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49. Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, p. 166.


50. Cushman Intvw, 1982, pp. 43-44.


51. Ibid., pp. 13-16.


52. MajGen Rathvon McC Tompkins intvw, 1973, pp. 50-1 (OralHist Coil, MCHC, Washington, D.C.), hereafter Tompkins Intvw.


53. Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, p. 342.


54. Murray Intvw, pp. 32, 45. See also MajGen Raymond L. Murray, Comments on draft, dtd 10Nov94 (Vietnam Comment File).


55. Ibid., pp. 48-9. See also Telfer, Rogers, and Fleming, U.S. Marines in Vietnam, 1967, pp. 229-31; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Dec67; III MAF ComdC, Dec67.


56. Tompkins Intvw, p. 88.


57. Conversations between LtGen William R. Peers, USA, and LtCol Jim Breen, USA, and LtCol Charlie Moore, USA, 13Apr77, pp. 77-8, 81, and Conversations between Gen Harold K. Johnson, USA, and LtCol Rupert F. Glover, USA, v. 2, intvw No. 9, p. 16 (Senior Officers Debriefing, Carlisle).


58. Cushman Intvw, 1982, pp. 38-9.


59. CGFMFPac, Pacific Opns, p. 12.


60. Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, pp. 166-7. See also BGen John R. Chaisson Itrs to wife, dtd 29-30 Nov67 (Chaisson Papers).


61. Cushman Intvw, 1982 pp. 64-5.


62. BGen John R. Chaisson, Diary, entries for 26-28 Jan68 (Chaisson Papers). For relationship between Cushman and Westmoreland, see Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, p. 342; Cushman Inrvw, 1982, passim. For description of III MAF staff see Tompkins Intvw, pp. 71-3, 77, 87; Murray Intvw, pp. 15-16. An Ambivalent Outlook


63. Quoted in Karnow, Vietnam, p. 514. See also Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, pp. 230-2; Johnson, The Vantage Point, p. 376.


64. MACV ComdHist, 1967, pp. 340-5.


65. Ibid.; MACV ComdHist 1968, pp. 13-7, 20-3, 781-2, 788.


66. Ibid., 1968, pp. 23^1.


67. Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, p. 314. See also MACV ComdHist, 1968, 773^i; Murray Intvw, pp. 55-6.


68. MACV ComdHist, 1967, pp. 152-3, Telfer, Rogers, and Fleming, U.S. Marines in Vietnam, 1967, pp. 120 and 139; 3d MarDiv FragO 62-67, dtd 29Dec67, End 13, Plans and Orders, 3d MarDiv ComdC, Dec67; 1st MarDiv, ComdC, Dec67; Simmons, "Marine Operations, 1968," p. 292.


69. 3d MarDiv and Isr MarDiv, ComdCs, Dec67.


70. III MAF ComdC, Dec67.


71. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Jan68, p. 46; Status of Forces, Dec67.


72. MACV ComdHist, 1968, p. 375. See also III MAF Cease Fire Msg Folder.


73. Johnson, Vantage Point, p. 379.


74. MACV ComdHist, 1968, pp 881-3. See also 1st MarDiv, PerIntRpt No. 1-68, dtd 8Jan68, tab A, 1st MarDiv ComdC, Jan68.


75. III MAF ComdC, Dec67.


76. "Dissemination of Order for the General Offensive and the General Uprising," Trans of enemy document, dtd 12Nov67 (A&S Files, Indochina Archives). See also MACV ComdHist, 1968, pp. 881-3.


77. Gen Harold K. Johnson, USA, Itr to LtGen Fred C. Weyand, USA, dtd 17Jan68 (19Dec-4)an68 SEA Trip Folder, Box 45, H. K. Johnson Papers, U.S. Army, Milirary History Institute, Carlisle Bks, Pa), hereafter Johnson Papers, Carlisle.


78. Gen Harold K. Johnson, USA, to MajGen R. G. Fergusson, USA, dtd l lJan68 (Personal Correspondence File, 1968, Johnson Papers, Carlisle).


79. Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, p. 316. CHAPTER 2 THE 3D MARINE DIVISION AND THE BARRIER


Unless otherwise noted the material in this chapter is derived from MACV ComdHist, 1967; MACV ComdHist 1968; HQMC Msg Files;


FMFPac, MarOpsV, Jan1967-Feb 68; CGFMFPac, Pacific Opns; III MAF ComdCs, Dec67-Jan68; 3d MarDiv ComdCs, Nov67-Jan68;


Vietnam Comment Files, MCHC; Tompkins Intvw; Murray Intvw;


Gen William C. Westmoreland Papers, Center of Military History, hereafter Westmoreland Papers; Sharp and Westmoreland, Report on the War', Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports'^ Shulimson, U.S. Marines in Vietnam, 1966, Telfer, Rogers, and Fleming, U.S. Marines in Vietnam, 1967, Simmons,"Marine Operations, 1968." The 3d Marine Division in the DMZ


1. CGFMFPac msgs to CGIIIMAF, dtd 23 and 27Sep67 (HQMC Msg File).


2. CGFMFPac, Pacific Opns, Tab F, p. 15.


3. CGFMFPac msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 23Sep67 (HQMC Msg File).


4. CGIIIMAF msg to CGFMFPac, dtd 27Oct67 and CGFMFPac msg to CMC, dtd 14Oct67 (HQMC Msg File). See also General Entry, Historical Summary, 27Dec67-3 lJan68, vol. 28 (Westmoreland Papers).


5. Quoted in CGFMFPac msg to CMC, dtd 12Oct67 (HQMC Msg File).


6. CGFMFPac msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 23Nov67 (HQMC Msg File).


7. MACVJ-00, Memo for the Record, dtd 18Dec67, History File, vol. 26 (Westmoreland Papers).


8. MACV, C/S Action Memo, Subj: CUB Meeting, 16Dec67, dtd 17Dec67, History File, vol. 27 (Westmoreland Papers).


9. Simmons, "Marine Operations, 1968", pp 292-3. III MAF, Movement Timetable, TF X-Ray Units, n.d., 3dMarDiv Msgs, Jan68.


10. HQMC, MajGen Rathvon McC. Tompkins, Biographical File, Jul71 (Ref Sec, MCHC).


11. Col James R. Stockman, Comments on draft, Telfer, Rogers, and Fleming, "U.S. Marines in Vietnam, 1967," dtd 27Jun81 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Stockman Comments, 1981.


12. Ibid.


13. Simmons,"Marine Operations, 1968," p. 294.


14. Ibid.


15. Tompkins Intvw, pp. 15-16..See also LtCol Lane Rogers and Jack Shulimson, Memo for the Record, Subj: Conversation with MajGen Rathvon McC. Tompkins, 7Sep76, dtd 15Sep76 (Vietnam Comment File).


16. Stockman Comments, 1981, and Col James R. Stockman, Comments on draft chapter, dtd l4Nov94 (Vietnam Comment File). The Barrier


Additional sources for this section are: III MAF Dyemarker Msg File 1967-Feb68, hereafter Dyemarker File; MajGen Louis Metzger Itr ro CGFMFPac, Subj: Debrief, dtd 22Jan68, hereafter Metzger Debrief;


LtGen Louis Metzger,"Memoir," ms, hereafter Metzger Memoir; Murray Intvw; Gen Wallace M. Greene Papers (Personal Papers Section,







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