operation BLASTOUT I information

From date 650802 to 650803

9 MARINES was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
Operation BLASTOUT I
Quang Nam Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, near Da Nang
Description: This was one of the first search and clear oprations conducted by the Marines in the Da Nang area. On the 3d, a unit of the 9th Marines received heavy small arms fire. Orders are given to raze the village. Morley Safer and a CBS camera crew film the Marines burning 51 huts. Total casualties in the operation were 4 US WIAs; enemy losses unknown.

The source for this information was Vietnam Battle Chronology P:3

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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023