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ComdC, Sep67-Apr68; 3d MarDiv ComdC, May67-Apr68; 26th Mar ComdC, Sep67-Apr68; III MAF Khe Sanh Ops File; Khe Sanh Comment File; John Prados and Ray W. Stubbe, Valley o/Decision, The Siege of Khe Sanh (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1991), hereafter Prados and Stubbe, Valley o/Decision; Capt Moyers S. Shore III, The Battle for Khe Sanh (Washington: Hist&Mus Div, HQMC, 1969), hereafter Shore, Khe Sanh. Digging In


1. Gen Westmoreland msg to Gen Wheeler, dtd 12Jan68 (File No. 091/VN Jan68, CJCS Historical Files, HistDiv, JCS, Washington, D.C.); Adm Sharp msg to Gen Wheeler, dtd l4Jan68 (File No. 091/VN Jan68, CJCS Historical Files, HistDiv, JCS, Washington, D.C.).


2. CGIIIMAF msg to CG3dMarDiv, dtd 13Jan68 (Reel No. 4, HQMC Msg Files); CGIIIMAF msg to CG3dMarDiv, dtd 16Jan68 (HQMC Msg Files, III MAF Outgoing, Dec67-Feb68).


3. 1/26 ComdC, Jan68, p. 6; Peter Braestrup, Comments on draft, n.d. [Dec94-Jan95] (Vietnam Comment File).


4. CGIIIMAF msg to CG3dMarDiv, dtd 13Jan68 (Reel No. 4, HQMC Msg Files).


5. CGIIIMAF msg to DepCOMUSMACV, dtd l9Jan68 (HQMC Message File, III MAF Outgoing, Dec67-Feb68).


6. CG3dMarDiv msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 21Jan68 (3d MarDiv Messages)


7. CG3dMarDiv msg to 26th Mar, dtd 21Jan68 (3d MarDiv Messages); U.S. Congress, Senate, Committee on Armed Services, Hearings Before the Electronic Battlefield Subcommittee of the Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee, 91st Cong., 2d Sess., 18, 19, and 24 Nov 1970, p. 82, hereafter Hearings Electronic Battlefield. Opening Moves


8. 26th Mar SitRep Opn Scotland No. 24, End, 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68; 26th Mar AAR, Opn Scotland, dtd 31May68, p. 3, End 26th Mar ComdC, Mar68; 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68, pt. III.


9. 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68, pt. Ill; Col William H. Dabney intvw, 20May82, p. 64 (Oral HistColl, MCHC); 26th Mar SitRep No. 326, in 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68, pt. IV.


10. Maj Matthew P. Caulfield intvw, 4Jan69, p. 10, in Khe Sanh: Transcriptions of Oral History Tapes, MCHC, hereafter Caulfield intvw.


11. Stevens, ed.. The Na-iy Cross.


12. Caulfield intvw, p. 11.


13. 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68, pt. Ill; 3/26 ComdC, Jan68, p. 10; LtCol Harry L. Alderman intvw, 10-24Feb68, p. 21, in Khe Sanh: Transcriptions of Oral History Tapes, MCHC. "Incoming!"


14. Maj Jerry E. Hudson, Comments on "The Battle for Khe Sanh," 2Jan69 (Khe Sanh Comment File, MCHC).


15. LtCol James B. Wilkinson, Comments on "The Battle for Khe Sanh," 19Dec68 (Khe Sanh Comment File); Bernard Nalty, Air Power and the Fight for Khe Sanh (Washington, D.C.: Office of Air Force History, 1973) pp. 24-25, hereafter Nalty, Air Power; LtCol Kenneth W. Pipes, Comments on draft, dtd lOMar95 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Pipes Comments, 1995.


16. BGen Marshall B. Garth, Memorandum for the Record, Subj:


Attack on the Khe Sanh Air Base, dtd 21Jan68 (File No. 091/VN Jan68, JCS HistOff, Washington.D.C.); 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jan68, p. 6; 1/26 ComdC, Jan68, p. 7; Ray W. Stubbe, "Khe Sanh: Valley of Decision" (ms., Wauwatosa, WI, 1987), p. 540, hereafter Stubbe, "Khe Sanh."


17. IstLt William L. Eberhardtt intvw, 10Feb68, Tape 2535 (Oral HistColl, MCHC); William J. O'Connor, Comments on draft, dtd 29Nov94 (Vietnam Comment File).


18. LtCol James B. Wilkinson Comments, "The Battle for Khe Sanh," 19Dec68 (Khe Sanh Comment File).


19. 26th Mar SitRep Opn Scotland No. 328, End 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68, pt. IV.


20. 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68, Pt. Ill; 3/26 ComdC, Jan68, p. 4; 26th Mar SitRep Opn Scotland No. 329, End 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68, pt. IV.


21. MCCC Status of Forces, WestPac, 23Jan68; Stubbe, "Khe Sanh," pp. 560-561.


22. Nalty, Air Power, pp. 24-25; TSgt Bruce W. Pollica and TSgt Joe R. Rickey, 834th Air Division Tactical Airlift Support for Khe Sanh, 21Jan-8Apr68, quoted in Stubbe, "Khe Sanh," pp. 567-568. The Fall of Khe Sanh Village


This section is based on the following sources: Col Bruce B. G. Clarke, USA, Comments on draft, n.d. [Apr951 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Clarke Comments; Capt Bruce Clarke, unfilled account, dtd Apr68, attached to Clarke Comments, hereafter Clarke Account, Apr68; John J. Balance, Comments on draft, dtd 15Nov94 and 5Apr95 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Balance Comments;


John J. Balance, "Abandoned, Reflections of a Khe Sanh Vet," ms, dtd 14Nov94 and 5Apr95, attached to Balance Comments, hereafter Balance, "Abandoned"; 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68, pt. Ill;


Stubbe, "Khe Sanh," p. 573; Prados and Stubbe, Valley of Decision, pp. 255-265.


23. Prados and Stubbe, Valley of Decision, p. 263.


24. Balance, "Abandoned," p. 182.


25. Col David E. Lownds inrvw, 13Mar68, pp. 22-23, in Khe Sanh:


Transcriptions of Oral History, MCHC.


26. Balance, "Abandoned," p. 184. See also Prados and Stubbe, Valley of Decision, p. 264.


27. Clarke Comments and Clarke Account, Apr68.


28. Balance, "Abandoned," pp. 184-85. Reinforcement and Fighting Back


29. Nalty, Air Power, pp. 25-26; HMM-362 ComdC, Jan68, pt.II; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jan68, p. 43; 26th" Mar SirRep Opn Scorland No. 331, End, 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68, pt.IV.


30. For this and the following paragraph see Col John F. Mitchell, Comments on draft, dtd 5Jan95 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Mitchell Comments. See also FMFPac, MarOpsV, Jan68, p. 10; 1/9 ComdC, Jan68, pt. II.


31. 26th Mar SitRep Opn Scotland No. 335, End, 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68, pt.IV.


32. 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jan68, p. 7.


33. 26th Mar AAR, Opn Scotland, dtd 31May68, p. 5, End 26th Mar ComdC, Mar68.







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