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19. FMFPac, MarOpsV, May68, pp. 23-24; 27th Mar ComdC, May68, pt. Ill; CGlstMarDiv SitReps Nos. 44 and 45, Opn Allen Brook, in 27th Mar ComdC, May68, pt. IV; 27th Mar SitReps for 180001H to 182400H May68 and 240001 to 242400H May68, in 27th Mar ComdC, May68, pt. IV; 27th Mar SitRep No. 77, Opn Allen Brook, in 27th Mar ComdC, May68, pt. IV.


20. Sources for this and the following paragraph are: 7th Mar AAR, Opn Allen Brook; FMFPac, MarOpsV, May68, pp. 23-24; 27th Mar AAR, Allen Brook. Mini-Tet and Operation Mameluke Thrust, May 1968


21. FMFPac, MarOpsV, May68, pp. 56-58; 7th Mar ComdC, May68, p. 6.


22. CGlstMarDiv msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 9May68 (File No. 28, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 10May68); 1st MarDiv FragO 116-68, in 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 18May68.


23. 1st MarDiv FragO 116-68, in 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 18May68. Operation Allen Brook Continues


24. 27th Mar ComdC, May68, pt. Ill; 27th Mar SitReps Nos. 85 and 93 for Opn Allen Brook, in 27th Mar ComdC, May68, pt. IV; 27th Mar SitReps for periods 280001H to 282400H May68 and 300001H to 302400H May68, in 27th Mar ComdC, May68, pt. IV; 1/26 ComdC, May68, pt. II; 1/27 ComdC, May68, p. 5; 3/5 ComdC, May68, p. 8.


25. 27th Mar AAR, Allen Brook, p. 18.


26. LCpl Jackie L. Bibbs intvw, 6Jul68, Tape 3048 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


27. 1st MarDiv FragO 151-68, in 1st MarDiv Journal and File l-7Jun68.


28. 1/27 ComdC, Jun68, p.6.


29. PFC Michael W. Orr (?) intvw, 30Jun68, Tape 3053 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


30. 1st MarDiv FragO 151-68, pp. 1-2, in 1st MarDiv Journal & File, l-7Jun68.


31. LtCol Albert W. Keller intvw, 19Jul68, Tape 3043 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter, Keller inrvw.


32. Cpl Mark A. Guarinello intvw, 19Jul68, Tape 3043 (Oral Hist Coil, MCHC).


33. 1/27 ComdC, Jun68, p.7.


34. Keller intvw.


35. Ibid.


36. Ibid.


37. 2/27 AAR for Opn Allen Brook, p.8.


38. CGlstMarDiv msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 17Jul68 (File No. 34, 1st MarDiv Journal File for 17Jul68). Mameluke Thrust Also Continues


39. 1st MarDiv FragO 151-68, in 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 3Jun68.


40. Ibid.


41. Sgt Randle C. Dixon intvw, 8Jul68, Tape 3054 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter, Dixon intvw; and 1st MarDiv ComdC, Jun68, p.30.


42. 1st MarDiv Special SitRep No. 99 for Opn Mameluke Thrust, in 1st MarDiv SitReps, Jun68.


43. Special SitRep No. 102 for Opn Mameluke Thrust, in 1st MarDiv SitReps, Jun68.


44. CO 7th Mar msg to CGlstMarDiv, dtd 15Jun68 (File No. 15, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for l6Jun68).


45. Stevens, ed., The Navy Cross, p. 53.


46. Corporal David M. Sivak intvw, 8Jul68, Tape 3054 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


47. Dixon intvw.


48. 1st MarDiv SitRep No. 829, in 1st MarDiv Daily SitReps, Jul68.


49. 1/5 AAR for Opn Mameluke Thrust, dtd 20Jul68, p. 4, in 1/5 ComdC, Jul68, pt. IV


50. 7th Mar ComdC, Jul68, p. 6.


51. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Jul68, pp. 54, 57-8. See also C. A. Rocco, memo to CO 7th Engr Bn, dtd 23Aug68, Subj: Completion of Barrier Project, end to LtCol Themistocles T. Annas, Comments on draft, dtd 6Dec94 (Vietnam Comment File).


52. 7th Mar ComdC, Jul68, p. 6.


53. 1st Recon Bn PatRep, dtd 31Jul68, in 1st Recon Bn ComdC, Jul68, pt. IV, tab B-185.


54. 5th Mar FragO 72-68, in 5th Mar ComdC, Jul68, pt. IV.


55. 1st Recon Bn SitRep No. 214-68, in 1st Recon Bn ComdC, Aug68.


56. 1st MarDiv SitReps Nos. 297-299 for Opn Mameluke Thrust, in 1st MarDiv SitReps, Aug68.


57. Col James W. Stemple, Comments on draft, n.d. (1995} (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Stemple Comments.


58. Stevens, ed.. The Navy Cross, pp. 112-113.


59. 2/5 ComdC, Aug68, pp. 4, 9.


60. 1st MarDiv SitRep No. 317 for Opn Mameluke Thrust, in 1st MarDiv SitReps, Aug68; Stemple Comments.


61. 1st MarDiv FragO 300-68, in 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 10Aug68.


62. 1st MarDiv FragO 312-68, in 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 16Aug68; and 5th Mar FragO 79-68, in 5th Mar ComdC, Aug68, pt.IV


63. 5th Mar FragOs and SitReps, Operation Mameluke Thrust, l6-17Aug68, 5th Mar ComdC, Aug68.


64. 5th Mar ComdC, Aug68, p. 2-1; Stemple Comments. See also 5th Marines FragOs and SitReps, Operation Mameluke Thrust, 5th Mar ComdC, Aug68.


65. BLT 2/7 AAR for Opn Swift Play/Allen Brook/Mameluke Thrust, in BLT 2/7 ComdC, Aug68, pt. IV, hereafter BLT 2/7 AAR.


66. Ibid., p. 7.


67. 5th Mar SpecSitRep Nos. 86, 88, and 90 for Opn Mameluke Thrust, in 5th Mar ComdC, Aug68, pt. IV







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