operation BLACK FERRET information

From date 651103 to 651105

7 MARINES was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
Quang Ngai Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, LZ Albatross
Description: This search and destroy operation was conducted by the 1/7th and 2/7th Marines plus 1/4th and 2/4th ARVN Regts 10 miles south of Chu Lai. The results were 1 US KIA, 13 WIA, and 2 VC KIAs plus 6 POWs. The well known combat photographer Dickey Chappelle died when a patrol tripped a booby trap.
Comments: CIV Chappelle, Dickey; photographer; KIA;

The source for this information was Vietnam Battle Chronology P:8

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