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ComdCs, lJui-3lDec73 and lJul-31Dec74; VMA-311 ComdC, lJul-31Dec74. 2s). 1st MAW ComdCs, lJan-30Jun73 and lJul.31Dec73.


26. 3d MarDiv ComdC, lJan-3QJun73.


27. Ibid.

28. 3d MarDiv ComdC, lJul-31Dec74

Americans Ashore


29. Baker inivw.


30- Srrickland Comments.


31. Senate Report Vietnam, pp. 20-22.

32. Ibid.

The Marines in Vietnam


33. Strickland intvw.


34. Stricktand Comments.


35. Col Nicholas M. TrapnclLJr., Comments on draft ms, 12Nov88 (Comment File).


36. MajJaime Sabater,Jr,, intvw, 30Apr7fi, lape 6164 (Oral Hisc-Coil, MCHC).


37. Srrickland Comments.


38. Co E, MSG Bn ComdC,


39- Co E, MSG Bn ComdC, IJan-30Jun74.

40. Ibid.

CHAPTER 3

CONTINGENCY PLANNING


In preparing this chapter the following command chronologies were used: III MAF ComdCs for lJan-30Jun73, lJui-3lDec73, and lJul-31Dec74, hereafter III MAF ComdC, monrh and year: 31st MAU ComdCs lJan-31Dec73. lJan-3 lDec.74, and !Jan-3lMay75, hereafter 3bt MAU ComdC, month and year; 9th MAB ComdC, lJul-3lDec72, hereafter 9th MAB ComdC; and 1st Battalion, 9th Marines ComdC, lJul-31Dec74, hereafter 1/9 ComdC. Also used in this chapter were Col John F. Roche III, Comments on draft ms, 22Sept88 (Comment File), hereafter Roche Comments: and VAdm George P. Sieele, USN, Comments on draft ms, 30Nov88 (Comment File), hereafter Steele Comments.


1. USMACThai/JUSMAGThai ComdHist 1973, 30Aug74, Bangkok, Thailand (OAB, NHD), hereafter USMACThai Hist.


2. Facts on File, Fads on Pile Yearbook 1971. 11-17 Nov 1971. pp. 897-898.


3. USMACThai Hist.


4. Ibid.


5. Gen Timothy F. O'Kecfe, USAF inrvw, l'i-15Jun82 (Office of Air Porce History. Washington, D.C.), p. 82.

6. Gen Timothy F. O'Keefe, USAF biography, dtd lNov73 (Office of Air Farce
History, Washington, D.C.), p. 30.

The Plan for Cambodia


7. CinCPac msg 10 CGIIIMAF, dtd 13Apr73, hereafter CinCPac msg.


8. Ibid.


9. Baker intvw.

10. Maj James B. Hicks intvw, 18Scpt75, Tape No. 6146 (Oral Hist-


Coll, MCHC), hereafter Hicks intvw.


11. CinCPac msg.


12. CGIIIMAF msg to CO, 31st MAU, dtd 15Apr73.


13. CGIIIMAF msg to CG, 3d MarDiv, dtd 20Apr73,


14. Hicks intvw.


15. MajGen Edward J. Eronars, Comments on draft chapter, I7�an76 (Comment File).


16. Baker intvw.


17. Ibid.


18. Ibid.


19. Hicks inivw,


20. Baker jnivw,


21. Hicks inivw.


22. Grimm inivw.


23. Ill MAF ComdC, lJan-30Jun73-


24. Baker intvw,


25. Ibid.


26. Hicks intvw.


27. Ill MAF ComdC, lJui-3lDec73; Maj James B. Hicks'Trip Report, Part IV (Vietnam File, 1973-75).


28. Grimm intvw.


29. Baker inivw,


30. Hicks inrvw.


31. 31st MAU ComdC. Aug73-


32. Ibid.


33. 31st MAU ComdC, Sep73.


34. 31st MAU ComdC, Jun74.

35. Grimm intvw. 3d. Ibid.

Vietnam


37. 9th MAB ComdC, lJul-31Dec74,


38. Ill MAF ComdC, lJul-31Dec74; Sreele Comments.


39. Ill MAF ComdC, lJul-31Dec74.


40. Steele Comments.


41. Ibid,


42. Ill MAF ComdC, lJul-31Dec74.


43. LtCol James L. Cunningham intvw, 17Sep76, ^apc 6189 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Cunningham inrvw.


44. Ibid.


45. 3d MarDiv ComdC, lJul-31Dec74.


46. Cunningham inivw,


47. 1/9 ComdC, lJul-31Dec74.


48. Ibid.

49. Cunningham intvw.

CHAPTER 4

THE FLEET MARINES ARE READIED


In preparing this chapter the following command chronologies were used: III MAF ComdC, lJan-30Jun73, hereafter III MAF ComdC, Jan-Jun73; III MAF ComdC, lJui-3lDec73, hereafter III MAF ComdC, Jul-Dec73; 31st MAU ComdCs, Jul73-Jun 74, hereafter 31st MAU ComdC, month and year; 4th Marines ComdC, lJul-31Dcc973, hereafter 4th Mar ComdC. lJui-3lDec73; and 9th Marines ComdCs, lJui-3lDec73, lJul-31Dec74. and lJan-30�un75. hereafter 9th Mar ComdC, monrh and year. The cited messages are held in the Vietnam message binder (1973-75) in the archives at MCHC. Also used in this chapter were LtGen Stephen G. Olm-scead. Comments on draft ms, 4Nov88 (Comment File), hereafter Olmstcad Comments; MajGen Richard E. Carey, Comments on draft nis. HMay89 (Comment File), hereafter Carey Comments; Col Alexander S. Ruggiero, Commenis on draft ms, 20Sept88 (Comment File), hereafter Ruggiero Comments; Col Peter M. Angle, Comments on draft ms, 4Nov88 (Comment File), hereafter Angle Comments;









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