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CP1 Scrimmage After Action Report
« on: February 26, 2012, 08:39:51 PM »
As many of you know, CP1 took to the battlefield several weeks ago against the 25th Panzer-grenadier Infantry Division in the town of Stoumont.  There is no better way to recap the events of the day than through the words of those who were leading the battle; 2Lt. Mills and TSgt. Balzer:


29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
116TH REGIMENT, 1ST BN
Charlie Company First Platoon
After Action Report
 



    On February 4th, 2012 Charlie Company, First Platoon, 29th Infantry, 116th Regiment, 1st Battalion was deployed to the town of Stoumount.  Company HQ ordered us to conduct operations in and around the city limits of Stoumount  to search out and destroy any and all resistance.  We encountered elements of the 25th Panzer-grenadier Infantry Division, they had set a defense on the south end of the town.  2Lt. Mills deployed second squad in the center and left, they moved forward to set up a base of fire.  First squad Sent PFC Zim with Second squad as a designated marksman and the rest of first squad fell in with third squad to bolster their number for the coming assault.  As they moved forward to find the enemy, the last man in line, PFC Des Bois, was shot down by a enemy MG.  Sgt. Wozniak moved up on the far left to cover second squad's flank as they set about firing on the enemy positions around the Stoumont Church and surrounding areas.  Third Squad moved up to the farms and began to probe the girls school.  PFC Kloberdanz and TSgt. Balzer moved up to cover third squad's extreme right.  Sgt. Sung took down the enemy leader with a well placed bazooka rocket before Squad three prepared to assault up to the building just west of Maison LaManche.  Under mortar fire Sgt. Moates and his boys hunkered down and waited a respite, while PFC Rogers returned mortar fire and smoke at the watchful eye of T/5 Bergstrom.  Confusion set in on the enemy, as our smoke billowed and our Mortars prepared the way.  The 2Lt. gave the order to advance, and a fire came down on the enemy like none of us had never seen.  One enemy was cut down by friendly fire in the confusion but S3 took that building, but lost PFC Wagner doing it.  Several minutes of fire were exchanged after that, casualties came to axis and allies alike.  PFC Turner called a target in the church tower, requesting "Permission to fire"  His question was met by a chorus of "Shoot him!!!"  The whole time, Sgt. Wozniak slowly moved up covering the far left.  Eventually he moved up to the building just east of church, clearing it alone and securing the left side with the support of second squad.  He killed a Machine gunner with a grenade, took up the enemy weapon and secured the G6 building, later killing a enemy behind Robinson house.  Second squad assaulted the Priests house, losing PFC Marshal and PFC Renaud.  Under 2Lt. Mills' orders, Third squad squeezed the last pocket of enemy resistance between Second squad and itself in the L shaped building just west of the Church.  Soon it was over.  The town secure, and the brave defenders from 25th Panzer-grenadier's fighting to the last.  5 member of Charlie, platoon one lay dead, 2 others wounded. 

This concludes this report of the combat on February 4, 2012


TSgt. Daniel A. Balzer
Platoon Sargent
Charlie Company First Platoon HQ


2Lt. Chanden R. Mills
Platoon Leader
Charlie Company First Platoon HQ

As you can tell, the fighting was fierce, but CP1 was able to put all of their training together to level a decisive victory against a well-trained and determined foe.  The Germans put up one hell of a fight, as we all expected them to, but CP1 showed what it meant to be a platoon in the 29th Infantry Division.  The fighting was so fierce, that it inspired some fox-hole poetry:

Quote from: T/5 Bergstrom
A calm befell the village of Stoumont whence Charlie 1 did embark.
With kit befit a crack platoon, slinging MG, mortar, ‘zook, and BAR
In silence, the brave boys of Squads 1, 2, and 3 moved up with great skill
For in the winter’y shade of the Church did rest an Axis defense aware
Alas! The sweet peaceful silence was rent asunder by the MG42’s terrible roar
Its yellow fury did send PFC Des Bois to the place of ancient halls, where valkryie women await. Tumbling hence from Des Bois’ skilled shoulder, his valued ‘zook did fall
To be wrenched from faded oblivion, by the efforts of Sgt. Sung.
With abandoned Town Hall now repossessed by S2’s noble line
And S3 as is regrouped, with mortar in behind,
T/5 Bergstrom with cold eyes gleam, lay his killing view ‘pon German rifleman
Removing helmet, soul, and sight.
In field and fray Sgt. Wozniak did away, with the threats defacing S2 flank.
While from skyward lands, did mortars fall, flushing the Fox 4 defenders all
As turn to run, the embattled Hun, were cut down by our fire
Then Sgt. Sung did make use of his fire-fueled tube and rend their leader asunder
A moment’s respite was not to be had when Renaud’s rifle did let loose
A round or two was all it took, to make another Axis question, whether Gott really was Mitt Uns.
Another Axis fallen and soon S3 ready, to take clear the Fox 4 home.
Once more PFC Rogers cast out his hand and like Thor’s bolts rounds struck home
With smoke and flame S3’s path was clear and S2 made to suppress.
Impossible to halt, inexorable was their advance.
Still our kills did mount while few losses more were taken.
In the flanking fields, the Axis force was shaken.
With Golf 6 readily in hand, a push was made towards Priest’s
Renaud, Marshall and Bergstrom, ascended whence cross street.
Turner with MG did wreak a furious fire fore.
Cutting down one and two, then three and maybe four.
The Church tower proved no sacred ground,
Their highland not immortal
And so once more the advance was called, to clear them from Golf 4
In Priest’s house were then stricken, Marshall and Renaud both
By the last two men, though Renaud gave them more what for.
PFC Frank let loose with the last of the zooks and the last MG was down.
S3’s valiantly rushed up the top floor.
As the last Axis died in the hail of fire, a “Victory” message was received
The survivors gathered to recount their tales after
The Victory of CP1 brave Squads 1, 2 and 3.



