operation MACON information

From date 660704 to 661027

9 MARINES was a US Marine Corps unit
3 MAR DIV was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
Operation MACON
Quang Nam Province, South Vietnam
Location, An Hoa
Description: Operation MACON began when two VC companies ambushed one Marine company on a routine search and clear mission NE of An Hoa. An Hoa was to be the site of an industrial complex and was politically important to the GVN and hence the military. By the end of the day, III MAF developed the operation that normally consisted of a single battalion-size force but for a few days had five battalions. There were three phases to the operation which finally concluded on 27 October. The operation claimed 380 enemy KIA versus 24 US KIAs and 172 WIAs.

The source for this information was Rand, USMC 1966 H, P.201-210

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