operation CHECKERS information
for 3 MAR DIV
1 MARINES
5 MARINES

For date 680101


3 MAR DIV was a US Marine Corps unit
1 MARINES was a US Marine Corps unit
5 MARINES was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
Operation CHECKERS
South Vietnam
Description: This was a unit positioning operation that had for its main purpose the relief of the 3d Marine Division units from covering the western approaches to Hue so it could concentrate its full attention on northern Quang Tri Provence. The U.S. Army 11th Infantry Brigade arrived at Duc Pho allowed the Korean 'Blue Dragon' Marine Brigade to move out of Duc Pho to Hoi An which allowed the 5th Marines to move from Hoi An to Phu Loc. The 3d Marine Division also moved from Phu Bai to Dong Ha.

The source for this information was USMC in Vietnam Anthology


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