Glossary
 
AK47 Chinese-made rifle
APA Attack transport
APB Self-propelled barracks ship
APC Armored personnel carrier
APL Barracks ship, non-self-propelled
ARL Landing craft repair ship
ASPB Assault support patrol boat
ATC Armored troop carrier
B-40 Chinese-made rocket
BARRIER REEF The fourth and last of the SEA LORDS interdiction barrier operations in the western delta, commencing 2 January 1969
CCB Command and communications boat
CIDG Civilian Irregular Defense Group
CORONADO I A Mobile Riverine Force operation designed to destroy Cho Gao District Company and enhance the security of Cho Gao Canal in Dinh Tuong Province, 1 June-26 July 1967
CORONADO III A Mobile Riverine Force operation in the Rung Sat Special Zone designed to disrupt possible Viet Cong attacks on shipping in the Long Tau channel, 5-17 August 1967
CORONADO V A combined airmobile, mechanized, and riverine operation in Cam Son Secret Zone, Dinh Tuong Province, and Ham Long District, Kien Hoa Province, 12 September-8 October 1967
CORONADO VI An operation in the lower Rung Sat Special Zone, 11-18 October 1967
CORONADO VIII A Mobile Riverine Force operation in Nhon Trach and the Rung Sat Special Zone, 27 29 October 1967
CORONADO IX A Mobile Riverine Force operation involving deep riverine penetrations into enemy redoubts and sanctuaries to achieve decisive action in Dunh Tuong Province, 1 November 1967-21 January 1968
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CORONADO X An operation in which the Mobile Riverine Force responded to Viet Cong attacks on My Tho and Vinh long, drove to enemy from those provincial capitals, then operated near Cai Lay on Highway 4, 18 January - 13 February 1968
CORONADO XI A combined riverine and airmobile operation to relieve pressure on Can. Tho and locate and destroy Viet Cong units in Phong Dinh and Ba Xuyen Provinces, 13 February-6 March 1968
Dinassauts Divisions navales d'assaut (French naval assault divisions)
Duong Cua Dan (People's Road) An operation by the 1st and later 3d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, to protect and upgrade Highway 4 northwest of My Tho and the conduct reconnaissance in force operations on both sides of Highway 4 in Dinh Tuong Province, 16 March-30 July 1968
E8 Expendable launcher. Lightweight and portable, it fires 16 riot-control canisters in each of four volleys, producing a rapid buildup of a large chemical cloud
G-2 Assistant chief of staff for military intelligence at an army, corps (field force in Vietnam), or division headquarters.
G-3 Assistant chief of staff for operations at an army, corps (field force in Vietnam), or division headquarters.
G-4 Assistant chief of staff for supply at an army, corps (field force in Vietnam), or division headquarters.
GAME WARDEN U.S. Navy (Task Force 116) operation designated to to thwart Viet Cong use of waterways as supply and infiltration routes.
GIANT SLINGSHOT The third SEA LORDS operation, commencing 6 December 1968, in the Parrot's Beack
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GREAT BEND A Mobile Riverine Force operation in the western Rung Sat Special Zone, 13 June--26 July1967
HOMESTEAD A Mobile Riverine Force operation in Kien Hoa Province, September 1968
IPW Prisoner of war interrogation
J-3 Assistant chief of staff for military operations, MACV
JACKSTAY A U.S. Marine Corps operation in the Rung Sat Special Zone in late 1966
JP-4 A kerosene-based fuel for turbine engines
LCA Landing craft, assault
LCI Landing craft, infantry
LCM Landing craft, mechanized
LCT Landing craft, tank
LCU Landing craft, utility, a light lift craft
LCVP Landing craft, vehicle or personnel
LSIL Landing ship, infantry, large
LSM Landing ship, medium
LSSL Landing ship, support, large
LST Landing ship, tank
LZ Landing zone
M16 Current standard American rifle
M43 Soviet-made rifle firing intermediate 7.62-mm.cartridges
M102 American-made 105-mm. howitzer
MACV U.S. Military Assistant Command, Vietnam
MARKET TIME U.S. Navy (Task Force 115) operation designed to seal the coast of South Vietnam against infiltration of enemy troops and supplies
MCS Mine countermeasures support ship
MDMAF Mekong Delta Mobile Afloat Force
Monitor An armored gunboat armed with 20- and 40-mm. guns and 81-mm. direct fire mortars
MRB Mobile Riverine Base
N-1 Navy flotilla officer in charge of administration
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N-2 Navy flotilla officer in charge of intelligence
N-3 Navy flotilla officer in charge of operations
N-4 Navy flotilla officer in charge of supply
POL Petroleum, oils and lubricants
RIVER RAIDER I An operation in the upper Long Tau shipping channel and in the southwestern Rung Sat Special Zone, 16 February-20 March 1967, the first joint operation of Army and Navy forces which were to constitute the Mobile Riverine Force
ROAD Reorganization Objective Army Divisions
RPD Chinese-made light machine gun
RPG2 Soviet-made antitank rocket
RSSZ Rung Sat Special Zone
S-1 Adjutant of brigade or smaller unit.
S-2 Officer in charge of the military intelligence section of a brigade or smaller unit
S-3 Officer in charge of the operations and training section of a brigade or smaller unit
S-4 Officer in charge of the supply and evacuation section of a brigade or smaller unit
S-5 Civil affair officer of a brigade o smaller unit
SEAL Navy sea-air-land teams
SEA LORDS The U.S. Navy Southeast Asia Lake, Ocean, River, Delta Strategy Operations
SEARCH TURN The first of the SEA LORDS barrier operations in the western delta, commencing 2 November 1968
SKS Chinese-made carbine
TRAN HUNG DAO The second of the SEA LORDS barrier operations in the western delta, commencing 16 November 1968
TRUONG CONG DINH A riverine operation initially designed to drive enemy forces away from My Tho and eliminate enemy interdiction of Highway 4, 7 March-2 April 1968
WATER TRAP A major cordon and search operation of  Thoi Son Island in the My Tho River south of Dong Tam during the first week January 1969
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YFNB Large covered lighter
YLLC Salvage lift craft, light
YTB Large harbor tug
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