BP3 Official Scrimmage Write up and Awards

116th
The Seal


29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
116TH REGIMENT, 1ST BN
BAKER COMPANY


Official Awards for Meritorious Service Before and During BP3's Deployment
October 4th, 2015




2Lt. Perdiew
For his victory in battle, Second Lieutenant Jeffrey T. Perdiew is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal. In addition, for leading his platoon to victory in an official scrimmage, Second Lieutenant Jeffrey T. Perdiew is being awarded the Legion of Merit.

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SSgt. Brewer
For his victory in battle, Staff Sergeant Tyler T. Brewer is being awarded his World War II Victory Medal.

Furthermore, for outstanding organisational skills vital to the effective running of the Platoon, almost certainly contributing to battlefield effectiveness. Staff Sergeant Staff Sergeant Tyler T. Brewer is being awarded the Soldiers Medal.

Soldier's MedalWWII Victory Medal

Sergeant Samuel Kim
Sgt. Kim contributed immensely to our victory during the deployment on October 4th against the Allied Coalition. In the first round he bravely neutralized two enemies with small arms then went onto position himself strategically in the center of the map. Although originally tasked with reconnaissance work, he wisely went above and beyond his role of simple recon and positioned himself on the road leading north. Once the enemy tank began carrying its attack out north, Sgt. Kim popped out of cover, directly in the line of fire of the tank, and launched a panzerfaust at medium range. The anti-tank round instantly destroyed the tank, scoring him three more kills. This contributed immensely to our victory during the defense round. But Sgt. Kim was not yet done, during the attack round, Sgt. Kim smartly utilized his grenades to go on and take out 5 more enemy infantry. Knocking out almost half of the enemy force right off the bat. Sgt. Kim played a big role in contributing to our overall victory during the entire scrimmage. For his brave efforts and peerless competency on the battlefield, I am awarding him the Silver Star, World War 2 Victory Medal, and Combat Infantry Badge.

Silver StarWWII Victory MedalCombat Infantry Badge

Sergeant Aleksander D. Antosiewicz
Sgt. Antosiewicz, during the attack around was pinned down with the rest of the assault squad by the tank, which was sitting at the glider. Once the overwatch squad had flanked the glider position to the north, 2Lt. Perdiew ordered a pincer attack on the tank. The tank turned its attention away from the south and began firing on the north. Sgt. Antosiewicz immediately recognized this opportunity and charged the tank from the south to hit the tank at close range with a panzerfaust. The action did not stop there however, as the tank was not destroyed by the panzerfaust. Instead the tank turned to fire on Sgt. Antosiewicz at close range. Not only that but the tank commander exited from the tank to fire on Sgt. Antosiewicz and point blank range. Sgt. Antosiewicz executed remarkably quick thinking and bolted for the rear of the tank at a running speed where he pulled out his two satchel charges and laid them directly behind the tank. While still dodging pistol fire, Sgt. Antosiewicz then ran in front of the tank into its line of fire to escape the blast, going onto dodge machine gun fire from the tank's frontal turret. The tank then abandoned its quest to cut down Sgt. Antosiewicz with machine gun fire and charged forward to run him over. Just as the tank ran the Sergeant over the satchels caused a massive explosion, taking the tank with it in the blast. Sgt. Antosiewicz quick thinking and bravery, along with the sacrifice of his very life, helped secure victory for BP3. For his quick thinking and sacrifice, I am awarding Sgt. Antosiewicz with a World War 2 Victory Medal, a Purple Heart, and a Combat Infantry Badge.

WWII Victory MedalPurple HeartCombat Infantry Badge

Technician, 5th Grade Mark A. Minor
T/5 Minor deployed with Baker Company, Third Platoon, and helped secure victory against the Allied Coalition. To forever remember his contribution to our platoon's success on that harrowing day, I am awarding him his World War 2 Victory Medal.

WWII Victory Medal

Corporal Paul W. Rousse
Cpl. Rousse deployed with Baker Company, Third Platoon, and helped secure victory against the Allied Coalition. To forever remember his contribution to our platoon's success on that harrowing day, I am awarding him his World War 2 Victory Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

WWII Victory MedalCombat Infantry Badge

Private, First Class Adrian T. Sawn
PFC Sawn was apart of a crucial squad during our defense round. He was tasked with remaining at the supply station to keep the southern flank secure for as long as possible. When Allied Coalition overran the barn, PFC Sawn was forced to stay back due to heavy enemy fire and the presence of the tank. While the enemy team set up in the barn and commenced a terrifying assault on the regions to the north, PFC Sawn began systematically picking off enemies through the use of stealth and prudent tactical moves. Additionally, because he was deep behind enemy lines he used his position to provide much needed information to the rest of BP3, who could otherwise only take guesses as to what was happening south of them. PFC Sawn hid himself so well, that at one point two enemy rifle men walked right over his body while he laid in prone position. Once they stepped on and then over him, he popped up to neutralize both enemies with a surprise flank attack. In the end he gained 4 confirmed kills. His actions this day are an example to the entire platoon of what an effective soldier can really be when carrying out their role intelligently and tactfully. For his wonderful display of competency on the battlefield, I am awarding him the Bronze Star, World War 2 Victory Medal, and Combat Infantry Badge.

