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VIETNAM: MY EXPERIENCE

Bob Baker - Army

As described by Bob Baker: "This is one of the very few pictures I have of myself in Da Nang, Viet Nam, 1972.  This picture was taken in the unit compound of the 1st MI Battalion (Prov) (re-designated 571st MI Detachment in the Spring of 1972), 525 MI Group."<br>Courtesy of Bob Baker
As described by Bob Baker: "This is one of the very few pictures I have of myself in Da Nang, Viet Nam, 1972. This picture was taken in the unit compound of the 1st MI Battalion (Prov) (re-designated 571st MI Detachment in the Spring of 1972), 525 MI Group."

Assigned to the 1/525 MI Group as the only OB analyst among agent types, I was able to put together key elements of the NVA forces who invaded I Corps during the Easter Offensive of 1972. 

I had whole walls of maps of I Corps and, based on the information we received before the invasion, I could to tell you the regiments/divisions/fronts participating, their rough locations and their initial objectives.

We published the Group's first INTSUM to all the American commands and continued to report on enemy activity for weeks afterward.



 


 



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