operation MCLAIN information
for 3/506 ABN 101 ABN

From date 680120 to 690131

3/506 ABN 101 ABN was a US Army unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Operation MCLAIN
Binh Thuan Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Phan Thiet
Description: The 3/506th Abn, detached from the 101st Abn Div, conducted a continuing reconnaissance-in-force operation in support of pacification in Binh Thuan Province and claimed 1,042 known enemy casualties. Officially it was a search and destroy operation intended to counter enemy threats, exploit hard intelligence and assist Allied Forces in highway security and revolutionary development efforts. This was a follow-on to BYRD.

The source for this information was Rand, OOB, Chron P:65; I FORCEV ORLL q ending 31 Jan 68

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Date posted on this site: 05/16/2021