Bronze StarWWII Victory MedalCombat Infantry Badge

Private, First Class Jordan W. Zenhenko
With the short notice of one week for the scrimmage, it was very important for BP3 to get in as many practices as possible beyond the regularly scheduled drills on the map of Vierville. PFC Zenhenko followed through with this by organizing practices and inviting fellow platoon members for several of the open nights leading up to the day of the scrimmage. His actions greatly assisted in preparing the platoon for their success in the scrimmage. Additionally, during the battle itself, PFC Zenhenko once spotting the enemy armor alerted BP3 to the tank's new position right before it began shelling the members of the glider squad. In his last effort he not only attempted to fall back into safety but made sure that he could save more lives by alerting the members around him. For both of these achievements I am awarding PFC Zenhenko with the Soldier's Medal, and the World War 2 Victory Medal.

Soldier's MedalWWII Victory Medal!

Private, First Class Christopher Noye
As the preparations for the scrim began, PFC Noye took it upon himself to volunteer to lead a fireteam focusing around the barn for the defense round. To prepare himself for this, PFC Noye learned the farm area from front to back and prepared detailed plans for his fireteam. He then went above and beyond and organized extra practices for the platoon and created detailed maps to assist platoon headquarters in coming up with a solid strategy for each round. For is absolutely stellar preparation that helped lock down a vital part of the map, I am awarding PFC Noye with the Soldier's Medal and the World War 2 Victory Medal.

Soldier's MedalWWII Victory Medal

Private, First Class Evan V. McLean
PFC McLean deployed with Baker Company, Third Platoon, and helped secure victory against the Allied Coalition. To forever remember his contribution to our platoon's success on that harrowing day, I am awarding him his World War 2 Victory Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

WWII Victory MedalCombat Infantry Badge

Private, First Class Grant P. Gillespie
PFC Gillespie deployed with Baker Company, Third Platoon, and helped secure victory against the Allied Coalition. To forever remember his contribution to our platoon's success on that harrowing day, I am awarding him his World War 2 Victory Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

WWII Victory MedalCombat Infantry Badge

Private, First Class Samuel V. Morse
PFC Morse deployed with Baker Company, Third Platoon, and helped secure victory against the Allied Coalition. To forever remember his contribution to our platoon's success on that harrowing day, I am awarding him his World War 2 Victory Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

WWII Victory MedalCombat Infantry Badge

Private, First Class Nathanial T. Poklemba
PFC Poklemba deployed with Baker Company, Third Platoon, and helped secure victory against the Allied Coalition. To forever remember his contribution to our platoon's success on that harrowing day, I am awarding him his World War 2 Victory Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

WWII Victory MedalCombat Infantry Badge

Private, First Class Caesar A. Redd
PFC Redd deployed with Baker Company, Third Platoon, and helped secure victory against the Allied Coalition. To forever remember his contribution to our platoon's success on that harrowing day, I am awarding him his World War 2 Victory Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

WWII Victory MedalCombat Infantry Badge

Private, First Class Christian A. Haupt
PFC Haupt deployed with Baker Company, Third Platoon, and helped secure victory against the Allied Coalition. To forever remember his contribution to our platoon's success on that harrowing day, I am awarding him his World War 2 Victory Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

WWII Victory MedalCombat Infantry Badge

Private, First Class Jamie L. Morgan
PFC Morgan deployed with Baker Company, Third Platoon, and helped secure victory against the Allied Coalition. To forever remember his contribution to our platoon's success on that harrowing day, I am awarding him his World War 2 Victory Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

WWII Victory MedalCombat Infantry Badge

Private, First Class Mike A. Barr
PFC Barr deployed with Baker Company, Third Platoon, and helped secure victory against the Allied Coalition. To forever remember his contribution to our platoon's success on that harrowing day, I am awarding him his World War 2 Victory Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

WWII Victory MedalCombat Infantry Badge

Private, First Class Devon E. Atkinson
PFC Atkinson deployed with Baker Company, Third Platoon, and helped secure victory against the Allied Coalition. To forever remember his contribution to our platoon's success on that harrowing day, I am awarding him his World War 2 Victory Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

WWII Victory MedalCombat Infantry Badge

Private, First Class Chris W. Moore
Despite not being able to attend the actual scrim, PFC Moore not only attended almost every practice leading up to the scrim. His effort greatly assisted BP3 in preparing for the scrim and I find him to be deserving of the Good Conduct Medal.

