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78. 3d MarDiv msg, 4Jun68.


79. Ibid; 3d Mar ComdC, May68, pp. 21, 43^; Davis FMFPac debriefing, p. 300.


80. CG3dMarDiv msg to 3d MarDiv, dtd 22May68, tab A, 9th Mar ComdC, Jun68; Davis intvw, 2Feb77; 9th Mar ComdC, May68, pp. 3^, 12.


81. Quote is from Jack Shulimson, U.S. Marines in Vietnam, An Expanding War, 1966 (Washington: Hist&Mus Div, HQMC, 1982), p. 319.


CHAPTER 16 KHE SANH: FINAL OPERATIONS AND EVACUATION, 16 APRIL-11 JULY 1968


Unless otherwise noted, the material in this chapter is derived from: FMFPac, MarOpsV, Apt-Jul68; III MAF ComdCs, Apr-Jul68;


3d MarDiv ComdCs, Apr-Jul68; 1st Mar ComdCs, Apr-Jul68; 4th Mar ComdCs, May-Jul68; 26th Mar ComdCs, Apr-Jun68; Khe Sanh Comment File. To Stay or Not to Stay


1. Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, p. 336.


2. Gen William C. Westmoreland, Comments on "The Battle for Khe Sanh," dtd 29Mar69, in Khe Sanh Comment File.


3. Gen William B. Rosson, USA, Comments on draft, dtd 29May95 (Vietnam Comment File).


4. Ibid.; Gen William C. Westmoreland msg to Adm Ulysses S. G. Sharp, dtd 15Apr68 (File No. MAC 05008, Westmoreland Papers, CMH, Washington, D.C.); Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, p. 348;


Westmoreland, Comments on "The Battle for Khe Sanh," dtd 29Mar69, in Khe Sanh Comment File. The 'Walking Dead'


5. 1st Mar ComdC, Apr68, p. II-C-6; BGen Jacob E. Glick intvw, 20 Jun and l lJul89, pp. 2-3 and 70 (Oral HistColl, MCHC); BGen Jacob E. Glick, Comments on draft, dtd 25Nov94 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Glick Comments.


6. 3d MarDiv ComdC, Apr68, p. 20A; 1/26 ComdC, Apr68, p. 2; 2/26 ComdC, Apr68, p. 5; 3/26 ComdC, Apr68, p. 3; 2/1 ComdC, Apr68, pt. II; Copy of Statement of Col Bruce F. Meyers to Board for Correction of Naval and Military Records, n.d. (1968], Copy attached to Col Bruce F. Meyers, Comments on draft, dtd 20Feb95 (Vietnam Comment Files).


7. Col Walter H. Cuenin Itr to CG3dMarDiv, Subj: Informal investigation into the circumstances of a night operation conducted by the 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division, in the vicinity of Khe Sanh, Republic of Vietnam, on the night of 16-17 April 1968, including the methods used in the recovery and accounting for, casualties incurred therein, dtd 3May68, pp. 5-6, in "Informal investigation of an Opn conducted by 1/9 in the vicinity of Khe Sanh, RVN, 16-18 Apr 68," hereafter Investigation; Statement of Captain Henry D. Banks, dtd 21Apr68, in Investigation, hereafter Banks Statement.


8. Banks Statement; Testimony of LtCol John J. H. Cahill, p. 5, in Investigation, hereafter Cahill Testimony; Statement of Col Bruce F. Meyers, p. 2, in Investigation, hereafter Meyers Statement; Statement of Maj Joseph A. Donnelly, in Investigation, hereafter Donnelly Statement.


9. Investigation, pp. 6-7; Statement of LtCol John J. H. Cahill, p. l, in Investigation, hereafter Cahill Statement.



10. Investigation, pp. 7-8; Cahill Statement, p. l; Cahill Testimony, p. 5; Meyers Statement, p. 2.


11. Investigation, pp. 9-10; Cahill Statement, pp. 1-2; Cahill Testimony, pp. 8-9; Statement of IstLt John K. Leblond, p. 2, in Investigation; Statement of IstLt William C. Connelly, p. 2, in Investigation, hereafter Connelly Statement.


