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50-68 (III MAF PerIntReps); 1st MarDiv SitRep No. 78, Opn Meade River, in 1st MarDiv Operation SitReps, Dec68; 1st Mar SpotReps, 9Dec68 (File Nos. 63, 64, 1st MarDiv Journal and File, 9Dec68); 3/26 ComdC, Dec68, p. 18; Meegan Comments.


85. FMFPac, MarOpsV, Nov68, p. 3; 1st MarDiv ComdC, Dec68, p. 17; 1st Mar ComdC, Dec68, p. II-C-4, 5; 1st MAR AAR Meade River; CGlstMarDiv msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 6Dec68 (File No. 25, 1st MarDiv Journal and File, 7Dec68); III MAF PerIntRep No. 48-68 (III MAF PerIntReps), p. 5.


86. 1st MarDiv ComdC, Dec68, p. 15; 1/1 ComdC, Dec68, p. 1-11-3. Operation Taylor Common


87. CGlstMarDiv msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 4Dec68 (File No. 30, 1st MarDiv Journal and File, 4Dec68); MajGen Ross T. Dwyer intvw, 17Oct77, p. 35 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Dwyer intvw.


88. TF Yankee AAR, Opn Taylor Common (TF Yankee AAR, Opn Taylor, pt. l), hereafter, TF Yankee AAR; TF Yankee FragO 1-68 (File No. 13, 1st MarDiv Journal and File, 7Dec68).


89. TF Yankee FragO 1-68 (File No. 18, TF Yankee Journal and File, 7Dec68).


90. III MAF PerIntRep No. 49-68 (III MAF PerIntReps), p. 5; 1st MarDiv ComdC, Dec68, p. 17; 5th Mar ComdC, Dec68, p. 3-2; 1/5 ComdC, Dec68, p. 2-1.


91. III MAF ComdC, Dec68, p. 10; 5th Mar ComdC, Dec68, p. 2-1; 2/7 ComdC, Dec68, p. 1-5; 2/7 AAR, Opn Taylor Common, in 2/7 ComdC, Dec68, pt. IV, hereafter 2/7 AAR, Taylor Common; Stemple Comments.


92. Dwyer intvw, pp. 45^6.


93. TF Yankee AAR, p. 39; 3d Mar ComdC, Dec68, p. 2-1; CG TF Yankee msg to CGlstMarDiv, 12Dec68 (File No. 9, TF Yankee Journal and File, 12Dec68); CG TF Yankee msg to 3d Mar and 5th Mar, 10Dec68 (File No. 3, TF Yankee Journal and File, 13Dec68); 5th Mar SpotRep to TF Yankee COC, l lDec68 (File No. 4, TF Yankee Journal and File, 11 Dec68).


94. 5th Mar SpotRep to TF Yankee COC, l lDec68 (File No. 4, Tp Yankee Journal and File, l lDec68); TF Yankee AAR, p. 7; 3d Mar ComdC, Dec68, p. 5.


95. TF Yankee AAR, End 41, pp. 7-8; Stemple Comments.


96. 3d Mar ComdC, Dec68, p. 5.


97. Dwyer intvw, p. 44.


98. Ibid., p. 45; LtGen John H. Hay, Jr., Vietnam Studies: Tactical and Materiel Innovations (Washington, D.C.: Dept of the Army, 1974), p. 39.


99. TF Yankee AAR, End 41, p. 9; 3d Mar ComdC, Dec68, p. 5.


100. TF Yankee AAR, End 41, p. 11;


101. Dwyer intvw, pp. 31, 33.


102. Stemple Comments. CHAPTER 22 THE DIVISION'S LABORS BEAR FRUIT


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


MACV ComdHist, 1968; FMFPac, MarOpsV, Nov-Dec68; III MAF ComdCs, Nov-Dec68; 3d MarDiv ComdCs, Nov-Dec68; 3d Mar ComdCs, Nov-Dec68; 4th Mar ComdCs, Nov-Dec68; and 9th Mar ComdCs, Nov-Dec68.


Elimination of the Infrastructure


Additional sources for this section are drawn from: 1st Infflde, 5th InfDiv(M), Operational Report-Lessons Learned for the Period Ending 31 January 1969, dtd 17Feb69; TF Bravo ComdC, 9-31Dec68; 1/3 ComdCs, Nov-Dec68; 2/3 ComdCs, Nov-Dec68; 3/3 ComdCs, Nov-Dec68;


3d Tk Bn ComdCs, Nov-Dec68; 1st AmTrac Bn ComdCs, Nov-Dec68;


3d MarDiv AAR, Napoleon Saline (Draft), n.d.; 1st InfBde, 5th Inf-Div(M) AAR, Napoleon Saline II/Marshall Mountain, dtd 8Apr69.


1. CGIIIMAF msg to COMUSMACV, dtd 30Oct68; COMUSMACV msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 3Nov68, in IIIMAF msg file.


2. CGIIIMAF msg to CMC, dtd 17Jul68, in III MAF Message File.


3. COMUSMACV msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 22Oct68.


4. 1/9 ComdC, Nov68.


5. LtCol Walter W. Damewood, Jr. Comments on draft, dtd 31Nov94 (Vietnam Comment File).


6. 3d Mar OpO 8-68, dtd 12Nov68, in 3d Mar ComdC, Nov68.


7. 3d Mar OpO 9-68, dtd 21Nov68, in 3d Mar ComdC, Nov68.


8. CGIIIMAF msg to CGXXIVCorps, dtd 28Nov68, in 3d MarDiv Message File, Nov68.


9. 2/3 ComdC, Dec68.


10. MajGen Raymond G. Davis, FMFPac debrief, 15Apr69, Tape (Oral HisrColl, MCHC). Rough Soldiering


Additional sources for this section are drawn from: 1/4 ComdCs, Nov-Dec68; 2/4 ComdCs, Nov-Dec68; 3/4 ComdCs, Nov-Dec68; 1/9 ComdCs, Nov-Dec68; 2/9 ComdCs, Nov-Dec68; and 3/9 ComdCs, Nov-Dec68.


11. 2/4 ComdC, Dec68.


12. BGen Joseph E. Hopkins, Comments on draft, dtd 6Dec94 (Vietnam Comment File).


13. Ibid.


14. Col Robert H. Barrow intvw, 12Dec68, Tape 3772 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Barrow intvw, 12Dec68.


15. Ibid.


16. CG3dMarDiv msg to CGXXIVCorps, dtd 26Nov68, in 3d MarDiv Message File, Nov68.


17. Barrow intvw, 12Dec68.


18. Ibid.


19. 9th Mar OpO 1-69, dtd 30Dec68, in 9th Mar ComdC, Dec68. Thua Thien


Additional sources for this section are drawn from: HQ, lOlstAbn Div(AM), Operational Report-Lessons Learned, Period Ending 31 January 1969, dtd 24Feb69.


20. James Walters, Comments on draft, dtd 7Nov94 (Vietnam Comment File).







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