The United States Presence
in the Western Pacific
THE WAR GOES ON
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
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.