Vietnam Operations
Operation Name CTZ TAO Start Date End Date Allied Units Involved Enemy Units Involved Allied Operational Strength Enemy Operational Strength Allied KIA Allied WIA Allied MIA Enemy KIA Enemy WIA Objective of Operation Descriptive Narrative of Operation Sources Used in Archive
"The Name of the Operation". Sometimes a Vietnamese and an American name is given. S. Vietnam Corps Tactical Zone (I, II, III, IV) Description of the tactical area of operation. This can include provinces, cities, towns, or landmarks.

A listing of the American, South Vietnamese, or other allied units involved in the operation. Each force is designated with its branch of service (e.g. USA=US Army, USMC=US Marine Corps, USAF= US Air Force, USN=US Navy, ARVN=Army of the Republic of Vietnam, VNN= South Vietnamese Navy) A listing of the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong units involved in the operation. Each force is designated with its branch of service (e.g. PAVN=People's Army of Vietnam, VC=Viet Cong) Total number of allied soldiers involved Total number of enemy soldiers involved Allied Killed-in-Action Allied Wounded-in-Action Allied Missing-in-Action Enemy Killed-in-Action Enemy Wounded-in-Action Descriptive narrative of the operation's objectives (e.g. search-and-destroy, reconnaissance in force, etc.) Descriptive narrative of the operation from beginning to end and its consequences. A List of all the sources used to compile the information by title and author.
"Vinh Loc" I Thua Thien Province - Vinh Loc Island 9/10/1968 9/20/1968 2d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA); USN; 54th ARVN Regiment







pacification operation
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17-65
Phuoc Thanh Province 7/6/1965 7/9/1965 173d Airborne Brigade (USA)









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19-65 (Opord 19-65) III Phuoc Tuy Province 7/28/1965 8/2/1965 173d Airborne Brigade (USA); 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







to disrupt suspected VC supply route from Rung Sat into III CTZ
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24 - 65 (OPORD 24 - 65) III Binh Duong Province 9/14/1965 9/28/1965 173d Airborne Brigade (USA); 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







search and destroy operation
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27 - 65 (OPORD 27 - 65) III Bien Hoa Province 10/23/1965 10/26/1965 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment









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Abilene III 40 miles east of Saigon, south of Cam My village; Phuc Tuy and Long Khanh Provinces 3/30/1966 4/15/1966 2d and 3d Brigades, 1st Infantry Division (USA)(reinforced by the 1st Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment and the 161st New Zealand Artillery Battery); 173d Airborne Brigade (USA); II Field Force Vietnam (HQ) D800 main force VC battalion

36 from Company C (USA) 71 from Company C (USA)
81-180 VC
search-and-destory operation The major battle of the operation occurred on 11 April when Company C, 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry fought the VC force. The U.S. killed a few of the VC and then followed the retreating soldiers. However, the VC were falling back on their battalion base. The VC attacked with mortar, automatic weapons and human-wave assaults. Company C had to be evacuated by helicopter. Company B reached the battle area before dawn, but there were no other major contacts. During this operation, Allied forces penetrated VC jungle, but the area was still controlled by the Communists. Gen. Johnson, the Army Chief of Staff, realized that more high casualty battles like Operation ABILENE would result in a loss of the American public's support. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Adair I Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces 6/15/1967 6/24/1967 5th Marines (HQ, USMC); 1st and 3d Battalions, 5th Marines (USMC)







Search and Destroy
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Adairsville III Ben Hoa Province, defense of Long Binh 1/31/1968 3/8/1968 11th Armored Cavalry (USA)








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Adams II Phu Yen Province 10/26/1966 3/30/1967 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (USA); 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA); 47th ARVN Regiment 18B and 95th PAVN Regiments






to protect rice harvest in Tuy Hoa/Tuy An Area
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Adelaide I III III Corps Tactical Zone 5/30/1966 6/9/1966 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







Search-and-destroy operation and security and repair of Highway 16
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Adelaide II III Binh Duong Province 5/31/1966 6/8/1966








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Adelaide III III? Di An to Phuoc Vinh 6/7/1966 6/9/1966








search-and-destroy, road clearing from Di An to Phuoc Vinh
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Ahina III Binh Duong and Tay Ninh Provinces, War Zone C 5/13/1967 5/18/1967 25th Infantry Division (HQ); 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (USA); 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division (USA)









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Aiea III? Hau Nghia Province 8/8/1966 9/1/1966 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry (2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, USA)







Search-and-destroy
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Ainslie III
8/31/1967 9/21/1967 1st Australian Task Force, Vietnam (HQ); 2d and 7th Battalions, Royal Australian Regiment







Resettlement operation
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Akron III 10 km North of Cu Chi 5/8/1966 5/11/1966 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (USA)







search-and-destroy
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Akron (2nd part) III Phuc Tuy and Bien Hoa Provinces 6/9/1967 6/29/1967 1st and 2d Brigades, 9th Infantry Division; 11th Armored Cavalry







search-and-destroy
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Akron II III Long Khanh Province 8/22/1967 8/27/1967 9th Infantry Division







search-and-destroy
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Akron III III Bien Hoa Province 9/26/1967 10/21/1967 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division(USA)









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Akron V III Bien Hoa Province - Southeast Binh Son rubber plantation 1/11/1968 1/21/1968 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division (USA)







search-and-destroy operation in conjunction with 1st Australian Task Force operation DUNTROON
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Akumu / Xay Duong 12-7 III Binh Duong Province 7/8/1967 8/24/1967 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (USA); 7th ARVN Regiment







cordon and search operation
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Ala Moana III Binh Duong, Hau Nghai, and Tay Ninh Provinces 12/1/1966 5/14/1967 25th Infantry Division (USA) VC






to push VC away from a major rice producing area near Sai Gon; search-and-destroy In December of 1966, the US troops occasionally made contact with the VC near Duc Hoa. In 1967 the Division moved to along Highway 1. CEDAR FALLS was taking place at the same time and part of the division temporarily served there. In Late February the divison saw the heaviest action. The 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry and the 3d Squadron, 4th Cavalry engaged in a fight northeast of Cu Chi. After CEDAR FALLS ended, the action shifted to around Duc Hoa. During the time that the 25th Division was carrying out ALA MOANA, elements of the division pariticpated in JUNCTION CITY. Most of the division was assigned to clearing operations during ALA MOANA. However, little contact was made. After the operation concluded, the 25th Division focused on pacification in Hau Nghia Province. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Alabama III
3/29/1966 3/30/1966 USMC







search-and-destroy operations
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Alcorn Grove III Long Khanh Province 3/21/1968 4/6/1968 11th Armored Cavalry (USA)









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Alexandria
Duc Thanh and Xuan Loc Provinces 12/4/1966 12/5/1966 11th Armored Cavalry (USA)







search-and-destroy operation
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Alice III Tay Ninh Province 9/1/1966 9/7/1966 196th Infantry Brigade (USA)







Security Operation
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All The Way II Pleiku Province 10/24/1965 11/26/1965 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (USA)








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Allegheny I Quang Nam Province 8/19/1966 8/29/1966 2d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC)







search-and-destory operatoin
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Allenbrook I Quang Nam Province, Go Noi Island, west of Hoi An City 5/3/1968 8/24/1968 7th Marines (HQ, USMC); 1st, 2d, & 3d Battalions, 7th Marines (elements, USMC); 3d Battalion, 5th Marines (USMC); 1st Battalion, 26th Marines (USMC); 1st, 2d, & 3d Battalions, 27th Marines (USMC); 2d Battalion, 13th Marines (USMC)





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clear and search operation
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Allentown / Lam Son II South III Bien Hoa, Binh Duong, and Gia Dinh Provinces 10/21/1966 11/5/1966 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







search-and-destroy
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Allons
Dong Nai float bridge 4/22/1968 4/26/1968 168th Engineer Battalions; 100th Float Bridge Company; 573d Float Bridge Company









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Altoona III Bien Hoa Province 1/13/1968 1/23/1968 199th Infantry Brigade (Light)(Separate)(USA)







search-and-destroy
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Amarillo III Binh Duong Province 8/22/1966 9/1/1966 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







Security operation, road clearing operation
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Ambush Ally III Highway 13

3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







road and convoy security operation on Highway 13
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Anvil III
8/16/1965 8/17/1965








search-and-destroy operation
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Apache I Quang Tri Province 6/6/1966 6/12/1966 2d Battalion, 5th Marines (USMC)







search-and-destory operations
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Apache Snow I Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces, A Shau Valley 5/10/1969 6/7/1969 1st and 2d Battalions, 9th Regiment (USMC); 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile, USA)(3d Battalion, 187th Infantry; 2d Battalion, 502d Infantry; 2d Battalion, 506th Infantry in "Hamburger Hill"); ARVN 2d Battalion, 3d Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 29th Regiment (7th and 8th Battalions)PAVN

56-70 (US); 5 (ARVN) 372 (US)
630-977 PAVN
to keep pressure on PAVN units and base camps in the A Shua Valley; to disrupt and destroy PAVN units to prevent attacks on the coastal provinces (included battle of Ap Bia Mountain or "Hamburger Hill"); a sweep and clear operation During the operation, most units encountered some resistance from the PAVN. However, the 3d/187th engaged in the most heavy fighting as they approached Ap Bia Mountain (Hill 937). Here the PAVN uncharacteristically decided to stand against U.S. frontal attacks. The 3d/187th assaulted the hill for three days before they were reinforced. Then two other 101st Airborne Division battalions and a battalion from the 3d ARVN Regiment joined the original battalion to fight against the 7th and 8th Battalions of the 29th PAVN Regiment in the major battle of APACHE SNOW. It became one of the bloodiest battles in the war. A two battalion assault nearly took the hill on 18 May when weather forced them back. Finally on the 20 May, the PAVN were forced out of A Shau and into Laos. However, they soon returned after the Allied forces withdrew. This caused more controversy in the U.S. concerning the lives spent to take the territory when it was only abandoned for the Communists to reoccupy. Eventually this led to limitations on U.S. military operations. Vietnam: Order Of Battle, by Selby L. Stanton; The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Historical Atlas Of The Vietnam War, by Harry G. Summers, Jr.; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Arc Light (B-52 Raids) South Vietnam and Laos South Vietnam and Laos, flown from Thailand and Guam 6/18/1965 8/15/1973 USAF B-52 Stratofortresses (7th, 22d, 91st, 99th, 306th, 320th, 454th, 461st Bomb Wings VC; PAVN

31 B-52s lost



USAF B-52 bombing missions to support ground tactical operations and to interdict enemy supply lines in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia and later to strike at targets in North Vietnam These operations were most often used in close air support (CAS) bombing raids of enemy base camps, troop concentrations, or supply lines. They were usually carried out at high altitudes and often called "aerial excavations" by the ground forces. Most of the sorties were carried out in South Vietnam, though a few were flown near the DMZ. The first ARC LIGHT raid occured on 28 June 1965, and though the media questioned its effectiveness, Gen. Westmoreland continued to support the program. Most missions during 1965 were saturation attacks, with a few tactical support missions. Eventually the need to deliver bigger payloads led to increasing the amount of bombs the B-52D could carry in the "Big Belly" program. In April of 1966, the bombers raided outside South Vietnam for the first time when bombing Laos to stop PAVN inflitrations in the Mu Gia Pass and later the Ho Chi Minh Trail. In 1968, the B-52s supported the U.S. Marines at Khe Sanh and attacked other targets including the A Shau Valley, the Kontum-Dak To border area, and the PAVN/VC infiltration area in War Zone C. Strikes continued throughout 1969. Vietnamizationn began to reduce ARC LIGHT raids during 1970, though missions continued to be flown in Laos and Cambodia. In April 1970, the B-52s flew in COMMANDO HUNT III. In response to the PAVN's Easter Offensive, the bombers participated in raids on Ha Noi and Hai Phong. LINEBACKER I and LINEBACKER II were composed of ARC LIGHT missions. Even though Ha Noi agreed to return to negotiations on 30 December 1972, the bombings continued until 15 August 1973 due to cease-fire violations. At the end of ARC LIGHT, 55 percent of the sorties were flown in South Vietnam. The USAF lost 31 B-52s, 18 to enemy fire and due 13 to operations problems. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast History
Arcadia I Quang Nam Province 11/8/1966 11/14/1966 1st and 3d Battalions,1st Marines (USMC)







search-and-destroy operation
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Ardmore I Quang Tri Province 7/17/1967 10/31/1967 26th Marines (HQ USMC); 1st Battalion, 13th Marines (USMC); 1st and 3d Battalions, 26th Marines (USMC)







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Arizona I Quang Nam Province 6/13/1967 6/22/1967 7th Marines (HQ, USMC); 2d Battalions, 5th Marines (USMC); 2d and 3d Battalions, 7th Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion, 11th Marines (USMC)







search-and-destroy
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Arkansas City I III Phuoc Tuy Province 9/18/1967 9/23/1967 11th Armored Cavalry (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Arkansas City II III Phuoc Tuy Province 9/24/1967 10/9/1967 11th Armored Cavalry (USA)







search and destroy operations
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Arlington

1/27/1969 1/27/1969 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry (USA)









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Arlington Canyon I Quang Tri Province 7/3/1969 9/21/1969 4th Marines (HG, USMC); 2d and 3d Battalions, 4th Marines (USMC)







Clear and search operation; security of Vandegrift Combat Base from rocket attacks
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Asheville III
5/12/1966 5/13/1966 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Ashfield

5/15/1970 5/25/1970 2d RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Battalion







Rifle company reconnaisance and ambush operation
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Ashgrove Tram

3/25/1968 3/26/1968 2d RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Battalion







cordon and search operation
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Ashland III Bien Hoa and Long Khanh Provinces 5/18/1967 6/8/1967 3d Squadron, 5th Cavalry (USA)









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Atalla III Binh Long Province 1/20/1968 1/27/1968 1st Infantry Division (USA); 2d Brigade and 101st Airborne (USA); 11th Armored Cavalry (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Athens I Thua Thien Province, 25 km south of Hue 5/23/1966 6/25/1966 3d Battalion, 4th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation, patrol and ambush operations
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Atherton

12/10/1969 1/10/1970 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







reconnaissance and ambush operation
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Atlanta III Long Khang, Phuoc Tuy, Hau Nghia and Binh Duong Provinces, the Iron Triangle area 10/20/1966 12/8/1966 11th Armored Cavalry (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Atlanta (2nd part) III Binh Duong and Hau Nghia Provinces 11/18/1967 12/23/1967 25th Infantry Division (HQ, USA); 2d and 3d Brigades, 25th Infantry Division (USA); 5th ARVN Division







search and destroy operation
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Atlantic City III Binh Duong Province 9/13/1966 9/22/1966 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA); 25th Infantry Division (USA); 173d Airborne Brigade (USA)







security and search and destroy operation
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Atlas I III Binh Long Province 4/3/1968 4/7/1968 1st Infantry Division (USA)







security operation
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Atlas Power III Saigon Area 4/10/1969











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Atlas Wedge III 40 miles northwest of Sai Gon, in the Michelin Rubber Plantation area 3/18/1969 4/2/1969 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA); 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (USA): 25th Infantry (USA); 1st Cavalry Divisions (1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry) VC; 7th PAVN Division

20 (USA) 100 (USA)
421 (PAVN)
part of the larger TOAN THANG III Operation beginning on 17 February 1969; to enact the Vietnamization program with securing the local hamlets from VC and PAVN inrfiltration and control, while supporting the ARVN units that were to manage the area. The operation targeted the 7th PAVN Division. Major contact developed on 30 March as the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry followed a platoon-sized PAVN force north until the U.S. men came under fire in an ambush. The cavalry-men positioned their armored personnel carriers (APCs) so that all the automatic weapons could be fired at the attackers. The Charlie Troop began to move south. Then Bravo Troop moved in to continue the attack. The PAVN suffered heavily. This operation was followed on 10 April by ATLAS POWER. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Attala III Binh Long Province 1/21/1968 1/27/1968 2d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA); 11th Armored Cavalry (USA)









