project ILLINOIS CITY information
3 MAR DIV was a US Marine Corps unit
for 3 MAR DIV
For date 670601
Operation ILLINOIS CITY
Quang Tri Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Description: This was the second name for the McNamara DMZ infiltration barrier project that was initially code named Project PRACTICE NINE but popularly known as the Electric Fence. The 3d Marine Div devoted most of its energy to the preparatory clearing and construction of this barrier.
The source for this information was Rise & Fall p:175+
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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