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icon Press and Television Reported and Interpreted the Crisis of Tet 1968 in Vietnam and Washington, 2 vols. (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1977), hereafter Braestrup, Big Story. More Reinforcements


1. Quoted in Braestrup, Big Story, vol. l, pp. 294-5.


2. 1st Lt Philip M. Scherer et al. intvw, 30Apr68, Tape 2772 (Oral HistColl, MCHC); TF X-Ray AAR Hue City, p. 10.


3. 1st Mar AAR Hue City, p. 11.


4. 1st ARVN Div Advisory Dec, "The Battle of Hue," n.d., n.p.. End l, 3d MarDiv ComdC, Feb68; Waldron and Beavers, "Operation Hue City," p. 15; Capt Denis M. Dunagan intvw, 5Mar68, Tape 2560 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


5. Cheatham et al. presentation, pp. 14 and 21 and BGen Michael P. Downs, Taped Comments on draft, dtd l lDec92 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Downs, Taped Comments, Dec92. See also 1st Mar ComdC, Feb68 and 1st Mar AAR Hue City.


6. 1st Mar AAR Hue City, p. 12; 1st Mar ComdC, Feb68.


7. Cushman Intvw, Nov82, pp. 19-20.


8. Waldron and Beaver, "The Critical Year," pp. 14-5; Pearson, The War in the Northern Provinces, pp. 44, 55-7; CGlstAirCav msg to CGTFX-Ray, dtd lFeb68, and III MAF msg to 1st AirCav, dtd 2Feb68 (III MAF Jnl and Msg File).


9. 1st AirCav SitRep No. 33, dtd 2Feb68, hereafter 1st AirCav SitRep 33, 2Feb68, and III MAF msg to I Corps TOC, dtd 2Feb68 (III MAF Msg and Jnl File).


10. Braestrup, Big Story, vol. l, p. 314. See also Peter Braestrup, Comments on draft, n.d. [Dec94-Jan95] (Vietnam Comment File).


11. Pearson, The War in the Northern Provinces, p. 44; 1st AirCav, SitRep 33,2Feb68.


12. 1st Mar AAR Hue City, p. 13; 1st MarDiv SitRep No. l, dtd 3Feb68 (Hue City Jnl and Msg File).


13. 1st Mar AAR Hue, p. 13; LCpl M. VernonJr. in Cheatham et al. intvw Tape 2511.


14. TF X-Ray SitRep, Operation Hue City, dtd 2Feb68, End, 1st Mar ComdC, Feb68.


15. 1st Mar AAR Hue City, p. 13; Cpl George E. Minor intvw in Cheatham et al. intvw Tape 2511.


16. Cheatham et al. presentation, p. 24.


17. 1st Mar AAR Hue City, p. l4; 2/5 AAR Hue City.


18. Cheatham et al. presentation, p. 51. The Beginning of the Advance


19. Cheatham et al. presentation, pp. 19-20.


20. 2/5 AAR Hue City; 1st Mar AAR Hue City, p. 14; Cheatham et al. presentation, pp. 19-20.


21. III MAF SitRep No. 5, Hue City, dtd 4Feb68 (Hue City Jnl & Msg File) and 1st Mar AAR Hue, p. 15.


22. Gravel intvw, pp. 18-9.


23. Ibid., p. 30; IstLt Ray L. Smith Itr to Capt Gordon D. Batcheller, dtd 25Mar68, End to Col Gordon D. Batcheller, Comments on draft, dtd 10Dec94 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Smith Itr, Mar68.



24. Gravel intvw, p. 31; Medal of Honor Recommendations, dtd 25May1968, in Sgt Alfredo Gonzalez Biographical File (RefSec, MCHC); Smith Itr, Mar68.


25. Gravel intvw, p. 41.


26. Cheatham et al. presentation, p. 31.


27. SSgt James R. Long and Sgt Terry Cochrane in Cheatham et al. intvw Tape 2511.


28. Nolan, Battle for Hue, p. 50; LtCol Ralph J. Salvati, Comments on draft, n.d. [1994] (Vietnam Comment File).


29. Nolan, Battle far Hue, pp. 50-1; BGen Michael P. Downs, Taped Comments on draft, dtd l lDec92 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Downs Taped Comments, Dec92; 2/5 AAR Hue City.


30. TF X-Ray AAR Hue City, p. 11; 1st Mar AAR Hue City, pp. 15 and 18; 1st MarDiv SitRep No. 7, Hue City, dtd 4Feb68 (Hue City Jnl & Msg File).


31. 1st Mar AAR Hue City, pp. 74-75. Block by Block


32. Sea Tiger, 8Mar68, p. 8.


33. Cheatham et al. presentation, p. 12; Gravel intvw, p. 10.


34. Cheatham et al. presentation, p. 37.


35. Ibid., pp. 16,20.


36. Ibid. p. 17.


37. Gravel intvw, p. 28.


38. Cheatham et al. presentation, p. 42; TF X-Ray AAR Hue City; 3d Tank Bn ComdC, Feb68; 1st Tank Bn ComdC, Feb68.


39. 1st Mar AAR Hue City, pp. 80-1; Cheatham et al. presentation, p. 43.


40. Cheatham et al. presentation, p. 44 and LtCol Cheatham in LtCol Cheatham et al. intvw Tape 2511.


41. Cheatham et al. presentation, pp. 39 and 42; Downs Taped Comments, Dec92.


42. Gravel intvw, pp. 15, 19; Smith Itr, Mar68; 1st Mar AAR Hue City, p. 18.


43. 1st Mar AAR Hue City, p. 20; 2/5 AAR Hue City.


44. 2/5 AAR Hue City.


45. Ibid. and Cpl Riley in Cheatham et al. intvw Tape 2511.


46. 2/5 AAR Hue City; Sgt G. B. Zachary and 2dLt Michael A. McNiel in LCpl Charles D. Bedford et al., intvw, 10 May 68, Tape 2673 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Bedford et al. intvw Tape 2673.


47. 2/5 AAR Hue City; PFC George Ciprio? in LtCol Cheatham et al. intvw Tape 2511.


48. "Old Glory Replaces Viet Cong Flag," Sea Tiger, l Mar 68, p. l;


Nolan, Battle for Hue, pp. 77-9.


49. Cheatham et al. presentation, p. 56; Gravel intvw, p. 18; Smith Itr, Mar68.


50. 2/5 AAR Hue City; 1st Mar AAR Hue City, p. 25. 51.2/5 AAR Hue City; 1st Mar AAR Hue City, pp. 24-34.


52. 1st MarDiv SitRep No. 33, dtd l lFeb68 (Hue City Jnl and Msg File); Bedford et al. intvw Tape 2673.


53. 1st Mar AAR Hue City.







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