Subject: COMMAND CHRONOLOGY FOR 1 JAN TO 28 FEB 91  15 MAR 91            

Unit: 1ST CE BN   

Parent Organization: 1ST MARDIV  

Box ID: BX600020

Folder Title: COMMAND CHRONOLOGY 1ST COMBAT ENGINEER BATTALION JAN -JUN 1991                                  

Document Number:         15

Folder SEQ  #:          1


          24 Feb 1991    G Day

                         0001   -"Coors" TF Ripper leaves AA
                         0040   -lst CEB on the move
                         0150   -Ist CEB enters Kuwait
                         0200   -DetCEB leaves AA
                         0340   -"Hamms" lst CEB reaches attack position
                         0515   -"Avalanche" TF Ripper crosses LD
                         0525   -lst CEB on the move
                         0530   -DetCEB enters Kuwait
                         0610   -Ist CEB OCDs reach first minetield
                         0642   -lst CEB lanes 1 & 2 complete
                         0643   -lst CEB lane 4 complete
                         0700   -SBT, lst CEB moves to first minefield
                         0708   -Ist CEB lane 3 complete (mine plow has hit
                                 mine but has been evacuated)
                         0714   -SBT, Ist CEB starts work on first minefield
                         0850   -all 8 lst CEB lanes complete and traffic is
                         0905   -DetCEB cross LD
                         0915   -DetCEB OCDs reach first minefield
                         1205   -lst CEB OCDs reach second minefield
                         1220   -SBT, lst CEB taking incoming mortar fire
                         1230   -let CEB lanes 1, 2, 3 and 4 complete
                         1300   -SBT, Ist CEB working in second minefield
                         1420   -all 8 lst CEB lanes complete and traffic is
                                 flowing. SBT, Ist CEB assisting with 512
                                 surrendering Iraqis.
                         1500   -DetCEB OCDs breach second minefield
                         1600   -lst CEB displaces from second minefield to
                                 battle position
                                 SBT, DetCEB working in second minetield
  -DetCEB assumes control of EPWs in TF Papa
                                 Bear AOR. Establish defensive perimeter
                                 behind second minefield.
                         1705   -3 DetCEB lanes complete
                         1730   -attack on Al Jaber Airfield preempted by
                                 threat of counterattack from NE. lst CEB
                                 sets in alongside 1/5, oriented to NE.

          25 Feb 1991    G+l

                         0700   -A Co, DetCEB takes sporadic small arms fire
                         0800   -S3 mtg with TF Ripper for frag order
                         1032   -lst CEB displaces to position alongside 115's
                                 combat train. Attack delayed.
                         1300   -A Co, DetCEB returns to general support of TF
                                 Papa Bear. lst platoon remains with 3/9.
                         1600   -DetCEB moves north to new attack position vic
                                 Al Burqan oil fields
                         1630   -lst CEB displaces to new attack position vic
                                 Al Jaber Airfield
                         1800   -Flash! Flash! Gas! Gas! 3d TkBn log train
                                 reports they have been gassed. TF Ripper
                                 goes to MOPP 4.
                         1830   -All clear
                         1910   -Fox vehicle detects Lewicite. TF Ripper
                                 returns to MOPP 4.
                         1920   -All clear


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