With all of this, there are a few awards that need to be given for the actions taken on that fateful day:

2Lt. Mills

2Lt. Mills put together a plan that led to this decisive victory.  His leadership of CP1 was instrumental in the victory held at Stoumont.  Without his planning and leadership, the battle may have turned out very differently.  I am very proud to award 2Lt. Mills the Legion of Merit.


Sgt. Sung

Sgt. Sung was in charge of squad that was engaged in some of the fiercest fighting that evening.  Sgt. Sung not only provided exceptional leadership in the face of a long lasting fire fight, but he took up fallen arms and gave the Germans a taste of the American Bazooka.  Sgt. Sung was responsible for the death of the German leader and the small victory during the firefight.  For his actions, I award him the Bronze Star:


Sgt. Wozniak

Sgt. Wozniak was on the outskirts of the town when Sgt. Sung's was engaged in the fierce firefight.  He moved into a position to provided some fire support without abandoning his position.  He was able to demonstrate his rifle skills as he engaged an enemy in the distance with one shot.  This Axis just happened to be an MG that was harassing his team and suppressing the Allied advance.  Sgt. Wozniak then picked up the enemy machine gun and turned it on the German's that were trying to outflank Sgt. Sung's squad.  Sgt. Wozniak kept up the fire with the MG while strategically maneuvering along the left flank of the battle, killing several more German soldiers.  Sgt. Wozniak's actions secured the left flank, preventing the annihilation of the squad trying to fight through the German lines.  For his actions, I am proud to award Sgt. Wozniak with the Bronze Star and the Soldier's Medal.


PFC Turner

PFC Turner showed the a 29th machine gunner can do.  PFC Turner was the anchor of CP1's attack.  He quickly reacted to the changing environment to adjust his fire and support the Allied advance, in the process killing numerous Axis.  For his actions, I am awarding him with the Bronze Star.


PFC Zim

PFC Zim was assigned to the small recon group that was responsible for being the eyes and ears of the Allied advance.  PFC Zim's skills frequently put him in the middle of the Axis line before quickly retreating to safety so he could report the contact.  In the process of these numerous probing moves, PFC Zim took numerous Axis bullets and shrapnel.  However, he was able to remain alive to continue providing his leadership with the information that was necessary to win the battle.  For these actions, I am awarding PFC Zim with the Purple Heart.


Every participant in this battle is being awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal as well as the Combat Infantry Badge.


Great work, CP1
« Last Edit: February 26, 2012, 08:44:01 PM by Maj. Cooke »

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Re: CP1 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 08:47:42 PM »
Good work CP1! You are showing them what 29th is!

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Re: CP1 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2012, 08:53:58 PM »
Good job CP1.
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Re: CP1 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2012, 09:26:58 PM »
Congratulations all! Bang up job y'all did, fantastic read!
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Re: CP1 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2012, 09:57:58 PM »
Great job CP1, sounds like you guys did one hell of job!
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Re: CP1 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012, 10:04:04 PM »
Congratulations CP1.
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Re: CP1 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2012, 10:10:59 PM »
Congrats CP1
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Re: CP1 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 10:57:03 PM »
Good Job and Congrats CP1.
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Re: CP1 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2012, 11:13:25 PM »
I am very happy to see all that hard work finally paid off. Very good job CP1, 2Lt. Mills, TSgt. Balzer, and Sgt. Wozniak.
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Re: CP1 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2012, 11:16:52 PM »
Outstanding CP1!  Congratulations on the victory and a well fought battle.
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Re: CP1 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2012, 11:55:29 PM »
Congratulations CP1, great job.

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Re: CP1 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2012, 01:14:51 AM »
Well done CP1!

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Re: CP1 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2012, 05:10:46 AM »
Great job CP1!!! Congratulations and enjoy your new shiny pieces!

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Re: CP1 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2012, 07:39:48 AM »
Congratulations CP1! Way to go!

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Re: CP1 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2012, 07:44:26 AM »
COngratulations CP1! Well done!

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