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The Landing

19. Maj Ruel T. Scyphers, Comments on draft MS, dtd 18Oct76 (Vietnam Comment File).

20. 3/9 ComdD,Mar65,pt II,p. 5.

21. Karch Intvw.

22. 3/9 ComdD, Mar 65, pt III.

23. MajGen Keith B. McCutcheon, Comments on Cahill and Shulimson draft MS, ' 'USMC Ops RVN, Jan-Jun65," dtd 24Apr68 (Vietnam Comment File).

24. LtCol Herbert J. Bain, Comments on draft MS, dtd 30Oct76 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Bain Comments.

25. CTF 76 Sit Rep No. 18, dtd 9Mar65 (Flag Plot File).

26. Bain Comments.

 

Chapter 2

The 9th MEB in Vietnam

Unless otherwise noted the material in this chapter is derived from: MACV Comd Hist, 1965; 9th MEB ComdDs, Mar-Apr65; HQMC Msg File; Flag Plot File; Vietnam Comment File; Karch Intvw, Karch Presentation; Pentagon Papers, Cahill and Shulimson, "USMC Ops RVN, Jan-Jun65"; Shulimson, "U. S. Marines in Vietnam, pt l"; Jack Shulimson "U. S. Marines in Vietnam, May-December 1965," MS, pt2 of LtCol Ralph F. Moody et. al., "Marines in Vietnam 1954-May1968," hereafter Shulimson, "Marines in Vietnam, pt.2"; BGen Edwin H. Simmons, "Marine Corps Operations in Vietnam, 1965-66," Naval Review, 1968 (Annapolis: U. S. Naval Institute, 1968), pp. 2-35, hereafter Simmons, ' 'Marine Corps Ops, 1965-66.''

The First Weeks

Additional sources for this section are: BLSG ComdDs, Mar-Apr65; MAG-16 ComdDs, Mar-Apr65.

l. JCS msg to CinCPac, dtd 6Mar65 as cited in "Marine Combat Units Go to Da Nang," Pentagon Papers, bk 4, sec. IV-C-4, p. l. Westmoreland quoted in FMFPac, "Operations of the III Marine Amphibious Force, Vietnam, March-September 1965," n.d., hereafter FMFPac, III MAF Ops, Mar-Sep65.

2. BGen Frederick J. Karch Itr to Col Clifford B. Drake, dtd 26Mar65, covering Itr to Karch Presentation.

3. Colonel Robert J. Oddy, Comments on draft MS, dtd 250ct76 (Vietnam Comment File).

4. Karch Presentation.

5. LtCol George H. Smith, intvw by MCSC Albany, dtd 21Apr66 (No. Ill, Oral Hist Coll, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC).

6. Maj Pat Morgan, Comments on draft MS, dtd 28Oct76 (Vietnam Comment File).

7. BGen Webb D. Sawyer, Comments on draft MS, dtd 25Oct76 (Vietnam Comment File).

8. Karch Presentation.

9. Col Norman G. Ewers, Comments on draft MS, dtd 7Oct76 (Vietnam Comment File). See also O'Donnell and staff Comments.

10. Col Thomas J. O'Connor, Comments on draft MS, dtd 27Nov76 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter O'Connor Comments.

11. 3/9 ComdD, Mar65.

12.FMFPac, III MAF Ops, Mar-Sep65, p. 21.

13. Karch Presentation.

Estimate of the Situation

Additional sources for this secton are: Dept of the Army, SE Asia Msg File (CMH, DA), hereafter CMH Msg File and Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports.

14. ComUSMACV msg to CinCPac, dtd 27Mar65 (CMH Msg File). See also Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports. pp. 126-29.

15. See "Phase I in the Buildup of U. S. Forces, the Debate," Pentagon Papers, bk 4, sec. IV-C-5, pp 56-59 for copies of these earlier recommendations.

16. ComUSMACV msg to CinCPac, dtd 27Mar65 (CMH Msg File). This message provides a resume of the 26 March MACV "Estimate of the Situation." See also Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, p. 125.

17. LtGen Victor H. Krulak, Comments on Shulimson draft MS. "U. S. Marines in Vietnam, pt l." dtd 11Aug69 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Krulak Comments, 69.

18. NSAM 328, dtd 6Apr65 as reprinted in "Phase I in the Buildup ot U. S. Forces, the Debate," Pentagon Papers, bk 4, sec. IV-C-5. pp. 124-26. See also Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, pp. 130-31.

More Marines Arrive

Additional sources for this section are: FMFPac ComdC, Mar-Dec65; FMFPac Deployment SitReps, 1965; 3d MEB Sit Reps. 5-12Apr65; 3d Marines ComdD, Apr65; MAG-16 ComdD, Apr65.

19. Col Rex C. Denny, Comments on draft MS, dtd 10Nov76 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Denny Comments.

20. CGFMFPac msg to CMC, dtd 31Mar65 in FMFPac Deployment SitReps 1965.

21. CGFMFPac msg to CMC, dtd lApr65 in Ibid; Col Richard A. Savage, Comments on draft MS, dtd 2Nov76 (Vietnam Comment File).

22. Denny Comments.

23. ComUSMACV msg to CG9thMEB, dtd 12Apr65 (HQMC Msg File).

24. CGlst MAW msg to CO, VMFA-531, dtd 12Apr65 (Ibid).

25. Col Rex C. Denny, Comments on Cahill and Shulimson draft MS. "USMC Ops RVN, Jan-Jun65," dtd 16Apr68 (Vietnam Comment File).

26. Col Otis W. Gorman, Comments on draft MS, n.d. [Nov 76] (Vietnam Comment File).

27. Karch Presentation.

An Expanded Mission

28. MACV Comd Hist, 1965, p. 40.

29. LtGen Victor H. Krulak, Comments on draft MS, dtd 2Aug77 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Krulak Comments, 77.

 

 

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