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Attleboro III War Zone C, Tay Ninh Province 9/14/1966 11/25/1966 196th Light Infantry Brigade and 2d Brigade,25th Infantry Division (USA); 1st Infantry "Big Red One" Division (USA); 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry (USA); 3d Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (USA); 173d Airborne Brigade(USA); 11th Armored Cavalry (USA); ARVN Battalions 9th VC Division (101st PAVN Regiment, 271st, 272d, and 273d VC Regiments)

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A search-and-destroy operation meant to combat test the 196th Light Infantry Brigade against "light" guerrilla opposition This operation began as a single battalion air assault leading to a search-and-destroy mission. By the time it ended in November, it had expanded into the largest U.S. Joint operation of the war at that time. During Phase I, there was relatively little contact with the VC as the 196th Infantry Brigade conducted operations in the area. In late October / early November(?) the 196th Brigade and the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry encountered the 9th VC Division. During Phase II, the 27th Infantry and the 9th VC Division's Regiments fought a major three day battle. More contacts with the VC expanded the operation and command eventually passed from the 1st Infantry Division to II Field Force, the U.S. headquaters near Saigon. During Phase III, the 1st Infantry Division took over the fight. Soon afterwards, the 3d Brigade, 1st Division moved into Suoi Da and the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry moved to a landing zone to the north. The 2d Battalion, 28th Infantry had cleared the area and both battalions were in position by nightfall. On 8 November, reconnaissance-by-fire began under the 1st Battalion's command. The VC began to use intense fire and the VC began to assault the perimeter. 1st Battalion artillery fire and air strikes defeated the VC. The operation included many other battles between the Allied forces and the Communists, but the battle on the 8th was probably the most significant. At its conclusion, a large base camp was discovered which housed one of the largest weapons caches found up to that time. Operation ATTLEBORO illustrated that, due to better maneuverability and firepower, the Allies had an advantage in stand-up fights. This would be tested again in later operations. Vietnam: Order Of Battle, by Shelby L. Stanton; The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Historical Atlas Of The Vietnam War, by Harry G. Summers, Jr.; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Auburn I Quang Nam Province

7th Marines (USMC)







Security of Da Nang rocket belt in 1967
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Aurburn (2) I Quang Nam Province 12/28/1967 1/3/1968 5th Marines (HQ, USMC); 2d and 3d Battalions, 5th Marines (USMC)







search-and-destroy operation
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Aurora I III Long Khanh Province 7/9/1966 7/17/1966 173d Airborne Brigade (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Aurora II
Phuong Lam Province 7/17/1966 8/3/1966 173d Airborne Brigade (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Austin III Binh Thuan, Binh Tuy, Lam Dong, Phuoc Long and Quang Doc Provinces 4/12/1966 5/18/1966 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA)









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Austin I III Upper Dak Som River Valley 4/12/1966 4/26/1966 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Austin II III Northwest of Phan Thiet, along the II/III CTZ Boundary 4/11/1966 4/26/1966 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Austin IV III Quang Duc and Phuoc Long Provinces 5/1/1966 5/18/1966 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA); 173d Ariborne Brigade (USA); 45th ARVN Regiment







search and destroy operation on II/III CTZ boundaries near the Cambodian border
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Badger Catch I Quang Tri Province 1/23/1968 1/26/1968 3d Battalion, 1st Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Badger Hunt I Quang Nam Province, Dai Loc District 11/13/1967 11/29/1967 2d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation coordinated with Operation FOSTER
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Badger Tooth I Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces 12/26/1967 1/2/1968 1st Marines (HQ, USMC); 3d Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Baek Ma (Whitehorse)
south/southwest of Nha Trang 10/11/1968 11/1/1968 9th ROK Infantry Division









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Baird Silver II Kontum and Pleiku Provinces 4/24/1970 5/4/1970 4th Infantry Division (USA)







security operation
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Bald Eagle III
2/8/1966 2/9/1966 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Ballard Valley I vicinity of Danang 9/10/1970 9/19/1970 1st Marine Division (USA)








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Ballistic Arch I Quang Tri Province - 7 km south of the DMZ 11/24/1967 11/27/1967 1st Battalion, 3d Marines(USMC)







helicopter and amphibious assault
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Ballistic Charge I Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces - 4 miles southwest of Dai Loc 9/16/1967 9/22/1967 1st Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Bangor III Binh Duong Province 9/6/1966 9/12/1966 2d Battalion, 26th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Banish Beach


1/7/1969 USAF







to destroy the enemy and to produce a sustained forest fire This was Operation INFERNO until May 1968. Bulk fuel was dropped from C-130s in concentrated areas. The Operation was deemed cost prohibitive based on analysis of missions flown from April 1968 - August 1968. Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
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reconnaissance in force and search operation
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Barbara Glade I I Khe Sanh plain and Da Krong River valley 5/15/1970 5/30/1970 Project DELTA Force







intelligence gathering
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Barbara Glade II I Khe Sanh plain and Da Krong River valley 6/23/1970 6/30/1970 Project DELTA Force







Intelligence gathering
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Barking Sands III Tay Ninh and Binh Duong Provinces; in the Ho Bo Woods, Bui Loi Woods, Fillhol Plantation, and the Iron Triangle 5/19/1967 12/7/1967 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (USA)







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Khanh Hoa Province 8/19/1965 8/20/1965 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry (USA)







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Barrel Roll Laos northern Laos; stretching from Vientiane at the Thailand border north to the strategic Plain of Jars and then northeast to the Pathet Lao capital fo Sam Neua bordering Nnorth Vietnam 6/9/1964 4/17/1973 USAF: Hmong and irregular units; Royal Lao Air Force (RLAF); Royal Lao Army (RLA) PAVN; Pathet Lao






to support ground forces of the Royal Laotian Government (RLG) and the CIA-trained Hmong irregular forces of Gen. Vang Pao This operation originated in response to the failure of the 1962 Geneva Accords which would have set Laos as an independent and neutral state. In response to the Pathet Lao/PAVN offensive in the Plain of Jars, Johnson approved this air operation beginning in 1964. The attacks began on 9 June 1964. Throughout the operation, the U.S. ambassador in Vientiane controlled the air operations, mainly by validating targets. The operation attempted to support the RLG forces and the Royal Lao Air Force (RLAF). Headquarters 2d Air Division/ Thirteenth Air Force at Udorn, Thailand actually ran BARREL ROLL. Later this unit was designated Seventh Air Force / Thirteenth Air Force. Operations centers were set up in each military region. The American forward air controllers (FACs) not only supported the Royal Lao air and ground units, but also the Hmong units. All of this was risky because Laos and the United States were pretending to follow the Geneva Accords and not place belligerent forces in Laos. Because of Laos' weather, the campaign took on a regular pattern. The PAVN operated as the regular forces while the Loatian were often guerilla units and sometimes poor fighters. The Hmong, who fought for the Allies, used the monsoon season to take the offensive while the PAVN/Pathet Lao forces used the dry season for counterattacks. Though the RLG forces were usually outnumbered and outgunned, they had significant U.S. and RLAF air power support. With this support, they were able to hold their own and even launch successful offensives. In August 1966, the Hmong pushed in close to North Vietnam, but a 1967 counterattack by the Pathet Lao and PAVN overran several key Royal Lao and Hmong positions. The U.S. used its air power to give the Hmong and the RLG the advantage again during the 1967 monsoon season. Then in the 1967-1968 dry season, the PAVN attacked with Soviet supplies. They captured LS85 which had a tactical navigation system defended by the U.S. Seven U.S. airmen were killed. Even though during the 1968-1969 season the Communists were better equipped, the RLG forces enjoyed some of their greatest victories. Aircraft was diverted from ROLLING THUNDER to support the RLG. By September, the RLG forces had taken land all the way to the Plain of Jars as well as supplies and ammunition. The Communist counteroffensive at the end of 1969 and the beginning of 1970 resulted in all the RLG gains being lost. B-52 strike were called to save the situation. 1971 resulted in another Communist success, followed by more victories by the determined Hmong forces. Cease-fire negotiations began on 10 November 1972. The Communists used this time to take more Hmong outposts. On 21 February 1973 the U.S. signed a cease-fire. Though they continued to fly B-52 sorties, these were futile gestures due to cease-fire violations. The last sortie was flown on 17 April 1973. Though the number of sorties and performance of the forces were impressive, all this was futile in the end. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker
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7/24/1970 7/26/1970 III Marine Amphibious force (USMC)









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Barrier Reef IV Mekong Delta; extending from GIANT SLINGSHOT on the Vam Co Tay along the Lagrange Canal from Tuyen Nhon to Ap Bac and westward along the Ong Lan Canal to the upper Mekong River at An Long 1/2/1969
USN; SEALORDS VC






to construct a fourth barrier by connecting TRAN HUNG DAO and GIANT SLINGSHOT
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Bastion Hill I Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces - Hai Long National Forest 10/11/1967 10/20/1967 1st Marines (HQ, USMC); 1st and 2d Battalions, 1st Marines (USMC); 1st Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC); 1st Battalion, 4th Marines (USMC); 1st Battalion, 11th Marines (USMC)







code name for Operation MEDINA during the 1/3 move into area
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Bathurst III Phuoc Tuy Province 10/2/1966 10/27/1966 1st Australian Task Force (HQ); 5th and 6th Battalions, Royal Australian Regiment







security and destroy operation
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Baton Rouge
Rung Sat Special Zone 9/4/1966 10/8/1966 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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7th Fleet Landing Force







to destroy VC Installations and capture or destroy VC personnel and material Originally called DAGGER THRUST. This was a series of short (usually 1 or 2 day) amphibious operations aimed at the destruction of Viet Cong installations and capturing or destroying VC personnel and material. Code name changed to BATTEN DOWN in February 1966.
Baxter Garden/ Lam Son 214 I Thua Thien Province 4/19/1968 4/26/1968 5th Marines (HQ); 1st and 2d Battalions, 5th Marines (USMC)







Combat sweep
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Beacan Torch I Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces 7/17/657 7/25/1967 III Marine Amphibious Force (HQ, USMC); 2d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation and amphibious assault This operation phased into Operation CALHOUN on June 25. CALHOUN ended on July 1. Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
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Beacon Guide I 18 miles southeast of Hue 7/21/1967 7/30/1967 1st Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Beacon Hill I Quang Tri Province - northeast of Dong Ha 3/20/1967 3/31/1967 III Marine Amphibious Force (HQ, USMC); 1st Battalion, 4th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy
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Beacon Point I Thua Thien Province - "Street Without Joy" area 9/1/1967 9/3/1967 4th Marine Regiment (HQ, USMC); 1st Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC)







sweeping mission; amphibious assault
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Beacon Star I Phase I: Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces - along O Lau River in the area known as the "Street Without Joy" Phase II: move to Khe Sanh 4/24/1967 5/12/1967 III Marine Amphibious Force (HQ, USMC); 2d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation; amphibious assault Phase II was the "first battle of Khe Sanh." The action moved to Khe Sanh on April 26 and engaged the enemy from april 27 - May 10. Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Bear Bite I 40 km south of the DMZ in the "Street Without Joy" area 6/2/1967 6/12/1967 1st Battalion, 35d Marines (USMC)









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Bear Chain / Fremont I coastal region between Quang Tri City and Hue 7/20/1967 7/26/1967 2d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC) 806th VC Battalion






to attack the VC along their exposed section attack on seaward exposed section of the 806th VC Battalion. This operation was phased into Operation FREMONT on July 21. Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
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Beau Charger I Quang Tri Province 5/17/1967 5/26/1967 1st Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC)







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4/22/1967
2d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC)







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Beaumauris III
2/12/1967 2/14/1967 Australian







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Beauregard II Kontum and Pleiku Provinces 6/24/1966 7/15/1966 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne (USA)







security operation This operation surveyed the Loatian/Cambodian border in the western highlands in the vicinity of Dak To. Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Beaver III
12/17/1965 12/21/1965 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







road clearing and security operation
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6/1/1966 6/9/1966 USMC







search and destroy operation
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Beaver Cage I Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces - Que Son Valley 4/30/1967 5/12/1967 1st Marine Division (HG, USMC); 1st Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation; amphibious assault
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4/13/1969 4/19/1969 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







protection escort for land clearing operations
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Beaver Track I Cam Lo area south of the DMZ 7/4/1967 7/16/1967 2d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Bee Bee II Bong Son village and Binh Dinh Province 4/26/1966 4/28/1966 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (HQ, USA)







Show of force
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Beer Barrel III Binh Duong Province 3/1/1966 3/2/1966 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







Route security operation
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Belfast III Binh Duong Province 8/15/1966 8/17/1966 1st Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Belt Drive I Quang Tri Province - Nhung River south of Quang Tri City 8/27/1967 9/6/1967 2d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC)








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road clearance and security operation on Highway 13
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Belt Tight I DMZ buffer area south of Ben Hai River 5/20/1967 5/23/1967 2d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC)







search and destroy
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Benning / Trail Boss II
3/21/1966 5/5/1966 USA







security operation
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Benning II II
6/6/1966 6/20/1966 USA







security operation
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Benning III II Binh Dinh Province 6/30/1966 7/31/1966 2d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (USA)







security operation
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Benning IV II Binh Dinh Province 7/31/1966 9/2/1966 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (USA)







security operation
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Benning V II Binh Dinh Province 9/2/1966 9/29/1966 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (USA)







security operation
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Benning VI II Binh Dinh Province 9/29/1966 10/11/1966 2d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (USA)







security operation
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Benton I Quang Tin Province 8/13/1967 9/1/1967 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Bethlehem III Binh Duong Province 10/20/1966 10/24/1966 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Big Horn III Binh Duong Province 10/26/1965 10/26/1965 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Big Horn (2d operation) I Thua Thien Province 4/4/1967 4/21/1967 3d Marine Division (HQ, USMC); 2d Battalion, 4th Marines (USMC); 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions, 9th Marines (USMC); 2d Battalion, 26th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Big Lodge I Quang Nam Province 1/15/1966 1/17/1966 2d Battalion, 9th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Big Muddy III Saigon River 1/5/1969 1/17/1969 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division







Saigon River operations
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Big Spring III War Zone D 1/29/1967 2/16/1967 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division (USA); 173d Airborne Brigade (USA)







search and destroy
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Billings III Binh Long, Phuoc Long and Binh Duong Provinces - War Zone D 6/12/676 6/26/1967 1st Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Binder I III Bihn Duong Province 11/1/1965 11/1/1965 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (HQ, USA)







search and destroy operation
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Binder II III Binh Duong Province 11/2/1965 11/2/1965 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (HQ, USA)







search and destroy operation
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Binder III III Binh Duong Province 11/7/1965 11/7/1965 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (HQ, USA)







search and destroy operation
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Binder IV III Binh Duong Province 11/8/1965 11/8/1965 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (HQ, USA); 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Binh Dinh II
8/10/1965 8/11/1965 USMC







search and destroy operation
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Chu Lai 12/3/1967 12/5/1967 198th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA)









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Binh Tay I (Tame The West) adjacent III and IV Fishhook and Parrot's Beak areas in Cambodia (Ratanakiri province) 5/4/1970 5/25/1970 4th Infantry Division (USA); 40th Regiment, 22d Division, 2d Ranger Group (ARVN); 23d Division, 2d Ranger Group (ARVN); 2d Armored Brigade (ARVN); 3d Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry (USA) PAVN B-3 Front in northeastern Cambodia

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Part of the Cambodian Incursion; part one of a four stage operation directed at logistical support complexes of the PAVN in northeastern Cambodia. This was the third MACV Cambodian assault The U.S. 4th Infantry Division did not particpate in this operation for long because it had recently been relocated to the area and had no forward installations and limited logistical support. When the 3d Battalion, 506th Infantry attempted to land , they encountered heavy fire and the insertions were aborted. The next day, the 3/506th and 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry were under heavy fire on the ground. The 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry joined them on the 6th of May. Since the battalions were taking heavy casualties, the U.S. commander decided to turn the operation over to the ARVN. The U.S. withdrew and continued to support the ARVN 22d and 23d Divisions, 2d Ranger Group, and 2d Armored Brigade by air and artillery from inside south Vietnam. Later, captured documents revealed that the PAVN forces had been ordered to avoid direct contact. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Binh Tay II (Tame The West) adjacent III and IV Corps along the Darlac and Pleiku Province in Vietnam (Ratanakiri Province) 5/14/1970 5/27/1970 40th and 47th Regiments, 22d ARVN Division; 3d Armored Cavalry Squadron (USA) PAVN B-3 Front