Good Conduct Medal

Private Aidan J. Welton-Drake
Pvt. Welton-Drake was the only private that deployed with Baker Company, Third Platoon, and helped secure victory against the Allied Coalition. To forever remember his contribution to our platoon's success on that harrowing day, I am awarding him his World War 2 Victory Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

WWII Victory MedalCombat Infantry Badge

Private Jacob M. Fishman
As the requirement for participating in a scrimmage is for one to hold an EIB, Pvt. Fishman was not on the roster for the scrimmage. Regardless, Pvt. Fishman attended most of the extra practices and enthusiastically assisted in preparing BP3 for the scrim. For his exemplary dedication to the unit in spite of the fact that he would not get to attend the scrimmage, I am awarding him the Good Conduct Medal.

Good Conduct Medal

Private Clyde L. Choate
As the requirement for participating in a scrimmage is for one to hold an EIB, Pvt. Choate was not on the roster for the scrimmage. Regardless, Pvt. Choate attended most of the extra practices and enthusiastically assisted in preparing BP3 for the scrim. For his exemplary dedication to the unit in spite of the fact that he would not get to attend the scrimmage, I am awarding him the Good Conduct Medal.

Good Conduct Medal

Cpt. Patterson
Commanding Officer
Baker Company HQ
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    116th
    The Seal


    29TH INFANTRY DIVISION
    116TH REGIMENT, 1ST BN
    BAKER COMPANY



    2Lt. Perdiew's After Action Report: BP3's deployment against the Grenadier-Regiment.559, 12.SS, Canadian [CIB], and the Polish [6Dyw] unit on Vierville.
    October 4th, 2015





    On Sunday, the fourth of October, 2015. The brave men of Baker Company, Third platoon, deployed against the Grenadier-Regiment.559, 12.SS, Canadian [CIB], and the Polish [6Dyw] in the region of Vierville. The combined allied forces squared off against the axis BP3 in two rounds of attack/defense.

    The conditions of victory were the following for BP3 in each round.

    • When defending, BP3 could achieve victory by eliminating the other team or holding at least one objective for the entire hour time limit.
    • When attacking, BP3 could achieve victory by eliminating the other team or capturing all objectives before the hour time limit expired.

    In each round BP3 would be on axis and the combined allied forces consisting of Grenadier-Regiment.559, 12.SS, Canadian [CIB], and the Polish [6Dyw] would be on allies. The only thing that changed each round was the starting position. The attackers would start in the drop zone and the defenders would start at the supply station.

    For both rounds, based on prior arrangements that all units agreed upon, the teams were composed of the following.

    The axis or BP3, team had 19 infantry, consisting of 2 heavy weapons, 2 light weapons, 1 machine-gun, 1 combat engineer, and 1 anti-tank soldier.

    The allied team or Grenadier-Regiment.559, 12.SS, Canadian [CIB], and the Polish [6Dyw], team had 13 infantry, consisting of 1 machine gun, 1 bren-gunner, and two light weapons. The allied team also had access to a Stuart tank.
    BP3 began the deployment starting out on the defense. Our team was sectioned into four separate squads. They were as follows...

    • The Barn Squad: tasked with defending the barn that sat between the supply station and the dropzone. Their primary goal was to slow down any enemy infantry that came into that territory and fall back if they were overwhelmed. This strategy was essential to buy BP3 time to set up around the map.

    • The Junction Squad: consisting of only two men, the junction squad would move up to the junction in the center of the map and be the eyes of the platoon. Since the junction had a perfect view of the second AA position as well as the majority of the western flank, it was considered perfect for relaying intelligence.

    • The Glider Squad: this squad consisted of the majority of our forces, they would be a bulwark against any men who tried to take the eastern flank of the map. They would also be in a good position to assault the enemy regardless of where they moved their forces to.

    • The Bunker Squad: This squad would make it to the bunker at the opposite end of the map Where they could dig in and grab panzerfausts. Their primate objective was to lockdown the northern flank, which would provide cover in the event that the Stuart tank transported men across the far western flank of the battlefield.

