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30. 3d Marines ComdD, Apr 65.

31. Capt Gaetano F. Squillace, intvw by MCS, Quantico, dtd l lJan66 (No. 27, Oral Hist Coll, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC).

32. Karch Presentation.

33. The Washington Post and Times Herald, 2May65, p. 3.

Chu Lai

Additional sources for this section are: 3d MAB ComdD, Apr-May65; 3d MEB SitReps, 26Apr-12May65.

34. "Phase I in the Buildup of U. S. Forces, the Debate," Pentagon Papers, bk 4, sec. IV-C-5, p. 21. See also Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, p. 132;

35. Telephone conversation between FMFPacCC and MCCC, dtd 28Nov67 as cited in Cahill and Shulimson, "USMC Ops RVN, Jan-Jun65," p. 200.

36. Krulak Comments, 77.

37. Denny Comments.

38. LtCol Charles L. Goode, Comments on draft MS, dtd 7Oct76 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Goode Comments.

39. O'Connor Comments.

40. Col Norman R. Nickerson, Comments on draft MS, dtd 28Oct76 and 9Aug77 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Nickerson Comments.

41. Col Hardy Hay, Comments on Cahill and Shulimson draft MS, "USMC Ops RVN,'Jan-Jun65," dtd 5May68 (Vietnam Comment File). Hay in this letter provides a detailed account of the Saigon meeting.

42. Col Hardy Hay, Comments on draft MS, dtd 22Oct76 (Vietnam Comment File).

43. O'Connor Comments.

44. Col Edward Cook, Comments on draft MS, dtd 14Oct76 (Vietnam Comment File).

45. CGFMFPac, Trip Summary, Visit to WestPac, 14-21 May 1965, n.d.,p.A-8.

46. Col William M. Graham, Comments on draft MS, dtd 18Nov76 (Vietnam Comment File).

 

Chapter 3

Formation and Development of III MAF

Unless otherwise noted the material in this chapter is derived from: MACV ComdHist, 1965; FMFPac, III MAF Ops, Mar-Sep65, III MAF ComdD, May65; III MAF ComdC, Jun65; 3d MarDiv (Fwd) ComdD, May65; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jun65; 1st MAW (Adv) ComdD, May65; 1st MAW (Adv) ComdC, Jun65; HQMC Msg File; Vietnam Comment File; Cahill and Shulimson, "USMC Ops RVN, Jan-Jun65"; Shulimson, "Marines in Vietnam, pt l"; Shulimson, "Marines in Vietnam, pt 2"; Pentagon Papers; Simmons, "Marine Corps Ops, 1965-66."

The Birth of III MAF

1. Quoted in CinCPacFlt msg to CGIIIMEF, dtd 7May65 (HQMC Msg File).

2. Col Victor J. Croizat, Comments on Shulimson draft MS, "Marines in Vietnam, pt l," dtd 12Aug69 (Vietnam Comment File); Simmons, "Marine Corps Ops, 1965-66," p. 10; Gen Wallace M. Greene, Jr., Comments on draft MS, dtd lAug77 (Vietnam Comment File).

3. ComUSMACV Itr to CGIIIMEF, dtd 5May65, Subj: Letter of Instruction, encl 11, III MAF ComdC, May 65.

4. ComUSMACV msg to CinCPac, dtd 8May65 (HQMC Msg File).

5. Ibid.

The Le My Experiment

Additional sources for this section are: III MAF, Civic Action Report, 8Mar-15Jul65, dtd 18Jul65, hereafter III MAF Civic Action Report; 3d Marines ComdD, May 65; 2/3 ComdD, May 65; LtCol David A. Clement, intvw by MCB, Camp Lejeune, dtd 6Aug66 (No. 189, Oral Hist Coll, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC), hereafter Clement Intvw; LtCol David A. Clement, "Le My: A Study in Counter-Insurgency." Marine Corps Gazette, v. 95, no. 11 (Nov67), pp. 18-24. hereafter Clement, "Le My."

6. Statement of Capt Nguyen Hoa, dtd 16Jun65, Effect of Marine Corps Operations in Le My Area, end 5, III MAF Civic Action Report.

7. Clement Intvw.

8. BGen Marc A. Moore, Comments on draft MS, n.d. [Nov 76] (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Moore Comments.

9. Capt Lionel V, Silva, intvw by MSC, Quantico, dtd 2Feb66 (No. 37, Oral Hist Coll, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC). K). Moore Comments.

10. Moore Comments

11. Col David A. Clement, Comments on draft MS, dtd 5Oct76 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Clement Comments.

12. 3d Mar Div (Adv) ComdD, May65.

13. CGFMFPac, Trip Summary, Visit to WestPac, 14-21 May 1965, n.d., hereafter CGFMFPac May Trip Summary.

 

Building the Chu Lai Airfield

Additional sources for this section are: MABS-12 ComdC, May65; MAG-12 ComdC, Jun65; LtGen Keith B. McCutcheon, "Marine Aviation in Vietnam, 1962-70," Naval Review 1971 (Annapolis: U. S. Naval Institute, 1971), pp. 122-55, hereafter McCutcheon, "Marine Aviation"; LtCol Charles L. Goode, Chu Lai Report, end 2, Goode Comments, hereafter Chu Lai Report, Goode Comments.

14. Chu Lai Report, Goode Comments.

15. Ibid.

16. lbid.

17. Nickerson Comments.

18. Chu Lai Report, Goode Comments.

19. Ibid.

20. Ibid.

21. Ibid.

22. Col John D. Noble, Comments on draft MS, dtd 1Nov76 (Vietnam Comment File).

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

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