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94. CMC msg to CG FMFPac, dtd 13Feb68, in G-3 HQMC, 27th Marines Deployment file.


95. CMC msg to CGFMFPac, dtd 13Feb68, in HQMC G-3 file, 27th Marines Deployment; 5th Mar Div, RLT 27 Deployment AAR, dtd 8May68, hereafter RLT 27 Deployment AAR.


96. Arrival date for Co B (rein), 5th Tank Battalion, embarked on the USS Thomaston (LSD 28), taken from HQMC, Status of Forces, 3Dec68, p. 18-8.


97. The section on the deployment of RLT 27 has been drawn from the 27th Mar ComdCs and 1/27 ComdCs; the HQMC, G-3, 27th Marines Deployment folder; RLT 27 Deployment AAR; the General Officers Symposium Book, 1968; and the unit diaries of the appropriate units.


98. LtGen Adolph G. Schwenk intvw 23Jun82, p. 19 (Oral HistColl, MCHC).


99. General Officers Symposium Book, 1968, tab I, p. 4. Reserve Caliup?


100. "U.S. Ground Strategy and Force Deployments," Pentagon Papers, bk 5, sec IV-6-C, vol. 3, p. 11.


101. Ibid., p. 15.


102. Chapman intvw, p. 26.


103. General Officers Symposium Book, 1968, tab H, p. 2-3; CMC Reference Notebook 1968 tab VI-B-3-a, Subj: Marine Corps Reserve Units to be Activated upon Mobilization, 24Jan68.


104. CMC Reference Notebook 1968, tab VI-B-3-c, Subj: Readiness of 4th Division/Wing Team, 24Jan68; General Officers Symposium Book, 1969, tab E, p. 26.


105. CMC Reference Notebook 1968, tab VI-B-3-a, Subj: Marine Corps Reserve Units to be Activated Upon Mobilization, 24Jan68;


Hist Div, Joint Secretariat, JCS, "The History of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the War in Vietnam, 1960-1968," pt 3, lJul70, Chapter 49, p. 15; General Officers Symposium Book, 1968, tab D, pp. 14-15.


106. General Officers Symposium Book, 1968, tab D, p. 15; CMC Reference Notebook, tab VI-B-3-c, Subj: Readiness of 4th Division/Wing Team, 24Jan68.


107. "U.S. Ground Strategy and Force Deployments," Pentagon Papers, bk 5, sec IV-C-6, vol. 3, pp. 71-78. The Bloodiest Month, The Bloodiest Year


108. CGIIIMAF msg to CG3d MarDiv, CGlstMarDiv, dtd 20May68, HQMC Msg File.


109. CGFMFPac msg to CGIIIMAF, dtd 23May68, HQMC Msg File.


110. CMC msg to CGFMFPac, CGIIIMAF, dtd 4Jun68, HQMC Msg


File.


111. AC/S G-3, Presentation, tab D, p. 8, General Officers Symposium Book,1968.


112. Staging Battalion ComdC, Jul-Dec 68, p. 1-2.


113. CGFMFPac msg dtd 12Sep68, quoted in CMC Vietnam Chronology, p.748.


114. LtGen Henry W. Buse, CGFMFPac, Presentation, tab M, pp. 14-15, General Officers Symposium Book, 1969.


tion Database at the Center for Naval Analyses; data on WIA from CMC Reference Notebook 1968, tab II-A, Subj: tab A, USMC Casualties SEAsia, 26Feb69, and L. A. Palinkas and P. Coben, Combat Casualties Among U.S. Marine Corps Personnel in Vietnam 1964-1972, report no. 85-11 (San Diego, California: Naval Health Research Center, 1985). Foxhole Strength: Still Too Few Marines


116. CGFMFPac msg to CMC, dtd 5Mar68, HQMC Msg File.


117. Col C. J. Robichaud debrief by FMFPac, 3Jun68, Tape 2813 (Oral HistColl, MCHC); Col William L. Dick debrief FMFPac, 21Jul68, tape 3036, Oral HistColl, MCHC). Both officers had recently returned from tours with the 3d Marine Division; Col Robichaud served as Commanding Officer, Task Force Robbie, and Col Dick as DC/S, Plans.


118. LtGen John E. McLaughlin intvw, 18Oct78, p. 39 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter McLaughlin intvw.


119. Marsh intvw.


120. McLaughlin inrvw, pp. 13-14.


121. CGFMFPac msgs to CMC, dtd 22Jul68 in HQMC Msg File.


122. CGFMFPac msg to CGFMFPac (Fwd) (for General Chapman (CMC)), dtd lAug68, in HQMC Msg File.


123. Staging Battalion ComdC, Jul-Dec 68, p. 4. The Return of RLT 27


124. Impact Assessment re: Marine Corps SEA Forces, p. 9, end, CMC memo to DepSecDef, Subj: Marine Corps Strength and Structure, attached to CMC msg to CG FMFPac and CG III MAF, dtd 2Oct68, in MCEO File.


125. "U.S. Ground Strategy and Force Deployments," Pentagon Papers, bk 5, sec IV-C-6, vol. 3, p. 71.


126. HQ, 1st Bde, 5th InfDiv(M), Operational Report-Lessons Learned, Period Ending 31 October 1968, pp. 1-2.


127. CMC Reference Notebook 1968, tab II-E, Key Issue Paper, Subj;


Redeployment of RLT 27.


128. CGIIIMAF msg to CGFMFPac, dtd 24Jun68, HQMC Msg File.


129. JCS msg to CinCPac, dtd 23Jul68, tab N, G-3, HQMC, RLT 27 Redeployment file, hereafter RLT 27 Redeployment File.


130. CGIIIMAF msg to ComUSMACV dtd 26Jul68, tab N, RLT 27 Redeployment File.


131. ComUSMACV msg to CinCPac, dtd 28Jul68 and JCS msg to CMC and CinCPac, dtd 10Aug68, tab N, RLT 27 Redeployment File.


132. CMC msg to CGMarCRecruitDep San Diego, dtd 6Sep68, tab HH, RLT 27 Redeployment File.


133. See all public announcements, speeches, and press guidance included in G-3, HQMC, RLT 27 return to Conus File, hereafter RLT 27 return to Conus File.


134. The number of returnees is based on AAR, Chronological Sequence of Evenrs of the Return and Recognition of Regimental Landing Team 27, n.d., p. 7, tab A; Memo for Record, Subj: RLT-27 Return, 20Sep68, tab JJ; End 2, p. 2, no cover document, tab EE; all in RLT 27 return to Conus File. The End of the Year


115. Data on KIA/MIA from file by MGySgt Lock, and USMC Separa- 135. Thomas C. Thayer, ed., Forces and Manpower-A Systems Analyse







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