operation PRAIRIE II information
for 3 MAR DIV

From date 670201 to 670318

3 MAR DIV was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
Operation PRAIRIE II
South Vietnam
Description: This operation was an extension of PRAIRIE I and had the objective to seek out and destroy the enemy forces along the DMZ and to defend the area against attack. The NVA 324B Division was still trying to move into Vietnam across the DMZ. This operation was controlled by the 3rd Marine Div (forward) at Dong Ha and consisted of a series of sweeps and patrols by units of various sizes, including infantry battalions. The operation claimed 693 known enemy casualties.

The source for this information was Rand, USMC H 67 P 12-14, OOB

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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023