    Upon going LIVE, BP3 instantly starting heading off into their assigned positions. For the first couple minutes. BP3 encountered no contact with the enemy while falling into their positions. Even the bunker squad, which had the farthest to run, moved up all the way to their assigned objective and dug in with ease. After everyone was dug in at their defensive positions the barn squad began reporting contact with the enemy. The barn squad engaged infantry directly, immediately eliminating a few contacts. Eventually the enemy tank arrived and began shelling the barn. The barn squad possessed no anti-tank capabilities and was forced to fall back. Every man fell back with the exception of PFC Sawn, who, unable to fall back due to heavy enemy fire, remained at the supply station to watch the southern flank.

    The remainder of the barn squad abandoned their defensive position and retreated up the road, and they were later ordered to move into the 2nd AA position and defend it. The enemy forces however, completely took the barn and moved their tank up to maintain eyes on the northern flank. At this point, the men of BP3 had scored 4 confirmed kills on the enemy.

    After the enemy dug into the barn, almost without warning, the tank moved up in front of the barn and began spraying glider with HE rounds and machine gun fire. Two men were immediately killed in the process. One of the men, PFC Zenhenko, died falling back, but not before alerting the men of BP3 of the tank's new position right before it began firing.

    The tank began firing for several prolonged periods of time, shelling the areas to the north of it without mercy. The men of BP3 all remained in cover and did not move from their positions. The platoon leader continually reminded the men under him to grab panzerfausts if they could as the new primary objective was to eliminate the tank at all costs. For a couple minutes both teams sat at a stalemate, with the allied forces controlling the southern half of the flank and BP3 holding all positions north of the junction.

    The tank then started up and began moving along the road north from the barn with infantry following its flanks. Because of the aggressive shelling and machine gun fire, the men at the junction in the center of the map had been forced to shift positions out of the cap zone. The tank and infantry moved up to the junction area, capturing it from BP3. It then began aggressively firing on more positions. It continued until in a surprise attack, Sgt. Kim who was sitting several feet away behind a chest high stone wall. Popped up right in front of the tank's firing line and launched a single panzerfaust directly into its frontal armor. The tank exploded, killing all of the three occupants inside. Sgt. Kim's personal score at this point was five confirmed kills.

    Meanwhile back at the barn PFC Sawn remained in deep cover, systematically using it to engage the enemy. His was dug into cover so well that two enemy infantry walked up behind him and stepped on his back, walking literally right over him. He then popped up from camouflage to flank and kill two enemies. By the time the round had ended he had marked four confirmed kills.

    The men of BP3 began calling for a counter attack but the platoon leader told them to remain steadfast in their position. After waiting several minutes the platoon leader called for a massive counter attack. The order was given for everyone from the northern flank to spread out and sweep through the south in one swift motion.

    Despite this order, the last remaining ally was running through the western flank making his way north. He ran out of cover into the open field between the 2nd AA position and the bunker, where he was spotted by PFC Haupt who was stationed at a concrete pillbox in the bunker area. PFC Haupt fired on the enemy and killed him, securing victory for the axis forces.

    The second round, where BP3 would be attacking from the drop zone, was much more difficult.

    BP3 would start from the dropzone with two separate squads. The assault squad and the over-watch squad. Both had the following initial directives.

    • The Assault Squad: this squad was tasked with immediately assaulting the barn and digging in immediately upon LIVE. They would deny the enemy access to the drop zone from their spawn at the supply station and clear out as many enemies as possible. They would also have two scouts assigned to them. One would run up to the far western flank in the middle of the map and gather intel, the other would go up near the junction and watch the road in order to report the activities of the tank, should it leave barn. The assault squad would also be tasked with clearing out the supply station if necessary to ensure the southern flank was completely captured.

    • The Over-watch Squad: this squad was tasked with providing cover fire for the assault squad to make it into the barn. Once the assault squad had completed their objectives the over-watch squad would fall back to the western flank and then both squads would ultimately proceed north together to attack the northern flank in synergy.

    Immediately upon LIVE both squads fell into their respective positions. The assault squad arrived the barn cap zone without any issues or contact. The next few minutes saw some of the most intense close quarters combat in the entire battle. PFC Zenhenko saw contacts rushing into the barn and both sides began engaging each other. Sgt. Kim spotted a British soldier, fired at him and missed. Ducking into cover he pulled out his two grenades and threw them at the enemy. After both had exploded he had killed 5 enemies.

    Meanwhile, the tank took off past the barn directly to the north. Completely bypassing the barn. The communications between the men in BP3 descended into chaos as the battle for the barn grew intense. The platoon leader called the assault squad to hold their position and dig into the barn while the over-watch squad fell back into the western flank to regroup.

