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37. Col Myron C. Harrington, Comments on Nolan ms, dtd 24May83, Harrington Folder, Nolan Papers.


38. Ibid.; 1/5 AAR, Opn Hue City; "Like John Wayne," Sea Tiger, dtd 22Mar68.


39. 1/5 AAR, Opn Hue City; Nolan notes, n.d. Harrington File (Nolan Papers). Continuing the Advance


40. The sources for this and the following three paragraphs are: 1/5 AAR, Opn Hue City; "The Citadel," ms; 1st Mar AAR, Hue City.


41.. An additional source for this and the following two paragraphs is:


Thompson Itr, 16Sep80.


42. An additional source for this paragraph is: PFC Thomas L. Foster in Cheatham et al. intvw. Tape 2511 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


43. Edward M. Landry Itr to author, dtd 7Dec86 and entry for 17 Feb 1968 in excerpts from diary, Edward M. Landry Papers, Personal Papers Collection, MCHC. See also TF X-Ray AAR Hue City; 1st Mar AAR Hue City; 1/5 AAR, Opn Hue City.


44. Thompson Itr, 16Sep80; "The Citadel," ms. See also 1/5 AAR, Opn Hue City. CHAPTER 12 THE TAKING OF THE CITADEL AND AFTERMATH


Unless otherwise noted the material in this chapter is derived from:


MACV ComdHist, 1968; FMFPac, MarOpsV.Jan and Feb68; 1st ARVN Adv Dec, "The Battle of Hue"; 1st InfDiv, Adv Tm 3, CAAR, Hue; Wal-dron and Beavers, "Operation Hue City"; 1st MarDiv AAR Tet; TF X-Ray AAR Hue City; 1st Mar AAR Hue City; 1/5 AAR Hue City; 2/5 AAR Hue City; III MAF Jnl & Msg File; III MAF Outgoing Msgs; III MAF Incoming Msgs; Hue City Jnl & Msg File; Maj Talman C. Budd II, MAU, NAG, CAAR, Hue City, dtd 25Jul68, hereafter Budd, AAR;


Vietnam Comment Files; Gravel intvw; Cheatham et al. presentation;


Cheatham et al. intvw Tape 2511; A&S Files, Indochina Archives; Truong Sinh, "The Fight to Liberate the City of Hue"; Thompson Itr, 16Sep80, Nolan Papers; 14th MHD, "The Battle of Hue," Mar68; Tolson Intvw, Jun68; Wells, "Excerpts from Combat Report"; Peter Braestrup Papers, Personal Papers Collection, MCHC, hereafter Braestrup Papers; Westmoreland Papers, CMH; Gen Creighton W. Abrams Papers, CMH, hereafter Abrams Papers, CMH; Sharp and Westmoreland, Report on the War;


Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports; Nolan, Battle for Hue; Oberdorfer, TET!;


Pearson, The War in the Northern Provinces; Lung, The General Offensives;


Pham Van Son, Tet Offensive; Peter Braestrup, Big Story. The Struggle in the Western Citadel


1. Budd, AAR and Pham Van Son, Tet Offensive, 257-259.


2. Budd, AAR.


3. Ibid.; Pham Van Son, Tet Offensive, pp. 262-66.


4. 1st ARVN Adv Det, "The Battle of Hue," p. 8; Waldron and Beavers, "Operation Hue City," p. 38.


5; Wells, "Excerpts from Combat Report".


6. III MAF COC msg to MACV(J2), dtd 17Feb68 (III MAF Jnl & Msg File). See also Hallmark 62 msg to Hallmark 6, Hue City SitRep, dtd 17Feb68, App 5, tab C, 1st FAG ComdC, Feb 68 and Wells, "Excerpts from Combat Report."


An Estimate of the Situation and Mounting the Offensive


7. Abrams msg to Cushman (Information to Westmoreland), dtd l6Feb68 (Abrams Papers, CMH).


8. Ibid.


9. Historical Summary and Summary of CUB Meeting, 18Feb68, vol. 29, p. 12 and End 62 (Westmoreland Papers, CMH); TF X-Ray AAR Hue City.


10. Waldron and Beavers, "Operation Hue City," pp. 42-3.


11. Pham Van Son, The Viet Cong Tet Offensive, p. 267; Budd, AAR;


Lung, The General Offensives, p.83.


12. Thompson Itr, 16Sep80, Nolan Papers; 1/5 AAR Hue City.


13. Clark Dougan, Stephen Weiss, and the editors of Boston Publishing Company, The Vietnam Experience: Nineteen Sixty-Eight (Boston, Ma:


Boston Publishing Company, 1983), p. 30; Clipping, Washington Post, dtd 19Feb68, Braestrup Papers.


14. Abrams msg to Cushman, info: Westmoreland, dtd 20Feb68 (Abrams Papers, CMH).


15. Abrams msg to Tolson, dtd 20Feb68 (Abrams Papers, CMH).


16. 14th MHD, "The Battle of Hue," Mar68, pp. 5-6; Waldron and Beavers, "Operation Hue City," pp. 43-7.


17. Thompson Itr, 16Sep80, Nolan Papers.


18. Ibid.; AP despatch, dtd 22Feb68, Clipping in Polk Folder (Nolan Papers, MCHC); 1/5 AAR Hue City. These sources are also the basis for the next two paragraphs.


19. See also Maj Denis J. Kiely and Capt Gary L- Post intvws, 19Apr68, Tape 2551 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


20. Budd, AAR; Abrams msg to Westmoreland, dtd 23Feb68 (Abrams Papers, CMH)


21. Budd, AAR; 1st InfDiv, Adv Tm 3, CAAR, Hue.


22. 1/5 AAR Hue City; Thompson Itr, 16Sep80, Nolan Papers. Closing Out Operation Hue City


23. The sources for this and the following paragraph are: 2/5 AAR Hue City; 1st MarDiv SitRep, Hue City, No. 86, dtd 24Feb68 (Hue City III MAF Jnl & Msg File).


24. See also 2/5 S-3 Jnl, 2/5 ComdC, Feb68, hereafter 2/5 S-3 Jnl, Feb68.


25. 2/5 AAR Hue City; 2/5 S-3 Jnl, Feb 68; LtCol Ernest C. Cheatham in Cheatham et al. intvw, Tape 2511.


26. 2/5 AAR Hue City; 2/5 S-3 Jnl, Feb 68; Robert A. Sutlack in IstLt P. M. Scherer intvw, 31 Apr 68, Tape 2722 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


27. The sources for this and the following two paragraphs are: 2/5 AAR Hue City; 2/5 S-3, Feb 68.


28. 1st Marines AAR Hue City; 2/5 AAR Hue City; 1/5 AAR Hue City; Cheatham et al. presentation, pp. 11-12 and 28-29. A Summing Up


29. The sources for this and the following three paragraphs are: TF X-Ray AAR Hue City; 1st InfDiv, Adv Tm 3, CAAR, Hue; Budd, AAR;


14th MHD, "The Battle of Hue," Mar68; 1st Bde, 101st Airborne Div, CAAR, Opn Hue City, dtd 23Mar68, End 5, TF X-Ray AAR Hue City; Pham Van Son, The Tet Offensive, p. 271.


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







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