operation report information
for 9 MARINES

For date 660114


9 MARINES was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
Operation MALLARD
South Vietnam
Location, An Hoa
Description: The heaviest action during operation MALLARD occurred early this morning when a four-man team from Co G, 9th Marines surprised about 40 VC "deployed in a skirmish line with four 60mm mortars". The Marines fired on the VC at close range and the startled VC force became disorganized, dropped their packs and dispersed. A sweap of the site netted four dead VC, the four 60mm mortars, 80 mortar rounds, plus 15 packs.

The source for this information was USMC 1966, P. 41


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