joint operation VAN BUREN information
for 1 BDE 101 ABN

From date 660119 to 660221

1 BDE 101 ABN was a US Army unit
2 ROK MC BDE was a Korean Marine Corps unit
47 ARVN REG was a Undefined unit
Operation VAN BUREN
South Vietnam
Description: Operation VAN BUREN begins in Phu Yen Province where the recently relocated USA 1st Bde, 101st Abn Div, ROK 2nd Marine Bde, and ARVN 47th Regt are to locate and destroy the NVA 95th Regt (believed to be in the Tuy Hoa Valley) and to protect the rice harvest in the coastal region. The 1st Bde was still moving from Phan Rang. As they arrived at Tuy Hoa, they moved into operational areas. The joint operation claimed 679 known enemy casualties. The USA results were 282 enemy KIA plus 66 KBA, 33 captured and 238 suspects detained, over 100 weapons, and several caches of ammo and supplies were taken. The 1st Bde's casualties were 55 KIA and 221 WIA.

The source for this information was Rand, OOB, AAR dated 23 Mar 1966, SUITLAND

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