operation HOUSTON information
for 1 MAR DIV

From date 680226 to 680912

1 MAR DIV was a US Marine Corps unit
26 MARINES was a US Marine Corps unit
2/3 MARINES was a US Marine Corps unit
3/5 MARINES was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
Operation HOUSTON
Thua Thien Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Hai Van Pass
Description: This 1st Marine Div operation used the 26th Marines with the 2/3d Marines and the 3/5th Marines. It was conducted in the Thau Thien and Quang Nam border region, had the responsibility of keeping Highway 1 open and providing security for details working on the railroad between Hue and Da Nang. Casualties: U.S. 121 KIA, 848 WIA; enemy 702 known KIAs.

The source for this information was OOB, Chron P:68

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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023