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48. CGlstMarDiv msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 30Aug68, (File No. 25, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 30Aug68).


49. 2/5 ComdC, Aug68, p. 12.


50. 5th Mar msg to 1st MarDiv COC, dtd 30Aug68 (File No. 89, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 30Aug68).


51. 1st MarDiv Special SitReps, Nos. 10 and 11 for Opn Sussex Bay in 1st MarDiv SitReps, Aug68.


52. 2/5 ComdC, Aug68, p. 13.


53. 3d AmTrac Bn ComdC, Sep68, p. 3.


54. 1st MarDiv Special SitReps for Opn Sussex Bay, Nos. 17-29, in 1st MarDiv SitReps, Sep68; Col James W. Stemple, Comments on draft, n.d. [1995] (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Stemple Comments. Typhoon Bess


55. 1st MAW ComdC, Sep68, p. 20.


56. Stemple Comments.


57. 7th Mar msg to 1st MarDiv COC, dtd 5Sep68 (File No. 33, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 5Sep68).


58. 7th Mar msg to 1st MarDiv COC, dtd 5Sep68 (File No. 17, 1st MarDiv Journal and File for 5Sep68).


59. III MAF PerIntRep No. 37-68, dtd l7Sep68, p. l in III MAF Per-IntReps, lSep-12Oct68.


60. 5th Mar Special SitRep No. 41-68 for Opn Sussex Bay, in 5th Mar ComdC, Sep68.


61. 5th Mar Special SitRep No. 172 for Opn Mameluke Thrust, in 5th Mar ComdC, Sep68.


62. 5th Mar ComdC, Sep68, p. 3-2.


63. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Aug68, p. 35.


64. Moore inrvw. CHAPTER 20 AUTUMN OFFENSIVE HALTED A New Orientation


Unless otherwise noted, material in this chapter is derived from:


MACV ComdHist, 1968; FMFPac, MarOpsV, Jul-Oct68; III MAF ComdCs, Jul-Oct68; 3d Mar ComdCs, Aug-Oct68; 4th Mar Comd Cs, Aug-Oct68; 9th Mar ComdCs, Aug-Oct68; and 2/26 Mar Comd Cs, Aug-Oct68; and 31st MilHistDet, "The Critical Year, 1968: The XXIV Corps Team," Jan69.


1. CG, 3d MarDiv memo to AC/S, G-3, 20Jul68, in 3d MarDiv ComdC, Aug68.


2. HQ, 3d MarDiv, Infantry Company Operations in northern Quang Tri Province (Draft), 4Aug68, in 3d MarDiv ComdC, Aug68.


3. HQ, 3d MarDiv, Infantry Company Operations in Northern Quang Tri Province, 26Aug68, p. 2, in 3d MarDiv ComdC, Aug68.


4. Ibid., p. 9.


5. Ibid., p. 2.


6. MajGen Raymond G. Davis intvw, lJan69, Tape 3768 (Oral Hist-Coll, MCHC), hereafter Davis intvw, lJan68.


7. Ibid.


8. Gen Raymond G. Davis, Comments on draft ms, Aug86 (Vietnam 69 Comment File, MCHC).


9. III MAF ComdCs, Jul-Aug68; III MAF G-2, Periodic Intelligence Report 30-68, dtd 28Jul68; III MAF G-2, Periodic Intelligence Report 31-68, dtd 4Aug68. The Eastern DMZ


Additional sources for this section are drawn from: 1st InfBde, 5th InfDiv(M), Operational Report-Lessons Learned, Period Ending 31 October 1968, 7Mar69; 1/1 ComdC, Aug68; 2/1 ComdC, Aug68; 3/1 ComdC, Jul68; 1/3 ComdCs, Aug-Oct68; 2/3 ComdCs, Aug-Oct68;


3/3 ComdCs, Aug-Oct68; 1/9 ComdCs, Aug-Oct68; 2/9 ComdCs, Aug-Oct68; 3/9 ComdCs, Aug-Oct68; 1st AmTrac Bn ComdCs, Aug-Oct68; 3d Recon Bn ComdCs, Aug-Oct68; and 3d Tank Bn ComdCs, Aug-Oct68.


10. 3d Tank Bn ComdC, Aug68, p. 8.


11. CGXXIVCorps msg to COMUSMACV, dtd l6Aug68, in III MAF Message File.


12. Ibid.


13. New York Times, 21Aug68.


14. CG3dMarDiv Warning Order, 15Aug68, in 3d MarDiv ComdC, Aug68.


15. CG3dMarDiv msg to CGXXIV Corps, dtd 18Aug68, in III MAF Message Files.


16. CGXXIVCorps msg to CG3dMarDiv, 20Aug68, in III MAF Message File.


17. BLT 2/26 ComdC, Aug68.


18. CG3dMarDiv msg to CGXXIVCorps, dtd 19Aug68, in 3d Mar Div ComdC, Aug68.


19. CO 3d Recon Bn msg to CG3dMarDiv, dtd 26Aug68, in 3d Recon Bn ComdC, Aug68.


20. Ibid.


21. CGIIIMAF msg to CGFMFPac, dtd 21Jun68, in III MAF Message File.


22. CGIIIMAF msg to CGFMFPac, dtd 29Jun68, in III MAF Message File.


23. CMC msg to FMFPac, dtd 29Jun68, in III MAF Message File.


24. Hq, 3dBde, 82dAbnDiv, Operational Report-Lessons Learned, Period Ending 31 July 1968, 15Aug68, pp 3-4,


25. 1st AmTrac Bn ComdC, Sep68.


26. HQ, IstBde, 5thInfDiv(M), Operational Report-Lessons Learned, Period Ending 31 October 1968, pp. 2-3.


27. 3d Tank Bn, ComdC, Sep68.


28. HQ, IstBde, 5thInfDiv(M), Operational Report-Lessons Learned, Period Ending 31 Ocrober 1968, dtd 13Dec68, p. 3; HQ, l/77Armor, AAR Operation Sullivan, dtd lNov68.


29. III MAF ComdC, Sep68.


30. CG3dMarDiv msg to CGXXIV Corps, dtd 19Sep68; CG3dMarDiv msg to CGXXIV Corps, dtd 20Sep68.


31. HQ, IstBn, 11thlnfAAR, Pioneer I, dtd lNov68.


32. CG3dMarDiv msg to CGXXIV Corps, dtd 11Oct68; CG3dMar







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