Sparrow Hawk rapid reaction force information

For date 660201

was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
South Vietnam
Location, Sparrow Hawk
Description: As a result of operation DOUBLE EAGLE and pacification activities within the TAOR, the 9th Marines began stationing a reinforced rile squad of 22 men at Marble Mountain that could rapidly be helilifted to exploit a VC contact. III MAF gave this concept the codename Sparrow Hawk. Thus began a concept that would remain popular for a long time in Vietnam.

The source for this information was USMC H 1966, P 48

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Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021