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period ending 31 July 1968, 15Aug68; Task Force X-Ray ComdCs, Jun-Jul68.


CHAPTER 19 THE THIRD OFFENSIVE: DA NANG


Unless otherwise noted, the material in this chapter is derived from: FMFPac, MarOpsV, Jul-Sep68; III MAF Comd, Jul-Sep68; III MAF PerIntRep Nos. 29-35, l4Jul-31Aug68; 1st MarDiv ComdC, Jul-Sep68; 1st MarDiv Journal and File, Jul-Sep68. Indicators


1. Facts m File, vol. XXVIII, No. 1447, 18-24Jul68, p. 289.


2. Quoted in FMFPac, MarOpsV, Aug68, p. 25.


3. III MAF PerIntRep No. 32-68, dtd l lAug68, p. B-5; III MAF PerIntRep No. 34-68, dtd 27Aug68 in III MAF PerIntReps, l4Jul-31Aug68.


4. III MAF PerIntRep No. 36-68, dtd 10Sep68, p. C-2, in III MAF PerIntReps, lSep-12Oct68.


5. III MAF PerIntRep No. 33-68, dtd 20Aug68, pp. 7-8, in III MAF PerIntReps, l4Jul-31Aug68.


6. III MAF PerIntRep No.35-68, dtd 3Sep68, p. B-1, in III MAF PerIntReps, l4Jul-31Aug68.


7. III MAF PerIntRep No. 29-68, dtd 23Jul68, p. l, in III MAF PerIntReps, l4Jul-31Aug68.


8. Ibid.


9. CGlst MarDiv msg to 1st MarDiv, dtd 20Aug68 (File No. 37,1st MarDiv Journal and File for 20Aug68); CGlsrMarDiv msg to 1st MarDiv, dtd 10Aug68 (File No. 6, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for l lAug68).


10. 1st MarDiv FragO 300-68, dtd 10Aug68 (File No. 64, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 10Aug68).


11. 1st MP Bn ComdC, Aug68, p. 8; FMFPac, MarOpsV, Aug68, p. 32.


12. CGlstMarDiv msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 18Aug68 (File No. 43, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 18Aug68).


13. 1st MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 20Aug68 (File No. 38, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 20Aug68).


14. 1st MarDiv FragO 322-68, dtd 21Aug68 (File No. 54, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 21Aug68).


15. 1st MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 21Aug68 (File No. 30, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 21Aug68). The Storm Breaks


16. 1st MP Bn Unit Diaries (UDs), 22Aug68 and 28Aug68.


17. Statement ofPW 2dLt Nguyen Dinh Bon, NVA in III MAF PerIntRep No. 36-68, dtd 10Sep68, p. B-7 in III MAF PerIntReps, lSep-12Oct68.


18. 1st Tk Bn ComdC, Aug68, pt. II.


19. Sgt Larry K. Bucklew intvw, 7Sep68, Tape 3234, (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Bucklew intvw.


20. Crane Davis, "The Bridge at Cam Le," Marine Corps Gazette, Feb70, pp. 35-36, hereafter Davis, "The Bridge."


21. LCpl Stephen D. Hott intvw, 7Sep68, Tape 3234, (Oral HistColl, MCHC) and Davis, "The Bridge," pp. 35-36.


22. Cpl Wayne D. Brown inrvw, 7Sep68, Tape 3234, (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Brown intvw.


23. SSgt Gary C. Sanders intvw, 7Sep68, Tape 3234, (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


24. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Aug68, p. 35.


25. Davis, "The Bridge," p. 36.


26. Ibid., pp. 36-37.


27. Ibid. and Col Joseph J. N. Gambardella, Comments on draft, dtd 16Jan95 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Gambardella Comments.


28. LCpl Henry Lowery and PFC Andrew Matlock,Jr., intvw, 7Sep68, Tape 3234, (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


29. Bucklew inrvw and PFC David S. Levalley intvw, 7Sep68, Tape 3234, (Oral HistColl, MCHC). Counterattack


30. Capt William O. Moore intvw, 6Sep68, Tape 3233, (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Moore intvw.


31. 1st Tk Bn Operarional SpotRep, dtd 23Aug68 in 1st Tk Bn Journal for 23Aug68, Serial No. 11, 1st Tk Bn ComdC, Aug68, pt. IV.


32. Moore inrvw.


33. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Aug68, pp. 33-34; Moore intvw.; Gambardella Comments; Stevens, ed., The Navy Cross, p. 126.


34. 1st Tk Bn ComdC, Aug68, pt. II.


35. 5th Mar msg to 1st MarDiv COC, dtd 24Aug68 (File No. 42, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 24Aug68) and 7th Mar msgs to 1st MarDiv COC, dtd 24Aug68 (File Nos. 44 and 45, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 24Aug68). Pursuit


36. Davis, "The Bridge," p. 38; 1/27 ComdC, Aug68, p. 9a.


37. 1st MP Bn ComdC, Aug68, p. 9.


38. 3d AmTrac Bn msg to 1st MarDiv COC, dtd 24Aug68 (File No. 89, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 24Aug68).


39. 1st MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 24Aug68 (File No. 62, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 24Aug68).


40. Davis, "The Bridge," p. 38; 1st MarDiv ComdC, Aug68, p. 34.


41. 1st MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 25Aug68, (File No. 60, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 25Aug68).


42. 1st MarDiv FragO 333-68 in 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 26Aug68.


43. Stevens, ed.. The Navy Cross, pp. 262-63.


44. 7th Mar msg to 1st MarDiv COC dtd 30Aug68 (1st MarDiv Journal and File for 30Aug68); 3/7 ComdC, Aug68, p. 4.


45. 5th Mar msg to 1st MarDiv COC, dtd 29Aug68 (File No. 13, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 30Aug68).


46. 1/5 AAR for Opn Mameluke Thrust, dtd 31Oct68, p. 22, in 1/5 ComdC, Oct68, pt. IV.


47. 1st MarDiv COC msg to III MAF COC, dtd 29Aug68 (File No. 55, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 29Aug68).







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