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CP3 Scrimmage After Action Report
« on: May 26, 2012, 09:25:54 PM »
Defense Round – In the beginning we began by having S1 set up in the far western tree wall corner of the map. Following them was S2 who dug in on the top of the hill to maintain superiority of the higher ground and lastly we had S3 set up in town to maintain a defense.

We had various “special assignments,” given to soldiers that I had personally worked with prior to the deployment day. PFC Nelson was on Mortar with some partial coordination with PFC Karinen at the time. PFC Martin was set up over near the train yard to provide recon information in the event that the enemy chose to hit that flank hard. Finally PFC Zim and Pvt. McKay were set up on the pak guns, aiming at pre-designated grid points. Were enemies to walk into areas that we had pre-sighted, they would certainly reap a high explosive surprise.

The field guns ultimately did not have the devastating effect we thought they would, as the enemy simply didn’t travel into those areas, I however believe the psychological effect was strong.
As the attack began we quickly found out that the enemy team had pretty much an identical plan to what ours was to be during the attack. Punch through the western tree wall and then gain control of the western flank and hill. Our sniper PFC Pinto was one of the first to die, taking the cold steel of a bayonet to his innards. Whereas there were later additional casualties from S2 on the hill. Because T/5 Albers was the lone bazooka and he was over in the western corner with PFC Renaud and PFC Hilliard, he choose to fall back through the forest, eventually reaching the town. PFC Renaud and PFC Hilliard managed to hold the line with just rifles against a branch or a huge part of the attacking team.

S2 eventually fell back to town where they would end up setting up in various buildings and defensive positions, having already inflicted a significant amount on the enemy team, this would go onto significantly hinder the advance of the enemy. At that point S2, S3 and T/5 Albers sat in the town and waited, with PFC Renaud and PFC Hilliard still holding the line in the forest. When the 113th began their assault on the town of Poteau they ran into a stalwart defense of small arms, additionally when this began I gave the order for PFC Renaud and Hilliard to flank, which ended up yielding them the chance to strike a killing blow on the tank. They were without satchel charges though. Renaud later died to a friendly mortar and Hilliard made his way back to the town, actually running through what was friendly fire to make it. Also, during the skirmish PFC McKay was able to bag quite a few kills with his small arms and use of the AT weapon. Providing a barrier of death between the enemy and the town.
Eventually there was only a couple infantry left plus the tank, T/5 Albers managed to sneak up on the enemy armor and take it out with a single shot, the rest of the infantry fell quickly.

Attack Round – After our victory we realized that our prospective plan was a carbon copy of the plan we had just defended against. We made the decision to go ahead with the plan, figuring such a move would be unexpected.  We began with S1 going into the far right flank into the western forest with S2 taking the middle of the western forest and S3 taking the eastern end of the western forest. S1 began taking some casualties via contacts already sitting in the western corner. During the confusion we lost T/5 Albers to friendly fire. PFC Martin and Zim ended up killing the enemy contacts and pushing deeper into the forest.  PFC Zim eventually died via another contact in the forest while Martin was able to make it all the way to the forest south of the village. S1, S2, and armored elements moved through the tree wall and onto the hill with virtually no resistance. The fact that we encountered no resistance made me believe we were walking into a trap. We ended up losing a few men to being run over through the thicket. The real action did not start until we just began to engage the village. It was at this time that S2 and S3 began reporting that we were being flanked. Realizing the severity of the situation we had no choice but to order a full scale assault on the town. This is where we took a huge number of casualties but inflicted in a huge number in return.  During the assault, one of our armored vehicles narrowly managed to dodge a bazooka round. Shortly after the bazooka rocket was fired, the AT gunner was located and killed. Tsgt. Balzer, the half track driver then parked on the bazooka to prevent it’s use. Right after this occurred I went down. HE requests began pouring in for the tank, to which Sgt. Salem was driving and responding to. It was at this point that the enemy greyhound finally revealed itself, this is best described with a quote from Sgt. Salem.

“Soon after the initial assault their greyhound unveiled itself for the first time. I heard it moving up from the south, but by the time I manged to get the tank turned around it had already passed. It then started to turn around, and with the tank already in position to shot, let it drive right into my sights, destroying it before it could do any harm to our already weakened force.”

At this point, only PFC Trautmann, PFC Pinto, and Sgt. Salem in the tank remained. PFC Pinto rushed into the town while PFC Trautmann and Sgt. Salem were busy rooting out enemies. PFC trautmann had already sustained injury once, and located the final enemy in the 3rd floor of the HQ building. In the course of going up to shoot him, the enemy soldier threw a sachel charge down the stairs, injuring PFC Trautmann again but not killing him. Sgt. Salem then told PFC Trautmann to prevent him from coming down the stairs while he positioned himself to fire on the third floor. A well placed tank round into the 3rd floor killed the last remaining allied infantry and secured victory for the 29th.




2Lt. Perdiew
For designing and enacting a plan which led to victory in both rounds (Defense and Offense), 2lt. Perdiew has shown himself to be worthy of the Legion of Merit.

Sgt. Salem
After his leadership fell victim to enemy fire, Sgt. Salem took command of CP3 from the turret of his tank.  He successfully maintained accurate tank fire, killing a vehicle and 3 enemy combatants, while leading his team through the final stretch of the fight.  For his actions, I am awarding him the Bronze Star.

Cpl. Trautmann
Toward the end of the battle, Cpl. Trautmann personally attacked the last bastion of enemy resistance.  During this time, he became severely injured, but was still able to pin the enemy down with his MP40 until Sgt. Salem could wipe them out with well aimed HE rounds.  For his actions, I am awarding him the Purple Heart.

