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34. Maj Gary E. Todd, Comments on draft, dtd 28Oct94 (Vietnam Comment File) and Capt Bernard D. Cole, USN, Comments on draft, dtd 27Oct94 (Vietnam Comment File).


35. Col William H. Dabney, Comments on draft, n.d. [Dec94] (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Dabney Comments.


36. Ibid. See also Shore, Khe Sanh, pp. 58-9, 97-8.


37. Dabney Comments; Shore, Khe Sanh, p. 59.


38. 26th Mar SitReps Opn Scotland, Nos. 338, 339, End 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68, pt. IV; 2/26 ComdC, Jan68, pp. 7-8; S-2 Officer, 2/26 Itr to S-2 Officer, 26th Mar, no subject, dtd 25Jan68, End 2/26 ComdC, Jan68, pt. IV; S-2 Officer, 2/26 Itr to S-2 Officer, 26th Mar, Subj: Enemy Activity Vicinity of XD803457, dtd 26Jan68, in 2/26 ComdC, Jan68, pt. IV.


39. Prados and Stubbe, Valley of Decision, p. 282.


40. 26th Mar SitRep Opn Scotland No. 351, End 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68, pt. IV; FMFPac, MarOpsV, Jan68, p. 10; Gen Westmoreland msg to Adm Sharp, dtd 23Jan68 (Westmoreland Papers, CMH, Washington, D.C.); MajGen Rathvon McC. Tompkins, Comments on "The Battle for Khe Sanh," dtd 19Nov69 (Khe Sanh Comment File); LtCol James B. Wilkinson, Comments on "The Battle for Khe Sanh," dtd 19Dec68 (Khe Sanh Comment File).


41. 1/26 Journal for 28Jan68, Ser. No. 52, in 1/26 ComdC, Jan68, pt. IV; 1/26 Journal for 24Jan68, Ser. No. 21, in ComdC, Jan68, pt. IV.


42. 1/26 Journal for 30Jan68, Ser. No. 12, in 1/26 ComdC, Jan68, pt. IV;


1/26 Journal for 29Jan68, Ser. No. 21, in 1/26 ComdC, Jan68, pt. IV.


43. Statement of MajGen Rathvon McC. Tompkins, Hearings Electronic Battlefield, pp. 84-85; ComUSMACV msg to CinCPAC, dtd 23Jan68 (File No. 091/Vietnam, Jan68, pt. II, JCS HistOff). Round Two


44. Jack Shulimson and LtCol Lane Rogers, Memorandum for the Record, Subj: Conversation With MajGen Tompkins, dtd 7Sep76 (MajGen Rathvon McC. Tompkins intvw transcript, Oral HistColl, MCHC).


45. 1/26 Journal for 29Jan68, Ser. No. 24, in 1/26 ComdC, Jan68, pt. IV.


46. 26th Mar SitRep Opn Scotland, No. 360, End 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68, pt. IV; 26th Mar ComdC, Jan68, p. 4.


47. Nalty, Air Power, p. 82.


48. Addresses by Gen Earle G. Wheeler, USA, 7Jul64 to 2Jul70, pt. II (JCS HistOff, Washington, D.C.).


49. Gen William C. Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports (New York: Dou-bleday & Co., Inc., 1976), p. 337, hereafter Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports; Adm Sharp msg to Gen Wheeler, dtd 2Feb68 (File No. 091/Viemam,JCS HistOff, Washington, D.C.)


50. This and the following paragraph are based upon: Maj Mirza M. Baig Comments on "The Battle for Khe Sanh," dtd 23Dec68 (Khe Sanh Comment File), hereafter Baig Comments.


51. Ibid.; Capt Earle G. Breeding intvw, 8Mar68, in Khe Sanh: Transcriptions of Oral History, MCHC, hereafter Breeding intvw.


52. 26th Mar ComdC, Feb68, p.8.


