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RVN, Dec67-Jun68, Apr 1988, p. 10; Col Max McQuown, Comments on draft, dtd 22Nov94 (Vietnam Comment File).


49. Additional sources for this paragraph are: 7th ITT, III MAF, ITT Rpts, 64- and 65-68, dtd 2 and 4Mar68 (III MAF Jnl & Msg Files), hereafter ITT Rprs, 64- and 65-68.


50. ITT Rpts, 64- and 65-68.


51. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Mar68 p. 16; III MAF ComdC, Mar68, pp. 11-2; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Mar68, p. 20.


52. III MAF ComdC, Mar68, pp. 11-2, and 22; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Mar68, p. 20.


53. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Mar68, p. 80.


54. Ibid., pp. 16-8; III MAF ComdC, Mar68, pp. 11-2; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Mar68, p. 20; BGen William Weise intvw, 21Feb83 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


55. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Mar 68, pp. 16-18; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Mar68, p. 49.


56. The sources for this and the following paragraph are: FMFPac, MarOpsV, Mar68, pp. 13-6; III MAF ComdC, Mar68, p. 13; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Mar68, p. 19; 3d MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 4Mar68, End l, 3d MarDiv ComdC, Mar68; Lt Col Roger Zensen, Comments on draft, dtd 4Dec94 (Vietnam Comment File).


57. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Mar68, pp. 13-6; III MAF ComdC, Mar68, p. 13; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Mar68, p. 19.


58. 3d MarDiv ComdC, Mar68, p. 19; 1st Lt Daniel J. Razaluek and Sgt Ronald C. Trawick in Sgt R. C. Trawick et al. intvw, 21Mar68, Tape 2762 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


59. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Mar68, p. 80; III MAF ComdC, Mar68, pp. H-A; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Mar68, pp. 6, 17, 30-2, 34-6; Pearson, The War in the Northern Provinces, p. 70.


60. 3d MarDiv ComdC, Mar68, pp. 17, 19-20; 3d MarDiv FragO 7-68, dtd 25Mar68, End 4, 3d MarDiv ComdC, Mar68. March Operations in the Rest of I Corps


61. III MAF ComdC, Mar68, pp. 10-11 and 13; Cushman Presentation, tab F, pp. 58-9.


62. Copy of UPI News Release, dtd 16Mar68 (Courtesy of Lawrence Lichty).


63. 27th Mar ComdC, Mar68; Capt William R. Black intvw, 9Nov85 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Black intvw.


64. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Mar68, p. 51; Col William S. Pagan, Comments on draft, dtd 31Oct94 (Vietnam Comment File).


65. 1st MarDiv ComdC, Mar68, p. 18; HQMC, G-3 Point Papers, Mar68; 7th Mar ComdC, Mar68.


66. Task Force X-Ray ComdC, Mar68, pt 2.


67. Ibid.; 1st MarDiv ComdC, p. 18.


68. TF X-Ray ComdC, Mar68, pt 2; Waldron and Beavers, "The Critical Year," p. 22.


69. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Mar68, pp. 19-20; III MAF ComdC, Mar68, p. 11; TF X-Ray ComdC, Mar68, pt 2.


70. TF X-Ray ComdC, Mar68, pt 2; Waldron and Beavers, "The Critical Year, 1968," pp. 25-35; Pearson, The War in the 'Northern Provinces, pp.69-71.



71. 1st MarDiv ComdC, Mar68, pt 2; TF X-Ray ComdC, Mar68;


Black intvw.


72. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Mar68, p. 52; TFX-Ray ComdC, Mar68, pt 2;


HQMC A03H15, Point Paper, Subj: Attack on Phu Bai, 26Mar68, dtd 27Mar68 (HQMC, G-3 Point Papers).


73. TF X-Ray ComdC, Mar68, pt 2; 5th Mar Spot Rpt, dtd 31Mar68, tab N, TF X-Ray ComdC, Mar68.


74. TF X-Ray ComdC, Mar68, pt. 2. Regaining the Initiative


75. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Apr68, pp. 6, 31, 40, 49-50; III MAF ComdC, Apr68, pp. 18-20.


76. III MAF ComdC, Apr68, p. 11; 1st MarDiv ComdC, Apr68, p. 18.


77. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Apr68, pp. 28-9 and 74-5; 1st MarDiv ComdC, Apr68, pp. 35-6.


78. LtCol John F. J. Kelly, Comments on draft, dtd 13Dec94 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Kelly Comments; TF Kelly, AAR, Opn Quick Track, dtd 16May68, End to Kelly Comments.


79. FMFPac, MarOpsV, May68, pp. 20-1; 1st MarDiv ComdC, Apr68, pp. 14, 18, 40; 1st MarDiv ComdC, May68, p. 40; BGen Robert D. Bohn, Comments on Simmons, "Marine Opns, Vietnam, 1968" (Simmons Comment Notebook).


80. Lahue debriefing; 1st MarDiv ComdC, Apr68, p. 4.


81. TF X-Ray ComdC, Apr68, pt. 2, p. 6; 1/27 ComdC, Apr68, pt. 2, p. 5; Black intvw; William R. Black, Jr., Comments on draft, dtd 4Jan95 and attached Itr to parents, dtd 20-21Apr68 (Vietnam Comment File).


82. TF X-Ray ComdC, Apr68, pt. 2, pp. 7-8.


83. Waldron and Beavers, "The Critical Year, 1968," pp. 40-2, 45-6;


Pearson, The War in the Northern Provinces, pp. 89-90; 1st MarDiv, Anx A (Intelligence), 1st MarDiv Opian 108-68, dtd 26Apr68, pp. A-1- A-2, End 9, 1st MarDiv ComdC, Apr68.


84. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Apr68, pp. 21-2, May68, pp. 3 and 20; III MAF ComdC, Apr68, p. 19; LtGen Robert E. Cushman, Jr., debriefing on A Shau Valley Operation, Da Nang, 2May68, in Cushman Transcript Book, p. 480; Waldron and Beavers, "The Critical Year, 1968," pp. 45-53, 65-6; Pearson, The War in the Northern Provinces, pp. 89-92.


85. Waldron and Beavers, "The Critical Year, 1968," p. 48; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Apr68, pp. 4, 19; 3d MarDiv SitRep No. l, Opn Rice, dtd 21Apr68, End 22, 3d MarDiv ComdC, Apr68.


86. III MAF ComdC, Apr68, p. 10; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Apr68, pp. 18 and 20; III MAF Opn Charlton SitRep, No. 17, dtd l6Apr68, End 21, 3d MarDiv ComdC, Apr68.


87. Maj William Dabney, "The Battle of Dong Ha," ms, pp. 5-8; III MAF ComdC, Apr68, p. 22; FMFPac, MarOpsV, Apr68, p. 73, May, 68, pp. 8-9; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Apr68, p. 18.


88. Stanley Karnow, Vietnam, A History (New York, New York: Viking Press, 1983, pp. 564-66. CHAPTER 14 THE SIEGE OF KHE SANH


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


HQMC Msg Files; FMFPac, MarOpsV, May67-Apr68; III MAF







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