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dtd 17Dec68 (Khe Sanh Comment File), hereafter Keller Comments, Dec68.


72. Castagna intvw, p. 29.


73. Keller Comments, Dec68.


74. 1/26 ComdC, Feb68, p. 8.


75. MajGen Rathvon McC. Tompkins intvw, 26Aug68, p. 9, in Khe Sanh: Transcriptions of Oral History, MCHC.


76. Baig Comments.


77. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Feb68, p. 23; 3d MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 24Feb68, in III MAF Khe Sanh Ops File; 3/26 ComdC, Feb68, p. 11; Transcript, Hanoi VNA International Service English Broadcast, 24Feb68.


78. 1/26 Journal for 25Feb68, Ser. No. 47, in 1/26 ComdC, Feb68, pt. IV.


79. 1/26 Journal for 25Feb68, Ser. Nos. 49 and 51, in 1/26 ComdC, Feb68, pt. IV.


80. Author conversation with Mr. George W. Jayne, dtd 22Sep88.


81. Maj Kenneth W. Pipes, Comments on "The Battle for Khe Sanh," n.d. [1968?] (Khe Sanh Comment File), hereafter Pipes Comments, {1968?].


82. Casualty figures recorded for this action also vary, especially concerning the numbers of dead and missing. While many sources show 24 missing from the 3d Platoon, they fail to note one Marine missing from the 1st Platoon. Also, early reports which indicated only one Marine killed are often cited. 1/26 ComdC, Feb68, p. 8; Author conversation with Mr. George W. Jayne, dtd 22Sep88; Pipes Comments, (1968?]; 3d MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 26Feb68, in III MAF Khe Sanh Ops File. According to Prados and Stubbe, a corrected version was issued two weeks later giving the casualties as 9 dead, 25 wounded, and 19 missing. Valley of Decision, p. 405.


83. 1/26 Journal for 27Feb68, Ser. No. 45, in 1/26 ComdC, Feb68, pt. IV.


84. 26th Mar SitRep Opn Scotland, No. 484, End, 26th Mar ComdC, Feb68, pt. IV


85. Baig Comments.


86. 26th Mar ComdC, Mar68, p. 3; 3d MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 2Mar68, in III MAF Khe Sanh Ops File.


87. 3d MarDiv ComdC, Mar68, pp. 18, 48. See also the following messages in III MAF Khe Sanh Ops File: 3d MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 2Mar68; 3d MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 3Mar68; 3d MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 4Mar68; 3d MarDiv msg to PCV, dtd l4Mar68; 3d MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 18Mar68; 3d MarDiv COC msg to PCV COC, dtd l9Mar68.


88. 26th Mar ComdC, Mar68, p. 7.


89. 26th Mar ComdC, Mar68, p. 11; 1/9 ComdC, Mar68, pt. III.


90. 3d MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 2Mar68, in III MAF Khe Sanh Ops File.


91. 3d MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 7Mar68, in III MAF Khe Sanh Ops File.


92. 3d MarDiv COC msg to PCV COC, dtd 15Mar68, and 3d MarDiv COC msg to PCV TOC, dtd 25Mar68, in III MAF Khe Sanh Ops File.



93. 26th Mar ComdC, Mar68, p. 6.


94. Ibid. p. 7.


95. CGProvCorpsV msg to CGIII MAF, dtd 23Mar68, and CGProv-CorpsV msg to CGIII MAF, dtd 25Mar68, in III MAF Khe Sanh Ops File.


96. 3d MarDiv COC msg to PCV TOC, dtd 25Mar68, in III MAF Khe Sanh Ops File.


97. Seavy-Cioffi Comments, Mitchell Comments, 1995, and Mullins Comments. See also 1/9 ComdC, Mar68, pt. II; 3d MarDiv COC msg to PCV TOC, dtd 27Mar68, and CGPCV msg to CGIII MAF, dtd 27Mar68, in III MAF Khe Sanh Ops File. Settling the Score


98. 1/26 AAR Opn Scotland, dtd HMay68, p. 8, End, 1/26 ComdC, Mar68, pt. IV; LtCol Frederick J. McEwan, Comments on draft, dtd 7Dec94 (Vietnam Comment File).


99. 1/13 ComdC, Mar68, p. 6.


100. 26th Mar ComdC, Mar68, pp. 9-10; 1/26 Journal for 30Mar68, Ser. No. 20, in 1/26 ComdC, Mar68, pt. IV; 26th Mar SitReps Opn Scotland, Nos. 602 and 603, End, 26th Mar ComdC, Mar68, pt. IV;


1/26 ComdC, Mar68, pp. 4-5; 26th Mar ComdC, Mar68, pp. 9-10;


Prados and Stubbe, Valley of Decision, p. 424; Charles E. Davis III, Itr to Ray W. Stubbe, dtd 22Dec91, End to Pipes Comments, 1995, hereafter Davis Ltr, Dec91.


101. 1/26 ComdC, Mar68, pp. 4-5.


102. Davis Itr; Wayne Morrison Itr to LtCol Pipes, n.d. [1980's], End, Pipes Comments, 1995.


103. Pipes Comments, 1995; CO, 1/26 Itr to CG, 3d MarDiv, Subj:


Meritorious Unit Commendation, recommendation for, case of Company B, 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, dtd 5Jun68, in Pipes Comments [1968?]; IstLtJohn W. Dillon intvw, 3Jan69, Tape 3716 (Oral Hist-Coll, MCHC)..


104. Casualty figures for the raid vary among reports, with some claiming 3 Marines missing, and others showing 9 dead and either 42 or 71 wounded. The figures in the text are from 1/26 AAR Opn Scotland, dtd l lMay68, p. 8, in 1/26 ComdC, Mar68, pt. IV. Other sources include: 26th Mar SitReps Opn Scotland, Nos. 602 and 603, End, 26th Mar ComdC, Mar68, pt. IV; 1/26 ComdC, Mar68, pp. 4-5; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Mar68, p. 54; CGPCV msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 31Mar68, in III MAF Khe Sanh Ops File. The Marine artillery officer is quoted in Prados and Stubbe, Valley o/Decision, p. 424. For General Krulak's observations, see LtGen Victor H. Krulak, First to fight. An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps (Naval Institute Press: Annapolis, Md., 1984), p. 220.


105. 26th Mar AAR, Opn Scotland, dtd 31May68, p. 4, End, 26th Mar ComdC, Mar68, pt. IV. Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, p. 347.


106. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Mar68, p. 3.


107. 26th Mar AAR Opn Scotland, dtd 31May68, End, 26th Mar ComdC, Mar68, pt. IV. Operation Pegasus


108. 3d MarDiv PerIntRep, dtd 15Feb68, in 3d MarDiv ComdC, Mar68, pt. IV


109. For this and the following paragraph see: MajGen Rathvon McC. Tompkins intvw, 26Aug68, Tape 3088 (Oral HistColl, MCHC); Gen William B. Rosson, Comments on draft, dtd 27Feb95 (Vietnam Com-







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