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25. Col Robert C. V. Hughes, Comments on draft, n.d. (Jan95?l (Vietnam Comment File).


26. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Apr68, pp. 11-12; 1st Mar ComdC, Apr68, p. II-C-7, 9; 1/1 ComdC, Apr68, p. 1-11-5; 1/11 ComdC, Apr68, p. 5;


3/4 ComdC, Apr68, p. IV-5; BGen Edwin H. Simmons, "Marine Corps Operations in Vietnam, 1968," The Marines in Vietnam, 1954-1973 (Washington: Hist&MusDiv, HQMC, 1985), hereafter Simmons, "1968."


27. MajGen Carl W. Hoffman, Comments on draft, dtd 15Dec94 (Vietnam Comment File); MajGen Carl W. Hoffman inrvw, l4Nov68, pp. 144-4^ (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


28. 1st Mar ComdC, May68, p. II-E-1.


29. FMFPac, MarOpsV, May68, p. 16; 3d MarDiv ComdC, May68, pp. 56-57; 1st Mar ComdC, May68, p. II-C-3; 1st Mar SitReps Opn Scotland II, Nos. 114, 118, 119, in 1st Mar ComdC, May68, pt. IV;


2/3 ComdC, May68, pt. III.


30. FMFPac, MarOpsV, May68, p. 17; III MAF ComdC, May68, p. 10;


3d MarDiv ComdC, May68, p. 19; 1st Mar SitReps Opn Scotland, Nos. 126, 128, 131, in 1st Mar ComdC, May68, pt. IV; 1st Mar ComdC, May68, p. II-C-5; 2/1 ComdC, May68, pt. III.


31. FMFPac, MarOpsV, May68, p. 17; 1st Mar ComdC, May68, p. II-C-4.


32. 3d MarDiv ComdC, May68, p. 19; 1st Mar ComdC, May68, p. II-C-4; 1st Mar SitReps Opn Scotland II, Nos. 132, 133 in 1st Mar ComdC, May68, pt. IV; 2/3 ComdC, May68, pt. III.


33. This and the following paragraph are derived from: FMFPac, MarOpsV, May68, p. 17; III ComdC, May68, p. 10; 3d MarDiv ComdC, May68, pp. 58-59; 1st Mar ComdC, May68, p. II-C-5; 2/1 ComdC, May68, pt. II, III; 2/1 S-3 Journal for 19May68, in 2/1 ComdC, May68, pt. IV; Col Billy R. Duncan, Comments on draft, dtd 15Dec94 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Duncan Comments.


34. Duncan Comments.


35. Some sources cite initial body counts of 66 enemy killed in the ambush battle. A follow up report, however, contained in 2/1 S-3 Journal for 20May68, in 2/1 ComdC, May68, pt. IV, shows that the battalion found three additional enemy bodies the day following the ambush.


36. 2/1 S-2 Journal for 19May68, in 2/1 ComdC, May68, pt. IV


37. Duncan Comments.


38. 1/11 ComdC, May68, p. 34.


39. III MAF PerIntRep 24-68, dtd 17Jun68, p. B-1, in III MAF Per-IntReps; 1st Mar SitReps Opn Scotland II, Nos. 137, 147, in 1st Mar ComdC, May68, pt. IV; 3/9 ComdC, May68, p. 6; Simmons, "1968," p.118.


40. III MAF ComdC, May68, p. 10; 1st Mar SitReps Opn Scotland II, Nos. 154, 156, 159, in 1st Mar ComdC, May68, pt. IV; 2/3 Comd C, May68, pt. III.


41. 1st Mar ComdC, May68, p. II-B-2; 1st Mar SitReps Opn Scotland II, No. 168, in 1st Mar ComdC, May68, pt. IV; 2/3 ComdC, May68, pt. III.


42. 1st Mar ComdC, May68, p. II-C-5.


43. 1st Mar SitRep Opn Scotland II, No. 171 in 1st Mar ComdC, May68, pt. IV.


44. 1st Mar ComdC, May68, p. II-C-5.


