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10. III MAF ComdC, Feb68; FMFPac, MarOpsV, Feb68, p. 33.


11. See charts of enemy attacks in I Corps from l May 1967-31 May 1968 in FMFPac, MarOpsV, May68, pp. 30-1.


12. III MAF ComdC, Feb68, pp. 13-4.


13. Ibid., p. 13.


14. 1st MarDiv ComdC, Feb68 and LtCol Louis J. Bacher, Comments on draft, dtd 7May95 (Vietnam Comment File); Col Tullis T. Wood-ham, Jr. Comments on draft, dtd 7Dec94 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Woodham Comments.


15. 1st MarDiv ComdC, Feb68, p. 16; Col Ross R. Miner, Debriefing by FMFPac, dtd 5Sep68 (Tape No. 3068, Oral HistColl, MCHC).


16. 1st MarDiv ComdC, Feb68, p. 7; Woodham Comments.


17. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Apr68, pp. 22-3; 1st MarDiv ComdC, Feb68, p. 17-A; TF X-Ray ComdC, Feb68, pt 2.


18. III MAF ComdC, Feb68, pp. 23^; TF X-Ray ComdC, Feb68, pt 2; 1st MarDiv ComdC, Feb68, p. 22; Col Harold L. Oppenheimer, debriefing at FMFPac [May 1968] Tape 6379 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


19. TF X-Ray ComdC, Feb68, pt 2; VAdm Edwin B. Hooper, Mobility, Support, Endurance, A Story of Naval Operational Logistics in the Vietnam War, 1965-1968 (Washington: Naval Historical Division, 1972), pp. 117-18, hereafter Hooper, Mobility, Support, Endurance.


20. Col Edward L. Fossum, debriefing at FMFPac, l lJul68, Tape 2911 (Oral HistColl, MCHC); Gen William C. Westmoreland, Historical Summary, General Entry, v. 28, Historical File, 27Dec67-31Jan68, Westmoreland Papers, CMH; Pearson, The War in the Northern Provinces, pp. 58-9; Col Rex O. Dillow, Comments on draft, dtd 10Nov94 (Vietnam Comment File).


21. III MAF ComdC, Feb68, pp. 11-2; 3d MarDiv ComdC, 16-7; 3d Mar AAR Osceola II, dtd 20Mar68, End, 3d Mar ComdC, Mar68.


22. III MAF ComdC, Feb68, p. 22; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Feb68, pp. 15,


22. 30-31; Tompkins Intvw, p. 72.


23. Hooper, Mobility, Support, Endurance, p. 126; Pearson, The War in the Northern Provinces, pp. 62-65.


24. 3d MarDiv ComdC, Feb68, pp. 17-8, 54; III MAF ComdC, Feb68, pp. 10-1.


25. 3d MarDiv ComdC, Feb68, pp. 17-8.


26. 3d MarDiv ComdC, Feb68, p. 18; FMFPac, MarOpsV, Feb68, p. 31;


27. Col Alexander L. Michaux debriefing at FMFPac, 18Jul68, Tape 2915 (Oral HistColl, MCHC); 3d MarDiv ComdC, Feb68, p. 17; 3d MarDiv, AAR, Lancaster II, dtd 9Sep69?, End, 3d MarDiv ComdC, Nov68.


28. 3d MarDiv ComdC, Feb68, p. 16; 3d MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd l6Feb68, 3d MarDiv PerIntRpt No. 5-68, dtd 18Feb68, and 3d MarDiv Opian 4-68, dtd 17Feb68, Ends, 3d MarDiv ComdC, Feb68.


29. The sources for this and the following paragraph are: FMFPac, MarOpsV, Feb68, pp. 29 and 65; III MAF ComdC, Feb68, p. 10; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Feb68, p. 16; 3d MarDiv PerIntRpt No. 6-68, dtd 23Feb68, End, 3d MarDiv ComdC, Feb68. For a detailed account of the 3d Battalion, 3d Marines action see LtCol Otto J. Lehrack, No Shining Armor, The Marines at War in Vietnam, An Oral History (Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 1992), pp. 238^0.


