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33. FMFPac ComdC, Mar-Dec65.


Chapter 14

Advisors and Other Marine Activities in Vietnam

Unless otherwise noted the material in this chapter is derived from: MACV Comd Hist 1965; Unit Diaries of Casual Company (RUC 54013) and Company B (RUC 54026) HqBn, HQMC; Vietnam Comment File; Shulimson, "U.S. Marines in Vietnam, pt l"; Cahill and Shulimson, "USMC Opns RVN, Jan-Jun65"; Shulimson, "USMC Opns RVN, Jul-Dec65."

Marine Advisors to the Vietnamese Marine Corps

Additional sources for this section are: MAU, NavAdvGp, MACV, After Tour Reports, hereafter ATR with individual name and report date; MAU, After Action Reports (AARs); SMA, MAU, Monthly Evaluation Reports, Jan-Dec65; NavGp, MACV, Monthly Fact Sheets, Jan-Dec65; SMA, NavGp, MACV Itr to CMC, dtd 13Jul66, Subj: Organization, Employment, and Support of the Vietnamese Marine Corps; SMA, MACV, Itr to CMC, dtd 22Mar73, Subj: Vietnamese Marine Corps/Marine Advisory Unit Historical Summary, 1954-73.

1. LtCol Lane Rogers, Comments on draft MS, n.d. [Jan77] (Vietnam.Comment File), hereafter Rogers Comments.

2. Ibid.

3. Col William P. Nesbit, ATR, dtd lSep65, hereafter Nesbit ATR.

4. Maj William G. Leftwich, ATR, dtd 10Jan66, hereafter Leftwich ATR.

5. Rogers Comments.

6. SMA, TF ALFA AAR, 9-13Mar65, dtd 7Jun65.

7. SMA, TF ALFA AAR, l-26Apr65, dtd 8Jun65.

8. Leftwich ATR and Maj William G. Leftwich, "Decision at Due Co," Marine Corps Gazette, v. 51, no. 2 (Feb66), pp. 34-38.

9. SMA, MAU, Monthly Evaluation Reports, Jan-Dec65.

10. Nesbit ATR.

11. USMACV, U.S. Naval Advisory Group, Joint Table of Distribution, dtd 15Nov65 (OAB, NHD), hereafter MACV JTD, Nov 65.

Marine Advisors of the Rung Sat Special Zone

Additional material for this section is derived from: Naval Advisory Group, MACV, Monthly Fact Sheets No. 17, Jan-Dec65, Subj: Rung Sat Special Zone, hereafter, NavGp, RSSZ; LtCol Albert C. Smith, Jr., "Rung Sat Special Zone," U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings, v. 94, no. 4 (Apr 1968), pp. 117-18.

12. NavGp, RSSZ, May65, dtd 7May65.

13. MACV JTD, Nov65.

14. NavGp, RSSZ.

U.S. Marines of the I Corps Advisory Group

15. CMC/CGFMFPac Conference at HqFMFPac, dtd 28Apr65 (No. 6298, Oral Hist Coll, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC); CGFMFPac msg to CG 3d MarDiv, dtd 13Apr65 (HQMC MsgFile).

16. Leftwich ATR.

Marines Serving with MACV Headquarters Saigon

17. MACV Comd Hist, 1965, pp. 93-94.

18. Ibid., p. 94.

19. Col Francis F. Parry, Comments on draft MS, dtd 180ct76 (Vietnam Comment File).

20. BGen Webb D. Sawyer, Comments on draft MS, dtd 250ct76 (Vietnam Comment File).

21. Ibid.

Company L, Marine Support Battalion

The material for this section is derived from: Unit Diaries of Company L, Marine Support Battalion (RUC 54101) l-4Jan65, (RUC 54043) 5Jan-31Dec65; MACV Strength Report, 1Jan65, dtd 11Jan65.

22. LtCol Donald J. Hatch, Comments on draft MS, dtd 220ct76 (Vietnam Comment File).

Embassy Marines

The material for this section is derived from Marine Security Guard, American Embassy, Saigon, RVN, Quarterly and Special Incident Reports, 1965.


Chapter 15


1. FMFPac, Marine Forces in Vietnam, Mar65-Sep67, v. l, p. 9-14, and v. 2, pp. 86-98.

2. LtGen Victor H. Krulak, MajGen Keith B. McCutcheon, and MajGen Lewis W. Walt, intvw by MCDEC, dtd Dec65 (No. 6001, Oral Hist Coll, Hist&MusDiv, HQMC).

3. Quoted in Simmons, "Marine Corps Ops, 1965-66," p. 27.



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