45. 2/3 ComdC, May68, pt. III.


46. 2/3 ComdC, May68, pt. III. Casualty figures vary slightly for both sides among various sources. Other counts are given in FMFPac, MarOpsV, May68, p. 18; III MAF ComdC, May68, p. 10; 3d MarDiv ComdC, May68, pp. 19-20; 1st Mar ComdC, May68, pp. II-B-2, II-C-5.


47. Glick Comments.


48. 3d MarDiv FragO 19-68, in 3d MarDiv ComdC, May68, pt. IV.


49. III MAF ComdC, May68, p. 10; 1st Mar SitReps Opn Scotland II, Nos. 181, 183, in 1st Mar ComdC, May68, pt. IV; 2/3 ComdC, May68, pt. III.


50. 1st Mar ComdC, May68, p. II-C-6; 1st Mar SitReps Operation Scotland II, Nos. 181, 182, 183, in 1st Mar ComdC, May68, pt. IV;


1/1 ComdC, May68, p. 1-11-5; 2/3 ComdC, May68, pt. III. Casualties figures vary. FMFPac, MarOpsV, May68, p. 19 shows 14 Marines killed and 88 wounded, 141 NVA dead. Operation Robin


51. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Jun68, p. 7; III MAF PerIntRep 23-68, dtd l lJun68, p. l, in III MAF PerIntReps; III MAF PerIntRep 25-68, dtd 25Jun68, p. 2, in III MAF PerIntReps; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jun68, pp. 24-27; 1st Mar ComdC, Jun68, pt. II-B-1; 4th Mar ComdC, Jun68, p. 11.


52. 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jun68, pp. 24-27.


53. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Jun68, pp. 8, 64, and 73; 1st Mar ComdC, Jun68, p. II-C-2.


54. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Jun68, p. 8; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jun68, p. 26;


1st Mar ComdC, Jun68, p. II-C-2; 1/1 ComdC, Jun68, p. 1-11-3.


55. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Jun68, p. 8; 1st Mar ComdC, Jun68, p. II-C-2; 1/1 ComdC, Jun68, p. 1-11-5.


56. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Jun68, p. 9; 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jun68, pp. 26-27; 1st Mar SitRep Opn Scotland, No. 197, in 1st Mar ComdC, Jun68, pt. IV; 1st Mar ComdC, Jun68, p. II-B-1, II-C-3; 1/11 ComdC, Jun68, p. 5.


57. 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jun68, pp. 24-27; 1/1 ComdC, Jun68, p. 1-11-5; 1/12 ComdC, Jun68, p. 4.


58. 1/4 ComdC, Jun68, p. 3; 2/4 ComdC, Jun68, p. 7.


59. 1st Mar ComdC, Jun68, p. H-C-A; 1/1 ComdC, Jun68, p. 1-11-3.


60. 3d MarDiv ComdC, Jun68, p. 27; Some sources say "approximately 150" enemy troops. Considering the outcome of the engagement, the estimate of a battalion is probably correct.


61. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Jun68, p. 6, 10; 4th Mar ComdC, Jun68, p. 6.


62. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Jun68, p. 9; III MAF PerIntRep 23-68, dtd HJun68, p. l, in III MAF PerIntReps; III MAF ComdC, Jun68, p. 10;


3d MarDiv ComdC, Jun68, p. 27; 1/4 ComdC, Jun68, p. 3.


63. Maj Gary E. Todd, Comments on draft, dtd 28Oct94 (Vietnam Comment File).


64. III MAF PerIntRep 24-68, 17Jun68, p. 2, in III MAF PerIntReps;


3d MarDiv ComdC, Jun68, p. 27; 3/9 ComdC, Jun68, p. 3; 3/9 Journal for 9-16Jun68, in 3/9 ComdC, Jun68, pt. IV; Co A, 3d Engr Bn AAR for Opn Scotland II, n.d., in 3d Engr Bn ComdC, Jun68, pt. IV.


65. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Jun68, p. 10; 4th Mar OpO 5-68, in 4th Mar ComdC, Jun68, pt. IV







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