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Operation Report - I Field Forces


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I hope I don't get slammed too hard in posting this

as I feel like I'm probably a dummy for studying this

but I find it very interesting. I also am looking for a

way to prove my buddy is a combat vet.

I have never seen any after action reports and wonder if

something like this is considered an after action report ?

It's 185 pages.

If this doesn't help me any I hope it helps a vet somewhere.

Thanks for all guidance.

carlie

http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=AD...oc=GetTRDoc.pdf

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Wow that was an interesting report. It is more of a lessons learned and operations report as a recap of what happened during a 3 month period. This is a normal report. It is not a after action report as it does not go into details of what really happened. I did find my old unit D Trp 1/10 Cav listed in several places as to action they were involved in, but no details. I have heard you can find detail information in after action reports and so on, but my experience is that I have not found much details in these reports about battles and firefights. Maybe some are better than others. It was a great read and I am glad you did post it. It contained a lot of interesting information, just not individual unit details. It did confirm my feeling that we did do something good over there.

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Carlie, after action reports are great for locating a stressor, especially when a claimant has no idea of a date or doesn't even know the cause of their PTSD. I believe they are usually done at many levels, ie: corp, field force, division, brigade, etc. They decribe actions that happened, for units, during a certain period, in a certain area. From these a claimant can find more about their unit and it's actions, from the daily logs, kept by each unit. Daily logs were kept by each unit, depending on their activity, at the time.

The national archives has them and the archivists can be very helpful in finding almost anything needed.

pr

I hope I don't get slammed too hard in posting this

as I feel like I'm probably a dummy for studying this

but I find it very interesting. I also am looking for a

way to prove my buddy is a combat vet.

I have never seen any after action reports and wonder if

something like this is considered an after action report ?

It's 185 pages.

If this doesn't help me any I hope it helps a vet somewhere.

Thanks for all guidance.

carlie

http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=AD...oc=GetTRDoc.pdf

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Is this the vet you mentioned last night at SVR? Who needs to prove a stressor?

Carlie- what did the decision say as to the JSRRC attempt to verify his stressor?

"combat" awards as such (PH,CAR,CIB) are not needed to prove a stressor-

But the VA needs details as to time,place, etc to have them verified by JSRRC.

I dont know if the PTSD questionnaire these days is same one my husband filled out-

Although he was already 30 SC and one of his stressors were confirmed the same day he was diagnosed with PTSD-when he went into the 21 day Inhouse program he had to fill out the questionnaire and give details -copy of his form is still here-

how many times incoming, returning fire,etc then details by month-as to stressor events-

it took him a week to fill this out-he was a wreck-some of the stressors I had not known of before.

I still dont know what stressor the JSRRC confirmed-

what did VA say as to JSRRC of this was a denial for PTSD due to no stressor?

We had vet here who VA claimed JSRRC couldnt verify his stressor-I gave him contact info for JSRRC and he got it verified himself.

Maybe that is something your friend should do.

Dates and details and any eye witnesses help a lot.

Also maybe his DD 214 is wrong.

There were 4 awards on my husband's DD 215 that he didnt even know he got.

And per Philip- it soundfs like they owe him the CAR too as the USMC didnt award this when he was in combat in Vietnam.

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Berta, you wrote: "I still dont know what stressor the JSRRC confirmed-"

A copy of that correspondence should be in his c-file.

pr

pr & Berta,

None of his paperwork from VA so far, has mentioned anything about JSRRC.

carlie

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Carlie, the VA probably won't mention the JSRRC. If the VA doesn't have combat verification, they'll request it from the JSRRC, which usually takes up to 2 yrs to get. Your friend would be better off trying to get info from the NARA, on his own. It would probably be faster. You can call College Park and talk to an archivist. They'll help you locate what you need. They are generally, very, vet friendly

pr

pr & Berta,

None of his paperwork from VA so far, has mentioned anything about JSRRC.

carlie

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