IMMEDIATELY DISPLACED
                        AND OCCUPIED FIRING POSITION AT GRID TM 102 506 A-, 1610. BATTERY FIRED
                        70 ROUNDS OF HE AT 1714 ON TWO OBSERVATION POSTS AT GRIDS TM 171 606
                        AND TM 179 609, DESTROYING BUILDINGS WITH SECONDARY EXPLOSIONS
                        REPORTED. BATTERY DISPLACED AT 1715 AND REOCCUPIED ASSEMBLY AREA
                        POSITION.

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


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                 20 February        Operation Desert Storm G-4. Ilth Marines uni-ts continued to
                                    move forward into assembly areas in preparation for the
                                    ground offensive. The engineer effort continued to prepare
                                    improved positions near the border. Specific noteworthy
                                    events -ncluded:

                 1030: VERBAL FRAGO ISSUED TO 1/12 TO DISPLACE TO VICINITY GRID OS 73 51 IN

                                                           UNCLASSIFIED

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Document 16 f:/Week-42/BX600057/I MEF ACCOUNTS OF COMBAT ACTION/11th marines summary of significant events:1122961652212
Control Fields 17
File Room = oct96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-42
Box ID = BX600057
Unit = 1 MARDIV
Parent Organization = 1 MEF
Folder Title = I MEF ACCOUNTS OF COMBAT ACTION
Folder Seq # = 25
Subject = 11TH MARINES SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT EVENTS
Document Seq # = 25
Document Date =
Scan Date =
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 = 22-NOV-1996