KITTYHAWK resumption Black Knights

December 22 1967 – February 16, 1968  – resumption of “OPERATION KITTYHAWK” – Long Khanh Province, III Corps -

 

Beginning on April 1967 and running through March 21, 1968, the 3rd/5th Cavalry was tasked to secure and pacify Long Khanh Province.  This year long mission was called "OPERATION KITTYHAWK".  It achieved three objectives: Viet Cong (VC) were kept from interfering with travel on the main roads, Vietnamese were provided medical treatment in programs like MEDCAP and DENCAP and finally, RIF operations were employed to keep the VC off balance, making it impossible for them to mount offensive operations.