project ILLINOIS CITY information
for 3 MAR DIV
DMZ barrier

For date 670601


3 MAR DIV was a US Marine Corps unit
Operation ILLINOIS CITY
Quang Tri Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, DMZ
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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