operation FAIRFAX information
for 199 LIB

From date 661130 to 671214

199 LIB was a US Army unit
2 BDE 1 INF was a US Army unit
4 INF DIV was a US Army unit
25 INF DIV was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation FAIRFAX
South Vietnam
Location, Saigon
Description: This operation, initiated by three battalions, one each from the 1st, 4th, and 25th Inf Divs, was conducted in the area immediately surrounding Saigon. It emphasizes joint US & ARVN territorial security operations and is taken over by the 199th Light Inf Bde in Jan 1967. The allies claimed 1,043 known enemy casualties. The US operation terminates on 14 December 1967 when responsibility for security in the FAIRFAX operational area passes to the ARVN 5th Ranger Group.

The source for this information was Rand, OOB, Rise & Fall p: 134+, Turner 1st Inf p:31
Rise & Fall = The Rise and Fall of an American Army: U.S. Ground Forces in Vietnam, 1963 - 1973 by Shelby Stanton.

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