12. Investigation, p. 10; Cahill Statement, p. 2; Cahill Testimony, pp. 9-10; Donnelly Statement, pp. 2-3; Statement of Capt Charles B. Hartzell, in Investigation, hereafter Hartzell Statement; Statement of Capt John W. Cargile, p. 2, in Investigation, hereafter Cargile Statement.


13. Investigation, pp. 10-11; Cahill Statement, p. 2; Cahill Testimony, p. 10; Donnelly Statement, p. 3; Testimony of Maj Joseph A. Donnelly, in Investigation, p. 5, hereafter Donnelly Testimony; Banks Statement, p. 2; Hartzell Statement, p. 4, 6; Cargile Statement, p. 2.


14. Cahill Statement, p. 2; Cahill Testimony; Meyers Testimony; Donnelly Statement, p. 3; Donnelly Testimony; Hartzell Testimony;


Cargile Testimony; Connelly Testimony; Statement of 2dLt Francis B. Lovely, Jr., p. 2, in Investigation, hereafter Lovely Statement; Testimony of 2dLt Francis B. Lovely, Jr., in Investigation, hereafter Lovely Testimony. The recounting of this engagement in 1/9 ComdC, Apr68, pp. 8-9, indicates that Company D "swept up and over the ridge." As far as this statement implies that Company D overran the enemy, it cannot be supported by any participant's statement or testimony included in the investigation report.


15. Investigation, pp. 13-14; Cahill Statement, p. 2; Cahill Testimony; Meyers Statement, p. 5; Meyers Testimony.


16. Investigation, p. 14; Cahill Testimony; Donnelly Testimony; Connelly Statement, p. 3; Connelly Testimony; Statement of Corporal Hubert H. Hunnicutt III, p. 5, in Investigation, hereafter Hunnicutt Statement.


17. Investigation, p. 15; Harrzell Testimony; Capt Donald F. Engel Testimony, in Investigation, hereafter Engel Testimony.


18. Investigation, p. 16; Cahill Testimony.


19. Investigation, pp. 16-17; Cahill Testimony; Meyers Statement, pp. 10-11; Meyers Supplementary Statement; Meyers Testimony; Statement of BGen Jacob E. Glick, pp. 1-2, in Investigation, hereafter Glick Statement; Donnelly Testimony; Hartzell Testimony; Connelly Statement; Connelly Testimony.


20. Hunnicutt Statement.


21. Investigation, p. 18; Hunnicutt Statement.


22. 1st Mar ComdC, Apr68, p. II-C-7; CG3dMarDiv Itr to CGIIIMAF, Subj: Informal investigation of an operation conducted by 1st Battalion, 9th Marines . . ., dtd 20May68, in "Informal investigation of an Opn conducted by 1/9 in the vicinity of Khe Sanh, RVN, 16-18 Apr 1968". Operation Scotland II


23. BGen Jacob E. Glick intvw, 20 Jun and HJul89, p. 12 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


24. 3d MarDiv OPIan 10-68, dtd 15Apr68, Opn Scotland II, in 3d MarDiv ComdC, Apr68, pt. IV; 3d MarDiv OPIan 11-68, Opn Scotland II, in 3d MarDiv ComdC, Apr68, pt. IV; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Apr68, p. 50; 26th Mar Opn Scotland II SitRep No. 6, in 26th Mar ComdC, Apr68, pt. IV; 1st Mar ComdC, Apr68, p. II-C-6-9; 1/1 Journal for 16Apr68, in 1/1 ComdC, Apr68, pt. IV; 1/1 ComdC, Apr68, p. 1-11-3; 3/4 ComdC, Apr68, p. III-3; 1/9 ComdC, Apr68, p. 3.







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