unit history information
for MAG-36
HMM-261

For date 660126


MAG-36 was a US Marine Corps unit
HMM-261 was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
Operation DOUBLE EAGLE
Quang Ngai Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Nui Dau
Description: As part of the preparations for DOUBLE EAGLE, MAG-36 reported at 1250 nine UH-34D's from HMM-261 lifted 197 troops from Echo 2/4 from KY HA to Nui Dau (BS874325) in such manner as to make it appear to be a routine resupply mission to the outpost. The company's actual mission was to seize Hill 163 (BS850391) in conjunction with an ARVN unit to gain the commanding terrain overlooking the D-Day beach.

The source for this information was HQ MAG-36 Combat After Action Rpt 20 Mar 66


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