Document Title: Operational Report - Lessons Learned, Headquarters, 2d Infantry Division, Korea "Experiences of Unit Engaged in Counterinsurgency Operations" (Adobe PDF format)
Area of Operations: Republic of Korea and the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Source: USArmy CGSC Library, Ft Leavenworth, Kansas
Purpose of Distribution: To provide primary source documentation that may be cited in a historical context for research and archival purposes. Also, this document may prove useful to veterans, by the inclusion of units and operational attachments listed, offering proof of service in the Combat Zone north of the Imjin River. Many servicemen, like myself who served in the combat area of operations along the Demilitarized Zone during this time period, were exposed to Agent Orange and are suffering from illness related to their exposure, including the possible genetic affects that exposure to Agent Orange may have had on our children. For information please see: (http://www1.va.gov/Agentorange/page.cfm?pg=2) and also see (http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/herbicide/). Additionally, some DMZ Veterans require unit location documentation for PTSD - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in order to apply for treatment and appropriate benefits as applicable. This information may also be useful to Surviving Spouses and/or Children, in the event the servicemember is deceased. - V. Jenerette (http:// www.jenerette.com)
Major Vandon E. Jenerette (RA) - Van is a U.S. Army veteran of over 23-years of service. Enlisting as a private in 1967, he served on the Korean DMZ as a Recon Scout with the 3d Battalion 32d Infantry during the USS Pueblo Crisis; he was also attached to the 1st Battalion 31st Infantry on the DMZ. He rose through the enlisted ranks to Staff Sergeant, saw duty as a Drill Instructor at Fort Knox and received a commission as an Infantry Lieutenant after attending Infantry OCS in 1972 at Ft. Benning Georgia. Van is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command & General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, the 7th Infantry Division Counterguerilla Warfare School, the U.S. Army Infantry Officers Advanced Course and the Defense Information School Officers Course. Van's assignments included duty with the 1st Special Forces Group (ABN), Okinawa; the United Nations Honor Guard Contingent, Korea, which included service with United Kingdom British and Ghurkha forces and duty with the 1st Infantry, 2d Infantry and 7th Infantry Divisions. He has published papers and been involved in research on a wide range of military topics ranging from Combat Operations along the Korean DMZ; Women in the Military - A Study on Female Generals; Basic Training and Female Recruits; Army Families; Service Member Retention; The Social Impact of Base Closures and The Erosion of Veterans Benefits. In 2002 he was inducted into the U.S. Army Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame at Fort Benning, Georgia. Jenerette is a college Political Science and Sociology instructor and he served as a Field Representative to U.S. Representative Arthur Ravenel, Jr. In 2000 Van was a candidate for the U.S. Congress 1st District seat in South Carolina. After placing third in the Republican primary and the subsequent Congressional redistricting in 2002, Van left politics and returned to life as a private citizen devoting his time to raising his children, teaching college and academic research.
Lieutenant Katherine M. Jenerette (USAR) - Katherine teaches college History. She is a U.S. Army Veteran of the Persian Gulf War - Operation Desert Storm and is an officer in the US Army Reserve, assigned to the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C. Jenerette is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, Coastal Carolina campus and she holds a Masters Degree from USC, Columbia. Her areas of interest include Military History and among her numerous publications and works in progress is research of "The NOTITIA DIGNITATUM: The Roman Empire's Final Order of Battle" from a Latin manuscript written during the 5th century A.D. about ROMAN ARMY units and their deployment during the period of the late Roman Empire. Jenerette presented her preliminary research, "A Re-Examination of the Insignia of the Notitia Dignitatum" at the University of South Carolina's 2nd Annual Late Antiquity Symposium.