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24. LtCol Robert W. Baker, Comments on draft MS, dtd 28Oct76 (Vietnam Comment File).

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

III MAF in Transition

Additional sources for this section are: FLSG ComdD, May 65; FLSG ComdC, Jun65.

26. Gen Lewis W. Walt, Comments on draft MS, dtd 10Aug77 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Walt Comments.

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

28. CGFMFPac May Trip Summary.

29. Hay Comments.

30. Nickerson Comments

31. Ibid.

32. See MACV ComdHist, 1965, pp. 106-07; LtGen Joseph M. Heiser, Jr., USA, Vietnam Studies: Logistic Support (Washington D. C.: Dept of the Army, 1974), pp. 9-11; VAdm Edwin B. Hooper, USN, Mobility, Support, Endurance (Washington: NHD, 1972), p. 72, hereafter Hooper, Mobility, Support, Endurance.

33. Nickerson Comments.

34. AC/S G-4 III MAF memo to CGIIIMAF, dtd 16May65, Subj: Concept of Logistic Support, end 14, III MAF ComdC, May 1965.

35. Hay Comments.

The Seeds of Pacification

Additional sources for this section are: III MAF Civic Action Report, Clement, "Le My"; Capt Russel H. Stolfi, USMCR, U. S. Marine Corps Civic Action Efforts in Vietnam March 1965-March 1966 (Washington: Hist Br, G-3 Div, HQMC, 1968), hereafter Stolfi, USMC Civic Action, 65-66.

36. Quoted in Capt William D. Parker, USMCR, U. S. Marine Civil Affairs in l Corps, Republic of Vietnam, April 1966-April 1967 (Washington: Hist Div, HQMC, 1970), p. 2.

37. Gen Wallace M. Greene, Jr., intvw by Hist Div, HQMC, dtd 19 May73 (Oral Hist Coll, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC).

38. III MAF Force Order 1750.1, dtd 7 Jun 65, encl 7, III MAF Civic Action Report.

39. Clement Comments.

40. Ibid.

41. Ibid.

June Operations in the Three Enclaves

Additional ources for this section are: 3d Marines ComdC, Jun 65; 4th Marines ComdC, Jun 65; 3/4 ComdC, Jun65.

42. 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jun65.

43. Ibid.

44. Col Joseph R. Fisher, Comments on Cahill and Shulimson draft MS, "USMC Ops RVN, Jan-Jun65," dtd 14May68 (Vietnam Comment File).

45. LtCol Harold D. Fredericks, Comments on draft MS, dtd 24Nov76 (Vietnam Comment File).

46. CGFMFPac May Trip Summary.

47. Unsigned and undated document entitled "Zone A, Hue/Phu Bai," encl 8, 3d Marines ComdC, Jun65.

 

Chapter 4

Reinforcement and Expansion

Unless otherwise noted the material in this chapter is derived from: MACV ComdHist, 1965; FMFPac, III MAF Ops, Mar-Sep65; III MAF ComdCs, Jul-Aug65; 3d MarDiv ComdCs, Jul-Aug65; 1st MAW (Adv) ComdC, Jul-Aug65; HQMC Msg File; Vietnam Comment File; Shulimson, "Marines in Vietnam, pt 2"; Jack Shulimson "U. S. Marine Corps Operations in the Republic of Vietnam, Jul-Dec65," MS (Hist&MusDiv, HQMC), hereafter Shulimson, "USMC Ops RVN, Jul-Dec65"; Pentagon Papers; Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, Gen Lewis W. Walt, Strange War, Strange Strategy, A General's Report on Vietnam (New York: Funk&W agnails, 1970), hereafter Walt, Strange War, Strange Strategy, Simmons, "Marine Corps Ops, 1965-66"; Chester L. Cooper, Judith E. Corson, Laurence J. Legere, David E. Lockwood, and Donald M. Weller, The American Experience with Pacification in Vietnam, 3 vols. (Washington: Institute for Defense Analysis, Mar 1972), hereafter Cooper et. al., The American Experience with Pacification,

The Need for Further Reinforcements

1. MACV ComdHist, 1965, pp. 140-41; Cooper et. al., The American Experience with Pacification, v. 3, pp. 206-217. The quotes are from Technique of Pacification Operations, Anx E, Chien Thang Plan, dtd 22Feb64, as cited in Cooper et. al., The American Experience with Pacification, v. 3, p. 207.

2. MACV Comd Hist, 1965, p. 141; Cooper, et. al., American Experience with Pacification, v. 3, p. 228.

3. Cooper, et. al., The American Experience with Pacification, v. l, p. 4.

4. Quoted in Simmons, "Marine Corps Ops, 1965-66," p. 15.

5. Quoted in "Phase I in the Buildup of U. S. Forces, the Debate," Pentagon Papers, bk 4, sec. IV-C-5, p. 90; MACV Comd Hist, 1965, pp. 35, 40-41; Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, pp. 139-40.

6. JCS msg 2400, dtd 22Jun65 as cited in "Phase I in the Buildup of U. S. Forces, the Debate," Pentagon Papers, bk 4, sec. IV-C-5, p. 28. See also pp. 25-28, 90-91, 94, and 104; MACV Comd Hist, 1965, pp. 35, 40-41.

7. Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, 139-40. See also MACV Comd Hist, 1965, p. 41.

8. Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, p. 140.

9. Quoted in "Phase I in the Buildup of U. S. Forces, the Debate," Pentagon Papers, bk 4, sec. IV-C-5, p. 104.

10. CMH, Comments on draft MS, dtd 15Nov76 (Vietnam Comment File).

11. ComUSMACV memo to CMC, dtd 28Apr65, Subj: Deployment of an Airmobile Division to the High Plateau. See also ComUSMACV msg to CinCPac, dtd 13Jun65 as reprinted

 

 

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