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42. Davidson, Vietnam at War, pp. 553-54.


43. "Recapitulation of the Spring-Summer 1968-Khe Sanh-Route 9 Campaign Rear Service Operations," compiled by the General Directorate for Rear Services in February 1969, in People's Army of Vietnam, General Directorate for Rear Services, Rear Service Operations-Khe Sanh-Route 9 Campaign, Spring Summer 1968 (Hanoi, 1988). Copy and translation provided by Mr. Robert DeStatte. The Stage is Set


44. Stubbe, "Khe Sanh," p. 469.


45. CG III MAF msg to CG 3d MarDiv, dtd 13Jan68 (Reel No. 4, HQMC Msg File).


46. Stubbe, "Khe Sanh," p. 475; Lt Ray W. Stubbe, USN, Diary, 13Jan68 (Personal Papers Coil, MCHC).


47. 3d MarDiv SitRep No. 299 for Opn Scotland in 3d MarDiv SitReps, Jan68; 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68, pt. III.


48. 2/26 ComdC, Jan68, p. 2; Tompkins Intvw; 2/26 Journal for l4-15Jan68, Ser. Nos. 404 and 404A, in 2/26 ComdC, Jan68.


49. 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68, p. 3.


50. CG III MAF msg to CG 3d MarDiv, dtd l6Jan68 (HQMC Message Files, III MAF Outgoing, Dec67-Feb68).


51. LtCol Frederick J. McEwan, Comments on draft, dtd 7Dec94 (Vietnam Comment File).


52. Ibid.; William J. O'Connor, Comments on draft, dtd 29Nov94 (Vietnam Comment File).


53. Harry F. Fromme, Comments on draft, dtd 27Nov94 (Vietnam Comment File).


54. PFC Leonard E. Newton award citation, n.d. (Decorations and Medals Branch, HQMC, Washington, D.C.).


55. 26th Mar SitRep Nos. 319 and 320 for Opn Scotland, dtd 19Jan68, End, 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68.


56. Col William H. Dabney intvw, 20May82, p. 63 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Dabney Intvw. See also Col William H. Dabney, Comments on draft, n.d. [Dec94] (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Dabney Comments.


57. 26th Mar SitRep No. 320 for Operation Scotland, dtd 19Jan68, End, 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68; Items of Significant Interest (ISI), dtd 21Jan68 (HQMC Command Center File (MCCC), MCHC). Sortie to Hill 881 North


58. Maj Matthew P. Caulfield Comments on "The Battle for Khe Sanh," 4Jan69, p. 8, in "Khe Sanh: Transcriptions of Oral History" (Archives Section, MCHC), hereafter Caulfield Comments. {Maj Caulfleld's comments were raped and are available on Tape 6157, Oral HistColl, MCHC]; Col William H. Dabney intvw, 20May82, p. 63 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Dabney Intvw.


59. 26th Mar SitRep Nos. 322 and 323 for Opn Scotland, End, 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68, pt. IV. See also Dabney Comments.


60. Caulfield Comments, pp. 8-9; 26th Mar SitRep No. 322 for Opn Scotland, op. cit.; Dabney Comments.


61. Caulfield Comments, p. 8; Stevens, ed., The Navy Cross, pp. 319-320.


62. Dabney intvw, p. 63; Shore, The Battle for Khe Sanh, p. 39. The Enemy Plan Unfolds


63. LtCol James B. Wilkinson, Comments on "The Battle for Khe Sanh," 19Dec68 and Maj Kenneth W. Pipes, Comments on "The Battle for Khe Sanh," n.d. (Khe Sanh Monograph Comment File).


64. Tompkins Intvw.



CHAPTER 5 THE 3D DIVISION WAR IN SOUTHERN QUANG TRI AND NORTHERN THUA THIEN, OPERATIONS OSCEOLA AND NEOSHO Protecting The Quang Tri Base, Operation Osceola, 1-20 January 1968


l. Telfer, Rogers, and Fleming, U.S. Marines in Vietnam, 1967, pp. 139-42.


2. Ibid. pp. 94, 119-20, 139^2.


3. Biographical Files (Ref Sec, MCHC); 1st Mar, CAAR, Operation Osceola,, n.d.. Tab K, 1st Mar ComdC, Jan68, hereafter 1st Mar CAAR, Opn Osceola.


4. 1st Mar CAAR, Opn Osceola.


5. Ibid.


6. Ibid.; 2/4 ComdC, Dec67.


7. "Youth Alerts Marines," Sea Tiger, 12Jan68.


8. 1st MAR CAAR, Opn Osceola; 1st Mar SitReps 286-291, 31Dec67-lJan68, tab H, 1st Mar ComdC, Jan68.


9. 1st Mar ComdC, Jan68, p. II-C^ and 1st Mar SitRep Osceola, No. 305, dtd 5Jan, tab H, 1st Mar ComdC, Jan68.


10. 1st Mar CAAR, Opn Osceola; MCCC, Items of Significant Interest, dtd 6Jan68.


11. 1st Mar ComdC, Jan68, p. H-C-4.


12. 1st Mar SitReps No. 326 and 328, dtd HJan68, tab H, 1st Mar ComdC, Jan68.


13. 1st Mar SitRep No. 339, dtd 14Jan68 and 1st Mar CAAR, Opn Osceola.


14. 1/1 ComdC, Jan 68, p. 1-11-3; 1st Mar CAAR, Opn Osceola.


15. III MAF ComdC, Jan68, p. 10; 1st Mar CAAR, Opn Osceola.


16. 1st Mar SitRep No. 340, dtd 14Jan68, tab H, 1st Mar ComdC, Jan68.


17. 1/1 ComdC, Jan68, p. 1-11-3.


18. Ibid., pp. 1-11-3- l-\l-A.


19. 1st Mar CAAR, Opn Osceola, pp. 40-1.


20. 1st Mar FragO 1-68, dtd 6Jan68, tab d, 1st Mar ComdC, Jan68;


1st Mar ComdC, Jan68, pp. II-C-2 and II-C-5-II-C-6; 1st Mar CAAR, Opn Osceola.


21. 1st Mar CAAR, Opn Osceola; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Dec67, pp. 20-1; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jan68, p. 18. Operation Neosho and Operations in the CoBi-Thanh Tan,


1-20 January 1968 22. Shulimson, An Expanding War, 1966, pp. 69, 143-44, 150-56, 198, 224-26; Telfer, Rogers, and Fleming, Fighting the North Vietnamese, 1967, pp. 142 and 168.


23. 4th Mar ComdC, Nov 67; 4th Mar, CAAR, Opn Neosho, lNov67-20Jan68, dtd 7Apr68, End 4th Mar ComdC, Jan68, hereafter 4th Mar CAAR, Opn Neosho; 4th Mar, CAAR, Opn Granite, 25 Oct-6 Nov 67, dtd 17Dec67, tab K, 4th Mar ComdC, Nov 67, hereafter 4th Mar CAAR, Opn Granite.


24. Telfer, Rogers, and Fleming, Fighting the North Vietnamese, 1967, pp. 173-74; 4th Mar CAAR, Opn Granite; Ron Asher, Comments on draft, dtd 10Dec94 (Vietnam Comment File). 25.4th Mar ComdCs, Nov-Dec 67; 4th Mar CAAR, Opn Neosho; 4th Mar Sit Reps, Opn Neosho, Nov-Dec67, III MAFJnl&Msg File, Opn Neosho.







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