1 ARVN 4 ARVN
73 PAVN
Part of the Cambodian Incursion; part two of a four stage operation directed at logistical support complexes of the PAVN in northeastern Cambodia This part of the Cambodian Incursion began along the Darlac Province in Vietnam. It was directed at Enemy Base Area 701. The regiments of the 22d ARVN Division were inserted by helicopter while the Cavalry Squadron drove across the border. Contact with the enemy was restricted to security forces and many caches of weapons and supplies were discovered. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Binh Tay III (Tame The West) adjacent to III and IV Corps Enemy Base Area 740, west of Ban Me Thuot, west of Darlac and Quang Duc Provinces 5/20/1970 6/27/1970 23d ARVN Division PAVN B-3 Front (33d Regiment and 251st Transportation Battalion)

29+ ARVN 77+ ARVN
98+ PAVN
Part of the Cambodian Incursion; part three of a four stage operation directed at logistical support complexes of the PAVN in northeastern Cambodia This operation took place in three phases. Phase one lasted from May 20 - June 3; Phase two lasted from June 4 - 12; Phase three lasted from June 19 - 27. During the first phase, the 23d Division was inserted to search for the PAVN 33d Regiment and 251st Transportation Battalion while covered by U.S. artillery and gunships. A ten-truck convoy was destroyed by the ARVN infantry and U.S. gunships. During the later phases, tactical air and gunships attacked the PAVN units in the Nam Lyr Mountains area. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Binh Tay IV adjacent to III and IV Corps Highway 19; Ba Kev 6/23/1970 6/27/1970 22d Division ARVN task force; U.S. artillery and air cavalry support PAVN B-3 Front

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Part of the Cambodian Incursion; part four of a four stage operation directed at logistical support complexes of the PAVN in northeastern Cambodia This final Binh Tay operation was unplanned. An ARVN 22d Division task force, protected by the U.S. artillery and air cavalry, sought Khmer refugees at an army garrison and moved them to Ba Kev. From there they were moved to Duc Co in Pleiku Province. By the end of the operation, II Corps ARVN troops had left Cambodia along with 7,571 Khmer soldiers, dependents, and refugees. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker
Birdwood III Phuoc Tuy Province 6/29/1970 7/23/1970 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







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Birmingham III Tay Ninh Province - War Zone C 4/24/1966 5/17/1966 1st and 3d Brigades, 1st Infantry Division; 25th ARVN Division







search and destroy operation
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Bismark III Highway 16 between Phuoc Vinh and Di An 11/25/1966 12/9/1966 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation and road clearing along Highway 16 between Phuoc Vinh and Di An
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Bismark / Brunswick III Highway 13 3/24/1966 3/26/1966 USA







security operation; road clearance on Highway 13
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Black Ferret I Quang Ngai Province 11/3/1965 11/5/1965 7th Marines (HQ, USMC); 1st and 3d Battalion, 7th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Black Horse II Binh Dinh Province 3/1/1966 3/5/1966 2d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Black Lion III Binh Duong Province 10/13/1965 10/13/1965 2d Battalion, 28th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Blackjack 22 II Darlac Province 12/10/1966 1/12/1967 OMEGA Team (B-50 Detatchment); Mobile Guerrilla Force 768







surveillance mission
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Blackjack 23 II
3/3/1967 4/3/1967 Mobile Guerrilla Force









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3/15/1967 4/30/1967 Mobile Guerrilla Force









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8/2/1965 8/3/1965 USMC







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Blue Bonnet / Red Bayonet II Binh Dinh Province, Highway 19 10/1/1965 10/9/1965 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (USA)







security operation on Highway 19
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Blue Jay III Tay Ninh Province 8/30/1966 9/29/1966 196th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA)







to deploy the 196th Light Infantry Brigade from Vung Tau to Tay Ninh
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Blue Light (Holokai XII) II from Hawaii to Pleiku Province 12/23/1965 1/23/1966 two Military Airlift Command units (USAF); the 60th and 61st Military Airlift Wings (MAW) (USAF); 25th Infantry Division







to transport men and equipment required for the 25th Infantry's advance deployment team; to transport the remainder of the 3d Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division; security operation for the arrival of the 25th Infantry Division This was the first major U.S. Air Force airlift operation of the Vietnam War. It transported men and supplies from Hawaii to Pleiku in the middle of an already heavy transport schedule. C-141s and C-133s were used to transport the cargo. In the first phase of the operation, the planes transported the men and equipment of the 25th Infantry's advance deployment team to Pleiku. The second phase involved transporting the rest of the 3d brigade of the 25th Infantry Division. This operation tested the new C-141 and reasserted the usefulness of the C-133. The Air Force managed to place military power in previously inaccessible areas. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker
Blue Marlin I Quang Tin Province 11/10/1965 11/12/1265 2d Battalion, 7th Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion VNMC







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search and destroy operation
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Bluefield III
6/5/1967 6/9/1967 USA







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Bluefield II III
9/23/1967 9/28/1967 1st Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation, road clearing operation
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Bob Cat III
1/30/1966 1/31/1966 USA







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Bobcat Tracker III Hau Ngai Province 1/30/1966 2/3/1966 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (HQ, USA)







clearing operation
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Bold Lancer I Cambodia Cambodia 5/4/1970 5/14/1970 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (USA)









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Bold Mariner / Russell Beach I Batangan Peninsula in Quang Ngai 1/13/1969
two Marine Corps battalion landing teams (USMC); two battalions, 23d Division (Americal, USA) VC

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to support the pacification of the peninsula by clearing out VC forces and converting the Communist stronghold into an area of government control In this operation, the U.S. forces helped to round up VC forces. They relocated civilians to tents where they were screened for VC cadres, and then returned home. CORDS and the government approved these actions because the civilians would be returned to their homes in about a month. When the operation began, the USMC battalions landed on the peninsula while Task Force Cooksey from the 23d Division blocked the southern boundary. During the time of the operation, Army engineers destroyed more than 13,000 yards of underground passages and hiding places along with all the houses in the area of operation. The 23d Division claimed it identified 256 memebers of the Viet Cong Infastructure, though some reports place the number as low as 50. The civilians were not allowed to rebuild on their original home sites, but were moved to new settlements south of the peninsula. It was not untl 1971 when security improved enough to allow the refugees to return home. This operation mainly succeeded in alienating the people. There were no lasting military gains. The area remained insecure and the VC continued to assert a major influence on the people. This operation was later followed by NANTUCKET BEACH. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker
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from Lai Khe to Phu Chcong 4/15/1966 4/17/1966 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







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Bolling II Phu Yen Province; Tuy Hao Basin 9/19/1967 1/31/1969 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile, USA); 4th Battalion, 503d Airborne Infantry (173d Airborne Brigade, USA)





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search and destroy/combat operation against Communists in the Tuy Hao Basin; reconnaissance in force and search operation Lasted from Sept 19 1967 - January 31 1969. It was suspended and then reinstated on 15 October 1968, suspended again on 30 November 1968 and reinstated again on 22 January 1969. Vietnam: Order Of Battle, by Shelby L. Stanton; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Bolo North Vietnam Hanoi Area 1/2/1967 1/2/1967 8th Tactical Fighter Wing (USAF); 366th Tactical Fighter Wing (USAF) North Vietnamese Air Force three flights (28 F-4s) 16 MiG-21s no USAF losses

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ruse designed to engage North Vietnamese MiG-21s Before April 1967, Washington would not allow the Air Force to bomb DRV airfields and destroy the enemy's aircraft while it was grounded. Operation BOLO became a plan to lure the MiG-21s into the air where they could be defeated. F-4s imitated the formations of slower F-105s to convince the DRV that the USAF planes were on a normal strike mission. The MiG-21s that were sent up found the quicker F-4s ready to fight. Originally the mission included 14 flights of USAF fighters: 28 Phantoms from the 8th TFW and 28 from the 366th TFW. Due to weather, the 366th was not able to reach the area. Only three flights actually fought. The dogfight lasted 15 minutes, and the DRV lost seven MiG-21s. The USAF aircraft returned to base safely. This was the largest single aerial dogfight of the Vietnam War. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Historical Atlas Of The Vietnam War, by Harry G. Summers, Jr.
Bondi I III Phuoc Tuy Province 12/28/1969 12/31/1969 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







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Bondi II III Phuoc Tuy Province 12/31/1969 2/16/1970 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







reconnaissance and ambush operation
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Boone I Quang Ngai Province 3/31/1967 4/7/1967 1st Marine Division (HQ, USMC); 3d Battalion, 5th Marines (USMC); 1st Battalionn 7th Marines (USMC); 2d ARVN Division; 2d ROK Marine Brigade







search and destroy operation
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Boston III Binh Duong Province 3/6/1966 3/8/1966 3d Brigade 1st Infantry Division (HQ, USA)







search and destroy operation
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Boudinot II Darlac Province 10/15/1967 12/31/1967 5th Special Forces; 27th MSF Company; Camp Strike Force, Trang Phuc CIDG Camp









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Bowen III
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Bowie III Highway 13 in vicinity of Lai Khe 4/22/1966 4/23/1966 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA); 5th ARVN Division







search and destroy operation; saturation patrolling along Highway 13 in vicinity of Lai Khe
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Box Springs III Binh Duong Province 3/16/1968 3/28/1968 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA); 199th Light Infantry Brigade (Light)(Separate)(USA)







search and destroy operation
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Boyd III Binh Duong Province 9/25/1966
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Brandeis Blue II Binh Dinh Province 7/2/1970 9/1/1970 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division (USA)










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combat operation
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Brandeis Blue II II Binh Dinh Province 7/27/1970 8/25/1970 4th Infantry Division (HQ, USA); 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry (USA)







combat operation
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Brandywine IV Dinh Tuong Province 2/20/1967 2/20/1967 3d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division (HQ, USA)







search and destroy operation
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Breezeway III Binh Duong Province on Highway 13 2/14/1966 2/16/1966 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







road clearance and security operation on Highway 13
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Bremerton
Rung Sat Special Zone 10/25/1966 11/28/1966 3d Battalion, 22d Infantry (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Bribie III
2/17/1967 2/18/1967 Australian







search and destroy operation

Bright Light I Quang Ngai Province 3/9/1971 3/9/1971 198th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA)







prisoner of war recovery operation
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Brisbane

7/16/1966 7/18/1966 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment









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Bristol III
4/20/1966 4/21/1966 USA







security operation
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Bristol Boots I Thua Thien and Quang Nam Provinces - Ruong Ruong Valley 4/24/1969 5/15/1969 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division









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Broken Hill III
6/6/1967 6/13/1967 Australian







search and destroy operations
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Broome III
8/18/1966 8/20/1966 USA







search and destroy operation
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Brown I Quang Nam Province 6/17/1967 6/22/1967 1st Marine Division (HQ, USMC); 1st and 2d Battalions, 1st Marines (USMC); 4/51st ARVN Regiment







search and destroy operation
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Brownsville III
3/23/1966 3/25/1966 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Brunswick III along Highway 16 from Phuoc Vinh to Di An 3/24/1966 3/26/1966 USA







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Brush II/III CTZ Boundary
12/14/1967 1/20/1968 5th Special Forces (USA); Mobile Strike Force 25









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Bryan White II Darlac Province 5/20/1970 6/29/1970 3d Battalion, 506th Airborne Infantry (USA); 2d Squadron, 1st Cavalry (USA)







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Buchanan / Wyatt Earp / Kam IV II Highway 19 3/14/1966 3/21/1966 2d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (USA); 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division (USA)







reconnaissance in force and security operation along Highway 19
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Buchanan II II Binh Dinh Province, along Highway 19 from Qhi Nhon to Pleiku 3/27/1966 5/5/1966 2d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (USA); 3d Brigade 25th Infantry Division (USA)







road clearing along Highway 19 from Qhi Nhon to Pleiku
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Buckner II
4/15/1967 5/15/1967 OMEGA Team (B-50 Attachment)









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Bucks I Quang Nam Province- 15 km South of Danang 8/2/1966 8/8/1966 3d Battalion, 1st Marines (USMC)







search and destroy
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Buckskin III Binh Duong and Hau Nghai Provinces - vicinity of Ho Bo Woods 1/12/1966 1/31/1966 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation; clearing operation north and west of Chu Chi; follow up to Operation CRIMP
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Buena Vista III Binh Duong and Binh Hoa Provinces

199th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA); 5th ARVN Marine Battalion







search and destroy operation
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Buffalo (I Corp) I Quang Tri Province, south of the DMZ at Con Thien 7/2/1967 7/14/1967 3d Marines (HQ, USMC); 3d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion, 4th Marines (USMC); 1st Battalion, 9th Marines (1/9)(USMC); 2d Battalion, 9th Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion, 9th Marines (3/9)(USMC); Battalion landing team (BLT) 1/3 from Special Landing Force (SLF) Alpha (USMC); BLT 2/3 from SLF Bravo (USMC); 9th Marines (HQ) 304th, 320th, 324B, and 325C Divisions (PAVN) (especially the 90th PAVN Regiment )

159 (USMC) 345 (USMC)
1,281-1290 (PAVN)
To defend the Con Thien combat base; search and destroy operation This operation followed Operation CIMARRON and was succeded by Operation HICKORY II. Con Thien, because of its position, was widely considered to be the most important natural observation post along the DMZ. Prior to BUFFALO, PAVN troops were positioning across the DMZ to invade Quang Tri Province. On 2 July Companies A and B of the 1/9 came under fire from PAVN battalions in positions designated for regrouping and employment of heavy artillery. Company C was deployed to Company B's area and tanks from Company D were sent. Company D secured the LZ aand evacuated casualties. Later, the 3/9 was sent in to assist the 1/9. There was constant heavy artillery fire and mortar. On 3 July BLT 1/3 joined the battle, as did BLT 2/3 on the next day. The plan was to drive north in an attempt to push th PAVN out of the Lang Son area. Both battalions were under heavy artillery fire. Throughout the night of the 6th, PAVn continued to pressure the Marines. On the 7th Company A pulled back to the battalion perimeter. That afternoon the Marines began to counter the attack with supporting arms, attack aircraft, flare ships, naval gunfire, and artillery. By the 8th the Marines had repelled the Communits and PAVN had withdrawn across the Ben Hai River. The last major conflicts of the operation also occurred on the 8th when Companies F and G fell under fire. The operation had held Con Thien and reaffirmed Marine docterine of coordinating ground and air commands, but PAVN had also increased their use of accurate long range artillery and SAMs. Vietnam: Order Of Battle, by Shelby L. Stanton; The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Buffalo (III Corp) III
5/19/1966 5/19/1966 USA







search and destroy operation
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Bull Run I III Phuoc Long Province 8/18/1969 9/24/1969 5th Special Forces Group (USA); 3d Mobile Strike Force Command







reconnaissance in force operation
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Bull Run II III Phuoc Long Province 1/19/1970 3/15/1970 5th Special Forces Group (USA); 3d Mobile Strike Force Command







reconnaissance in force operation
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Bullard II
5/16/1967 6/28/1967 Mobile Guerrilla Force









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Bullseye V II Binh Dinh Province - southwestern Bong Son Plain 1/27/1967 1/31/1967 2d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (USA); 40th ARVN Regiment







reconnaissance in force; part of Operation THAYER II
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Bundaberg

10/30/1966 10/31/1966 1st Australian Task Force (HQ); 5th and 6th Battalions, Royal Australian Regiment







a COUNTY FAIR operation
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Bunker Hill IV Dinh Tuong Province 2/16/1967 2/16/1967 3d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division (USA)









