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Notes

PART I

ESTABLISHING THE ENCLAVES

Introduction

1. MilHistBr, Office of the Secretary, General Staff, Hq, USMACV, Comd Hist, 1964, dtd 15Oct65 p. 102.

2. Adm Ulysses S. G. Sharp, USN, CinCPac, and Gen William C. Westmoreland, ComUSMACV, Report on the War in Vietnam (As of 30 June 1968) (Washington: GPO, 1968), p. 95, hereafter Sharp and Westmoreland, Report on the War. For a more detailed account see Capt Robert H. Whitlow, USMCR, U, S, Marines in Vietnam: The Advisory and Combat Assistance Era, 1954-1964 (Washington: Hist&MusDiv, HQMC, 1977), Chap. 10, hereafter Whitlow, U. S. Marines in Vietnam, 1954-64.

Chapter l

The Call for Marines

Unless otherwise noted the material in this chapter is derived from: MilHistBr, Office of the Secretary, General Staff, Hq, USMACV, Comd Hist, 1965, dtd 20Apr66, hereafter MACV Comd Hist, 1965; 9th MEB ComdD Mar65; MAG-16 ComdD 16Jan-Mar65, dtd 8Apr65; HQMC Msg File; CNO, Flag Plot Msg File, Jan-Mar65 (OAB, NHD), hereafter Flag Plot File; BGen Frederick J. Karch, intvw by Oral HistU, Hist Div, HQMC, dtd 15Jan72 (Oral Hist Coll, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC), hereafter Karch Intvw; Vietnam Comment File; Department of Defense, United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967, 12 bks (Washington: GPO, 1971), hereafter Pentagon Papers with appropriate section title and book, and section, volume or tab, and page number; LtCol John J. Cahill and Jack Shulimson, 'History of U. S. Marine Corps Operations in Vietnam, Jan-Jun 65,' MS (Hist&Mus Div, HQMC), hereafter Cahill and Shulimson, 'USMC Ops RVN, Jan-Jun 65'; Jack Shulimson, 'U. S. Marines in Vietnam, Introduction,' MS, pt l of LtCol Ralph F. Moody, et. al., 'Marines in Vietnam, 1954-May 1968,' MS, 8 pts (Hist&MusDiv, HQMC), hereafter, Shulimson, 'U. S. Marines in Vietnam, pt l.'

Alert and Realert

l. BGen Frederick J. Karch, Presentation to the Command and Staff College, MCS, Quantico, dtd 27May65 (Oral Hist Coll, Hist&Mus Div, HQMC), hereafter Karch Presentation.

2. See MCCC, Items of Significant Interest for 20 and 31Jan65.

Air Retaliation and the Arrival of the HAWKS

3. Washington Post and Times Herald, 8Feb65, p. l.

4. LtCol Bertram E. Cook, Comments on draft MS, dtd 250ct76 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Cook Comments. See also Col George G. Long, Comments on draft MS, dtd 8Nov76 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Long Comments.

5. Cook Comments.

6. Ibid.

7. Long comments. See also Capt Ronald G. Richardson, intvw by MCS Quantico, dtd 8Feb66 (No. 50, Oral Hist Coll, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC).

8. Long Comments. See also MajGen Andrew W. O'Donnell and staff, Comments on draft MS, dtd 29Oct76 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter O'Donnell and staff Comments.

9. 'The Rolling Thunder Program Begins,' Pentagon Papers, bk 4, sec. IV-C-3, pp. xii-xiv, and pp. 27-47. See also JCS Historical Section, Joint Secretariat, Comments on draft MS, dtd 10Nov76 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter JCS History Comments.

Land the Marines

10. Quoted in 'The Rolling Thunder Program Begins,' Pentagon Papers, bk 4, sec. IV-C-3, p. 31. See also JCS History Comments.

11. ComUSMACV msg to JCS, dtd9Feb65 (Flag Plot File).

12. JCS Memorandum (JCSM) 100-65, dtd HFeb65 as cited in 'Marine Units Go To Da Nang,' Pentagon Papers, bk 4, sec. IV-C-4, p. ix. See also 'The Rolling Thunder Program Begins,' Ibid., bk 4, sec. IV-C-3, pp. 31-47 and JCS History Comments.

13. General William C. Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports (New York, New York: Doubleday & Co., 1976), p. 123, hereafter Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports; MACV Comd Hist, 1965, p. 30.

14. Quoted in 'Marine Units Go to Da Nang,' Pentagon Papers, bk4, sec. IV-c-4, pp. 2-5.

15. Karch Intvw.

16. MACV Comd Hist, 1965, p. 31.

17. DOD Tlgram 6166, dtd 2Mar65 as cited in 'Marine Units Go to Da Nang,' Pentagon Papers, bk 4, sec. IV-C-4, p. 6.

18. CinCPac msg to JCS, dtd 3Mar65, as cited in Ibid.,pp.7-8.

 

 

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