operation DECKHOUSE I information
for SLF

From date 660618 to 660630

SLF was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
Phu Yen Province, South Vietnam
Description: As a result of the May, 1966 meetings between MACV, the Navy and Marine commands a broader type of amphibious operations were designed for the SLF. The first of the new series, operation DECKHOUSE I, was conducted by the SLF in Phu Yen Province in II Corps in support of the 1st Cavalry Division operation NATHAN HALE. The SLF units encountered only scattered resistance but NATHAN HALE involved nine battalions that claimed over 400 enemy killed.

The source for this information was Rand, USMC 1966 History P 304

Additional information is available on CD-ROM.

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Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021