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Burlington Trail I Quang Tin Province along the Quang Nam Province border 4/8/1968 11/11/1968 198th Infantry Brigade, 23d Infantry Division (Americal, USA); 16th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA); 11th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA)





1,931
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Burnham III Phuoc Tuy Province 8/29/1969 9/30/1969 6th RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Battalion







reconnaissance operations; land clearing protection, and combined operation with 199th Infantry Brigade (Light) and Royal Thai Army Volunteer Force
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Burtrand II Hon Tre Island - southeast of Nha Trang 11/14/1969 11/17/1969 5th Special Forces Group (USA); 5th Mobile Strike Force Command







reconnaissance in force operation
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Bushmaster III Binh Duong Province 11/14/1965 11/22/1965 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







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Bushmaster Bravo III Binh Duong Province 10/17/1965 10/17/1965 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (HQ, USA)







search and destroy operation
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Bushmaster II III Binh Duong Province 11/28/1965 12/9/1965 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (HQ, USA)







search and destroy operation
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Bushmaster III III Binh Duong Province 12/9/1965 12/16/1965 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA)







search and desroy operations
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Butler I Quang Nam Province 6/9/1967 6/12/1967 1st, 2d, and 3d Battalions, 7th Marines (One company each, USA)







search and destroy
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Byrd II Binh Thuan, Lam Dong, Ninh Thuan, and Tuyen Duc Provinces 8/26/1966 1/20/1968 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile); 2d Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (USA)





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an economy-of-force operation in Binh Thuan Province; search and destroy operation in support of revolutionary development One or two Battalions were usually involved. This was an independent tast force operation under control of I Field Force. It was suspended from November 30, 1967 - January 8, 1968 for Operation KLAMATH FALLS. Vietnam: Order Of Battle, by Shelby L. Stanton; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Cactus II
9/13/1965 9/14/1965








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Calhoun I Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces 6/25/1967 7/1/1967 1st Marine Division (HQ, USMC); 1st, 2d, 3d Battalions, 1st Marines (USMC); 2d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC); 1st, 2d, 3d Battalions, 5th Marines (USMC); 1st Battalion, 7th Marines (USMC)







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1/9/1967 1/10/1967 Australian







search and destroy operation
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Cambodian Incursion III Cambodia 4/29/1970 6/30/1970 50,000 ARVN troops (9th, 21st, 22d, 23d, Divisions); 30,000 USA troops (3d Brigade, 1st Calvary (USA); 11th Armored Calvary Regiment (USA); 4th Infantry Division; 3d ARVN Airborne Brigade) PAVN; VC

638 (ARVN); 338 (USA) 4,009 (ARVN); 1,525 (USA) 35 (ARVN); 13 (USA) 10,000-11,349+
relieve pressure on the National Khmer Armed Forces, destroy Communist sanctuaries, capture the headquarters of the Central Office for South Vietnam, demonstrate Vietnamization, buy time for U.S. troops withdrawal, & break the bargaining stalemate Excursions into Cambodia began in April when RVN forces initiated raids against Communist bases in Parrot's Beak. There were 13 major combat operations in Cambodia during the following months, two of which included U.S. ground units. The other operations were accompanied by U.S. advisors and supported by U.S. air assets. In all, this was the largest series of Allied operations since JUNCTION CITY. There were three groups of operations: TOAN THANG (Total Victory) with ARVN III Corps and U.S. II Field Force; CUU LONG (Mekong) with ARVN IV Coprs; and BINH TAY (Tame the West) with ARVN II Corps and U.S. I Field Force. The ARVN units would reach deeper than 60 kilometers into Cambodia, while the U.S. forces would not push farther than 30 kilometers inside the borders. TOAN THANG 42 was an entirely ARVN operation meant to clear Communist base areas in the Parrot's Beak. During some phases of the operation, the ARVN and National Khmer Armed Forces (FANK) worked together. Eventually they had thwarted the Communist plans to overthrow the Lon Nol regime and captured or killed 3,588. During TOAN THANG 43-46, joint U.S.-ARVN operations worked to clear communist sanctuaries in the Fishhook area. The mission largely became one of search-and-destory when it became obvious that the PAVN would avoid open-battlefield confrontations. The 1st Cavalry stumbled across many supplies during this time, and this part of the Cambodian incursion accounted for 3,190 Communist troops killed or captured. Increased Communist activity forced TOAN THANG 46 to end by 20 June. The ARVN operation CUU LONG I began on 9 May to open the Mekong River. ARVN divisions cleared the banks of the river and repatriated nearly 20,000 Vietnamese in refugee camps. In CUU LONG II, ARVN IV Corps and FANK forces worked together to recapture Takeo and clear Routes 2 and 3. Finally in CUU LONG III, ARVN IV Corps again joined FANK forces to reestablish control over towns and evacuate more ethnic Vietnamese. About this same time, the Allies began to attack bases in Cambodia facing II Corps. These operations were designated BINH TAY I-IV and included ARVN 22d and 23d Infantry divisions, the 2d Ranger Group, the 2d Armor Brigade, and two U.S. 4th Infantry Division brigades. However U.S. participation was brief. The 4th Division ws overextended, and upon attempting to insert into Cambodia, they suffered significant casualties and several downed helicopters. By 16 May, all 4th Division troops had left Cambodia and turned the operation over to the ARVN. In BINH TAY II, ARVN units uncovered more supplies and weapons and in BINH TAY III they searched for Enemy Base Area 740. In BINH TAY IV, ARVN troops pushed back to a FANK garrisonn at Labang Siek and evacuated its 7,000 Khmer soldiers and dependents across the border into Pleiku Province. By 27 June, all II Corps ARVN troops had left. U.S. ground troops left Cambodia by 30 June, but ARVN units continued to operate up to 60 kilometers inside Cambodia all the way into 1971. Throughout the invasion, there were 2,328 Communist soldiers who rallied or were captured. Though the Cambodian incursion captured ten times the supplies captured in Vietnam the previous year, temporarily reduced pressure on Lon Nol, lessened dangers to withdrawing U.S. troops, and displayed ARVN improvement, it was not as succesful as believed. It became obvious that the ARVN depended on U.S. air support and had numerous problems on the tactical and organizational level. This appeared again during the operations in Laos in 1971. The Communists quickly returned to eastern Cambodia and seized more towns in southern Laos while expanding the Ho Chi Minh Trail. As the U.S. continued to withdraw, the ARVN had to deploy troops in III Corps and reduce their strength in the north. The Communist threat grew. Meanwhile in the U.S., the anitwar movement gained a new rallying point. In the end, the Cambodian Invasion turned the war into one for all of Indo-China, which ARVN and FANK troops could not defend on their own. Vietnam: Order Of Battle, by Shelby L. Stanton; The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker
Camden III
1/14/1967 1/18/1967 Australian







search and destroy operation
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Camden (2nd part) III Hau Nghia and Tay Ninh Provinces 12/16/1967 12/31/1967 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (USA); 49th ARVN Regiment







searchand destroy operation
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Cameron Falls I Quang Tri Province - south and southeast of Ca Lu 5/29/1969 6/23/1969 9th Marines (HQ, USMC); 2d and 3d Battalions, 9th Marines (USMC)









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Campbell Steamer I Quang Nam and Thua Thien Provinces 7/12/1969 8/15/1969 2d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA); 2d Battalion, 502d Airborne Infantry (USA)







clear and search operation
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Canary III? from Vung Tau and Saigon to Long Binh 11/28/1966 1/5/1967 199th Infantry Brigade (Light)








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Canberra III
10/6/1966 10/10/1966 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







search and destroy operation
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Cane Field I Quang Ngai Province 3/25/1969 3/25/1969 1st Battalion, 1st Cavalry (USA)









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Cannon I Quang Nam Province 9/7/1966 9/12/1966 1st Marines (HQ, USMC); 2d Battalion, 1st Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Canyon I Quang Nam and Quang Tri Provinces 4/5/1967 4/10/1967 1st Marine Division (HQ, USMC); 1st Battalion, 1st Marines (USMC); 2d Battalion, 25th Marines (USMC); 2d Battalion, 26th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Capital

10/12/1968 10/30/1968 3d Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment; 4th RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Battalion







reconnaissance in force operation
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Capricorn

5/26/1970 6/11/1970 2d RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Battalion







battalion reconnaissance and ambush operation
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Carentan I I Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces 3/8/1968 3/31/1968 1st and 2d Brigades, 101st Airborne Division (USA); 3d Brigade, 82d Airborne Division (USA); 196th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA); 1st ARVN Division







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Carentan II (Carrington II) I Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces,the lowlands 4/1/1968 5/17/1968 1st and 2d Brigades, 101st Airborne Division (Airmobile, USA); 3d Brigade, 82d Airborne Division (USA); 196th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA); 1st ARVN Division







search and destroy / combat operation
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Carlisle III Phuoc Long Province 4/3/1968 4/7/1968 1st Infantry Division (USA)







security operation
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Carolina Blaster I Thua Thien and Quang Tri Provinces - A Shau and Da Krong Valleys 8/14/1969 9/28/1969 3d Brigade, 101st Airbonre Division (USA); 3d ARVN Regiment







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Carrington II (Carentan II) I Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces 4/1/1968 5/17/1968 1st and 2d Brigades, 101st Airborne Division (USA); 3d Brigade, 82d Airborne Division (USA); 196th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA); 1st ARVN Division







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Casey

1/21/1968 1/31/1968 11th Armored Cavalry (USA)









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Castine III Binh Duong Province 8/19/1966 8/22/1966 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Catawba Falls

9/18/1970 9/19/1970 1st Marine Division (USMC)









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Cavalier Beach I Phu Bai; Camp Horn; Camp Hawskins 5/5/1970 5/9/1970 III Marine Amphibious Force (USMC); XXIV Corps (HQ)







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Cedar Falls (Operation Niagara - Cedar Falls) III Iron Triangle, 25 miles northwest of Saigon including the Thanh Dien Forest Reserve; VC Military Region 4 Headquarters; Ben Suc and surrounding villages; Binh Duong, Hau Nghia and Tay Ninh Provinces 1/8/1967 1/27/1967 2d and 3d Brigades, 1st Infantry Division (USA); 3d Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (USA); 1st Division, 26th Infantry (USA); 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (USA); 199th Light Infantry Brigade (USA); 196th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA); 173d Airborne Brigade(USA); 11th Armored Cavalry (USA); 5th ARVN Division; VNN 3d Riverine Company; 30th River Assault Group (VNN???) 165th and 272d VC Regiments; VC Main Force Phu Loi Battalion

72 (USA); 11 (ARVN) 337 (USA); 8 (ARVN)
720-750 (VC)
To interdict VC control of the transportation and communications network in the area; search and destroy operation to seal off the Iron Triangle and crush everything within it The II Field Force (IIFFV) chose a "hammer-and-anvil" attack to be used on the target, with the anvil along the Saigon River at the southwestern boundary of the Iron Triangle and the hammer to swing through the triangle. The local residents were evacuated and the area was cleared of vegetation. The plan was only known to a few IIFFV personel and ARVN was not brieffed until two days beforehand. During Phase I, from 5-8 January, the anvil was positioned with the ARVN VNN forces, the 25th Infantry Division, and the 199th Light Infantry Brigade setting up south of the Saigon River. On 9 January, Phase II began with the hammer movement of the 11th Armored Cavalry and the 173d Airborne Brigade and the airmobile assaults of the 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. With two U.S. and one ARVN infantry divisions, this was the largest operation to date. The 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry attacked Ben Suc, the VC headquarters in the secret base area, and three surrounding villages. The battalion was airlifted into the Ben Suc and by midmorning had secured the village. Meanwhile the forces involved in the hammer conducted search-and-destroy methods, searching by day and amsbushing by night. The VC avoided defensive positions as they tried to slip away from the Iron Triangle area. As the operation ended, the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry protected the engineer forces still clearing the area until 26 January. CEDAR FALLS provided lessons concerning the infantry and engineers working together to uncover the VC as well as refined the systems for clearing VC tunnel systems and preparing helicopter landings. VC documents revealed much to the Allies about their enemies and the VC were siginificantly setback in the area, though far from destroyed. There were 280 VC POWs. Vietnam: Order Of Battle, by Shelby L. Stanton; The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Historical Atlas Of The Vietnam War, by Harry G. Summers, Jr.; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Cedar Rapids I

7/17/1966 7/22/1966 1st Battalion, 2d Infantry (USA); 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry (USA)







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Cedar Rapids II

7/22/1966 7/24/1966 1st and 2d Battalions, 2d Infantry (USA)









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Champaign Grove I Quang Ngai Province - Son Tra Khuc Valley west of Qhi Nhon city 9/3/1968 9/24/1968 11th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA)







clear and search operation
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Chapman III
2/16/1967 6/13/1967 USA







search and destroy operation
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Charger / Lam Son 235 I Quang Tri Province 6/26/1968 6/27/1968 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry, 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (USA); 1st ARVN Regiment









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Charger Sweep I I Quang Tri Province 12/6/1965 12/9/1965 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (HQ, USA)







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Charleston III
11/27/1966 12/23/1966 2d Battalion, 18th Infantry (USA)







search and destroy operations
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Chatanooga III
4/22/1966 4/23/1966 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Chattachoochee Swamp / Lien Ket 45 I Quang Ngai Province - Song Tea Khuc and Song Tam Rao valleys 6/20/1968 6/30/1968 3d Battalion, 1st Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade; 2d ARVN Division







clear and search operation
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Cheadle Blue II Pleiku Province 5/14/1970 5/28/1970 4th Infantry Division (USA); 2d Battalion, 8th Infantry (USA)







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Checkerboard (1st part) III Binh Duong Province 10/1/1965 10/1/1965 2d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (HQ, USA); 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Checkerboard (2d Part) III Nam Phan Province ? 11/28/1965 12/16/1965 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Checkmate III Binh Duong Province 10/14/1965 10/14/1965 2d Battalion, 28th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Cherokee I Thua Thien Province 5/4/1966 5/7/1966 1st Battalion, 1st Marines (USMC); 2d and 3d Battalions, 4th Marines (USMC)







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Cherokee Trail II Binh Dinh, Kontum and Pleiku Provinces; Highway 19 12/23/1965 12/26/1965 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (HQ, USA)







security operation on Highway 19
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Cheyenne I Quang Tri Province - on coast 20 km north of Chu Lai 5/24/1966 5/24/1966 1st Battalion, 5th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Cheyenne (III corps) III Highway 13, Lai Khe to An Loc 8/2/1966 8/14/1966 2d and 3d Brigades, 1st Infantry Division







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Cheyenne II I
5/31/1966 5/31/1966 USMC







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Cheyenne Sabre

2/4/1969 4/19/1969 1st Cavalry Division









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Chicago / Buffalo III
5/27/1966 5/28/1966 USA







security operation
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Chieftain
Duc Thanh 9/3/1969 10/4/1969 B Squadron, 1st Armored Regiment (Australian)







Pacification of Duc Thanh district
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Chinook I I Thua Thien Province 12/20/1966 2/16/1967 3d Marine Division (HQ, USMC); 2d and 3d Battalions, 26th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Chinook II I Thua Thien Province 2/19/1967 4/4/1967 3d Marine Division (HQ, USMC); 1st and 2d Battalions, 9th Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion, 26th Marines (USMC)







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Chisago Peak I Thua Thien Province 7/24/1970 8/11/1970 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (HQ, USA); 1st Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC); 1st and 2d Battalions, 4th Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion, 12th Marines (USMC)







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Choctaw I Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces 5/21/1967 7/9/1967 4th Marines (HQ, USMC);1st Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC); 1st and 2d Battalions, 4th Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion, 12th Marines (USMC)







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Cimarron I Quang Tri Province 6/1/1967 7/2/1967 3d Marine Division (HQ, USA); 2d and 3d Battalions, 3d Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion, 4th Marines (USMC); 1st, 2d and 3d Battalions, 9the Marines (USMC); 2d Battalion, 26th Marines (USMC)







