Fleet Marine Force Reference Publication (FMFRP) 12–43, Professional Knowledge Gained from Operational Experience in Vietnam, 1969, Special Issue, Mines and Boobytraps, is published to ensure the retention and dissemination of useful information, which is not intended to become doctrine or to be published in Fleet Marine Force manuals.
FMFRPs in the 12 Series are a special category of publications: reprints of historical works which were published commercially or by the U.S. Government Printing Office and are no longer in print.
This reference publication complements existing training manuals on small unit tactics, patrolling, weapons, mines and booby traps, and leadership.
Written by a multitude of Marines during the Vietnam War, this volume is an excellent compendium of lessons to be learned from the Marine Corps’ experience in 1969.
It is enthusiastically recommended to all junior officers, SNCOS, and NCOS who will profit from the principles presented.
Contents covered in this handbook are:
1. ENEMY MINE WARFARE
- Enemy Doctrine
- Enemy Sources of Supply
- VC Mine Factories
- Enemy Tactics
- Nontactical Countermeasures
- Tactical Countermeasures
- Individual Countermeasures
- Immediate Action to Take When and After an Explosive Device is Tripped
- Unit Training
3. ENEMY MINE INDICATORS
4. ENEMY MINES AND BOOBYTRAPS
- Explosive Antipersonnel Devices
- Nonexplosive Boobytraps
- Antitank and Vehicle Mines
- Anti-helicopter Mining