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SitRep No. 490, dtd 15Sep68 inJnl and SitReps, End, 7th Mar ComdC, Sep68, hereafter 7th Mar S-3 Jnl entries and 7th Mar SitRep 490.


5. 3/7 ComdC, Sep68; BLT 2/7 ComdC, Sep68.


6. 1st MarDiv SitRep No. 898, 1st MarDiv SitReps, Sep68; BLT 2/7 AAR, Opn Dodge City, in 2/7 ComdC, Sep68, pt. IV, hereafter BLT 2/7 AAR, Dodge City; 2/7 ComdC, Sep68, pt. Ill; 3/7 ComdC, Sep68, pp. 5, 10; 7th Mar S-3 Jnl entries for 15Sep68 and 7th Mar SitRep 490.


7. BLT 2/7 AAR, Dodge City.


8. Ibid.


9. This and the following six paragraphs are derived from these sources:


BLT 2/7 AAR, Dodge City, pp. 5, 7; 1st MarDiv SitRep No. 902, in 1st MarDiv SitReps, Sep68; 7th Mar msg to 1st MarDiv COC, dtd 19Sep68 (File No. 28, 1st MarDiv Journal and File, 19Sep68).


10. Additional sources for this and the next four paragraphs are: 7th Mar msg to 1st MarDiv, dtd 19Sep68 (File No. 205, 7th Mar Journal and File, 19Sep68, 7th Mar ComdC, Sep68, pt. IV); 7th Mar msg to 1st MarDiv COC, dtd 20Sep68 (File No. 6, 1st MarDiv Journal and File, 20Sep68).


11. An additional source for this and the next three paragraphs is; 7th Mar msg to 1st MarDiv, dtd 20Sep68 (File No. 208, 7th Mar Journal and File, 20Sep68, 7th Mar ComdC, Sep68, pt. IV).


12. 7th Mar msg to 1st MarDiv COC, dtd 21Sep68 (File No. 50, 1st MarDiv Journal and File, 21Sep68); 2/7 AAR, Dodge City, pp. 6, 8.


13. 2/7 ComdC, Sep68, pt. Ill; 2/7 AAR, Dodge City, pp. 6, 9, 12.


14. The sources for this and the following paragraph are: III MAF ComdC, Sep68, pt. Ill; PerIntRep No. 39-68 (III MAF PerIntReps), p. 3; 1/26 SpotReps (File Nos. l, 2, and 7, 1/26 Journal and File, 21Sep68, in 1/26 ComdC, Sep68, pt. IV).


15. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Sep68, p. 17; 5th Mar ComdC, Sep68, p. 3-2. Operation Maui Peak


16. 1st MarDiv FragO 397-68 (File No. 7, 1st MarDiv Journal and File, 1Oct68), p. l; FMFPac, MarOpsV, Oct68, p. 7; III MAF ComdC, Occ68, p. 21; FMFPac, MarOpsV, Sep68, pp. 4, 57; III MAF PerIntRep No. 39-68 (III MAF PerIntReps), p. 3.


17. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Oct68, p. 7; 1st MarDiv ComdC, Oct68, p. 21; 1st MarDiv FragO 405-68 (1st MarDiv Journal and File, 5Oct68), p. l; 2/7 AAR, Opn Mau; Peak, in 2/7 ComdC, Oct68, pt. IV.


18. Col James W. Stemple, Comments on draft, n.d. [1995], hereafter Stemple Comments.


19. The sources for this and the following paragraph are: Ibid.; 5th Mar ComdC, Oct68; 7th Mar AAR, Opn Maui Peak, pp. 7-8, in 7th Mar ComdC, Nov68, pt. IV, hereafter 7th Mar AAR, Maui Peak; 3/7 ComdC, Oct68, p. 5.


20. III MAF PerIntRep No. 41-68 (III MAF PerIntReps), p. 3; 7th Mar AAR, Maui Peak; 2/5 AAR, Opn Maui Peak, pp. 2, 8, in 2/5 ComdC, Nov68, pr. IV, hereafter 2/5 AAR, Maui Peak.


21. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Oct68, p. 7; III MAF PerIntRep No. 41-68 (III MAF PerIntReps), p. 3; 1st MarDiv SitRep No. l, Opn Maui Peak, in 1st MarDiv SitReps, Oct68; 5th Mar ComdC, Oct68, p. 2-1; 7th Mar AAR, Maui Peak, pp. 6, 8; 3/5 ComdC, Oct68, pp. 3, 7.


22. 7th Mar AAR, Maui Peak, pp. 8-9; 2/7 AAR, Opn Maui Peak, p. 3, in 2/7 ComdC, Oct68, pt. IV, hereafter 2/7 AAR, Maui Peak.



23. 2/5 AAR, Maui Peak, p. 4.


24. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Oct68, pp. 7-11; 7th Mar AAR, Maui Peak, pp. 8-9; 2/5 AAR, Maui Peak, p. 4


25. The sources for this and the following paragraph are: 7th Mar AAR, Maui Peak, p. 9; 2/5 AAR, Maui Peak, p. 4.


26. Additional sources for this paragraph are: III MAF PerIntRep No. 41-68 (III MAF PerIntReps), p. 3; 1st MarDiv SitRep No. 5, Opn Maui Peak (1st MarDiv SitReps, Oct68); 7th Mar AAR, Maui Peak, pp. 6, 10.


27. 7th Mar AAR, Maui Peak, p. 9; 2/5 AAR, Maui Peak, p. 3. Another source claims the Marines suffered 19 wounded. See 1st MarDiv SitRep No. 6, Opn Maui Peak, in 1st MarDiv SitReps, Oct68.


28. 7th Mar AAR, Maui Peak, p. 10; 2/5 AAR, Maui Peak, p. 5.


29. 1st MarDiv SitRep No. 7, Opn Maui Peak, in 1st MarDiv SitReps, Oct68; 7th Mar AAR, Maui Peak, pp. 10, 12.


30. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Oct68, pp. 11-12; III MAF ComdC, Oct68, p. 10; 1st MarDiv ComdC, Oct68, p. 34; 1st MarDiv SitRep No. 25, Opn Maui Peak, in 1st MarDiv SitReps, Oct68; 7th Mar msg to 1st MarDiv COC, dtd 12Oct68 (File No. 28, 1st MarDiv Journal and File, 12Oct68); 7th Mar AAR, Maui Peak, p. 15; 2/5 AAR, Maui Peak, p. 6; Stemple Comments, Enemy casualty claims for this engagement vary from 31 to 61. Figures in the text are from FMFPac, MarOpsV, Oct68, pp. 11-12; 7th Mar AAR, Maui Peak, p. 15; 2/5 AAR, Maui Peak, p. 6. The quotation is from Stemple Comments.


31. 1st MarDiv SitRep Nos. 23-34, Opn Maui Peak, in 1st MarDiv SitReps, Oct68; 7th Mar AAR, Maui Peak, pp. 16-17.


32. 1st Mar ComdC, Oct68, p. II-B-2; 1/1 ComdC, Oct68, p. 1-11-3;


7th Mar AAR, Maui Peak, pp. 6, 18-19, 23-24; 11th Mar ComdC, Oct68, pp. 8-9; 2/7 AAR, Maui Peak, pp. 5, 8.


33. III MAF PerIntRep No. 42-68 (III MAF PerIntReps); 1st MarDiv SitRep Nos. 43, 45^7, 49, 52-54, Opn Maui Peak, in 1st MarDiv SitReps, Oct68; 1st MarDiv FragO 420-68 (File No. 2, 1st MarDiv Journal and File, 20Oct68); 7th Mar AAR, Maui Peak, pp. 19-21; 2/7 AAR, Maui Peak, p. 5; 3/7 ComdC, Oct68, p. 5. The End of Mameluke Thrust and Renewed Attacks on Da Nang


34. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Oct68, p. 14; III MAF ComdC, Oct68, p. 10, 22; III MAF PerIntRep No. 43-68 (III MAF PerIntReps); 1st MarDiv ComdC, Oct68, pp. 14, 18-19; 1st Mar ComdC, Oct68, p. II-B-1; 5th Mar ComdC, Oct68, p. 2-1, 3-1, 3-3; 5th Mar AAR, Opn Mameluke Thrust, p. 4, in 5th Mar ComdC, Nov68, pt. IV; 5th Mar AAR, Opn Henderson Hill, pp. 5-6, in 5th Mar ComdC, Dec68, pt. IV; 2/5 ComdC, Oct68, p. 2; 2/5 AAR, Opn Henderson Hill, p. 2, in 2/5 ComdC, Dec68, pt. IV; 3/5 ComdC, Oct68, p. 3; 3/5 AAR, Opn Henderson Hill, p. 4, in 3/5 ComdC, Nov68, pt. IV; Stemple Comments.


35. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Oct68, pp. 4, 48; III MAF PerIntRep Nos. 41-44 (HI MAF PerIntReps).


36. Peter Grose, "22 Days of Tension Led to Turning Point in Talks," The New York Times, lNov68, p. l; FMFPac, MarOpsV, Nov68, pp. 4 and 47; FMFPac, MarOpsV, Dec68 and Summary, p. 78.


37. III MAF ComdC, Oct68, p. 37.


38. 5th Mar ComdC, Nov68, p. 2-1; 5th Mar FragO 112-68 (File No. 10, 1st MarDiv Journal and File, 13Nov68); 2/5 ComdC, Nov68, p. 3.


39. III MAF ComdC, Nov68, p. 20; III MAF PerIntRep No. 46-68,







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