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9th MAB and Task Force 76

37. 9th MAB ComdC.

38. Ill MAF ComdC.

The Brigade

39. LtGen Richard E. Carey official biography (RefSec, MCHC). 40- III MAF ComdC.

41. 9th MAB ComdC.

42. Ibid.

43. II! MAF ComdC.

44. Quinlan inrvw.

45. 9th MAB ComdC.

46. VMGR-152 ComdC.

47. 9th MAB ComdC.

48. LtCol James L, Cunningham intvw, n.d.. Tape 6189 (Oral Hist-Coll, MCHC), hereafter Cunningham imvw..

49. 9th MAB ComdC.



In preparing this chapter the following command chronologies were used:
9th MAB ComdC. 26Mar-30Apr75, hereafter 9th MAB ComdC; 9th MAB BLSG ComdC,
19Apr-12May75, hereafter 9th MAB BLSG ComdC; RLT 4 ComdC. 27Mar-30Apr75, hereafter
RLT 4 ComdC; and AESF ComdC, 17Apr-3lMay75, hereafter AESF ComdC. Also used
were: LtGen Richard E. Carey, Comments on draft ms, llMay89 (Comment File),
hereafter Carey Comments; Col Richard K. Young, Comments on draft ms, 27Sep8S
(Comment File), hereafter Yaung Comments; Col Anthony A. Wood, Comments on
draft ms, 23Feb90 (Comment File), hereafter Wood Comments; and LtCol John
F. Guilmanin, Comments on draft ms, 27Scp88 (Comment File), hereafter Guilmartin

Brigade Planning and Liaison

1. 9th MAB, OPIans, "Frequent Wind" messages, 1975; and "Operation Frequent Wind, 1975, Postoperarional Summary," drd 5Aug75 (Frequent Wind File), hereafter Frequent Wind File.

2. Ibid.

3. Ibid.

4. Ibid.

5. 9th MAB ComdC.

6. Ibid.

7. Frequent Wind File.

8. Carey Comments.

The Restructured 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade

9. Spring Victory, p, 154.

10. 9th MAB ComdC.

11. Col Wylie W- Taylor imvw, 5Jun75, Tape 6163 (Oral HisrColl, MCHC), hereafter Taylor inrvw.

12. Young Comments.

13. Taylor intvw; Cunningham intvw.

14. "laylor intvw.

15. AESF ComdC.

16. 9th MAB ComdC.

17. Ibid.

18. RLT 4 ComdC.

The Concept

19. 9th MAB ComdC.

20. Ibid.

21. Quinlan intvw.

Additional Forces, Plans and Liaison

22. Search and Rescue, pp. 142-143; Guilmarrin Comments.

23. Search anil Rescue.

24. 9th MAB ComdC.

25. Ibid.

26. 9th MAB BLSG ComdC.

27. Frequent Wind File.

DAO Planning: The SPG and Project Alamo

28. Col Anthony A. Wood intvw, 130ctS9, Tape 8910 (Oral Hist-Coil, MCHC), hereafter Wood intvw.

29. LrCol William E. McKinstry intvw, 6Apr76, Tape 6170 (Oral HisrColl, MCHC), hereafter McKinstry intvw; Lukeman intvw.

30. Wood inrvw.

31. CG, USSAG msg roJCS, did 4Apr75 (Vietnam File. 1973-75).

32. Wood intvw. 33- Ibid.

34. Ibid.

35. Ibid.

36. Ibid.

37. Ibid.

38. Ibid.

39. Wood Comments.

40. Wood intvw; Wood Comments.



In preparing rhis chapter the following materials were used: III MAF ComdC,
lJan-30Jun75, hereafter III MAF ComdC: 31st MAU ComdC, lJan-?OApr75, hereafter
31st Mau ComdC; 9th MAB ComdC, 26Mar-30Apr75, hereafter 9th MAB ComdC; 4th
Marines ComdC, lJan-30Jun75, hereafter 4th Mar ComdC; 1/4 Post-Ex Rpt; AESF
ComdC, 17Apr-31May75. hereafter AESF ComdC; and Co C, MSG Bn ComdC, lJan-30Jun75,
Also used were: Art of War, fall of South Vietnam: Statements; Fall of Saigon;
'Fall of the South; Spring Victory; Carey Comments; MajGen Homer D. Smith.
Jr., USA (Ret), Comments on draft ms, 300ct88 (Comment File), hereafter Smith
Comments; BGen James E. Livingston, Comments on draft ms, 200ct88 (Comment
File), hereafter Livingsron Comments; Col Wyhe W, Taylor, Comments on draft
ms, 22Sep88 (Comment File), hereafter Taylor Comments; Col David A. Quinlan,
Comments on draft ms, 13Fcb89 (Comment File), hereafter Quinlan Comments;
and Maj Charles J. Bushey, Comments on draft ms, 20ct88 (Comment File), hereafter
Bushey Comments.


1. Maj David A. Quinlan intvw. 30Dec75, Tape 111A (Oral Hist-

Coll, MCHC), hereafter Quinlan intvw, Tape 111A.

2. 9th MAB ComdC; Quinlan inrvw, Tape 111A.

3. Quinian Comments.

4. 4th Mar ComdC; 1/4 Post-Ex Rpt; AESF ComdC; Quinlan intvw, Tape 111A.

5. Quinlan intvw. Tape 111A.

6. LtCol Cyril V. Moyher, unrecorded conversation with author,


7. AESF ComdC and Quinlan inrvw, Tape 111A.

8. Ibid.

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