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23. llrh MAB ComdC.

24. Ibid.

25. Ibid.

26. Baichelder Trip Report.

27. 9th MAB AAR, 30Jun75, "Operation Frequent Wind."

28. 31sr MAU ComdC.

29. HMH-463 ComdC.

Final Preparations Ashore

30. LtCol Curds G. Lawson intvw, 26May75, Tape 6041 (Oral Htst-Coll, MCHC), hereafter Lawson intvw.

31. Batchelder Trip Report.

32. Without Honor.

33. Maj George L. Cares, unrecorded conversation wirh Maj David A. Quinlan, lJul76.

34. Lawson intvw.

Final Preparations at Sea

35. Col John F. Roche III inrvw, 31May75, Tape 6130 (Oral Hist-Coll, MCHC), hereafter Roche inrvw.

36. LtCol George P. Slade inrvw, 4Jun75, Tape 6131 (Oral HistColI. MCHC), hereafter Slade inrvw.

37. Roche Comments.

38. Slade intvw.

39. 31si MAU ComdC.

40. Ibid.

41. Ibid.

The Execution of Eagle Pull

42. Batchelder Trip Report.

43. 31si MAU ComdC.

44. Dean Testimony.

45. Roche inrvw.

46. Maj William R. Melton intvw, 30Jun86, Tape 122 (Oral Hist-Coll, MCHC); Melton Comments.

47. Batchelder Trip Report.

48. 31st MAU ComdC.


Ending an Alliance



In preparing this chapter the following materials were used: III MAF ComdC,
lJan-30Jun75, hereafter III MAF ComdC; 31sr MAU ComdC, lJan-30Apr75, hereafter
31st MAU ComdC; 9th MAB ComdC, 26Mar-30Apr75, hereafter 9th MAB ComdC; 4th
Marines ComdC, lJan-30Jun75, hereafter 4th Marines ComdC; 1st Bn, 4ch Marines
Post-Exercise Reporr, Amphibious Evacuation RVN Support Group (CTG 79.9) dtd
30Apr75, hereafter 1/4 Post-Ex Rpt; VMGR-152 ComdC lJan-30Jun75. hereafter
VMGR-152 ComdC; AESF ComdC, 17Apr-31May75, hereafter AESF ComdC; and Marine
Corps Command Center Items of Significant Interest, hereafter MCCC ISA with
date and enclosure. Also used were materials from Stephen Hosmer, Konrad Kellen,
and Brian Jenkins, The Fall of South Vietnam: Statements by Vietnamese Military
and Civilian Leaders (New York; Crane, Russak and Co., 1980), hereafter Fall
of South Vietnam; Statements: LtCol Charles A. Barsrow Itr to Gen Wallace
M. Greene, Jr., drd 18Dec73 (Vietnam File, 1973-75), hereafter Barsrow Itr;
Fall of Saigon: and Cease-Fire to Capitulation. Also Steele Comments and MSgt
Michael A. McCormick, Comments on draft ms, 9Nov88 (Comment File), hereafter
McCorrnick Comments.

1. Sun Tzu, The Art of War, Samuel B. Griffith, irans, (London:

Oxford University Press, 1963), p, 77, hereafter Art of War.

2. Ml of Saigon, pp. 117-151.

3. Barstow Itr.

4. Fail of South Vietnam: Statements, p, 210.

5. Ibid., p, 211.

Marine Security Guard Detachment, Da Nang

6. Co C, MSG Bn ComdC,1Jan-30Jun75.

7. SSgt Walter W. Sparks intvw, 7May75, Tape 6267 (Oral Hist-Coll, MCHC), hereafter Sparks intvw.

8. Ibid.

9. MCCC ISA, 3Mar75, with End l: MCCC Talon Vise Message Summary (Vietnam File, 1973-75).

10. CG, Seventh Air Force msg roJCS, dtd 27Mar75 (Vietnam File, 1973-75).

11. MCCC ISA, 3Mar75, with End l: MCCC Talon Vise Message Summary (Vietnam File, 1973-75).

12. Sparks Intvw.

13. Ibid.

14. MCCC ISA, 3Mar75, with End l: MCCC Talon Vise Message Summary (Vietnam File, 1973-75).

15. Sparks Intvw.

16. Ibid.

17. Ibid.

18. Ibid.

19. Ibid.

20. Ibid.

21. Ibid.

22. Ibid.

23. Steele Comments.

24. MCCC ISA, 30Mar75. with End l: MCCC Me5sage Summary (Vietnam File, 1973-75).

25. 4th Marines ComdC.

Military Region 2: Nha Trang

26. Fall of South Vietnam: Statements, p. 199.

27. Ibid., p. 201.

28. MCCC ISA, lApr75, with End l: MCCC Message Summary (Vietnam File, 1973-75).

29. Sgt Michael A. McCormick intvw, 16Jun86, Tape 120A (Oral HistColI, MCHC), hereafter McCormick intvw.

30. Ibid.

III MAF and the NVA Onslaught

31. MCCC ISA, 3Apr75, with End l: MCCC Message Summary (Vietnam File, 1973-75).

32. Ibid.

33. ComPacInt message to CinCPac, dtd 3 Apr75, hereafter Com-Paclne 3Apr75 msg.

34. ComSeventhFh message to subordinate units, dtd 3Apr75.

35. ComPacInt 3Apr75 msg.

36. Cease-Fire to Capitulation, pp. 173-174.

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