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32. Quoted in Stubbe, "Paddles, Parachutes, and Patrols," p. 491.

33. Ibid., p. 448.

34. Ibid., p. 490.

35. Capt Francis J. West Jr., USMCR, "Stingray 70," United States Naval Institute Proceedings, v. 95, no. 11 (Nov69), pp. 26-37.

Force and Division Reconnaissance Merged

36. BGen Edwin H. Simmons, Comments on draft MS, dtd 29Sep76 (Vietnam Comment File).

 

Chapter 12

Logistics and Construction

Unless otherwise noted the material in this chapter is derived from: MACV Comd Hist, 1965; FMFPac, Marine Forces in Vietnam, Mar65-Sep67; FMFPac, III MAF Ops, Mar-Sep65; FMFPac, III MAF Ops, Oct-Dec65; FMFPac ComdC, Mar-Dec65; III MAF ComdCs, May-Dec65; 3d MarDiv ComdCs, May-Dec65; 1st MAW ComdCs, May-Dec65; FLSG ComdCs, May-Dec65; HQMC Msg File; Vietnam Comment File; Shulimson, "U.S. Marines in Vietnam, pt l"; Shulimson, "U.S. Marines in Vietnam, pt 2"; Moody et. al., "Backing Up The Troops, pt 8"; Cahill and Shulimson, "USMC Ops RVN,.Jan-Jun65"; Shulimson, "USMC Ops RVN, Jul-Dec65"; Sharp and Westmoreland, Report on the War, Hooper, Mobility, Support, and Endurance; Simmons, "Marine Corps Ops, 1965-66."

The Logistic Situation

1. Sharp and Westmoreland, Report on the War, p. 100.

2. HQMC, Staff Study, dtd 6Jun69, Sub): Logistic Posture at the Start of the Vietnam Buildup.

3. Nickerson Comments.

4. BGen Mauro J. Padalino, Comments on draft MS, dtd 230ct76 (Vietnam Comment File).

5. Ibid.

6. Nickerson Comments.

7. Dennis Comments, 76.

8. Nickerson Comments.

9. Col Harold A. Hayes, Comments on draft MS, dtd 290ct76 (Vietnam Comment File).

10. CGFMFPac msg to CinCPacFlt, dtd 14May65 (HQMC Msg File).

11. Cahill and Shulimson, "USMC Opns RVN, Jan-Jun65," p. 189.

12. BGen Robert F. Conley, Comments on draft MS, dtd 280ct76 (Vietnam Comment File).

III MAF Naval Responsibilities

13. AC/S G-4 III MAF memo to CGIIIMAF, dtd 16May65, Sub): Concept of Logistic Support, end 14, III MAF ComdC, May 1965; CNO msg to CinCPac, dtd 28May65 (Flag Plot File); AC/S G-4 III MAF Position Paper, dtd 15Jun65, Subj: Operation of Ports, Beaches, and Depots from Chu Lai to DMZ, encl, III MAF ComdC, Jun65, hereafter III MAF G-4 Position Paper, Jun 65; Hooper, Mobility, Support, and Endurance, pp. 70-71.

14. III MAF G-4 Position Paper, Jun65.

15. III MAF ComdCs, Jul-Dec65; Force/Naval Component Command Order 5400.1, dtd 24Dec65, encl 4, III MAF ComdC, Dec65; Hooper, Mobility, Support, and Endurance, pp.37-38,78.

16. III MAF ComdC, Jul65, p. 5.

17. FMFPac, Marine Forces in Vietnam, Mar65-Sep67, v. I, p. 8-27.

18. FMFPac, III MAF Ops, Dec65, p. 3.

19. III MAF ComdC, Oct65, p. 8.

20. Ibid., p. 7 and FMFPac, III MAF Ops, Dec65, pp. 43-44.

21. 1st MAW ComdC, Dec65, p. 2-4.

RED BALL and CRITIPAC

22. Col Harold A. Hayes, Jr., Comments on draft MS, dtd 290ct76 (Vietnam Comment File).

23. III MAF ComdC, Aug65, p. 7.

24. FMFPac, Marine Forces in Vietnam, Mar65-Sep67, v. I, p. 8-9.

25. 3d MarDiv ComdC, Dec65, p. 14.

26. Ibid., p. 15, and FMFPac, III MAF Ops, Dec65.

The Force Logistic Support Group

27. FLSG ComdC, Dec65, p. 2.

28. FMFPac ComdC, Mar-Dec65, p. 16.

Engineering and Construction

Additional sources for this section are: 3d Engr Bn ComdCs, Jul-Dec65; 7th Engr Bn ComdCs, Aug-Dec65.

29. Col William M. Graham, Comments on draft MS, dtd 8Nov76 (Vietnam Comment File).

30. Col Nicholas J. Dennis, Comments on draft MS, dtd 18Aug77 (Vietnam Comment File).

31. LtCol Bernard A. Kaasmann, Comments on Cahill and Shulimson draft MS, "USMC Opns RVN, Jan-Jun65," dtd 24Apr68 (Vietnam Comment File).

32. "Background of Deployment to the Republic of Vietnam," n.d., encl 2, Dennis Comments, 76, hereafter Background of Deployment.

33. O'Connor Comments.

34. Dennis Comments, 76.

35. Ibid., and Background of Deployment.

36. Dennis Comments 76.

37. Ibid.

38. 7th EngrBn ComdCs, Sep65 p. 5 and Nov65, p. 3.

39. MACV-4PR Memo for the Record, dtd 23Sep65, Subj: Establishing of Committee to Survey 16 Kms of Railroad Prior to Acquiring for Use by Marine Corps, encl, BGen Webb D. Sawyer, Comments on draft MS, dtd 3Nov76 (Vietnam Comment File); Dennis Comments, 76; 3d Engr Bn ComdC, Dec65.

40. MAG-36 ComdC, Sep65, p. 2.

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