30. III MAF ComdC, Feb68, p. 22; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Feb68, pp. 31 and 33; Hooper, Mobility, Support, Endurance, p. 126; Pearson, The War in the Northern Provinces, pp. 62-65; Cushman Presentation, tab F, p. 35.


Readjustments in the U.S. I Corps Command Structure


31. CMC Notebook, Visit to Vietnam, Jan68; Chaisson Diary, Jan68, Chaisson Papers; ComUSMACV msg to CinCPac, dtd 18Jan68, and CMC msg to CGFMFPac, dtd 19Jan68 (HQMC Msg File).


32. CMC msg to CGFMFPac, dtd 19Jan68 (HQMC Msg File).


33. 3d MarDiv ComdCs, Jan-Feb68; BGen Jacob Glick inrvw, 20Jun and HJul89, pp. 65-71 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


34. CGFMFPac msg to CG3dMarDiv, dtd 20Jan68 (HQMC Msg File);


3d MarDiv ComdCs, Jan-Feb68; 1st MarDiv ComdCs, Jan-Feb68;


CGIII MAF msg to ComUSMACV, dtd 24Jan68 (HQMC Msg Files, III MAF Outgoing); MajGen Carl W. Hoffman intvw, l4Nov68, pp. 129-30 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Hoffman intvw.


35. Hoffman intvw, p. 130; CGlstBde, 101st Abn Div msg to CGIIIMAF, did 22Jan68 and ComUSMACV msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 27Jan68 (HQMC Msg File, III MAF Incoming); CGIIIMAF msg to ComUSMACV, dtd 25Jan68 (HQMC Msg File, III MAF Outgoing).


36. LtGen Robert E. Cushman debriefing at FMFPac, 31Mar69, pp. 465-66 (Oral HistColl, MCHC); Col Franklin L. Smith debriefing at FMFPac [May 1968] Tape 2904 (Oral HistColl, MCHC); Cushman Presentation, tab F, pp. 18-9.


37. Murray Intvw., p. 58; Tompkins Intvw, pp. S2-^.


38. III MAF ComdC, Feb68; Entry for 12Feb68, Chaisson Diary and Chaisson Itrs to wife, dtd 14 and 15Feb68, (Chaisson Papers); LtGen William J. Van Ryzin intvw, 2Apr75, pp. 214-15 (Oral HistColl, MCHC); Tompkins intvw, p. 74.


39. CGIIIMAF msg to CGFMFPac, dtd 18Feb68 (III MAF Outgoing Msgs).


40. DepComUSMACV (Fwd) msg to III MAF and other commands, dtd 20Feb68 (PCV Folder).


41. ComNavForceV msg to DepComUSMACV, dtd 23 Feb68 and CGIIIMAF msg to DepComUSMACV (Fwd), dtd 23Feb68 (PCV Folder).


42. CGIIIMAF msg to ComUSMACV, dtd 28Feb68 (PCV Folder).


43. USMACV Letter of Instruction, Subj: Role and Missions of Provisional Corps, Vietnam, dtd 3Mar68 (PCV Folder); FMFPac MarOpsV, Mar68, p. 59.


44. Hoffman intvw, p. 130; MajGen Carl W. Hoffman, Comments on draft, dtd 15Dec94 (Vietnam Comment File); Smith debriefing; Cushman intvw, Mar69, pp. 465-66. Planning for the Future


45. Cushman Presentation, tab F, pp. 35-50; Waldron and Beavers, "The Critical Year, 1968," p. 20.


46. Pearson, The War in the Northern Provinces, p. 69.


47. The sources for this and the following paragraph are; III MAF Staff Study, Subj: Military Posture, Northern I Corps, l Sep 1968, dtd 31Mar68, p. l (III MAF Miscellaneous Documents). See also ComUSMACV msg to CMC, dtd 13Mar68 (III MAF Incoming Msgs, 5-14Mar68). March Operations in the DMZ Sector


48. Sources for this and the following two paragraphs are: FMFPac, MarOpsV, Mar 68, p. 17; III MAF ComdC, p. 20; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Mar68, pp. 11-2; BLT 3/1, Newsletter Battalion Landing Team 3/1,







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