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AP2 Scrimmage After Action Report
« on: January 19, 2012, 01:41:50 PM »
On 12 November 2011, 2nd Platoon, Able Company took the field of battle against the 113th Cavalry in the town of La Chapelle.  After extensive review of the details of the scrimmage, and a few misplaced PMs, it is time to acknowledge the amazing work done by AP2.

Summary of the Battle

The first objective for AP2 was to assault and capture the town of La Chapelle.  1Lt. Jacobsson and FSgt. Egerton used all three squads to suppress and flank the enemy defense.  As they approached the town, they came under heavy rifle and mortar fire.  This unrelenting fire effectively suppressed Second Squad making them unable to lay covering fire down for First Squad’s assault on the town.  As Second Squad was attempting to establish an offensive foothold of return fire, First Squad fell victim to a wicked crossfire.  Third Squad arrived just in time to provide reinforcements for Second Squad who, together, were able to put enough rounds down range to enable a second attack on the town, this time led by Second Squad.  Second Squad took heavy casualties as they crossed the river, but they were able to neutralize a machine gun and turn it on the Axis.  The remaining members of Second squad were able to provide enough fire for Third Squad, who was now out of ammo, enough time to be resupplied by FSgt. Egerton and 1Lt. Jacobsson.  1Lt. Jacobsson personally one last assault into the town to try to link up with the remaining members of Second Squad, but the enemy defense was just too strong.  AP2 did everything in their power to take the town, killing all but four of the enemy defenders, but the 113th Cavalry proved just a little too strong to have their defense broken.
Now, it was AP2’s turn to show the 113th Cavalry what a 29th Infantry Division defense looks like.  No platoon from the 29th ID gives up a town without one hell of fight.  The soldiers of the AP2 were placed into a textbook defensive position with overlapping fire and mortar support.  The enemy was expertly funneled into the mortar’s kill zone, but a weapon malfunction prevented AP2 from raining death onto the 113th Cavalry.  This proved inconsequential as the mortar team picked up their trusty rifles and demonstrated everything it means to be a 29th ID Rifleman.  AP2’s scouts were able to spot the enemy’s movements and report them to high command.  A fluid defense allowed the enemy in close leading to intense close quarter combat.  As the enemy became entangled in the fierce house-to-house fighting on AP2, Third Squad was ordered into the attack to sweep up the remaining opposition.  In the end, AP2 was able to hold the town of La Chapelle and completely repel the enemy assault.

Battlefield Commendations

I will let Cpl. Derbyshire provide the synopsis of 1Lt. Jacobsson’s actions:
During the First round of the  scrim against the 113th Cavalry 1Lt. Jacobsson gave the order for Squad one to make there move once smoke cover from the mortar was up towards the L shaped barn. However as they did so they were unfortunately hit hard and one by one taken down while bravely attempting to take the objective. However, this did not stop the 1Lt. and within seconds he gathered S3 and Fsgt. Egerton and proceeded to carry out a new attack on the south village. He straight away proceeded to order 2 men from squad 3 to to move to farm to begin suppression fire while getting smoke up over the river followed by quickly giving the order and charging across the river to attack the L Shaped Barn where he was wounded by enemy fire, however despite being injured 2Lt Jacobsson charged up the outside ladder to the 2nd floor of the barn where he managed to take out an enemy machine gunner by supprise who was hindering Squad 2 and preventing them from moving. Although taking a few losses 1Lt. Jacobsson pushed on moving across a small open patch of ground to a small wall with the 'odds and sods' unit he was fighting with where they began clearing the 6 line buildings one by one. It was here that Lt. Jacobsson was hit again although he continued to fight with his small strike team clearing the builds as they went, on one particular building he stormed the second floor and managed to take out a 2 more enemy troops who had already taken out another member of the 29th. It was in the last building on the 6 line road which saw the most amazing action of the round, PFC Hilton ran into the building however within seconds was taken out by a enemy grenade. Lt. Jacobsson then stormed the buildings entrance although his trusty Tommy gun was shot out of his hands within seconds of him doing so, Dispite this he grabbed his pistol and mangaged to disarm the enemy soldier and then they proceeded in carrying out hand to hand combat, it was here that a grenade was dropped and both retreated into other rooms and Lt. Jacobsson was able to grab PFC Hilton's garand, however as he went to shoot the now wounded enemy troop, the enemy got there first and finally finished of 1Lt. Jacobsson where many had failed during the round.

