Rapidstrike III

Rapidstrike III
101st Divisions Operations to Reclaim the Area K14

Friday, 15 April 2016

4th PSYOP Group, JUSPAO Vietnam


To Brigadier General Melvin Zias Commander 101st Division
From Major General R Deitch, commander 4th PSYOP Group, JUSPAO Vietnam

General Zias Sir,

You will no doubt be aware of the work carried out by the PSYOP branch of the Joint US Public Affairs Office and the faith General Westmoreland has in that work. In the light of the J5 PSYWAR analysis, It is hoped that our efforts will be more embraced by the whole of the military presence in theatre. The emphasis of our fight is pacification and giving CORDS our unflinching support.

We have been running 'Frantic Goat' ops in the boarder region for several months now and have been looking for an opportunity to follow up on this operation to assess its effect on the PAVN and VC in the area.

It has come to our notice that a Battalion size insertion of the 2/502nd will take place in the next few days into an area that is ripe for such a recon by one of our teams.

Please inform Colonel Eyles that a five man unit from the 6th PSYOP battalion will be joining the 2/502nd until further notice. His companies will facilitate their operations toward the CHIEU HOI programme by running MAGIC EYE and Wandering Soul missions when ever possible.

The unit will report directly the 4th PSYOP Group.

You may be interested to listen to the attached tape.

To Major General R Deitch, commander 4th PSYOP Group, JUSPAO Vietnam
From Brigadier General Melvin Zias Commander 101st Division

General Deitch.
I will pass on the warning to LtC Eyles and order that he accommodate your team as fully as possible.

I certainly hope that these theatrics offer an extra weapon the arsenal we can physically bring to bear on the enemy. I'll reserves judgement on what it does to them until I get reports back from the field, though it put the shivers on me.... The next thing you know the Japanese will be making horror movies like this.

I'll also inform my S2 and S3 section of this

Bgde Gen M Zias CO 101st DIvision


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