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Cincinnati III
5/18/1967 5/23/1967 173d Airborne Division







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Circle Pines III Hau Nghia Province - Ho Bo Woods and Filhol Rubber Plantation 3/28/1966 4/5/1966 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (USA); 7th ARVN Regiment







search and destroy operation First operation in which massed armored battalions were used. Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Citrus I Quang Nam Province 12/15/1967 12/23/1967 7th Marine Regiment (HQ); 3d Battalion, 7th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operations
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Claiborne Chute I Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces - vicinity of Hue 8/15/1969 9/28/1969 2d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA)







clear and search operation, security for rice harvest
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Clarksville III Bien Hoa Province 3/23/1968 4/7/1968 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne (USA)







security operation
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Clay I Quang Tri Province 1/31/1967 2/3/1967 1st Battalion, 5th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy
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Clean House I II Binh Dinh Province 12/16/1965 12/19/1965 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (USA)







search and destroy
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Clean House II II Binh Dinh Province 12/19/1965 12/22/1965 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division







search and destroy
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Clean House III II Binh Dinh Province 12/27/1965 12/31/1965 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division







search and destroy operation
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Clean Sweep III Hau Nghia Province 2/22/1966 2/24/1966 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (HQ, USA)







search and destroy operation
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Clean Sweep (part 2 ) III Hau Nghia Province 12/30/1968 12/30/1968 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Dviision (USA)









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Cleansweep I II Pleiku ProvinceCamp Enari TAOR 7/20/1968 7/20/1968 4th Infantry Division Artillery (USA)









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Clearwater I
1/1/1968 3/1/1973 USN







to interdict enemy bases and lines of communications on inland waterways in I CTZ
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Clemens Green (Darlac Province) II Darlac Province 6/26/1970
4th Infantry Division (HQ, USA); 2d Battalion, 35th Infantry (USA)







highway security
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Clemens Green (Pleiku Province) II Pleiku Province 6/24/1970 6/26/1970 4th Infantry Division







security operation
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Cleveland I Quang Nam Province 1/24/1967 1/25/1967 2d Battalion, 4th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Cliff Dweller III Tay Ninh Province - Nui Ba Den (Black Virgin Mountain) 10/21/1969 10/24/1969 1st Brigade, 24th Infantry Division (USA)









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Cliff Dweller IV III Tay Ninh Province - Nui Ba Den 1/4/1970 1/11/1970 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (USA)









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Clifton Corral
War Zone D 4/15/1968 4/26/1968 11th Armored Cavalry (USA)







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Clinch Valley I Quang Tri Province - Khe Sanh Plain 7/9/1970 7/15/1970 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division; 1st ARVN Division







combat operation
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Coberg III Bien Hoa and Phuoc Tuy Provinces - east of Bien Hao 1/24/1968 3/1/1968 1st Australian Task Force (HQ); 2d, 3d and 7th Battalions, Royal Australian Regiment; A Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment







reconnaissance in force operation
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Cobra / Settlement II Binh Dinh Province along Highway 19 10/9/1965 11/1/1965 2d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (HQ, USA)







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Cochise I Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces 8/11/1968 8/28/1968 1st Marine Division Task Force X-Ray (USMC); 1st Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC); 1st and 3d Battalions, 5th Marines (USMC); 2d Battalion, 11th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Cochise Green / Dan Sinh I & II Binh Dinh and Quang Ngai Provinces 3/30/1968 1/31/1969 173d Airborne Brigade (USA); 4th Infanry Division (elements, USA)





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Coco Palms III Binh Duong and Hau Nghia Provinces - northwest of Cu Chi; Boi Loi Woods 6/25/1966 7/1/1966 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry, 25th Infantry Division







search and destroy operation
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Cocoa Beach III Binh Duong Province 3/3/1966 3/6/1966 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (HQ, USA)







search and destroy operation
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Coffee I Quang Nam Province 9/24/1966 9/24/1966 2d Battalion, 1st Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Colby III
1/19/1967 1/27/1967 USA







search and destroy operation
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Cold Steel II
9/10/1965 9/11/1965








search and destroy operation
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Colgate I Thua Thien Province 6/6/1967 6/11/1967 4th Marines (HQ, USMC); 1st Battalion 3d Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion 12th Marines (USMC); 2d and 3d Battalions, 26th Marines (one company each, USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Colorado / Lien Ket 52 I Quang Nan & Quang Tin Provinces 8/5/1966 8/22/1966 5th Marines (HQ, USMC); 1st, 2d and 3d Battalions, 5th Marines (USMC): 1st, 3d and 4th VNMC Battalions; 35th and 39th ARVN Ranger Battalions





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Comeback Ridge I Thua Thien Province 8/13/1970 8/20/1970 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA)









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Commanche Falls I Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces 9/10/1960 11/7/1968 1st Cavalry Division (USA)









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Commanche Falls I I Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces 9/10/1968 10/3/1968 1st Cavalry Division (USA); 1st ARVN Division







clear and search operation
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Commanche Falls II I Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces 10/3/1968 11/2/1968 1st Cavalry Division (USA)









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Commanche Falls III I Southeast of Quang Tri City 11/2/1968 11/15/1968 1st Cavalry Division (USA); 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (USA); 1st ARVN Division









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Commando Hunt Laos Ho Chi Minh Trail 11/15/1968 4/10/1972 USAF, USN, USMC, Royal Laotian Air force PAVN






to reduce the flow of PAVN troops and supplies from North Vietnam into South Vietnam and Cambodia; to destroy trucks, supply caches, storage bases, the trail support structure, and the topography around th trail; to test sesnor devices During this time Laos became the third most bombed country in history. Each campaign in the operation lasted about six months and alternated between wet and dry seasons. Mostly the Air Force conducted these operations, though the U.S. Navy, Marines, and Royal Laotian Air Force also participated. The bombings focused on truck parks and storage areas during the day. At night, the planes attacked trucks. Also, passes from the DRV into Laos were bombed to casue landslides and at times RANCH HAND defoliation missions were flown along the trail. Predetermined sites were bombed near Tchepone, a key trans-shipment point, and in the four passes leading into Laos. However, COMMANDO HUNT failed due to the ability of the PAVN to control the war in the south and so control the amount of the supplies they needed. Also, the Ho Chi Minh Trail was all either paved or dirt road. There were no railroad yards or steal and concrete bridges to repair. The U.S. tried to measure their success by truck count, but these numbers were wildly estimated. At one time more trucks were reported destroyed than the CIA had estimated existed in the DRV. When the spring offensive began in 1972, COMMANDO HUNT was canceled, though bombing of the Ho Chi Minh Trail continued. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
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Con Thien, Siege of I Con Thien, 14 miles inland from the South China Sea, 2 miles south of the DMZ
10/31/1967 2d Battalion, 4th Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion, 9th Regiment (USMC); 11th, 12th, and 13th Marine artillery regiments (USMC); III Marine Amphibious Force artillery (USMC); 2d Battalion, 94th Artillery (USA); 8th Battalion, 4th Artillery (USA); naval warships offshore 324B PAVN Division




1,117+ (PAVN) (over 1,800 killed and wounded) over 1,800 killed and wounded (PAVN) to defend Con Thien against PAVN attackers and keep the hill open to monitor the enemy's principle supply routes into South Vietnam During July, the PAVN had attacked the hill of Con Thien from the DMZ. However, these forces were driven back by the Marines. Then again in September, the hill was attacked by the 324B PAVN Division. Con Thien experienced one of the heaviest shellings of the war. In early September, Marines engaged PAVN forces south of the hill. The 3d Battalion, 26 Marines fought a battle with the PAVN on 10 September, which foiled a major PAVN attack. Later, the PAVN attacked the perimeter. However, they were not able to breach the defensive wire. The Marines sent two more battalions to reinforce the hill, and the PAVN increased their artillery fire. This bombardment peaked from 19-27 September. The U.S. responded to all of this with great amounts of firepower. The combat had taken heavy casualties, though. The 2d Battalion, 4th Marines were reduced from 952 to about 300 men by the end of October. However, the area remained unforgiving as the monsoon season made the environment very difficult to operate in. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Historical Atlas Of The Vietnam War, by Harry G. Summers
Concord II Binh Dinh Province 10/10/1965 10/14/1965 1st Cavalry Division (HQ, USA); 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Concordia III Long An Province 6/19/1967
2d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division (USA)









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Concordia Square / Lamson 224 I Quang Tri Province 5/8/1968 5/16/1968 2d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division









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Concrete I

4/19/1970 5/7/1970 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







reconnaissance and ambush operation
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Concrete II

5/8/1970 6/11/1970 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







reconnaissance and ambush operation
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Cook I Quang Ngai Province 9/2/1967 9/10/1967 23d Infantry Division (HQ, USA); 3d Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (USA); 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA); 196th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA)







cordon and search, search and destroy operation
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Cooktown Orchid III Phuoc Tuy Province 4/1/1968 4/24/1968 1st Australian Task Force (HQ); 2d Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







security operation
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Cooparoo III
6/21/1967
Australian







search and destroy operation
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Copperhead III Bien Hoa and Long Khanh Provinces 11/3/1965 11/8/1965 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Corn II Binh Dinh Province 11/14/1965 11/15/1965 2d Battalion, 12th Cavalry (USA)







Search and destroy operation
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Coronado I
Cam Son Secret Zone 6/7/1967 6/8/1967 Task Force 117 (HQ); RAG 9









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Coronado I - XI IV Mekong Delta and the Rung Sat Special Zone

Mobile Riverine Forces 263d and 516th Main Force VC battalions






To push the VC out of the Mekong delta These were wide-ranging riverine and combined airmobile and riverine operations from June 1967 to July 1968. There were no major battles, but the VC were pushed back from the population centers and Highway 4 was reopened. Historical Atlas Of The Vietnam War, by Harry G. Summers; The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker
Coronado II / Song Thang 3 IV Dinh Tuong Province 7/7/1967 8/3/1967 2d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division (Mobile Riverine Force); 44th ARVN Ranger Battalion







search and destroy operation
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Coronado IV III Long An Province 8/20/1967 9/9/1967 2d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division (Mobile Riverine Force)







search and destroy operation
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Coronado IX IV Dinh Tuong, Kien Hao, and Kien Phong Provinces 11/1/1967 1/18/1968 2d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division (Mobile Riverine Force); US Navy Task Force 117; 5th Battalion VNMC







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Coronado V IV Dinh Tuong Province 9/12/1967 10/8/1967 2d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division (Mobile Riverine Force)







search and destroy operation
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Coronado VI III
10/11/1967 10/20/1967 2d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division (Mobile Riverine Force)







search and destroy operation
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Coronado VII III
10/21/1967 11/1/1967 9th Infantry Division









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Coronado X IV Ba Xuyen, Dinh Tuong, Kien Hao, Phuoc Dinh, and Vinh Long Provinces 1/18/1968 2/12/1968 2d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division (Mobile Riverine Force); US Navy Task Force 117







search and destroy operation
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Coronado XI IV Phung Dinh and Ba Xuyen Provinces - southwest of CanTho 2/12/1968 3/4/1968 2d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division (Mobile Riverine Force); 9th ARVN Division; 21st ARVN Division







search and destroy operation
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Coronado XII IV Dinh Tuong, Kien Tuong and Long An Provinces 3/4/1968 3/6/1968 2d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division (Mobile Riverine Force); 9th ARVN Division; 21st ARVN Division







search and destroy operation suspended on March 6, 1968. Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Corral III
9/11/1967
2d Battalion, 39th Infantry (USA)







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Cortez I Quang Tin Province 12/7/1966 12/12/1966 3d Battalion, 5th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Country Fair 1 - 32 I Quang Nam Province 1/20/1967 1/22/1967 2d Battalion, 1st Marines (USMC)







security operation
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County Fair 1 - 25 I Quang Nam Province 1/5/1967 1/8/1967 2d Battalion, 1st Marines (USMC)







security operation
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County Fair 1 - 28 I Quang Nam Province 1/7/1967 1/9/1967 3d Battalion, 1st Marines (USMC)







security operation
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County Fair 1 - 29 I Quang Nam Province 1/9/1967 1/12/1967 1st Battalion, 1st Marines (USMC)







security operation
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County Fair 1 - 30 I Quang Nam Province 1/29/1967 2/1/1967 1st Marine Division (HQ, USMC); 3d Battalion, 1st Marines (USMC)







security operation
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County Fair 1 - 34 I Quang Nam Province 4/19/1967 4/21/1967 1st Marine Division (HQ, USMC); 1st Battalion, 1st Marines (USMC); 4th Battalion, 5th ARVN Regiment







search and destroy operation
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County Fair 14 I? Quang Nam Province ? 12/7/1966











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Cove I Thua Thien Province 11/17/1967 11/21/1967 4th Marines (HQ, USMC); 1st Battalion, 4th Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion, 12th Marines (USMC); 2d and 3d Battalions, 26th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Craddock III
10/16/1966 10/17/1966 USA







search and destroy operation
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Cramer White

10/16/1969 1/6/1970 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry









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Cranston
between Lai Khe and Phu Loi 9/4/1966 9/6/1966 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry (USA)







security and resupply between Lai Khe and Phu Loi
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Crazy Horse / Bun Khe 66 - 7 II Binh Dinh Province - between Vinh Thanh and Soui Ca Valley on the Bong Son Plain 5/16/1966 6/5/1966 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (USA); Capitol ROK Division; ARVN







Spoiling VC attack on Vinh Thanh CIDG Camp followed by a search and destroy operation
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Crimp (or Crimp I) III Binh Duong and Haiu Nghia Provinces - Iron Triangle, Ho Bo Woods 1/7/1966 1/14/1966 1st Infantry Division (HQ, USA); 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA); 173d Airborne Brigade (USA); 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







search and destroy operation, joint US - Australian drive against VC in the Iron Triangle
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Crockett I Quang Tri Province 5/13/1967 7/16/1967 1st and 3d Battalions, 26th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Crown

9/19/1968 9/25/1968 3d Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







reconnaissance in force operation
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Crows Nest III
9/30/1966 10/3/1966 1st Australian Task Force; 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







search and destroy operation
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Cumberland I Thua Thien Province 6/3/1967 9/15/1967 4th Marines (HQ, USMC); 1st Battalion, 4th Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion, 12th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Cumberland Thunder I Thua Thien Province 8/18/1969 9/28/1969 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA); 1st ARVN Division









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Cung Chung 1 ("We Together") III Phuoc Tuy Province 6/12/1970 6/29/1970 1st Australian Task Force (HQ); 2d RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Battalion; 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment; 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







1st Australian Task Force reconnaissance and ambush operation
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Cung Chung 2 III Phuoc Tuy Province 8/3/1970 9/10/1970 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment









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Cung Chung 3 III Phuoc Tuy Province 9/11/1970 10/25/1970 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regmient









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Cung Chung III III Phuoc Tuy Province - Rung Sat Special Zone 10/1/1970 2/1/1971 2d Battalion, ANZAC; 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







Reconnaissance in force
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Custer Flats III Bien Hoa Province 11/1/1965 11/20/1965 2d Battalion, 18th Infantry (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Cutlass
south of Nha Trang 8/19/1965 8/22/1965 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA); 5th Special Forces Group (USA)







to destroy VC/PAVN forces
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Dagger One III Bien Hoa Province 11/1/1965 1/17/1966 1st Infantry Division (HQ, USA); 2d Battalion, 16th Infantry (USA); 1st and 2d Battalions, 18th Infantry (USA)







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Dagger Thrust / Batten Down



7th Fleet Landing Force







to destroy VC Installations and capture or destroy VC personnel and material A series of short (usually 1 or 2 day) amphibious operations aimed at the destruction of Viet Cong installations and capturing or destroying VC personnel and material. Code name changed to BATTEN DOWN in February 1966. Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Dai Do, Battle of I Bo Dieu and Cua Viet River area 4/30/1968 5/3/1968 Navy River Assault Group (USN); Battalion Landing Team 2/4 (USMC); B Company, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry (USA); 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment (USMC) 320th PAVN Division (48th and 52d regiments)

