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6. MajGen Oscar F. Peatross, Comments on Shulimson draft MS, "USMC Ops RVN, Jul-Dec65," dtd 7Jun71 (Vietnam Comment File), hereater Peatross Comments, 71.

7. Peatross Intvw, 1966.

The Battle

Additional sources for this section are: MAG-16 ComdC, Aug65; MAG-11 ComdC, Aug65; MAG-12 ComdC, Aug65; CTF 79.5 ComdC, 19Jun-100ct65, dtd 270ct65; 2/4 ComdC, Aug65; 3/3 ComdC, Aug65; 3/7 ComdC, Jun-Sep65; 1st Lt Richard M. Purnell, intvw by MCB CamPen, dtd 23Feb66 (Oral Hist Coll, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC); Gy Sgt Jack Marino, Jr, intvw by MCB Camp Lejeune, dtd 25Nov66 (No. 246, Oral Hist Coll, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC); "Statement of Major Andrew G. Comer, U. S. Marine Corps, concerning personal observations, impressions and participation in combat operations while serving as Executive Officer of 3d Battalion, 3d Marines during Operation STARLITE, 16August-20August 1965, in the Republic of South Vietnam," n.d., end to Maj Andrew G. Comer, Comments on draft MS, dtd 17 Nov 76 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Comer Statement.

8. Maj Howard B. Henry, intvw by MCAS El Toro, circa Aug66 (No. 188, Oral Hist Coll, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC).

9. Maj Andrew G. Comer, Comments on draft MS, dtd 17Nov76 (Vietnam Comment File).

10. Comer Statement

11 Ibid.

12. Ibid.

13. Ibid.

14. Ibid.

15. Entry for 18Aug65, 7th Marines S-3 Jnl, 7th Marines ComdC, Aug65.

The Aftermath

Additional sources for this section are: 3/12 ComdC, Aug65; 1/7 ComdC, Aug65; 3/7 ComdC Jun-Sep65.

16. MajGen Oscar F. Peatross, Comments on draft MS, dtd 260ct76 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Peatross Comments, 76.

17. LtGen Leslie E. Brown, transcrpt of intvw by Hist&MusDiv, HQMC, dtd 14Aug75 (Oral Hist Coll, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC), p. 11.

18. Walt Comments.

19. Col Floyd J. Johnson, Jr., Comments on draft MS, dtd 29Nov76 (Vietnam Comment File).

20. Peatross Comments, 71.

21. 1/7 AAR, dtd 22Aug65, 7th Marines ComdC, Aug65, p. 3.

22. Krulak Comments, 77.

23. Col Don P. Wyckoff, Comments on draft MS, dtd 16Oct76 (Vietnam Comment File).

24. Walt Comments.


Chapter 6

The Enemy Refuses to Give Battle: September-November Operations

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; HqFMFPac, Operations of U. S. Marine Forces Vietnam, monthly reports, Sep-Nov65, hereafter FMFPac, III MAF Ops, with appropriate month; III MAF ComdCs, Sep-Nov65; 3d MarDiv ComdCs, Sep-Nov65; 1st MAW ComdCs, Sep-Nov65; TG79.5 ComdCs, Sep-Nov65; HQMC Msg File; Vietnam Comment File; Shulimson, "Marines in Vietnam, pt 2"; Shulimson, "USMC Ops RVN, Jul-Dec65"; Walt, Strange War, Strange Strategy, Simmons, "Marine Corps 3ps, 1965-66."

Operation PIRANHA

Additional sources for this section are: 7th Marines ComdC, Sep65; RLT-7 AAR 2-65, Operation PIRANHA, dtd 25Sep65, hereafter PIRANHA AAR, MAG-12 ComdC, Sep65; MAG-11 ComdC, Sep65; MAG-16 ComdC, Sep65; 1/7 ComdC, Sep65; 3/7 ComdC, Sep65; 3/3 ComdC, Sep65.

1. BLT 1/7 OpO 123-65, dtd 4Sep65 in PIRANHA AAR.


Much Ado About CS, Operation STOMP

Additional sources for this section are: 2/7 ComdC, Sep65; Col Leon N. Utter, Comments on Shulimson draft MS; "U.S. Marines in Vietnam, pt 2," dtd 19Jun70 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Utter Comments; Maj Alvin Doublet, intvw by MCB, CamPen, dtd 14Jun66 (No. 137, Oral Hist Coll, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC), hereafter Doublet Intvw.

3. Quoted in Lester A. Sobel, Editor-in-Chief, Facts on File Year-book 1965, v. XXV (New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1966), p.322.

4. Utter Comments.

5. LtCol Raymond W. Wilson, Comments on draft MS, dtd 250ct76 (Vietnam Comment File).

6. New York Times, 11Sep65, p. 11.

7. Utter Comments.

October-November Operations

Additional sources for this section are: MAG-16 ComdCs, Oct-Nov65; MAG-36 ComdCs, Oct-Nov65; 7th Marines ComdC, Nov65; 2/3 ComdC, Oct65; 3/4 ComdC, Oct65; 2/4 ComdC, Oct65; 1/7 ComdC, Nov65; 2/7 ComdC, Nov65; 3/3 ComdC, Nov65.

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