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32. Additional sources for this and the following two paragraphs are:


3d MarDiv AAR, Operation Lancaster II; Abdullah Hassan (Frank Craven) intvw, 2Oct86 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Hassan Tape.


33. Leffen Comments.


34. Hassan Tape.


35. 3/4 ComdC, Jan68; Bendell Comments.


36. Bendell Comments-37. 3/4 ComdC, Jan68.


38. Ibid.


39. Sources for this and the following paragraph are: 3/4 ComdC, Jan68; 3d MarDiv AAR, Operation Lancaster II.


40. Messages quoted in 3/4 ComdC, Jan68.


41. III MAF ComdC, Jan68; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jan68; 4th Mar ComdC, Jan68; 9th Mar Int Sum, Opn Kentucky, No. 87, dtd 28Jan68, tab B 9th Mar ComdC, Jan68; 3/4 ComdC, Jan68; 3d MarDiv AAR, Operation Lancaster II. A Lull in Leatherneck Square


Additional sources for this section are: 9th Mar ComdC, Jan-Feb68; 2/1 ComdC, Jan68; 3/4 ComdC, Jan68; 3d MarDiv Messages, Jan 1968.


42. CGIIIMAF msg to ComUSMACV, dtd 20Jan68 (HQMC Msg File); 9th Mar ComdC, Jan68; 3/4 ComdC, Jan68; MCCC, Items of Significant Interest, dtd 22Jan68.


43. CG3dMarDiv msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 17Jan68, 3d MarDiv Messages, Jan 1968.


44. 9th Mar ComdC, Jan68; 2/1 ComdC, Jan68; MCCC, Items of Significant Interest, 23-25Jan68.


45. 9th Mar SitRep No. 354, Operation Kentucky, dtd 29Jan68, tab A, 9th Mar ComdC, Jan68.


46. 9th Mar Int Sum, Opn Kentucky, No. 87, dtd 28 Jan68, tab B, 9th Mar ComdC, Jan68.


47. CGFMFPac msg to CMC, dtd 27Jan68 (HQMC Msg File);


exchange of messages between CG3dMarDiv and CTG 76.4, dtd 26Jan68, End 116-18, 3d MarDiv Messages, Jan68.


48. Exchange of messages between CG3dMarDiv and CTG 76.4, dtd 27Jan68, End 126-29, 3d MarDiv ComdCs, Jan68; 9th Mar SitReps, Operarion Kentucky, Nos. 347-64, dtd 27-31Jan68, tab A, 9th Mar ComdC, Jan68.


49. 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jan68; 9th Mar SitRep, Operation Kentucky, No. 364, dtd 31Jan68, tab A, 9th Mar ComdC, Jan68; CG3dMarDiv to CGIIIMAF, dtd 3Feb68, HQMC Message File, III MAF Incoming, Dec67-Feb68. The Cua Viet Continues to Heat Up


Other sources for this section are: 1st AmTrac Bn ComdC, Jan-Feb68;


3/1 ComdCs, Jan-Feb68; 3/1 CAAR, Operation Badger Catch.


50. 1st AmTrac Bn, ComdC, Jan68; CG3dMarDiv msg to CGIII MAF, dtd 30Jan68, 3d MarDiv Messages, Jan68.


51. BLT 3/1 AAR, Badger Catch; 1st AmTrac Bn msg to CO 9th Mar and CO 12rh Mar n.d., attached to S-2/3 Jnl, 1st AmTrac Bn ComdC, Jan68.


52. BLT 3/1 AAR, Badger Catch.



53. Ibid.


54. CG3dMarDiv msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 30Jan68, 3d MarDiv Messages, Jan68.


55. 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jan68; Enemy Order of Battle, 9th Mar ComdC, Feb68; BLT 3/1 AAR, Badger Catch.


56. BLT 3/1 AAR, Badger Tooth.


57. Sources for this and the following three paragraphs are: BLT 3/1 AAR, Badger Tooth; 1st AmTrac Bn ComdC, Jan68.


58. Additional source for this and the following paragraph is 3d Mar Div ComdC, Jan68.


59. BLT 3/1 AAR, Badger Tooth.


60. Ibid.


61. Ibid; ComUSMACV msgs to III MAF, 27-29Jan68 (III MAF Ceasefire Policy Folder); Maj Gen Rathvon McC. Tompkins, Comments on BGen Edwin H. Simmons Naval Review Article, dtd 19Nov69, Simmons Comment Notebook, Personal Papers, MCHC; Maj John Regal, "Surprise for the 803d," reprinted from Marine Corps Gazette, Apr70 in BLT 3/1, Newsletter Battalion Landing Team 3/1, RVN, Dei- 67-Jun68, Apr88, pp. 3-5, p. 3, hereafter Regal, "Surprise for the 803d."


62. BLT 3/1 AAR, Badger Catch.


63. Ibid.


64. Ibid.


65. Ibid.


66. Ibid. The Battle For Quang Tri City


Other sources for this section are: 14th Mil Hist Det, 1st Air Cav Div, "Battle of Quang Tri, 31Jan-6Feb68," dtd !Apr68, CMH Working Papers, hereafter 14th MilHist, "Battle of Quang Tri"; 3d Mar AAR, Opn Osceola II; Pham Van Son, Tet Offensive, pp. 298-300; Pear-son, The War in the Northern Provinces, pp. 55-6.


67. CG3dMarDiv msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 4Oct67, HQMC Msg File, III MAF Incoming.


68. Pham Van Son, Tet Offensive, 1968, pp. 298-99 and 302.


69. Ibid.


70. The sources for this and the following paragraph are: Pham Van Son, The Tet Offensive, pp. 298-99, 302; 14th MilHist, "Battle of Quang Tri."


71. 14th MilHist, "Battle of Quang Tri". See also, Pearson, The War in the Northern Provinces, p. 55.


72. 3d Mar AAR, Opn Osceola II.


73. 14th MilHist, "Battle of Quang Tri".


74. Ibid.


75. Ibid.; Pearson, The War in the Northern Provinces, p. 55.


76. Oral History inrvw with Capt Michael Nawrosky (USA) and IstSgt Robert B. Fowler (USA), n.d. [Feb68] (CMH Working Papers), hereafter Nawrosky Intvw (CMH Working Papers).


77. This and the following paragraph are based on the following sources: 14th MilHist, "Battle of Quang Tri"; Pearson, The War in the Northern Provinces, pp. 55-6.


78. Additional sources for this paragraph are: Nawrosky Intvw (CMH Working Papers); Pham Van Son, Tet Offensive, p. 300.


79. 14th MilHist, "Battle of Quang Tri"; Pearson, The War in the Northern Provinces, pp. 55-6.







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