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22. 3d Bn, 5th Mar CAAR, Opn Auburn, dtd 5Jan68, End, 3/5 ComdC, Jan68, hereafter 3/5 CAAR Auburn; "Australian Captain Heads Marine Company," Sea Tiger, 5Jan68, pp. l and 9; Isherwood COC telecon to III MAF COC, dtd 28Dec67 and 1st MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 29Dec67 (III MAF Jnl & Msg File, Opn Auburn).


23. 3/5 CAAR, Opn Auburn; 1st MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 29Dec67 and III MAF Spot Rpt to MACV, dtd 28Dec67 (III MAF Jnl & Msg File, Opn Auburn).


24. 3/5 CAAR, Opn Auburn; 1st MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC (III MAF Jnl and Msg File).


25. Ibid. and "Being First Hurts," Sea Tiger, 26Jan68, p. 9.


26. 3/5 CAAR, Opn Auburn; 1st MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC (III MAF Jnl and Msg File); "Sure Shot Marine Logs 'Lucky Run,'" Sea Tiger, 19Jan68, p. 5.


27. 3/5 CAAR, Opn Auburn; 1st MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, 29Dec67 (III MAF Jnl and Msg File); 2/5 CAAR, Opn Auburn, dtd 5Jan68, App B, 2/5 ComdC, Jan68, hereafter 2/5 CAAR, Opn Auburn. The 3/5 AAR and 1st MarDiv msg do not break down Marine casualties by company for 28 December 1967; the 2/5 CAAR, on the other hand, mentions the bodies of nine Marines from the action on the 28th recovered in the objective area the following day. Those bodies could only have been from Company E, 2d Battalion, 3d Marines.


28. 5th Mar FragO No. 75-67, Opn Auburn, dtd 28Dec67 in App B, 5th Mar ComdC, Dec67.


29. Ibid.


30. Ibid.


31.3/5 CAAR, Opn Auburn and 2/5 CAAR, Opn Auburn.


32. 2/5 CAAR, Opn Auburn.


33. 1st MarDiv to III MAF and info to 5th Mar, dtd 29Dec67 and 1st MarDiv to 5th Mar, dtd 30Dec67 (III MAF Jnl & Msg File, Opn Auburn); 5th Mar-FragO No. 76-67, Opn Auburn, dtd 30Dec67 in App B, 5th Mar ComdC, Dec67.


34. 3/5 CAAR, Opn Auburn.


35. Ibid. and 2/5 CAAR, Opn Auburn.


36. 3/5 CAAR, Opn Auburn; 1st MarDiv PerIntRpts, tab A, 1st MarDiv ComdC, Jan68; 1st MarDiv AAR, Tet Offensive, p. 16; MajGen Robert D. Bohn intvw, Apr-Jun, 89 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), p. 213, hereafter Bohn Intvw. A Busy Night at Da Nang


37. The following sources pertain to this and the following three paragraphs: 1st MarDiv PerIntRpt, dtd 8Jan68, tab A, 1st MarDiv ComdC, Jan68 and 7th Mar SitRep No. 265, dtd 3Jan68, tab C, 7th Mar ComdC, Jan68.


38. Additional source for this and the following two paragraphs are:


7th Mar Jnl, tab A, 7th Mar ComdC, Jan68.


39. Col W. J. Davis, Tet Marine, An Autobiography (San Diego, CA, 1987), p. 103, End to Col William J. Davis, Comments on draft, dtd 2Dec94 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Davis, Tet Marine.


40. Additional sources for this and the following paragraph are: 1st Tank Bn SitRep No. 3, dtd 3Jan68, 1st Tank Bn, ComdC, Jan68; 1st MarDiv msg to III MAF, dtd 2Jan68 in III MAF Folder, Rocket Attack, 2-3 Jan 1968.


41. Additional sources for this paragraph are: 1st MarDiv, ComdC, Jan68, p. 25; 2/5 ComdC, Jan68; I Corps TOC telecon to III MAF COC, dtd 3Jan68 in III MAF Folder, Rocket Attack 2-3 Jan68.