For his actions of the battlefield, I hereby award 1Lt. Jacobsson the Legion of Merit and the Purple Heart:
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During the assault of the town, FSgt. Egerton went above and beyond the call of duty to provide ammunition to Third Squad as they were running out.  He braved enemy fire to provide the necessary supplies to the squad so they could continue the attack on La Chapelle.
During the defense of the town, FSgt. Egerton defended Headquarters with his MP40.  For his defense of the Headquarters building and his actions on the assault, I hereby award FSgt. Egerton with the Bronze Star for Valor and the Soldier’s Medal:
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During the assault on La Chapelle, Sgt. Goralski found most of his squad killed in action and the remaining soldier stranded on the other side of the river from him.  Knowing that his squad member was in danger of being overrun, Sgt. Goralski dropped his machine gun in favor of rifle that lay nearby.  Low on ammo, Sgt. Goralski assaulted across the river to support his squad mate.  They were able to repel enemy attacks until reinforcements arrived, when Sgt. Goralski took up the attack.  Even though he was extremely low on ammo, he led the attack on a group of buildings that were swarming with enemy.  Although he was eventually overwhelmed and killed, Sgt. Goralski took his fair share of defenders with him. 
For his actions, I hereby award Sgt. Goralski with the Bronze Star for Valor:
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During the defense of La Chapelle, T/4 Halme was assigned as one of the most forward scouts for Headquarters.  T/4 Halme risked intense enemy fire and capture to find and report enemy movements in his area of operation.  Suspecting a wide enemy flanking maneuver, T/4 Halme adjusted his position and discovered a large enemy force crossing the river.  T/4 Halme was able to suppress the enemy attack and kill several enemies before advancing on the rear to find a better defensive position.  Upon finding this position, he again engaged and suppressed the enemy killing several more soldiers.  He then saw another enemy squad advancing on his flank.  Without second thought, he reported enemy movement and advanced on the enemy.  Yet again, he suppressed the enemy attack and killed more advancing soldiers.  Unfortunately, this would be his last noble movement, as he was finally overwhelmed by the enemy and killed.
For his actions, I hereby award T/4 Halme with the Silver Star for Valor:
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Cpl. Derbyshire was deployed as the mortar observer in La Chapelle.  When the mortar malfunctioned, Cpl. Derbyshire picked up a rifle and began engaging the enemy from long range.  The enemy was so far away, that they were barely visible, yet Cpl. Derbyshire still engaged and eliminated enemy soldiers.  His harassing, and accurate, fire dispersed the enemy attack effectively reducing their capability to assault the town.
For his actions, I hereby award Cpl. Derbyshire with the Bronze Star for Valor:
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During the defense, PFC Jänsch was assigned to a squad who was assigned the challenging objective to refuse enemy access to the bridge across the river.  After the rest of his squad was killed, PFC Jänsch found himself alone and defending the bridge.  He continued his objective and defended the objective the best he could.  He held the bridge for a long period of time before any reinforcements were able to reach his position.  By the time reinforcements arrived, PFC Jänsch had killed five enemy soldiers.
For his actions, I hereby award PFC Jänsch with the Silver Star for Valor:
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PFC Kuusisto was assigned to the squad responsible for defending the center of the town.  After the northern flank was penetrated, PFC Kuusisto was alarmed to see his position getting attacked from the side and behind.  Instead of letting the enemies continue their flank uncontested, PFC Kuusisto led another soldiers on a counter attack.  After successfully halting the flanking maneuver, PFC Kuusisto heard the desperate call of backup from the Headquarters building, which was taking heavy enemy fire.  PFC Kuusisto instantly went on the offensive to try and draw fire away from Headquarters.  Again, he successfully completed this goal killing yet more enemy soldiers.
For his actions, I hereby award PFC Kuusisto with the Bronze Star for Valor:
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In addition to the medals listed above, all soldiers who participated in the battle are being awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal for their successful defense of La Chapelle.  Those soldiers who fought in the battle were:

1Lt. Jacobsson
FSgt. Egerton
TSgt. Ilo
SSgt. Stray
Sgt. Andersson
Sgt. Goralski
T/4 Halme
Cpl. Derbyshire
PFC Martinell
PFC Ceglar
PFC Immonen
PFC Askling
PFC Jänsch
PFC Evensen
PFC Deakin
PFC Winters
PFC Kuusisto
PFC Rosas
PFC Linke
PFC Perry
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Congratulations AP2!  And we cannot forget the excellent fight put up by the 113th Cavalry.  They demonstrated excellence on the battlefield and made it an extremely challenging battle with no clear winner.


Major Cooke
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116th Regiment, 1st Battalion
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Re: AP2 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 01:48:13 PM »
Congratulations AP2! Well fought!

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Re: AP2 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 01:49:48 PM »
Congrats on the fight and the awards AP2!  *Salute*  :D

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Re: AP2 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 01:50:07 PM »
Top work AP2!!!
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Re: AP2 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 02:02:44 PM »
Congratulations AP2, looks like it was a heck of a fight and you all did outstanding and represented the 29th well.

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Re: AP2 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2012, 02:23:44 PM »
Congratulations AP2 *Salute*
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Re: AP2 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 03:03:05 PM »
Great work AP2!
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Re: AP2 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 03:05:46 PM »
Congratulations AP2! Good work!

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Re: AP2 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2012, 03:56:51 PM »
Really good stuff, congratulations AP2!

But I noticed a small typo I think:
He straight away proceeded to order 2 men from squad 3 to to move to farm to begin suppression fire while getting smoke up over the river followed by quickly giving the order and charging across the river to attack the L Shaped Barn where he was wounded by enemy fire, however despite being injured 2Lt Jacobsson charged up the outside ladder to the 2nd floor of the barn where he managed to take out an enemy machine gunner by supprise who was hindering Squad 2 and preventing them from moving.


Isn't it 1Lt. Jacobsson?
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Re: AP2 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2012, 04:23:08 PM »
Congratulations Ap2 you guys did a great job!
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Re: AP2 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2012, 04:53:14 PM »
Very nice read there and congrats to AP2. :)
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Re: AP2 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2012, 05:18:54 PM »
Great work all! Good showing AP2!
Congrats to all!

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Re: AP2 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2012, 07:41:25 PM »
Congratulations AP2 !
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Re: AP2 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2012, 08:42:31 PM »
Great job to all those who participated, AP2

Special congrats to the show-stoppers on their new shinies!
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Re: AP2 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2012, 09:50:27 PM »
Good work another one for 29th keep making us proud!
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