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24. TG 79.5 ComdC, Dec68; Col Clyde W. Hunter intvw, 10Jul69, Tape 4363 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), as quoted in Smith, U.S. Marines in Vietnam, 1969, p. 297.


25. Smith, U.S Marines in Vietnam, 1969, pp. 300-310. Sub-Unit l, 1st Air and Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO)


26. Sub-Unit l, 1st ANGLICO, FMF, ComdC, lJan-31Mar68, dtd 15Apr68, hereafter SU-1 ComdC, Jan-Mar68. While the number of ANGLICO personnel with the Koreans probably relates to the number at the end of March, it is assumed that this did not differ greatly from the number assigned in January.


27. Ibid. and MCCC, Status of Forces, dtd 29Feb68. Although the Status of Forces report is dated 29Feb68, the strength figure for ANGLICO Sub-Unit l is for 18Jan68. The Status of Forces report does not give the strength of the various detachments of the sub unit.


28. SU-1 ComdC, Jan-Mar68 and attached AAR, OpnHue City, 31Jan-20Feb68.


29. Ibid.


30. SU-1 ComdC, Jan-Mar68, p. 2-2 and Anx D, AAR, Battle of Phan Thiet.


31. SU-1 ComdC, Jan-Mar68; Sub-Unit l, 1st ANGLICO FMF, ComdC, lApr-30Jun68, dtd 19Jul68, hereafter SU-1 ComdC, Apr-Jun68.


32. SU-1 ComdC, Jan-Mar68; SU-1 ComdC, Apr-Jun68; Corn Seventh Fleet, Monthly Historical Summaries, Jan-Jun68 (OAB, NHD);


CinCPac Fit, Pacific Area Opns, Jun68 (OAB, NHD), p. 2.


33. Sub-Unit l, 1st ANGLICO, ComdC lJul68-30Sep68, dtd 25Oct68, p. 2-1, hereafter SU-1 ComdC, Jul-Sep68; Seventh Fleet, Monthly Historical Summary, Jul68, pp. 2 and 23 (OAB, NHD);


CinCPacFlt, Pacific Area Naval Operations Review, Jul68, (OAB, NHD), pp. 36-7.


34. SU-1 ComdC, Jul-Sep68, p. 2-1; Corn Seventh Fit, Monthly Summary, Oct 68 (OAB, NHD), p. 35. Embassy Marines


35. MCCC, Status of Forces, p. 14-1, dtd 10Jan68 and 20Mar68;


Marine Security Guard Bn (StateDept) ComdCs, 10Feb67-1969;


Shulimson, U.S. Marines in Vietnam, 1966, p. 318.


36. OIC, Marine Security Guard Detachment, American Embassy, Saigon, Incident Report, No. 1-68, Subj: Viet Cong Attack on American Embassy, 31Jan68, dtd 23Feb68 (Marine Security Guard Bn (StateDept) ComdCs, 10Feb67-69, hereafter Incident Report, Viet Cong Attack; Statement of Capt Robert J. O'Brien, n.d. [31Jan-Feb68], End, Incident Report, Viet Cong Attack, hereafter O'Brien Statement.


37. The following paragraphs are based upon Don Oberdorfer, Tet! (New York: Doubleday & Co, 1971), pp. 2-40; Jack Shulimson, Tet-1968, The Illustrated History of the Vietnam War (New York: Bantam Books, 1988), pp. 17-18; Incident Report, Viet Cong Attack.


38. An additional source for this and the following paragraph is Statement of Sgt Ronald W. Harper, n.d. [3 lJan-Feb68} in Incident Report, Viet Cong Attack, hereafter Harper Statement.


39. Additional source for this and the following paragraphs is O'Brien Statement.


40. Additional source for this paragraph is Statement of Sgt Richard



G. Frattarelli, n.d. [31Jan-Feb68], in Incident Report, Viet Cong Attack, hereafter Frattarelli Statement.


41. Statement of GySgt Alien Morrison n.d. [31Jan-Feb68], in Incident Report, Viet Cong Attack.


42. Another source for this paragraph is Statement of SSgt Leroy J. Banks, n.d. [31Jan-Feb68}, in Incident Report, Viet Cong Attack, hereafter Banks Statement.


43. Another source for this paragraph is Frattarelli Statement.


44. Additional source for this paragraph is Banks Statement.


45. Marine Security Guard Bn (State Dept) ComdC, lFeb69-30Jun69 m Marine Security Guard Bn (State Dept) ComdCs, 10Feb67-1969. Individual Marines in Saigon and Elsewhere in Vietnam


46. MCCC, Status of Forces, drd 20Mar68, p. 14-1. For Chaisson's relationship to Westmoreland, see Westmoreland, A Soldier Reports, p. 343. For Chaisson's comments on 3Feb68, see Peter Braestrup, Big Story, How the American Press and Television Reported and Interpreted the Crisis of Tet 1968 in Vietnam and Washington, abridged ed. (New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 1983), p. 124.


47. MCCC, Status of Forces, dtd 29Mar69, p. 14-1.


48. MCCC, Status of Forces, dtd 10Jan68 and 29Mar69, p. 14-1. Advisors to the Vietnamese Marine Corps


Additional sources for this section are: SMA, Vietnamese Marine Corps/Marine Advisory Unit Historical Summary 1954-1973, hereafter SMA, MACV Hist Summary, 1954-73; SMA, MACV Monthly Historical Reports, Jan-Dec68, hereafter SMA Monthly Rpts and month; SMA After-Action Reports, 1968; Col James T. Breckinridge, After Tour Report, dtd 18Apr69 in SMA, MACV After Tour Rpts, 1965-69, hereafter Breckinridge Rpt; LtGen Le Nguyen Khang intvw, 30Sep75 (Oral HistColl, MCHC), hereafter Khang inrvw.


49. SMA Monthly Rpt, Jan68; Marine Advisory Unit Table of Organization Chart 1968, tab A, SMA, MACV Hist Summary, 1954-73, hereafter, Table of Organization Chart.


50. Table of Organization Chart; Breckinridge Rpt; LtCol Jerry I. Simpson, Comments on draft, dtd 10Nov94 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Simpson Comments.


51. SMA, MACV Hist Summary, 1954-73.


52. SMA, MACV Hist Summary, 1954-73.


53. Ibid. and Breckinridge Rpt.


54. SMA, MACV Hist Summary, 1954-73; Shulimson and Johnson, U.S. Marines in Vietnam, 1965, p. 204; Shulimson, U.S. Marines in Vietnam, 1966, pp. 84-91.


55. Khang intvw., p. 23.


56. SMA, MACV Monthly Rpt, Jan68.


57. LtCol Pham Van Son et al., The Viet Cong Tet Offensive (1968) (Saigon: Republic of Vietnam, Joint General Staff, 1969), pp. 71-75, hereafter Pham Van Son, The Viet Cong Tet Offensive', Col Hoang Ngoc Lung, The General Offensives of 1968-69, Indochina Monographs (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Army Center of Military History, 1981), pp. 53-63, hereafter Lung, The General Offensives.


58. LtCol John J. Hainsworth, Comments on draft, dtd 12Dec94 (Vietnam Comment File), hereafter Hainsworth Comments.


59. SMA SitRep for period 28Jan-3Feb68, dtd 10Feb68 in SMA,







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