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The United States Presence

in the Western Pacific



Unless otherwise noted the material in

this chapter is derived from: 9[h MAB ComdC, May75; 'Ending the War and

Restoring Peace in Vietnam, Agreements and Protocols: Signed January 27, 1973,'

United States Treaties and'other InternationalAgreements, Vol 24, Pan l

(Washington: U.S. Department of State, 1975), pp. 4-64, hereafter 'Ending rhe

War'; General Van Tien Dung, Our Great Spring Victory. John Spragcns.Jr., trans.

(London: Monthly Review Press, 1977), hereafter Spring Victory; General 'Iran

Van 'Era, Vietnam: History of the Bulwark B2 Theatre - Concluding the Thirty

Years War, vol. 5. Southeast Asia Report, No. 1247. 2Fcb83. trans. by Joint

Publications Research Service for foreign Broadcast Information Service,

hereafter B2 Theatre; U.S. House Subcommittee on Appropriations, Oversight of

Fiscal Year 1975 Military Assistance in Vietnam, 94th Cong., 1st Sess., 1974,

hereafter House Report Vietnam; U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, A

Staff Report, Vietnam: May 1974, 93rd Cong., 2d Sess., 1974, hereafter Senate

Report Vietnam; Defense Attache Office, Saigon, 'Defense Attache Saigon: RVNAF

Final Assessment Jan thru Apr FY 75,' dtd 15Jun75, prepared by Col William E.

LeGro, USA, hereafter 'Final Assessment'; LtCol George E, Strickland intvw,

6May76, Tape 6171, (Oral HiscColl, Marine Corps Historical Cenrer, Washington,

D.C.), hereafter Srrickland inrvw; Senior Marine Advisor, VNMC/Marine Advisory

Unit Historical Summary dtd 22Mar73, hereafter VNMC/MAU HisrSum, All U.S. Army

documents unless otherwise indicated are held ar rhe U.S. Army Cenrer of

Military History, Washington, D.C.. hereafter CMH. All U.S. Navy documents

unless otherwise indicated arc held at the Operational Archives Branch, Navy

Historical Division, Washington, D.C.. hereafter OAB, NHD- All other documents

and interviews unless orherwise noted are held at Marine Corps Historical Center

(MCHC), Washington, D.C- Messages and After Action Reports are held in the

Vietnam File (1973-75) a[ the MCHC, hereafter Vietnam File, 1973-75. Unless

otherwise cited all comments on [he draft manuscripr are held in rhe Comment

File, 1973-75, also at the MCHC, hereafter Comment File.

1. 9th MAB ComdC, May75.

Paris Peace Accords

4. 'Iran ro Replace Canada on ICCS,'

Pacts on File, Vol 33, No, 1709, p. 633; 'Iran Assumes ICCS Duties,' Facts on

File, Vol 33, No. 1713, p. 717. 5. 'Ending the War,' p. 7.

9. Jeffrey J, Clarke. Advice and

Support: The Final Years, 1965-73, The U.S. Army in Vietnam (Washington: Center

of Military History, 1988), pp. 491-492, hereafter Advice and Support.

10. U.S. Embassy, DAO NavDivHistRpt for

Apr73, Tab E, Mekong Convoys, 7Jun73 (OAB, NHD).

12. ComNavforV msg w Commander, Naval

Forces Vietnam, dtd 29Mar73 (OAB, NHD).

13. Stephen Weiss, Clark Dougan, David

Fulghum, Denis Kennedy, and editors, A War Remembered, The Vietnam Experience

(Boston: Boston Publishing Co.. 1986). p. 144, hereafter War Remembered; MajGen

John E, Murray, USA (Ret) intvw, 28Scpt89, Memorandum for the Record (Vietnam

File, 1973-75).

14. Directorate for Information,

Operations, and Reports. Department of Defense Selected Manpower Statistics,

Fiscal Year 1983 (Washington: Deparrmenr of Defense, 1984), p. 128.

16. Files of the U.S. Army Adjuranr

General Casualty Information Center (1961-81), National Archives and Records

Service, Washington. D.C.; Philip A. McCombs, 'U.S. Body Hunter Killed by VC,'

Washington Post. l6Dec73, pp. Al and A?2.

17. 'Murder in Vietnam,' Des M-oines

Tribune, liiDec73, p. 10.

18. MajGen Murray, USA, msg to VAdm De Poix, USN. DIA, dtd
24Dec73 (Vietnam File. 1973-75).

The NVA Marshals in the South

19. LtCol William E, MeKinstfy intvw.

16Apr76, Tape No. 6170 (Oral HistColl, MCHC),

20. LtCol George E. Strickland,

Comments on draft ms, 120ct88 (Comment File), hereafter Srrickland Comments,

25. House Report Vietnam, p. 10.

29. Spring Victory, pp. 9, 19-20.

31. Senate Report Vietnam, pp. 21-25;

Spring Victory, pp, 17-18.

32. LtCol Anthony Lukeman Itr to Maj

Robert E. Hamilton, dtd HSep74.

33. House Report Vietnam, p. 95-

35. Senate Report Vietnam, p. 6.

36. U.S. Air force Directorate of

Management Analysis, Southeast Asia Review, dtd 31May74, pp. 34-35; Advice and

Support, pp. 458-461.

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