    The tank began shelling the barn with HE rounds, causing some casualties in the process. Some men from the assault squad fanned out to scout out the area but were unable to properly get a fix on the remaining enemy's position.

    The over-watch squad began crawling their way up the far western flank, using the eyes of the scouts to make sure that they were not walking into any traps. After several long periods of time had passed, the over-watch squad had stealthily crawled all the way up to the northern flank behind the bunker, encountering no contacts along the way. The assault squad however continued to take casualties throughout the battle as the tank continued to mercilessly pound them with shells and bullets.

    Based on what intel had been gathered, it was known that the tank was hiding somewhere in the glider area. At this point in the scrimmage, on the allied team, the tank and a handful of infantry were all that remained.

    Knowing that once the over-watch squad took the bunker their position would be compromised, the platoon leader ordered all men to commence a pincer attack on the tank from both north and south flanks. The over-watch squad immediately charged into the bunker, finding it clear of any enemy contacts. They grabbed as many panzerfausts as they could and charged into the brush in order to destroy the tank. Some men were immediately cut down by infantry who had shifted position to face an expected attack from the bunker to the north. Once enemy had discovered that infantry were coming through the brush between the glider and the bunker, the tank shifted position facing north. It then began mercilessly shelling the brush to wipe out any enemy infantry hiding in there.

    Sgt. Antosiewicz charged forward from the south using the fact that the tank was no longer looking his direction to surprise it. Sgt. Antosiewicz moved into close range and fired upon the tank with a panzerfaust. The tank did not go down though, it began smoking instead. Sgt. Antosiewicz sprinted to within an arms length of the tank, while a tank crew member exited it to fire his pistol at him. Avoiding fire at close range, Sgt. Antosiewicz dropped two satchel charges simultaneously and then ran in front of the tank away from them to seek cover behind a rock, all while dodging tank machine gun fire at point blank range. The tank gave up his quest to shoot down Sgt. Antosiewicz and instead drove forward and ran him over. It was unable to get clear of the blasts from the satchel charges and exploded along with them.

    At this time there was only one man remaining, which was the tank commander who had fled the tank in an attempt to kill Sgt. Antosiewicz. He ran into the brush between the glider and bunker and made his last stand.

    He was confronted not long after by PFC Redd wielding a STG. The remaining ally hip fired and killed him, in a moment of unbelievable quick thinking. The remaining ally picked up the STG, not even bothering to pick up the ammunition, and used it to kill another man coming to attack him in the brush.

    During the final moment of the fight, the last ally was confronted by 2Lt. Perdiew who ran up and threw a grenade at him. While the grenade sailed towards the remaining enemy, 2Lt. Perdiew was cut down by STG fire. The grenade landed next to his feet and exploded, securing victory for BP3.

    Both rounds lasted approximately twenty minutes.

    I would like to thank the wonderful men of the Grenadier-Regiment.559, 12.SS, Canadian [CIB], and the Polish [6Dyw] unit for agreeing to meet us on this battlefield in the spirit of competition.

    I would also like to thank all the non-BP3 members of Baker company for helping us prepare for this scrimmage. Without your assistance, we never would have discovered many over looked strengths and weaknesses of the map.

    Additionally, thank you to all squad leaders, assistant squad leaders, and SSgt. Brewer of BP3. Without your hardcore dedication to rigorously training men on this map, I do not believe things would have gone as smoothly as they did.

    Finally, thank you to the executive leadership of the 29th for fostering an environment that can provide these beloved experiences for me and my men.

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    2nd Lieutenant Perdiew
    Platoon Leader
    BP3

  • Congrats, lads! Another win for the 29th ;)

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    That's quite the map you made PFC Noye enter image description here. Couldn't be happier with the results we got boys, great job to everyone and especially Sgt. Kim for that silver star! The 3rd CIB, 12.SS, GR.559, and 6Dyw put up a hell of a fight and I hope to meet them again on the battlefield.

  • Fantastic! Congratulations to you all.

  • nice jobe baker boys

  • Congratulations Sir and the elements of BP3...

    Salute

  • Well done, lads! Congratulations!

  • Dammit, I want those sweet awards as well!

  • Congratulations BP3!

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    Congrats BP3!

  • Well done BP3 upholding 29th standards within a scrimm excellent..

  • Congratulations on the win BP3, very well done!

  • Congrats BP3!!!
    Nice work one and all.

  • Jolly good show!

  • Assertive! Congrats BP3 and good work carrying forward the flag!

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