“OPERATION KITTYHAWK” Black Knights
July 21 1967 –“OPERATION KITTYHAWK” – Long Khanh Province, III Corps - OPCON 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment -
Beginning on April 1967 and running through March 21, 1968, the Regiment 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.
July 23 LTC Howard R. Fuller, Jr. assumes command of 3/5 Cav replacing LTC Sidney S. Haszard