53. Ibid.; Breeding intvw; 26th Mar SitRep Opn Scotland, No. 385, End, 26th Mar ComdC, Feb68, pt. IV



54. Breeding intvw.


55. 26th Mar AAR, Opn Scotland, dtd 31May68, p. 3, End 26th Mar ComdC, Mar68; Baig Comments; 3/26 ComdC, Feb68, p. 3; 3/26 AAR Opn Scotland, dtd 15Apr68, p. 9, End, 3/26 ComdC, Mar68, pt. IV. The Fall of Lang Vei


56. Gen Westmoreland msg to Adm Sharp, dtd 24Jan68, in Westmoreland Papers (CMH, Washington, D.C.).


57. 1/13 ComdC, Jan68, p. 6; Col David E. Lownds intvw, 13Mar68, in Khe Sanh: Transcriptions of Oral History, MCHC.


58. 2/26 OpO 5-68, dtd 15Mar68, Anx D (Antimechanized Plan), End, 2/26 ComdC, Mar68, pt. IV; Co C, 5th SFGA AAR for Battle of Lang Vei, 22Feb68, in 3d MarDiv, U.S.A. AARs, hereafter Co C, 5th SFGA AAR, Feb68; III MAF COC msg to MACV COC, dtd 7Feb68, in III MAF Khe Sanh Ops File.


59. 26th Mar AAR, Opn Scotland, dtd 31May68, p. 4, End, 26th Mar ComdC, Mar68, pt. IV


60. Maj Matthew B. Caulfield intvw, 2Jan69, pp. 26-27, in Khe Sanh:


Transcriptions of Oral History, MCHC; Col Franklin L. Smith inrvw, 10Jun68, Tape 2878 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


61. Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, pp. 341-2; Prados and Stubbe, Valley o/Decision, pp. 331-33; Col Jonathan F. Ladd, USA (ret) intvw, n.d. [1977?] (U.S. Army, Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, PA), pp. 25-30, attached to Clarke Comments; BGen John R. Chais-son Itr to his wife, dtd 8Feb68 (Chaisson Papers, Hoover Institute).


62. Prados and Stubbe, Valley o/Decision, pp. 331-33; Co C, 5th SFGA AAR, Feb68, p. 5.


63- Gen Robert E. Cushman, Jr., intvw, lNov82, p. 30 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


64. LtCol Edward J. A. Castagna intvw, 13Mar68, p. 29, hereafter Castagna intvw and LtCol Harvey M. Harper intvw, 10-24Feb68, p. 6, in Khe Sanh: Transcriptions of Oral History, MCHC. The Intensifying Battle


65. L. J. Seavy-Cioffi, "Our Victory for Alpha One," (ms., 1986, MCHC), hereafter Seavy-Cioffi, "Alpha One."


66. Col John F. Mitchell, Comments on "The Battle for Khe Sanh," dtd 31Jan69 (Khe Sanh Comment File); Seavy-Cioffi, "Alpha One," p. 23. See also Larry J. Seavy-Cioffi, Comments on draft, dtd 12Dec94 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Seavy-Cioffi Comments.


67. Seavy-Cioffi, "Alpha One," p. 49.


68. 1/9 ComdC, Feb68, pt. Ill; 26th Mar ComdC, Feb68, pp. 48-49;


26th Mar SitReps Opn Scotland, Nos. 397, 398, 399, End 26th Mar ComdC, Feb68, pt. IV.


69. Casualty figures for this engagement vary among sources. Three Marines were initially declared missing in action, but were later added to the list of those killed. Counts of enemy dead range from 124 to "over 150." 1/9 AAR, Opn Scotland, n.d., p. 7, End, 1/9 ComdC, Mar68, pt. IV; 1/9 ComdC, Feb68, p. 13; 26th Mai SitRep Opn Scotland, No. 399, End, 26th Mar ComdC, Feb68, pt. IV; 3d MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 9Feb68, in III MAF Khe Sanh Ops File; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Feb68, p. 15.


70. 1/26 ComdC, Feb68, p. 7.


71. BGen Robert P. Keller, Comments on "The Battle for Khe Sanh,"







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