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Dabney, "The Battle of Dong Ha," ms, Apr75, hereafter Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha"; BGen William Weise intvw, 21Feb83 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Weise intvw, 21Feb83; BGen William Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," ms, 7Feb87, hereafter Weise, "Memories of Dai Do"; BGen William Weise Folder on Dai Do, hereafter Weise Folder, Dai Do; BGen Edwin H. Simmons, USMC, Comment Notebook, May 1970, Naval Review article, MCHC, hereafter Simmons Comment Notebook, May 1970, Naval Review article. Why Dong Ha?


1. 3d MarDiv ComdC, Apr68, p. 31; Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha," passim.


2. The sources for this and the following paragraph are: CG3dMarDiv msg to CGProvCorps, dtd 19May68, End 5, and 3d MarDiv, Summary Report and notes. Battle of Dong Ha, n.d.. Ends 6-10, 3d MarDiv ComdC, May68, hereafter 3d MarDiv, Summary Report; Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha," pp. 2-5. For organization of Task Force Robbie, see LtCol KarlJ. Fontenot, Comments on draft, n.d. {Dec94] (Vietnam Comment File).


3. 3d Mar ComdC, Apr68, p. 27; BLT 2/4 CAAR, Operation Napoleon/Saline, dtd 4Jul68, tab H, 3d Mar ComdC, Jul68, hereafter BLT 2/4 CAAR Napoleon; Weise, "Memories of Dai Do."


4. Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha," pp. 5-6; 3d MarDiv, Summary Report.


5. The sources for this and the following two paragraphs are: FMFPac, MarOpsV, Apr68, pp. 12-4; Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha," pp. 5-6;


3d MarDiv, Summary Report; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Apr68, p. 19; John Randolph, "Viet Battle Pits Huge Field Units," Los Angeles Times, 8May68, pp. 1-2 (Clipping in Weise Folder, Dai Do), hereafter Randolph, "Viet Battle Pits Huge Field Units".


6. Additional sources for this paragraph are: Weise intvw, 21Feb83;


BLT 2/4 CAAR Napoleon.


7. Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha," pp. 12-5; 3d MarDiv, Summary Report. The Fight For Dai Do, The First Day


8. Weise intvw, 21Feb83; BLT 2/4 CAAR Napoleon; 3d Mar ComdC, May68.


9. The sources for this and the following two paragraphs are: Weise intvw, 21Feb83; BLT 2/4 CAAR Napoleon.


10. Additional source for this and the following paragraph is: 3d MarDiv, Summary Report.


11. Additional sources for this paragraph are: 3d MarDiv ComdC, Apr68, p. 18; Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," p. 2.


12. BGen William Weise, "Sequence of Events-Battle of Dai Do," dtd l lMar83 (Weise Folder, Dai Do); Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," p. 3; BLT 2/4 CAAR Napoleon, p. 32; 3d Mar ComdC, May68, p. 26;


Weise intvw, Feb83.


13. BGen William Weise, "Sequence of Events-Battle of Dai Do," dtd l lMar83 (Weise Folder, Dai Do); Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," p. 3; BLT 2/4 CAAR Napoleon, p. 6; Weise intvw, Feb83.


14. The sources for this and the following paragraph are: BGen William Weise, "Sequence of Events-Battle of Dai Do," dtd l lMar83 (Weise Folder, Dai Do); Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," pp. 5-6; BLT 2/4 CAAR Napoleon, p. 32; 3d Mar ComdC, May 68, p. 26; Weise intvw, Feb83.



15. An additional source for this paragraph is: Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," pp. 6-7.


16. The sources for this and the following three paragraphs are: BGen William Weise, "Sequence of Events-Battle of Dai Do," dtd l lMar83 (Weise Folder, Dai Do); Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," pp. 6-8; BLT 2/4 CAAR Napoleon, p. 32.


17. Additional sources for this and the following two paragraphs are:


3d Mar ComdC, May68, pp. 26-7; Weise intvw, Feb83.


18. Additional sources for this and the following paragraph are: Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," pp. 8-10; LtCol William Weise, Comments on draft ms., dtd 1Oct69, Donnelly and Shore, "Ho Chi Minh's Gamble" (Comment File), hereafter Weise Comments, 1Oct69.


19. The quote is from Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," ms., 7Feb87.


20. Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," pp. 9-10; BLT 2/4 CAAR Napoleon, p. 32.


21. The sources for this and the following three paragraphs are: Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," pp. 10-11; Weise, "Sequence of Events"; Weise Comments, 1Oct69.


22. Additional sources for this and the following two paragraphs are:


3d Mar ComdC, May68, p. 27; BLT 2/4 CAAR Napoleon, p. 32.


23. Additional sources for this and the following paragraph are: Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," p. 12; Weise intvw, Feb83.


24. 3d Mar ComdC, May68, p. 27; BLT 2/4 CAAR Napoleon, p. 32.


25. Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," p.13; Weise Comments, 1Oct69.


26. Col William H. Dabney intvw, 20May82, p. 34 (Oral HistColl, MCHC); Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha," pp. 12-5; 3d MarDiv, Summary Report; Waldron and Beavers, "The Critical Year," pp. 57-8.


27. Randolph, "Viet Battle Pits Huge Field Units," pp. 1-2.


28. Gen William B. Rosson, USA, Comments on draft, dtd 27Feb95 (Vietnam Comment File).


29. Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha," pp. 12-5; 3d MarDiv, Summary Report; Waldron and Beavers, "The Critical Year," p. 59; MajGen Rathvon McC. Tompkins, Comments on Simnkins, "Marine Opns, Vietnam, 1968," dtd 19Nov69 (Simmons Comment Notebook, May 1970, Naval Review article). The Continuing Fight For Dai Do


30. The sources for this and the following four paragraphs are: Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," p. 13-4; Weise intvw, Feb83; Weise, "Sequence of Events."


31 - Additional sources for this and the following three paragraphs are:


3d Mar ComdC, May68, pp. 27-8; BLT 2/4 CAAR, Operation Napoleon, p. 33.


32. Additional sources for this and the following paragraph are: Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," p. 15; Peter Braestrup, "Daido: Marines Open Supply Line," The Washington Post, 8May68, pp. D-l-D-3, p. D-2 (Clipping in Weise Folder, Dai Do).


33. Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," pp. 15-6; FMFPac MarOpsV, May68, p. 64.


34. Sources for this and the following two paragraphs are: Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," pp. 17-18; Weise intvw, Feb83; BLT 2/4 CAAR, Operation Napoleon, pp. 33-4; 3d Mar ComdC, May68, pp. 28-9.







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