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USMC Combat Histories

This is NOT an official USMC combat operations page. It is provided for combat histories and information on USMC military operations in the Vietnam War from Marines and Corpsmen who participated, and from available historical documentation.

ORGANIZATION OF FLEET MARINE FORCE, PACIFIC
(courtesy of John Gundersen, India 3/5)

1st Marine Division in Vietnam
A brief summary from a plaque I had made for my husband, Brad
3rd Battalion, 5th Marines 1967-68~DR

Regimental History of the Fifth Marines
A brief summary submitted by Chuck Greene, Mike 3/5.
(also posted on the History page of the Mike 3/5 website)

3rd Battalion, 5th Marines Citations awarded in RVN
(Ed McCurry's 3/5 Battalion pointer site)

M Company 3/5 Operations

Department of Defense Photos
Submitted by Warren Wilson, USMC Combat Photographer

Operation HASTINGS
3rd Battalion, 5th Marines

Citations for Operation HASTINGS

Hastings At 34
R ecollections by "Yukon" John Harris, Lima 3/5

Operation HASTINGS
15 July 03 August 1966

~Recollections by George Neville~

John Olsen's recollection of his five days on Operation HASTINGS, Newsletter #2 on the India 3/5 website

 Lt. Robert S. Williams' letter to his wife, written on August 7, 1966, about Operation HASTINGS, India 3/5 website (Lt. Williams was awarded the Navy Cross for his part in that operation, his citation is also on the India 3/5 site)

Operation HASTINGS remembered by the Marines of Lima 3/5

Operation DESOTO
Jan.-April '67

Operation UNION and UNION II
April-June 1967

Presidential Unit Citation
Fifth Marine Regiment (Reinforced)

"...For extraordinary heroism in action against North Vietnamese forces during Operations UNION and UNION II in  the Que Son area, Republic of Vietnam, from 25 April to 5 June 1967..."

Operation HICKORY
2d Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment, Company H
May 1967

Operation COCHISE
9-18 August 1967

Operation SWIFT
4-15 September 1967

Operation SHELBYVILLE
22-28 September 1967

Operation ESSEX
6-16 November '67

Operation AUBURN
26 December-3 January 1968

TET Offensive 1968
Bob Filice, 5th Marines

"Operation ALAMO"
Jan. 30, 1968

Memoir of TET by John Gunderson, India 3/5

Operation HOUSTON II
7-17 May 1968

Operation ALLEN BROOK
4 May to 6 June 1968

Operation MAMELUKE THRUST
9 June-23 October 1968

Operation TAYLOR COMMON
6 December 1968 to 8 March 1969

27 May 1969
Memoir by Paul O'Connell, Mike 3/5

Go Noi Island, June '69
Recollection by Keith Hansford, H&S 3/5

Lt. Col. Rockey's Letter of Appreciation
to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines

H&S and Mike 3/5 Operations Page
H&s and Mike 3/5 website 

REFLECTIONS AND MEMORIES
VIETNAM 1969
Grady Rainbow, Mike 3/5
Mike 3/5 Website

Fifth Marine Regiment (Reinforced) Meritorious Unit Citation
Operation MAMELUKE THRUST 
From the History section on the Mike 3/5 website

OPERATIONS and CAMPAIGNS OF LIMA 3/5 
VIETNAM 1966 - 1971

Lima 3/5 website

History of The 5th Marine Regiment RVN 1966-71
5th Marine Snipers website

5th Marines, 1967
Eric Hammel

AMTRAC OPERATONS
December 67- January 69

 The Battle of Dai Do
The 3rd Marine Division, 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, Golf Company's fierce fight with the NVA in April-May 1968

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