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US Marines in Vietnam:1968

The Defining Year


Schulimson, Jack, LtCol. Leonard Blasiol, Charles R. Smith, and Capt. David A. Dawson. U.S. Marines in Vietnam: 1968, the Defining Year. Washington, D.C.: History and Museums Division, United States Marine Corps, 1997. ISBN 0-16-049125-8

 

Preface and Forward

Chapter 1 
A Puzzling War

Chapter2 
The 3d Marine Division and the Barrier

Chapter3 
War in the Eastern DMZ in Early and Mid-January

Chapter 4
Khe Sanh: Building Up 1968: The Definitive Year

Chapter 5 
3d Division War in Southern Quang Tri and Northern Thua Thien, Operations Osceola and Neosho

Chapter 6 
Heavy Fighting and Redeployment: The War in Central and Southern I Corps, January 1968

Chapter 7 
The Enemy Offensive in the DMZ and Southern Quang Tri, 20 January-8 February

Chapter 8 
The Tet Offensive at Da Nang

Chapter 9 
The Struggle for Hue-The Battle Begins

Chapter 10
The Struggle for Hue-The Second Phase

Chapter 11 
The Struggle for Hue-Stalemate in the Old City

Chapter 12 
The Struggle for Hue-The Taking of the Citadel and Aftermath  

Chapter 13 
Post-Tet in I Corps

Chapter 14 
The Siege of Khe Sanh

Chapter 15 
The Battle for Dong Ha

Chapter 16 
Khe Sanh: Final Operations and Evacuation

Chapter 17 
Mini-Tet and Its Aftermath in Southern I Corps

Chapter 18 
3d Division Takes the Offensive

Chapter 19 
The Third Offensive: Da Nang

Chapter 20 
Autumn Offensive Halted

Chapter 21 
Counteroffensive Operations in Southern ICTZ

Chapter 22 
The 3d Division's Labors Bear Fruit

Chapter 23 
Marine Air at the Beginning of the Year and Air Support of Khe Sanh

Chapter 24 
A Matter of Doctrine: Marine Air and Single Manager

Chapter 25 
A Question of Helicopters

Chapter 26 
Artillery and Reconnaissance Support in III MAF

Chapter 27 
Manpower Policies and Realities

Chapter 28 
Backing Up The Troops

Chapter 29 
Pacification

Chapter 30 
Outside of III MAF

Chapter 31 
1968: An Overview

Notes 

Marine Command and Staff List l January-31 December 1968

Chronology of Significant Events January-December 1968

Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations

Medals of Honor Citations 1968

Distribution of Personnel

Combined Action Program Expansion-1968

Casualties 

Marine Fixed Wing Support






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