42. The sources for this and the following paragraph are: 7th Mar



SitRep No. 265, dtd 3Jan68, tab C, 7th Mar ComdC, Jan68; 7th Mar Jnl, 2-3 Jan68, tab A, 7th Mar ComdC, Jan68; 11th Mar ComdC, Jan68; 1st Tank Bn ComdC, Jan68; III MAF to FMFPac, dtd 4Jan68 in III MAF Special Report to FMFPac Folder; 1st MarDiv to III MAF, Narrative Summary of Events of Rocket Attack, [3Uan68 and miscellaneous handwritten notes in III MAF Folder, Rocket Attack 2-3 Jan68;


1st MarDiv PerIntRpt, dtd 8Jan68, tab A, 1st MarDiv ComdC, Jan68.


43. Additional source for this paragraph is MacGarrigle, "The 2d North Vietnamese Division," ms, p. 37. Continuing Heavy Fighting and Increasing Uncertainty


44. MacGarrigle, "The 2d North Vietnamese Division," ms, p. 43 and III MAF ComdC, Jan68.


45. MacGarrigle, "The 2dNorth Vietnamese Division," ms, pp. 54-6.


46. Additional sources for this and the following paragraph are: Ibid.;


III MAF msg to subordinate units, dtd 2Jan68, End 2, 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jan68; III MAF ComdC, Jan68.


47. Additional sources for this paragraph are: CGIIIMAF msg to FMFPac, dtd 4Jan68 (III MAF Special Rpt to FMFPac Folder); F. Clifton Berry, Jr., Air Cav, The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War (Bantam Books: New York, New York, 1988), pp. 100-02.


48. MacGarrigle, "The 2dNorth Vietnamese Division," ms, pp. 38, 41-2.


49. Ibid., pp. 40-1.


50. Ibid.; [Major General Samuel B. Koster, USA,], "Americal Division, 1967-1968," n.d. (Working Folder, Americal Division); III MAF to FMFPac msgs, 4-l3Jan 68 (III MAF Special Rpt to FMFPac Folder); and III MAF Sit Reps, 4-13Jan68 (III MAF Jnl & Msg File, Opn Wheeler/Wallowa). Phu Loc Operations


51. 1/5 ComdCs, Dec67 and Jan 68.


52. 1st MarDiv Periodic IntRpt No. 1-68, dtd 8Jan68, tab A, 1st MarDiv ComdC, Jan68; Intelligence Annex, 5th Mar OPIan 3-67, dtd l4Dec67, App l, tab I, 1/5 ComdC, Dec67; III MAF ComdC, Dec67, p. 22.


53. James Duguid intvw, 14 Oct 1984 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Duguid Intvw; 1st MarDiv Periodic IntRpt No. 1-68, dtd 8Jan68; III MAF ComdC, Dec67, p. 22.


54. 1/5 ComdC, Jan68, p. 3-2.


55. Ibid., p. 3-3.


56. Ibid., pp. 3-2-3-4.


57. 1st MarDiv PerIntRpt No. 1-68, dtd 8Jan68, tab A, 1st MarDiv ComdC, Jan68; Arliss Willhite and Thomas Krusewski intvw, 13Oct84 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Willhite and Krusewski Intvw, Oct84.


58. 1/5 ComdC, Jan68, pp. 3-4, 3-5; 5th Mar ComdC, Jan68, pp. 3-2, 3-3; 1st MarDiv PerIntRpt No. 1-68, 8Jan68; IIIMAF to FMFPac, dtd 7Jan68 (III MAF Special Rpt to FMFPac Folder); III MAF PerIntRpt No. 2-68, dtd 15Jan68 (III MAF PerIntRpts, 1968).


59. Cpl Arliss Willhite et al., intvw, 15Aug68, Tape 2276 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Willhite Intvw, Aug68; Willhite and Krusewski Intvw, Oct84.


60. Willhite Intvw, Aug68; Willhite and Krusewski Intvw, Oct84.


61. Willhite Intvw, Aug68; Willhite and Krusewski Intvw, Oct84; 1st MarDiv Periodic IntRpt No. 1-68, dtd 8Jan68.


62. Willhite Intvw, Aug68; Willhite and Krusewski Intvw, Oct84; 1st MarDiv Periodic IntRpt No. 1-68, dtd 8Jan68; IIIMAF to FMFPac, dtd 7Jan68 (III MAF Special Rpt to FMFPac Folder).


63. 1/5 ComdC, Jan68.







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