PFC Martin
During the scrim, PFC Martin was personally responsible for ending the lives of 4 attacking enemy soldiers.  His marksmanship during the attack was a critical component during this part of the scrim.  For his actions, I am awarding him the Bronze Star.

TSgt. Balzer
TSgt. Balzer showed himself to be quite the asset to not only his own platoon, but all of Charlie Company. Despite having been deployed only a few months earlier, TSgt. Balzer was willing to help out his sister platoon by any means possible. In this case he was called upon to collect some of his own men from CP1 in order to train alongside CP3 in the event that substitutes were needed. When such substitutes were indeed needed, the TSgt. and his men assisted CP3 and were undoubtedly crucial in the victories achieved.

PFC McKay
Quote from: PFC Ashley
During the scrim today, Pvt. McKay, during the first round, manned an AT gun. During the course of that round, McKay attained 6 kills. The first few came from his AT Gun, when he looked into the mist, spotted a single scout, reported it, asked if friendly, received no response and opened fire. Later on, when the tank started shelling and MG started firing on the Manor, Pvt. McKay heard the MG open up, and following the MG's tracers, took a shot, taking out the MG and one other opposing soldier. Later on during the first round, Pvt. McKay jumped off of his AT gun and heard that a few enemies were attacking Manor. He then went on to get into a firefight with 3 Axis soldiers, attaining 3 more kills.


PFC Renaud and PFC Hillard
During the defense, PFC Renaud and PFC Hillard were tasked with defending the entire Western Flank.  They absorbed and deflected an attack from an entire enemy squad that was supported by MG fire, but still held the line.  In the face of this overwhelming fire power, they managed to defend their line and launch a counter attack to wipe the enemy out.  Their actions during this round were crucial to the team’s performance.  Without their courage and wits, their team would have been outflanked and it may have been a blood bath.  For their actions, I am awarding them the Silver Star.

For the victory in battle, the whole deployed team is being awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2012, 07:04:05 AM by 2Lt. Perdiew »

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Re: CP3 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2012, 09:58:47 PM »
Congratulations everyone! You did a helluva job CP3. I am proud to be fighting with you guys.
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Re: CP3 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2012, 10:48:04 PM »
Congratulations to everyone who participated, both CP1 and CP3.

CP1, we wouldn't have been able to do it without your assistance. Thank you very much for all that you did for us.

CP3, we showed them all what we're capable of! You should be proud of yourselves and of each other. We won together and we earned these medals as a very skilled Platoon!

I'm honored to have served with you all.

I would like to also send out a big thank you to the 113th for coming out and giving us one Hell of a fight. Hopefully we'll be able to see all of you again on the battlefield one day.

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Re: CP3 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2012, 11:05:16 PM »
It was a pleasure, Captain Morra was simply a dream to deal with in the setting up and planning of the scrim; Lieutenant Perdiew was very professional and an excellent opponent.

The 113th published an AAR as well of this combat, and it can be found upon their forums if one registers. Any other 29th Officers interested in fighting with us can add 2nd Lt. Rinaldi to Steam: http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197989315179/

All the best, gentlemen.

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Re: CP3 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2012, 11:26:44 PM »
Congrats CP3!

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Re: CP3 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2012, 12:24:21 AM »
Congratz to all of you :) well deserved :D
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Re: CP3 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2012, 12:32:00 AM »
Congrats CP3! Ya should be proud. Great work.
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Re: CP3 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2012, 02:50:43 AM »
Congratulations CP3 !
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Re: CP3 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2012, 04:22:55 AM »
Congratulations on a job well done guys!

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Re: CP3 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2012, 05:58:09 AM »
Congrats CP3!

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Re: CP3 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2012, 05:59:07 AM »
Congrats!  Very well earned everyone!

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Re: CP3 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2012, 07:15:55 AM »
Congrats CP3, good job!
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Re: CP3 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2012, 09:52:14 AM »
Congratulations CP3, One hell of a fight by the sounds of it! Well done to you all who received awards!!
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Re: CP3 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2012, 09:54:18 AM »
        First off let me thank 2nd Lt. Rinaldi and the members of the 113th Cavalry. Excellence is shown from command right down to the Pvt.'s. 113th Cavalry is an extremely talented unit full of highly professional players. If more units like this were to be established, exciting events as this one would carry DH on for a few more years. 2nd Lt. Rinaldi, sir, you as well made the event a success.

*Salute*

        CP3, Charlie Companies youngest of platoons, you followed in the footsteps of your brothers in arms and held to dedication with your month long drilling up to the day of the event. Your leadership, 2Lt. Perdiew and SSgt. Selleck were limited in resources, established a set of plans and stuck to them under pressure. Some have received medals coming out of this event, I congratulated each and every one of you. As you and every other member of Charlie Company knows, a part of those medals belong to each member whom participated. CP3 has been trained to be a team and as one, you all should be proud of this success. The participation of members of CP1 during the days event, not only aided in the success of the event, but they too showed the unity amongst the whole company being able to blend in with another unit, under server fighting and still all operated as one team. To the rest of the Company, members of CP1 and CP2 whom from time to time, were part of the OP4 prior to the event, your dedication and assistance also aided in CP3's success as well.


Charlie Company

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Re: CP3 Scrimmage After Action Report
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2012, 11:34:38 AM »
Congratulations CP3! Well fought! Enjoy your new shiny additions on your jackets! Good job!

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