81 (USMC); 29 (USA) 297 (USMC); 130 (USA)
1,568 (PAVN)
To eliminate the threat to the junction of the Bo Dieu and Cua Viet Rivers This battle was to set up Phase III of the General Offensive/General Uprising which is also refered to as "Tet II" or "Mini Tet." On 30 April a U.S. Navy utility boat was ambushed by the 320th PAVN Division. This boat was at a vital link for the Marine forces because supplies were transported from the junction of the Bo Dieu and Cua Viet rivers to the Marine outposts. The Battalion Landing Team 2/4 was sent to fight the PAVN near the waterway. This group of Marines was reinforced by the B Company, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines and the Navy River Assault Group. The U.S. was heavily outnumbered and had to fall back to defensive positions, but the enemy attack had been stopped. The PAVNs reinforcements were turned back by the 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry. By the time the 1st Battalion, 3d Marine Regiment joined the battle, the PAVN had fled. The U.S. succeeded in thwarting the Communists attempt to form a corodor to attack into South Vietnam. The General Offensive/General Uprising had been forestalled. Historical Atlas Of The Vietnam War, by Harry G. Summers
Dak To, Battle for II Dak To, Kontum Province 10/26/1967 12/1/1967 4th Infantry Division







to defend Dak To
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Dakota Clint I Quang Tri Province, 15 miles west of Quang Tri City 2/10/1970 3/29/1970 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (USA)







reconnaissance in force, search and clear, security, rice denial and saturation ambush/patrolling
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Dalby III
2/15/1967 2/16/1967 Australian







search and destroy operation
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Dale Common I Quang Ngai Province - Song Ve Valley 10/18/1968 10/19/1968 3d Battalion, 1st Infantry (USA)









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Dallas III War Zone D 5/17/1967 5/26/1967 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA); 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Dan Quyen 38-A (People's Right) II Ben Het - Dek To area 5/15/1969 6/7/1969 42d ARVN Regiment and 22d ARVN Ranger Group





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Dan Sinh 22 - 6 II Binh Dinh Province - Bong Son Plains 8/22/1968 12/12/1968 173d Airborne Brigade (USA); 22d ARVN Division







reconnaissance in force
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Dan Tam 81 III Long Khanh and Binh Tuy Provinces 11/16/1966 1/12/1967 11th Armored Cavalry (USA) (December 8 - 30, 1966); 10th ARVN Division







rice harvest security
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Dan Thang 69 II Binh Dinh Province 4/18/1969 12/31/1969 ARVN 22d Division





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Dan Tien 33d II Quang Duc Province 11/1/1969 12/28/1969 ARVN 23d Regiment





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Danbury III
9/15/1966 9/21/1966 USA







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Daniel Boone



MACSOG







to conduct reconnaissance of portions of Cambodia to verify suspected enemy locations, infiltration routes and bases of supply
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Darby Crest II Binh Dinh Province 1/31/1969 3/3/1969 173d Airborne Brigade (HQ, USA); 1st Battalion, 503d Airborne Infantry (USA)







clear and search operation
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Darby Crest II II Binh Dinh Province 3/4/1969 3/25/1969 173d Airborne Brigade (HQ, USA); 1st Battalion, 503d Airborne Infantry (USA)







clear and search operation
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Darby Crest III II Binh Dinh Province 3/16/1969 4/15/1969 173d Airborne Brigade (HQ, USA); 1st Battalion, 503d Airborne Brigade (USA)







clear and search operation
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Darby March (or Darby March II) II Phu Yen Province 1/31/1969 3/6/1969 173d Airborne Brigade (HQ, USA); 4th Battalion, 503d Airborne Infantry (USA)







clear and search operation
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Darby Swing II Binh Dinh Province 12/2/1970 12/24/1970 Task Force Ivy (HQ); 2d Battalion, 503d Airborne Infantry (USA)







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Darby Trail (or Darby Trail II) II Binh Dinh Province 2/3/1969 4/15/1969 173d Airborne Brigade (HQ, USA); 2d Barralion, 503d Airborne Infantry (USA)







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Darby Trail III II Binh Dinh Province 10/1/1969 10/5/1969 4th Infantry Division (USA); 173d Airborne Brigade (USA)







clear and search operation
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Darlinghurst III
8/25/1966 8/31/1966 Australian







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Darwin III
6/6/1967 6/7/1967 Australian







search and destroy operation
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Davy Crockett II Binh Dinh Province - vicinity of Bong Son Special Forces camp; "Eagle Claw" and Soui Ca Valley 5/4/1966 5/27/1966 3d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (USA); 22d ARVN Division







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3/3/1967 4/3/1967 OMEGA Team









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12/7/1966











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Dawson River II Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces - vicinity of Khe Sanh 11/28/1968 1/26/1969 3d Marine Division (HQ, USMC); 1st, 2d, 3d Battalions, 9th Marines (USMC)







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Dawson River Afton
Da Krong Valley 10/24/1968 12/25/1968 9th Marines (HQ, USMC); 1st, 2d, 3d Battalions, 9th Marines (USMC)









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Dayton III Binh Tuy and Long Khanh Provinces 5/4/1967 5/17/1967 173d Airborne Brigade (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Dazzlem II Binh Dinh Provinces 10/1/1966
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security operation
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defense of Camp Radcliff
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search and destroy operation
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Decade III Phouc Tuy Province 7/23/1970 8/2/1970 8th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







to deny enemy entry into villages
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9/3/1966
1st Battalion, 26th Infantry (USA)







security for Quon Loi - An Loc
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10/3/1966 10/10/1966 1st Infantry Division (USA)







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Deckhouse I II Phu Yen Province 6/18/1966 6/30/1966 3d Battalion, 5th Marines (Special Landing Force)







support for 1st Cavalry Division's Operation NATHAN HALE
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to support of Operation HASTINGS
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reconnaissance in force
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First direct commitment of US troops to combat in Delta region. The target area was the VC's Thunh Phu Secret Zone, which had been controlled bu guerillas for 20 years. Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
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4/1/1969 4/12/1969 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment









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Defiant Stand I Barrier Island, 34 miles south of Da Nang 9/7/1969 9/7/1969 Battalion of ROK Marine Corps; 1st Battalion, 26th Marines (USMC) VC






an amphibious assault to fight VC along the shore in I Corps. This was the first amphibious assault in the history of the ROK Marine corps. The ROKMC and USMC landed on Barrier Island and moved inland. A Naval patrol blocked the escape routes. For the most part the VC avoided the Allies and only offered light resistance. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Delaware / Lam Son 216 I Quang Tri and Thua Thien Provinces - A Shau Valley 4/18/1968 5/17/1968 1st Cavalry Division (Airmoble, USA)(1st Brigade (USA); 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry (5/7th, USA); 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry (1/7th, USA)); 101st Airborne Division (USA)(1st Brigade); 196th Infantry Brigade; ARVN 3d Regiment, 1st Division; ARVN Airborne Task Force Bravo PAVN




869 PAVN
reconnaissance in force and area denial; combat operation; To eliminate PAVN bases used in Tet against Hue The original plan called for the 1st Cavalry Division and ARVN 3d Regiment to assault into the valley while the 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne and ARVN Ariborne Division blocked the routes of escape. The 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry conducted air reconnaissance throughout the area and found anti-aircraft supplies. Even after these areas were attacked, the PAVN still brought down 23 helicopters. Fighting began on 19 April when the 5/7th and 1/7th landed on the peaks on the northern end of the valley. The PAVN tested the U.S. defenses that night. Weather became so bad that the 1/7th had to seek lower elevation to be resupplied. The 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division began assautling the A Luoi airstrip, and the battle soon turned into an airhead. The 1st Brigade turned to the south and west, where they discovered a PAVN storage area. This area, nicknamed the "Punchbowl", was secured by May 3. Earlier, the ARVN 3d Regiment pushed south along the Rao Lao River where they found a large supply cache. To the east, the 101st Airborne and ARVN Airborne troops also found large caches. Meanwhile, the PAVN fired artillery and rockets from Laos. DELAWARE-LAM SON 216 was a success in capturing supplies, however PAVN troops returned after only a few weeks. Veitnam: Order Of Battle, be Shelby L. Stanton; The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Denver III Phuoc Long Province - vicinity of Song Be 4/9/1966 4/25/1966 173d Airborne Brigade (USA); 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







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Depth III Binh Duong Province 10/16/1965 10/16/1965 2d Battalion, 28th Infantry (USA)







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DeSoto I Gulf Of Tonkin; Coast of the DRV

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intelligence program; commanders of the RVN landed shore parties to harass radar installations electronic intelligence (ELINT) ships would record resulting electronic transmissions. This operation was originally supposed to last four months, but was extended for an additional year. The first mission was canceled because of weather, and then the Maddox was sent to the Tonkin Gulf. On 31 July 1964, two OPLAN 34A teams attacked the islands of Hon Me and Hon Ngu. Though the Maddox monitored this activity from a five mile distance, the ship was still attacked on 2 August by North Vietnamese patrol boats. The Vietnamese were driven back by aircraft from the carrier Ticonderoga. The Constellation and C. Turner Joy were called in as reenforcements. On 4 August, a second attack on the Maddox and the C. Turner Joy caused Johnson to suspend both DeSoto and OPLAN 34A. Congress passed the Gulf Of Tonkin Resolution and American involvement in the war grew. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker
Desoto (2d part) I Quang Ngai Province 1/26/1967 4/7/1967 1st Marine Division (HQ, USMC); 3d Battalion, 7th Marines (USMC)







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Dewey Canyon I I Quang Tri Province and Thua Thien Provinces - A Shau Valley toward Da Krong Valley 1/22/1969 3/18/1969 9th Marines (HQ, USMC); 1st, 2d, 3d Battalions, 9th Marines (USMC); 2d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC); 2d ARVN Regiment PAVN

121 (USMC) 803 (USMC)
1,335-1,617 (PAVN)
to deny the Communist forces access to the critical populated areas of the coastal lowlands; conducted in response to a Communist buildup in Base Area 611 in the Da Krong Valley At the opening of the operation the 9th Regiment was sent into the Da Krong Valley, where they were completely dependent on helicopters for logistical support. This was often difficult because it was monsoon season. They developed fire support bases (FSBs) Shiloh, Razor, and Riley. As they pushed forward, the regiment opened more FSBs. Phase I of DEWEY CANYON focused on getting the forces established in the area. During Phase II, the troops cleared the area around the FSBs and prepared for Phase III. The 2/9th and 3/9th were ordered to extend their perimeters north of the Da Krong River, however because of the weather and limited supplies, they were later ordered to pull back in. This, along with the continued bad weather, allowed the Communist forces to prepare for an attack. Phase III began February 11 as the battalions moved away from the starting point at Phase Line Red and fought PAVN units as they advanced. From the 16-23 February, the Marines continued to push south and established new FSBs while collecting large quantities of arms and ordinance. Though the Marines were successful, PAVN fire made it difficult to resupply and evacuate troops. After 1 March, the weather created problems again. The only helicopters equipped to fly in the weather were Marine helicopters. However, they still managed to carry out missions within three hours from the demand. When the 1/9th pulled out on 18 March, the operation concluded as one of the most successful high-mobility regimental-size action of the war. Vietnam: Order Of Battle, by Shelby L. Stanton; The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Dewey Canyon II (In support of LAM SON 719) I Quang Tri Province, Khe Sanh and the A Shau Valley 1/30/1971 3/6/1971 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry (USA); 101st Airborne Division (airmobile, USA); 2/17th Cavalry (USA) PAVN 20,000 ARVN and 9,000 US





To back up the ARVN attack into Laos in LAM SON 719. This operation was in support of LAM SON 719. Because the U.S. was not allowed to enter Laos with the ARVN during LAM SON 719, they conducted airmobile and aviation operations as well as tactical air and B-52 bomber support. At the beginning of operation DEWEY CANYON II, the 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry traveled down Route 9 to Khe Sanh. The road was secure 5 February. At the same time, the 101st Airborne feinted into A Shau Valley to distract the PAVN. Once the attack into Laos commenced, U.S. helicopters of the 2/17th Cavalry attacked weapons sites and troops columns and secured landing sites. Also, the U.S. provided logistical support and aritillery fire from Khe Sanh and the surrounding areas in South Vietnam. The U.S. helicopters even inserted ARVN divisions into Laos. Weather and antiaircraft fire hindered U.S. aid. Technically, DEWEY CANYON II concluded 7 February. However, U.S. involvement continued until the ARVN troops withdrew from Laos. Vietnam: Order Of Battle, by Shelby L. Stanton; The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Historical Atlas Of The Vietnam War, by Harry G. Summers, Jr.; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Dexter III Phuoc Thanh Province 5/4/1966 5/6/1966 173d Airborne Brigade (USA)







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8/28/1968 9/5/1968 3d Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







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Diamond Head III Tay Ninh and Binh Duong Provinces - War Zone C; Michelin Rubber Plantation, Ho Bo Woods and the Trapezoid 5/17/1967 12/7/1967 3d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Dixie I Quang Nam Province 4/7/1967 4/10/1967 2d Battalion, 5th Marines (USMC, two companies)







search and destroy operation
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Docket I III Binh Duong Province 11/15/1965 11/16/1965 1st Battalion, 2d Infantry (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Dodge I
7/17/1966 7/23/1966 USMC







search and destroy operation
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Dodge Valley I Quang Nam Province 8/12/1968 8/16/1968 1st, 7th, 27th Marines (elements) (USA)







clear and search operation
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Don Ched I III
10/17/1967 10/20/1967 9th Infantry Division (HQ, USA), 4th Battalion, 39th Infantry (USA); Royal Thai Army Volunteer Regiment







search and destroy operation
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Double Eagle I Quang Ngai Province; beginning at Duc Pho 1/28/1966 2/28/1966 1st Cavalry Division (USA); 4th and 7th Regimetns (USMC); 2d and 22d Divisions (ARVN); 3d Battalion, 1st Marines (USMC); 2d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC); 2d Battalion, 4th Marines (USMC); 2d Battalion, 9th Marines (USMC) PAVN; VC




2,000 PAVN / VC
search and destroy operation; to trap VC and PAVN units in Quang Ngai Province This was an unsuccessful operation meant to trap the Communists in the Quang Ngai Province. The basic plan was to use a pincer movement to crush the Communists. The Mairnes landed northeast of Duc Pho. The buildup was slow to decieve the enemy into thinking that they would only strike against the coastal areas. However, as the operation developed the Marines encountered problems. The weather inhibited the B-52 raids and rain and the jungle slowed Marine progress on land. On the other side of the pincer movement, the 1st Cavalry made heavy contact with the PAVN. When the forces prepared to squeeze the pincer closed, the PAVN and VC forces escaped. The operation ended with most of the enemy casualties occuring during the first week. The delays DOUBLE EAGLE had experienced allowed the PVAN and VC to have time to escape. They were much quicker than the linear movements of the allied forces. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Double Eagle II I Quang Tin Province 2/19/1970 3/1/1970 1st Cavalry Division (USA); 4th and 7th Regimetns (USMC); 2d and 22d Divisions (ARVN); 3d Battalion, 1st Marines (USMC); 2d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC); 2d Battalion, 4th Marines (USMC); 2d Battalion, 9th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Dover I Quang Tin Province 10/18/1966 10/30/1966 1st Battalion, 5th Marines (USMC)







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Drum Head I Quang Ngai Province 10/27/1965 10/27/1965 3d Battalion, 7th Marines (USMC)







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Dubois Square (initially BALLARD VALLEY) I Vicinity of Danang 9/10/1970 9/19/1970 1st Marine Division









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8/23/1968 8/31/1968 23d ARVN Division









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from Vung Tao to Bear Cat 10/18/1966 2/1/1967 9th Infantry Division (USA)







deployment of the 9th Infantry Division from Vung Tau to Bear Cat
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Dukes Glade I Quang Nam Province 10/1/1968 10/8/1968 11th Infantry Brigade (USA)







