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35. An additional source for this and the following paragraph is:


Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," Insert 5.


36. An additional source for this paragraph is: Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," pp. 19-21.


37. Sources for this and the following paragraph are: Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," p. 13-4; Weise intvw, Feb83; Weise, "Sequence of Events;" 2/4 CAAR, Operation Napoleon, pp. 33-4.


38. MGySgt James W. Rogers, Comments on draft, dtd 21Nov94 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Rogers Comments, Nov94.


39. An additional source for rhis paragraph is: Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," pp. 21-2.


40. The sources for this and the following 12 paragraphs are: Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," p. 23; Weise intvw, Feb83; Weise, "Sequence of Events."


41. Additional sources for this and the following 10 paragraphs are:


Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," p. 24; BLT 2/4 CAAR, Operation Napoleon, pp. 34-5.


42. Prescott is quoted in Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," Insert 2.


43. Lieutenant Taylor is quoted in Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," p.


25.


44. Rogers is quoted in Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," p. 26. See also Rogers Comments, Nov94.


45. Additional source for this paragraph is Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," p. 27.


46. Additional sources for this and the following four paragraphs are:


Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," pp. 28-30; Weise Comments, 1Oct69.


47. Additional source for this and the following three paragraphs are:


3d Mar ComdC, May68, p. 30. Quote is from Weise intvw, Feb83.


48. Quotes are again from Weise intvw, Feb83.


49. An additional source for this and the following paragraph is:


Weise, "Memories of Dai Do," pp. 30-33. The quotes again are from Weise intvw, Feb83.


50. 3d Mar ComdC, May68, pp. 30-1; BLT 2/4 CAAR, Operation Napoleon, pp. 35-6; 1/3 ComdC, May68; Weise Comments, 1Oct69.


51. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Apr68, p. 20; III MAF ComdC, May68, p. 11;


3d Mar ComdC, May68, pp. 27-30. The Weise quotes are from Weise intvw, Feb83. The End of the First Offensive


52. The sources for this and the following two paragraphs are: Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha," pp. 17-8; FMFPac, MarOpsV, Apr68, pp. 18-9, May68, p. 9; Waldron and Beavers, "The Critical Year," p. 63.


53. An additional source for this and the following paragraph is: 3d Mar ComdC, May68, pp. 3-5.


54. 3d Mar ComdC, May68, pp. 5-7, and Waldron and Beavers, "The Critical Year," pp. 63-4.


55. 3d Mar ComdC, May68, pp. 5-7.


56. The sources for this and the following two paragraphs are: Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha," pp. 19-21; 3d Mar ComdC, May68, pp. 32-3;


1/3 ComdC, May68.


57. LtCol Charles V. Jarman Itr to wife, dtd 5May68, End Col Charles V. Jarman, Comments on draft, dtd 12Dec94 (Vietnam Comment File).



58. Ibid.


59. 3d Mar ComdC, May68, pp. 8-9.


60. 3d MarDiv, Summary Report; Waldron and Beavers, "The Critical Year," p. 64; Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha," pp. 23^1. The quote is from Dabney's account. Major Dabney during this period served on the 3d Marine Division staff as the Assistant G-3 officer at Dong Ha.


61. 3d Mar ComdC, May68, pp. 8-9 and 32-33.


62. III MAF ComdC, May68, p. 14; 3d MarDiv SitReps 2^, Operation Concordia Square, dtd 9-11 May68, End 17-19, 3d MarDiv ComdC, May68; Waldron and Beavers, "The Critical Year," p. 64;


Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha," pp. 23-4.


63. 3d Mar ComdC, May68, p. 10.


64. 3d MarDiv SitRep No. 32, Opn Concordia Square, dtd 18May68, End 46, 3d MarDiv ComdC, May68; III MAF ComdC, May68, p. 14;


Waldron and Beavers, "The Critical Year," p. 64; Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha," pp. 25-8.


65. 3d MarDiv, Summary Report; Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha," pp. 25-8. The quotes are from Dabney's account. The Second Offensive


66. III MAF ComdC, May68, pp. 11-2; 3d MarDiv ComdC, May68, pp. 17-8; Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha," pp. 25-8.


67. BGen Lawrence H. Caruthers, Jr., intvw with Dr. Lewis Sorley, Washington, 15Sep89 (quote courtesy of Dr. Lewis Sorley); Gen Raymond G. Davis intvw, 2Feb77, pp. 11-12 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Davis intvw, 2Feb77; BGen John R. Chaisson Itr to wife, dtd l6May68 and diary entry, l6May68 (Chaisson Papers).


68. MajGen Raymond G. Davis debriefing at FMFPac, 15Apr69, pp. 329-30 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Davis FMFPac debriefing.


69. For detailed accounts of the 8 May action see: Otto J. Lehrack, No Shining Armor, The Marines at War in Vietnam, An Oral History (Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1992), pp. 269-75; Jeff Kelly, DMZ Diary, A Combat Marine's Vietnam Memoir (Jefferson, N.C.:


McFarland and Company, Inc., 1991), pp. 80-92.


70. The general sources for this and the following four paragraphs are;


CG3dMarDiv msg to CGPCV, dtd 4Jun68, End 7, 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jun68, hereafter 3d MarDiv msg, 4Jun68; FMFPac, MarOpsV, May68, pp. 11-2; 9th Mar ComdC, May68, p. 9; Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha," pp. 28-9. The quotes in this paragraph are from Capt Matthew G. McTiernan, Comments on draft, n.d. (Jan 1995] (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter McTiernan Comments.


71. The quote is from 9th Mar ComdC, May68, p. 9.


72. An additional source for this paragraph is: 3d Mar ComdC, May68, p. 18.


73. Additional sources for this paragraph are: 3d Mar ComdC, May68, p. 19; MajGen Raymond G. Davis intvw, lJan69, p. 276 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


74. The sources for this and the following paragraph are: 9th Mar ComdC, May68, p. 9; 3d MarDiv msg, 4Jun68; FMFPac, MarOpsV, May68, pp. 13-4; Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha," pp. 30-3.


75. An additional source for this paragraph is: McTiernan Comments.


76. 9th Mar ComdC, May68, pp. 9-10; 3d MarDiv msg, 4Jun68;


FMFPac, MarOpsV, May68, p. 15.


77. 3d Mar ComdC, May68, pp. 19-22; 3d MarDiv msg, 4Jun68;


Dabney, "Battle of Dong Ha," pp. 30-3.







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