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in "Phase I in the Buildup of U. S. Forces, the Debate," Pentagon Papers, bk 4, sec. IV-C-5, p. 101.

12. Adm Ulysses S. G. Sharp, Comments on draft MS, dtd 8Aug77 (Vietnam Comment File). See also "Phase I in the Buildup of U. S. Forces, the Debate," bk 4, sec. IV-C-5, pp. 26-7; Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, p. 144.

The Establishment of the Qui Nhon Enclave

13. Col Charles H. Bodley, Comments on draft MS, dtd 270ct76 (Vietnam Comment File).

14. Ibid.

15. MACV msg to CinCPac, dtd 2Jul65 (HQMC Msg File).

16. III MAF Op 304-65, dtd 4Jul65, encl 8, III MAF ComdC, Jul65.

The Attack on the Airfield

Additional sources for this section are: 3d Marines ComdC, Jul65; l / 9 ComdC, Jul65; l / 3 ComdC, Jul65; 2 / 3 ComdC, Jul 65; Karch Intvw.

17. III-MAF Intelligence Rept to ComUSMACV, dtd 3 Jul65, Subj: Interrogation of NVA POW.

18. Col Verle E. Ludwig, Comments on draft MS, dtd 80ct76 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Ludwig Comments.

19. Entry for lJul65, 3d MarDiv G-3 Jnl, 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jul65.

20. Walt Comments.

21. Ibid.

22. Resume of Activities, Movements and Results, pt II, 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jul 65.

23. Ludwig Comments.

24. Hay Comments.

25. Krulak Comments, 77.

Expansion to the South

Additional sources for this section are: HQMC, Cam Ne Report, Aug-Sep65; 3d Marines ComdCs, Jul-Aug65; 9th Marines ComdCs, Jul-Aug65; 1/9 ComdCs, Jul-Aug65; 2/9 ComdCs, Jul-Aug65; 1/9 AAR 1-65, dtd Aug65; LtCol William H. Clark, intvw by MCB, CamPen, circa Feb66 (No. 63, Oral Hist Coll, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC).

26. Walt Comments.

27. Krulak Comments, 77; Walt Comments.

28. BGen Nguyen Chanh Thi Itr to CGIIIMAF, dtd 20Jul65, Subj: TAOR of III MAF, end 3, III MAF ComdC, Jul65.

29. Ibid.

30. LtCol William H. Clark memo, dtd 17July65, Subj: Provisional Base Defense Battalion, end 7, LtCol William H. Clark, Comments on draft MS, dtd 17Nov76 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Clark Comments.

31. Clark Comments.

32. CO 2/9 memo to CO 9th Marines, dtd 9Aug65, Subj: Debriefing Rept, 2/9 ComdC, Aug65.

33. Maj John A. Buck, Comments on draft MS, dtd 9Nov76 (Vietnam Comment File).

34. Statements of LtCol V. E. Ludwig and Capt H. B. West in HQMC, Cam Ne Report, Aug-Sep65.

35. LtCol V. E. Ludwig Statement in Ibid.

36. CMC (AH-wwg) memo to Asst SecDef (PA), dtd 9Aug65, Subj: Mr. Morley Safer report of Marine attack on the village of Cam Ne, and Summary of CBS-TV newsbroadcast, evening, 5Aug65 in Ibid. For the Gazette editorial quote, see "The War in Vietnam: Cam Ne (4)," Marine Corps Gazette, v. 49, no. 10 (Oct 1965), pp. 28-30, p. 30.

37. Quoted in CGFMFPac msg to CMC, dtd 7Aug65 in HQMC, Cam Ne Rept, Aug-Sep65.

Further Reinforcements

38. MACV Comd Hist, 1965, pp. 40-42. See also ''Phase I in the Buildup of U. S. Forces, the Debate," Pentagon Papers, bk 4, sec. IV-C-5, pp. 25-31.

 

PART II

THE BIG BATTLES

Chapter 5

Operation STARLITE: The First Big Battle

Unless otherwise noted the material in this chapter is derived from MACV Comd Hist, 1965; HqFMFPac, "U. S. Marine Corps Forces in Vietnam, March 1965-September 1967," n.d., 2 vols., hereafter FMFPac, Marine Forces in Vietnam, Mar65-Sep67; FMFPac, III MAF Ops, Mar-Sep65; III MAF ComdCs, Jul-Aug65; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Aug65; 1st MAW (Adv) ComdC, Jul-Aug65; 7th Marines ComdC, Aug65; HQMC Msg File; Vietnam Comment File; Shulimson, "Marines in Vietnam, pt 2"; Shulimson, "USMC Ops RVN, Jul-Dec65;" Simmons, "Marine Corps Ops, 1965-66"; BGen Oscar F. Peatross, "Application of Doctrine: Victory at Van Tuong Village," Naval Review 1967 (Annapolis: U. S. Naval Institute, 1967), pp. 2-13, hereafter Peatross, "Victory at Van Tuong"; Col Oscar F. Peatross, intvw by HistDiv, HQMC, dtd 15Jul66 (No. 157, Oral Hist Coll, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC), hereafter Peatross Intvw, 1966.

Intelligence and Planning

1. Simmons, "Marines Corps Ops, 1965-66," p. 18.

2. MajGen Leo J. Dulacki, Comments on Shulimson draft MS, "USMC Ops RVN, Jul-Dec65," dtd 14May71 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Dulacki Comments, 71; LtGen Leo J. Dulacki, Comments on draft MS, n.d. [Jul 77] (Vietnam Comment File).

3. Col James F. McClanahan, Comments on draft MS, dtd 18Oct76 (Vietnam Comment File). See also 4th Marines ComdC, Aug65.

4. Dulacki Comments, 71.

5. MajGen Oscar F. Peatross, intvw by Hist&MusDiv, HQMC, dtd 12Apr73 (Oral Hist Coll, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC); Walt Comments.

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