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Hat Dich Secret Zone 1/10/1968 1/21/1968 1st Australian Task Force (HQ); 2d and 7th Battalions, Royal Australian Regiments; A Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment







search and destroy operation in conjuction with 1st Brigade, 9th Infantry Division Operations AKRON V
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Duong Cua Dan (People's Road) IV Route 4 3/17/1968 7/30/1968 9th Infantry Division (USA)





1,251 (in both DUONG CUA DAN & TRUONG CONG DINH)
To provide security for engineers working on Route 4. This operation combined with Operation TRUONG CONG DING on 21 May. Vietnam: Order Of Battle, by Shelby L. Stanton; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Durham Peak I Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces 7/20/1969 8/13/1969 5th Marines (HQ, USMC); 1st and 2d Battalions, 1st Marines (USMC); 2d and 3d Battilions, 5th Marines (USMC); 2d Battalion, 11th Marines (USMC); 1st ARVN Ranger Group (21st and 37th ARVN Ranger Battalions)







search and clear operation
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Duval I Quang Nam Province 5/19/1967 5/25/1967 1st and 3d Battalions, 7th Marines (USMC)(Separate Companies)







search and destroy operation, reconnaissance in force
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Eagle II / Toan Thang 9/68 III Tay Ninh Province 9/11/1968 9/25/1968 III Corps Tactical Zone (HQ); ARVN Airborne Division; 2d, 5th, 6th, 9th ARVN Airborne Battalions; 2d, 3d, 4th VNMC Battalions









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Eagle Pull Cambodia Phnom Penh 4/11/1975 4/13/1975 USAF, USMC, USN PAVN

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US Navy operation to evacuate US Embassy staff from Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This plan first developed when Khmer Rouge units closed in on Phnom Penh and it seemed imminent that Cambodia would fall in 1973. On August 15, 1973 the Cambodian Army stopped the attack. The Khmer Rouge began to take the towns and EAGLE PULL was only used to evacuate Americans and a few others. However, in April of 1975 the Khmer Rouge focused on Phnom Penh again. An area was designated "Landing Zone Hotel" by the Marine element sent in to prepare the city for evactuation. The operation began at 0850 on 12 April when a four-man Air Force team landed. It guided in a Ch-53 with the first element of the Marine security force. The Marine and Air Force helicopters evacuated 276 people: 82 Americans, 159 Cambodians, and 35 foreign nationals. The people were taken to U.S. Navy carriers in the Gulf of Thailand. By 1000 everyone had been evacuated with no casualties. Cambodia fell April 17, 1975. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
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Early I Quang Nam Province 3/23/1967 3/24/1967 1st Battalion, 1st Marines (USMC)







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Eastertide (Easter Offensive): An Loc III An Loc 4/2/1972 7/11/1972 5th ARVN Division (reinforced by TF 52, 18th ARVN Division; 21st ARVN Division; 35th ARVN Division; 1st Airborne Brigade 24th PAVN Separate Infantry Regiment (consisting of the 5th, 7th, and 9th VC divisions);




100,000 PAVN in allof Eastertide
to defend An Loc from the PAVN during the Eastertide Offensive The attack directed at An Loc began on April 2 when the PAVN feinted along the Cambodian border with the 24th Regiment. This regiment was comprised of VC divisions which were now mostly manned by PAVN regulars. On April 6, the 5th VC Division overran Loc Ninh. Only a few of the defenders from TF 52 survived to escape. The 5th VC Division continued to press on and overran the airfield at Quan Loi. Since the 7th VC Division had cut the supply route south, An Loc could only be resupplied by airdrop and helicopter.The 9th VC Division was supposed to take An Loc, but they delayed for a week after the 5th attacked because they were waiting for supplies. This saved An Loc. The 21st ARVN Division and the 1st Airborne Brigade were sent in to reinforce the 5th ARVN Division in defending the city. The 21st ARVN Division attacked the 7th VC Division and the 1st Airborne Brigade took "Windy Hill". The 9th VC Division finally attacked on 19th and managed to sieze part of An Loc before they stalled on 23 April. Later in May, the 5th VC Division continued the attack, but failed to take the city because of the ARVN Divisions and U.S. air support. The U.S. strikes were planned by military advisor Maj. General Hollingsworth. The PAVN continued to try to take the city, but the ARVN managed to clear the city of PAVN. The siege ended on July 11. This was the conclusion of the Easter Offensive. The PAVN had been turned back while taking more than 100,000 casualties and losing much equipment. The PAVN commander Gen. Giap was taken from power and replaced with Gen. Dung. The PAVN did gain half of the northern provinces of Quang Tri , Thua Thien, Quang Nam and Quang Tin. However, they failed to take An Loc as their capital. Meanwhile the Allies were encouraged in the success of Vietnamization, even though it was obvious that ARVN forces depended heavily on U.S. advisors and airpower. Historical Atlas Of The Vietnam War, Harry G. Summers, Jr.
Eastertide (Easter Offensive): Kontum II Kontum 4/12/1972 7/14/1972 23d Division (ARVN); 47th, 40th, 41st, 42d Regiments, 22d Division (ARVN) 2d and 320th PAVN divisions (supported by tank regiment and several artillery regiments); 3d PAVN Division




100,000 PAVN in all of Eastertide
to defend Kontum Province and prevent the PAVN from dividing South Vientam in two. This second prong of the Eastertide Offensive was meant to divide South Vietnam in two by cutting across the Central Highlands. This was much the same plan as in the battle of Ia Drang, except the PAVN nearly succeeded this time. The assault began on the 12th of April, and by the 15th the bases of Dak To and Tan Canh were surrounded and the outposts to the west of Kontum were overrun. On the 23 April, an attack on Tan Canh overran the base. The base at Dak To also fell as the 47th Regiment fled. The Airborne Division had been withdrawn to reinforce I Corps, leaving Kontum defenseless. Meanwhile, the PAVN had cut Highway 1, the main north-south supply route. The PAVN only had to capture Kontum in order to divide South Vietnam. President Thieu fired II Corps commander, Lt. Gen. Dzu, and replaced him with Maj. Gen. Toan. Colonel Ba, who commanded the 23d ARVN Division, was brought in to be in charge of the battle. He brought in his own three regiments and reorganized the defenses in Kontum. They turned back the PAVN attack on May 14 and continued to hold back the communists during the attacks over the next two weeks. U.S. supported ARVN actions with air strikes and antitank helicopters. On May 28, a counterattack cleared the city. Col. Ba was promoted to general by President Thieu on May 30. Though they had already halted the attempt to cut South Vietnam in two at Kontum, the ARVN continued to fight and recaptured the coastal towns in July. This ended the Easter Offensive in central Vietnam. Historical Atlas Of The Vietnam War, by Harry G. Summers, Jr.
Eastertide (Easter Offensive): Quang Tri I Quang Tri Province 3/30/1972 9/16/1972 3d ARVN Division (reinforced by 2 marine brigades, four ranger groups, and one armored brigade); 1st ARVN Division; Marine Division (RVN Marines); Airborne Division (RVN Airborne) 308th, 304th, 325th, 320th, 312th, 324B Division (PAVN)

5,000 (RVN)

100,000 PAVN in all of Eastertide
to defend the Quang Tri Province during the Eastertide offensive There were several reasons why Giap launched Eastertide when he did: almost all the U.S. ground froces were withdrawn, after the rout in Laos it was assumed the South Vietnamese would crumble under a PAVN attack, and a defeat at this time would humiliate Nixon and possibly force him from office. On March 30 the PAVN, with a definate advantage, attacked the newly formed 3d ARVN Division. The PAVN front consisted of the 304th and 308th Divisions with the 325th, 320th, 312th, and 324B in reserve. The 3d ARVN Division was driven back and its 56th Regiment surrendered. Eventually the Division was forced into the city of Quang Tri. On 1 May Quang Tri was abandoned and the 3d ARVN Division ceased to exist. President Thieu fired the I Corps commander and sent Gen. Truong, the best general in South Vietnam, to Hue. He used the Marine Division to defend the north and northwest and sent the 1st ARVN Division to defend the west. Then on June 28, Truong, along with reinforcements from the Airborne Division, set out to retake Quang Tri Province. The ARVN were assisted by senior U.S. adviser in I Corps Maj. Gen. Koresen. The U.S. also provided massive firepower, including bomber strikes and naval gunfire. The counterattack routed six PAVN divisions and retook Quang Tri City on September 16. By the end of October I Corps had been stabilized and one prong of the Easter offensive had been halted. Historical Atlas Of The Vietnam War, by Harry G. Summers, Jr.
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El Paso II III Binh Long and Phuoc Long Provinces, War Zone C, Minh Thanh Road outside of Minh Thanh Village 6/2/1966 7/13/1966 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA) (Troop A, B, and C, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry (USA),2d Battalion, 28th Infantry (2/28th USA), 2d Battalion, 18th Infantry (2/18th USA)); 5th Infantry Division (ARVN) 271st Regiment, 272d Regiment, 273d Regiment, 9th VC Division

200 (USA)

855 (VC)
search and destroy, security operation; To open Route 13 and deter a VC offensive against An Loc The battles of Ap Tau O on June 8, Srok Dong on June 30, and An Hoa on July 9 were fought in this campaign. In the first major encounter on 8 June, the 272d VC Regiment amushed Troop A on Route 13. The infantry arrived too late to be a factor, but did kill around 100 of the enemy. Later, the 2/28th fought the 273d northwest of Loc Ninh. On 30 June, an ambush by the 271st VC Regiment at Srok Dong along Route 13 heavily damaged Troop B. Eventually, Troop C removed the dead and wounded and worked to clear a landing zone for companies from the 2/18th. This conflict was saved only by U.S. air superiority. The lessons learned from the two previous ambushes were applied to the next U.S. plan. Information was spread that the U.S. would move a large column up Route 13 and a small one down Minh Tanh Road, but the opposite was true. Ambush sites were located along Minh Thanh Road and troops were moved into ambush and counterambush sites as well as the Minh Thanh village. On 9 July, the 272d VC Regiment attacked Troop C before it reached the second checkpoint and Troop B advanced. Air and aitillery fire began and, after the VC were located, the infantry attacked both frontally and from the flanks. Air strikes finished the conflict. The operation was considered a success, in spite of significant casualties, because Route 13 was reopened and secured. Also a counter-ambush tactic had been developed from the two conflicts before the battle of Minh Thanh Road which could defeat a numerically superior enemy. Vietnam: Order Of Battle, by Shelby L. Stanton; The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
El Paso III III Binh Long and Phouc Long Provinces 7/12/1966 9/3/1966 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA) (assumed control August 25)









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6/19/1970 6/23/1970 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







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Emporia I III Long Khanh Province 7/21/1967 8/3/1967 9th Infantry Division (USA); 11th Armored Cavalry (USA); 52d ARVN Ranger Battalion







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Emporia II III Long Khanh 8/4/1967 8/17/1967 9th Infantry Division (USA); 11th Armored Cavalry (USA); 52d ARVN Ranger Battalion







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Emporia III III Long Khanh 8/19/1967 8/31/1967 9th Infantry Division (USA); 11th Armored Cavalry (USA); 52d ARVN Ranger Battalion







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Emporia IV III Long Khanh 9/4/1967 9/14/1967 9th Infantry Division (USA); 11th Armored Cavalry (USA); 52d ARVN Ranger Battalion







search and destroy; convoy escort; fire support and base security
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Enoggera

6/21/1966 7/5/1966 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







security operation
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Enterprise III Long An Province (Rach Kien) 2/13/1967 3/11/1968 3d Brigade, 9th Infantry Division(USA); ARVN; South Vietnamese Regional and Popular Forces; 2d Battalion, 3d Infantry Division VC

"considerable losses"

2,000-2,107 (VC)
search and destroy operation; To clear Lon An Province of VC forces The elements of the 9th Infantry Division and the other Allies arrived in the area and began to sweep it for VC. They suffered considerable losses while most VC escaped. Operations continued through March 1968, but failed to clear Long An Province of VC. Vietnam: Order Of Battle, by Shelby L. Stanton; The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Entrée III Bien Hoa Province - War Zone D 2/12/1966 2/16/1966 173d Airborne Brigade (USA)







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Essex I Quang Nam Province 11/6/1967 11/17/1967 5th Marine Regiment (HQ, USMC); 2d and 3d Battalions, 5th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Esso III Phuoc Tuy Province 6/15/1969 7/15/1969 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment








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Evansville III
8/4/1966 8/15/1966 USA







search and destroy operation
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Ewa III Hau Nghia Province 7/8/1966 7/13/1966 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry (USA)







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Fairfax III in and around Saigon 11/30/1966 12/14/1967 a battalion each from 1st, 4th, and 25th Infantry Divisions (USA); 199th Infantry Brigade (USA); 5th Ranger Group (ARVN)





1,043
To improve security around Saigon Security around the capital was deteriorating, so Gen. Westmoreland decided to use U.S. troops in and advisory effort to inspire the Vietnamese. The II Field Force Vietnam commander assigned one U.S. Battalion to each district in Gia Dinh, where the U.S. and South Vietnamese forces were to operate jointly to resore security. Eventually the South Vietnamese would manage everything on their own. Though security did improve throughout this time, little progress was made in indentifying or eliminating the Viet Cong Infastructure (VCI). The operation ended in a stalemate and later analysis of FAIRFAX led to the establishment of the Phoenix program. Vietnam: Order Of Battle, by Shelby L. Stanton; The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker
Fairfax / Rang Dong III Gia Dinh and Long An Provinces 11/30/1966 12/14/1967 1st Infantry Division (USA); 4th Infantry Division (USA); 25th Infantry Division (USA); 199th Infantry Brigade (Light)(Separate)(USA)5th ARVN Division







search and destroy operation in Capitol Military District
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Falcon III
1/8/1967 1/10/1967 USA







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Fargo III Hau Nghia Province 6/12/1966 6/14/1966 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Fargo (2d Part) III Binh Long and Tay Ninh Provinces 12/21/1967 1/21/1967 11th Armored Cavalry







reconnaissance in force and road clearing between An Loc and Loc Ninh
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Farm Gate RVN South Vietnam 10/11/1961
4400th Combat Crew Training Squadron (USAF); Detachment 2A, 4400the Combat Crew Training Squadron (USAF); 1st Air Commando Squadron (Provisional, USAF) VC/PAVN






to assist the RVN in its struggle against an increasingly aggressive Communist foe; increasingly expanding its missions. This operation began when President Kennedy ordered the Air Force to assist the RVN. The 4400th Combat Crew Training Squadron was created to train indigenous air forces and participate in limited combat missions supporting ground forces. At first, the squadron only trained South Vietnamese airmen. Eventually the aircraft were used in other missions. They flew reconnaisance missions and provided logistical support for the U.S. Army Special Forces. After the 6th of December, FARM GATE was allowed to participate in combat missions if at least one Vietnamese national was on board for training purposes. During 1962, FARM GATE continued to support the expanding U.S. effort. They flew air strikes, but were limited only to missions that the Vietnamese could not undertake. In 1963 FARM GATE was expanded to meet the growing demand for air support. As the war continued to increase in intensity, many demands for combat sorties had to go unfilled. The planes suffered from structural failures and shortages of spare parts. Eventually the older B-26s and T-28s were replaced with A-1Es. Finally in 1965, the requirement for South Vietnamese to be carried on combat missions was dropped. Air Force markings replaced the South Vietnamese markings on the aircraft. FARM GATE flew 80 percent of the sorties in support of the ARVN. However, as U.S. involvement continued to escalate, FARM GATE lost importance. In 1967, FARM GATE disappeared long after the counter-insurgency nature of the war had changed to something more conventional. The Enyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker
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search and destroy operation
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Fayette Canyon I Quang Nam Province 12/14/1968 2/28/1969 196th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA)







clear and search operation
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3/10/1969 4/8/1969 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







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Feline III Binh Duong Province 12/7/1965 12/8/1965 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (USA); 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Fillmore II Phu Yen Province - vicinity of Tuy Hoa 3/25/1966 7/21/1966 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA)(March 25 - April 8, 1966); 2d Battalion, 327th Airborne Infantry ( - July 21, 1966); 2d ROK Marine Brigade; 47th ARVN Regiment







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Finney Hill I Quang Ngai Province 3/1/1971 7/1/1971 11th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA); 198th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA)









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3/9/1970 4/7/1970 7th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







reconnaissance and ambush operation
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Fire Support Base (FSB) Ripcord I Thua Thien Province 7/1/1970 7/23/1970 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA)








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Fish Hook II Binh Dinh Province 12/10/1965 12/14/1965 2d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (HQ)







search and destroy operation
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Fish Hook II II Binh Dinh Province 12/14/1965 12/16/1965 2d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (HQ, USA)







search and destroy operation
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Fitchburg III Tay Ninh Province 11/25/1966 4/8/1967 196th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA)







search and destroy operation; later phase a cover to put the 196th Infantry Brigade in position for CEDAR FALLS
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Flaming Dart DRV Dong Hoi; North Vietnam

USAF PAVN/ VC

8 USAF 109 USAF


to persuade the DRV that they could not persevere in billigerent actions without expecting retaliation; to retaliate for the VC mortar attack on Camp Holloway and the Pleiku airstripe. The VC mortared Camp Holloway and the Pleiku airfield on February 7, 1965. They killed 8, & wounded 109, while damaging 20 aircraft. Johnson then ordered the bombing of North Vietnamese installations at Dong Hoi as a retaliatory action. The air strikes were carried out against four targets north of the 17th Parallel. This operation was soon followed by FLAMING DART II. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker
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23 USA



to retaliate for the killing of Americans at Qui Nhon This operation was ordered 48 hours after FLAMING DART to retaliate for the killing of 23 Americans at Qui Nhon. It is often explained as the onset of ROLLING THUNDER The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker
Flip Flop III Binh Duong Province 10/15/1965 10/15/1965 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry (USA)







search and destroy and security operation
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Florida I Thua Thien Province 6/9/1966 6/12/1966 USMC







search and destroy operation
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Fly Low III Binh Duong Province 10/16/1965 10/16/1965 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Flying Finn III Tay Ninh Province - War Zone C 1/5/1970 1/8/1970 2d Battalion, 5th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division (USA)







destruction of 2d Battalion, 95C Regiment
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Flying Tiger VI II Binh Dinh Province 1/9/1966 1/11/1966 ROK Capitol Division







search and destroy operation
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Footboy DRV North Vietnam and North Vietnamese waters

MACSOG







to collect intelligence, conduct psychological warfare operations, and participate in other activities to creat dissension among the populace and to divert North Vietnamese resources Covert operations in North Vietnam and North Vietnamese waters for the purpose of collecting intelligence, conducting psychological warfare operations, and other activities to create dissension among the populace, and for diversion of North Vietnamese resources. Included Operations PLOWMAN (maritime operations), HUMIDOR (psychological operations), TIMBERWORK (inflitration of guerrilla teams), and MIDRIFF. Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Ford I Thua Thien Province 3/10/1968 3/20/1968 1st Marines (HQ, USMC); 1st Battalions, 1st Marines (USMC); 2d Battalions, 3d Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Formation Leader I
10/17/1967 10/24/1967 2d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC)







amphibious and heliborne assault, search and destroy operation
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Forrest III Phuoc Tuy Province 11/23/1967 1/5/1968 1st Australian Task Force (HQ); 2d and 7th Battalions, Royal Australian Regiment; A Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment







rice denial operations
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Forsythe Grove I Quang Nam Province 6/30/1969 7/3/1969 5th Marines (HQ, USMC); 1st and 2d Battalions, 5th Marines (USMC); 1st Battalion, 7th Marines (USMC)







clear and search operation
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Fort Nisqually III Binh Duong Province; from Bear Cat to Dau Tieng 11/28/1966 5/14/1967 3d Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (USA)







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Fort Smith III Hau Nghia Province along Highway 1 6/3/1966 7/3/1966 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy and pacification operation along Highway 1
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Fort Wayne III Bien Hao Province 5/1/1967 5/4/1967 173d Airborne Brigade (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Fortress Ridge I
12/21/1967 12/24/1967 1st Marines (HQ, USMC); 3d Battalion, 1st Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Fortress Sentry I
9/17/1967
2d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operations
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Foster I Quang Nam Province 11/13/1967 11/30/1967 7th Marines (HQ, USMC); 2d Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion, 7th Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion, 11th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Phuoc Thanh Province 8/7/1965 8/11/1965 173d Airborne Brigade (USA); 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment







search and destroy operation
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search and destroy operation
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Francis Marion II Cambodian Border of the Pleiku Province; Pleiku and Kontum Provinces - Ia Drang Valley, near Chu Pong massif 4/5/1967 10/12/1967 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (USA); 2d Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (USA); (2d Battalion, 8th Infantry (2/8th), 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry (1/18th), 3d Battalion, 12th Infantry (3/12th), 3d Battalion, 8th Infantry (3/8th)); 173d Airborne Brigade (USA) 1st and 10th PAVN Divisions; (95B PAVN Regiment, 32d PAVN Regiment, 66th PAVN Regiemtn, 32d PAVN Regiment)




1,203 (PAVN)
search and destroy operation; To Prevent the 1st and 10th PAVN Divisions from pushing into the Central Highlands This operation followed SAM HOUSTON with the 1st Brigade patrolling from Duc Co to the Plei D'Jereng Special Forces Camp and the 2d patrolling south toward the Ia Drang Valley. The operation included eight major military engagements, during which the PAVN often attacked and then were forced to retreat due to USA artillery and air strikes. By early fall, it was obvious that the main thrust had moved into the Kontum Province at the location of operation GREELY. 0n 12 October, FRANCIS MARION and GREELY were combined into Operation MACARTHUR. Vietnam: Order Of Battle, by Shelby L. Stanton; The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Franklin / Lien Ket 50 I Quang Ngai Province 7/26/1966 7/29/1966 1st and 2d Battalions, 7th Marines (USMC); 2d ARVN Division







search and destroy operation
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Fredenhall Gold II Pleiku Province 5/18/1970 5/30/1970 4th Infantry Division







security and combat operation
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Frederick Hall I Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces 3/18/1969 3/1/1971 196th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA); 5th ARVN Regiment







clear and search operation
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8/14/1973 USAF







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Fremont I Quang Tri And Thua Thien Provinces 7/10/1967 10/31/1967 4th Marines, 3d Marine Division (HQ, USMC); 1st and 2d Battalions, 3d Marines (USMC); 1st and 2d Battalions, 4th Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion, 26th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Frequent Wind III South Vietnam - Saigon area, War Zone C 4/29/1975 4/30/1975 Task Force 76, US 7th Fleet; USAF PAVN






To evacuate the Saigon area in the final hours before the city was captured. FREQUENT WIND began at 1051 on the 29 April. Before this, RVN aircrews had jettisoned bombs and fuel tanks on the runways leaving them unusable. Americans and endangered South Vietnamese had to be evacuated by helicopter. 865 Marines were moved to the area to provide security for the operation. 4,500 Vietnamese and 395 U.S. citizens were evacuated. The last to leave were the Marines and the demolition teams. A large-scale airlift from the U.S. Embassy had never been planned, but when the Marine commander learned that several thousand Vietnamese and Americans were stranded in the compound, he directed helicpters there. Only one CH-53 could land in the courtyard and the roof would only support CH-46s. As it got dark and thunderstorms moved in, the crowd outside the embassy left, but flying became much more difficult. Flights continued through the night with only an hour pause while the Marines were evacuated from the DAO. Meanwhile, Washington feared that refugee flights might continue forever, and at 0430 the pilots were ordered to only fly out Americans. By 0500 the last Americans and Ambassador Martin were flown from the embassy. At 0753 the last helicopters loaded the Marine security force and left for the fleet. About 420 Vietnamese were left in the compound and thousands more in Saigon. 978 Americans and about 1,100 Vietnamese had been evacuated. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
Fresh Start III War Zone C 1/29/1970 4/30/1970 11th Armored Cavalry (USA)







land clearing operation
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Fresno (Hau Nghia Province) III Hau Nghia Province 7/13/1966 7/15/1966 2d Battalion, 27th Infantry, 2d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Fresno (Quang Ngai Province) I Quang Ngai Province 9/8/1966 9/16/1966 7th Marines (HQ, USMC); 1st Battalion, 7th Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Frisk III Binh Duong Province 12/11/1965 12/11/1965 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (HQ, USA); 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Frisk II III Binh Duong Province 12/17/1965 12/17/1965 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division (HQ, USA); 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry (USA)







reconnaissance operation
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Fulton II Khanh Hoa, Tuyen Doc & Ninh Thuan Provinces

1st Cavalry Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Fulton Square I Quang Tri Province 10/22/1969 1/18/1970 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (USA)







search and clear, reconnaissance in force, rocket suppression, rice denial, and security operation
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Gadsen III Tay Ninh Province - War Zone C 2/1/1967 2/20/1967 25th Infantry Division (USA); 3d Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (USA); 196th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA)







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Gaffey Blue II Binh Dinh Province 7/15/1969 7/30/1969 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (USA)







clear and seach operation
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Gallup III
8/15/1966 8/19/1966 USA







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Game Warden IV Mekong Delta 12/18/1965
River Patrol Force (USN) (Task Force 116, est. December 18, 1965) VC






to halt VC inland waterways logistics and military operations This operation formed when it became obvious that Operation MARKET TIME, while successful at sea, did not work well on the inland waterways. The Navy adopted fiberglass-hulled river patrol boats (PBRs) to operate in the shallow water. These boats were based around either landing ship tanks (LTSs) or at shore installations. Bell UH-1B Iroqois helicopters, organized in Helicopter Attack Light Squadron 3 (HAL-3), provided air support and were stationed with the PBRs. VAL-4 (Navy Attack Light Squadron 4), which consisted of 0V-10 Broncos, bridged the gap between helicopter and jet. The operation included day and night patrols to inspect Vietnamese river craft, enforce curfews, establish ambushes, support Allied troops ashore, minesweep the Lon Tao channel, and insert SEALs in Mekong Delta. In 1968 parts of GAME WARDEN was combined with other task forces to conduct SEALORDS. After Vietnamization, GAME WARDEN shifted material to the South Vietnamese Navy (VNN). By December 1970, Task Force 116 was disestablished. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker; Historical Atlas Of The Vietnam War, by Harry G. Summers, Jr.; Preliminary Checklist Of United States Military Operations In Southeast Asia
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9th Infantry Division









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Garfield II Darlac Province - northwest of Ban Me Thuot 2/25/1966 3/24/1966 3d Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (USA); 23d ARVN Division







search and destroy operation
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Garrad Bay I Quang Nam Province 10/25/1968 11/16/1968 2d Battalion, 26th Marines (USMC)







clear and search operation
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Gatling II & III Phase I: Lam Dong Province; Phase II: Binh Tuy and Binh Thuan Provinces 2/1/1967 2/15/1967 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA)







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Gator

1/14/1968 1/14/1968 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry, 198th Infantry Division (USA)









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Gem I Quang Nam Province 7/12/1967 7/15/1967 3d Battalion, 7th Marines (USMC)







blocking operation
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Geneva Park I Quang Tin and Quang Ngai Provinces 3/18/1969 3/1/1971 198th Infantry Brigade (Light, USA)







clear and search operation
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Georgia I Quang Nam and Quang Ngai Provinces - vicinity of An Hoa 4/21/1966 5/10/1966 4th Marines (HQ, USMC); 1st, 2d, 3d Battalions, 4th Marines (USMC); 3d Battalion, 9th Marines (USMC)







clear and search operation
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Georgia Tar I Quang Tri Province - northeast of Khe Sanh 7/16/1969 9/25/1969 4th Marines (HQ, USMC); 1st, 2d, 3d Battalions, 4th Marines (USMC); 3d Battalions, 9th Marines (USMC)







clear and search operation
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Geraldton III Phuoc Tuy Province 6/15/1967 6/21/1967 1st Australian Task Force







search and destroy operation
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Geronimo I II Phu Yen Province 10/30/1966 12/4/1966 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Giant Slingshot IV Mekong Delta; Parrot's Beak, Vam Co River, not far from Ben Luc 12/6/1968
USN, SEALORDS (Task Force 194) VC






to stop Communist infiltration from the Vam Co River and make these rivers accesible to the local inhabitants. In this area the Vam Co River flowed from converging routes on either side of the Parrot's Beak. In this pocket of Cambodian territory, Communists could establish base camps not far from the RVN capital at Saigon. Infiltration was great in this area and GIANT SLINGSHOT sought to stop the Communists and open the rivers to locals. The Encyclopedia Of The Vietnam War: A Political, Social & Military History, edited by Spencer C. Tucker
Gibraltar II Binh Dinh Province - Song Con River Valleynorthwest of An Khe 9/18/1965 9/23/1965 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA)







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7/17/1969 8/7/1969 B Squadron, 1st Armored Regiment (Australian)







Pacification operaiton in Duc Thanh District
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Gisborne

2/28/1970 3/10/1970 6th RAR/NZ (ANZAC) Battalion







reconnaissance in force operation
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Give Up II Binh Dinh Province 12/6/1965 12/6/1965 2d Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division (HQ, USA); 2d Battalion, 5th Cavalry (USA)







reconnaissance
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Gladiator III Binh Duong Province 12/6/1965 12/6/1965 2d Battalion, 28th Infantry (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Glenn I Quang Nam Province 12/17/1966 12/21/1966 3d Battalion, 1st Marines (USMC)







search and destroy operation
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Glenn Burnie III
1/2/1967 1/3/1967 3d Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry (USA)







search and destroy operation
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Goethals II
7/15/1967 7/15/1967 Mobile Strike Force (5th Special Forces)









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Golden Fleece I south of Danang

III Marine Amphibious Force







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9/26/1968 11/17/1968 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry (USA)









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Golden Fleece (or Golden Fleece 7 -1)/ Lien Ket 60 I Quang Ngai Province 9/16/1966 9/27/1966 1st Battalion, 7th Marines (USMC); 4th ARVN Regiment







search and destroy and security operation; to protect rice crop in Moc Duc Region
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Golden Fleece 196 - 1 I Quang Ngai Province 4/20/1967 4/23/1967 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade (USA)







security operation
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Golden Sword

9/16/1968 10/19/1968 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA); 3d Brigade, 82d Airborne Division








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Golden Valley I Quang Tin Province - Kham Duc Special Forces Camp 5/10/1968 5/12/1968 23d Infantry Division (HQ, USA); 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade (USA); Company A, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry (USA); Battery A, 3d Battalion, 82d Artillery (USA)







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Good Friend I II Cam Ranh Bay 9/22/1965 10/19/1965 2d Battalion, 502d Infantry, 1st Brigade, 101st Infantry Division (USA)








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Good Friend II II vicinity of Qui Nhon 10/1/1965 11/13/1965 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (USA); 1st Cavalry Division (USA); 2d Battalion, 7th Marines (USMC); 22d ARVN Division







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Goodwood III Bien Hoa Province 12/3/1968 2/17/1969 1st and 9th Battalions, Royal Australian Regiment







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Grand I Quang Nam Province 4/21/1967 4/25/1967 3d Battalion, 7th Marines (USMC)







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Granite I Thua Thien Province 10/25/1967 11/6/1967 4th Marines (HQ); 1st Battalion, 3d Marines (USMC): 1st Battalion, 4th Marines (USMC); ARVN









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Great Bend III
6/13/1967 6/20/1967 9th Infantry Division (USA)







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Greely II Kontum Province - Dak To area 6/16/1967 10/12/1967 173d Airborne Brigade (1st and 2d Battalions, 503d Infantry (1/503d and 2/503d), 4th Battalion, 503d Infantry (4/503)) (USA); 4th Infantry Division (USA); 1st Cavalry Division (1st Battalion, 12th Infantry (1/12th) and 3d Brigade) (USA); 5th and 8th ARVN Airborne Battalions; 42d ARVN Regiment; 5th and 8th ARVN Airborne Battalions 24th PAVN Regiment