operation report information
for 1 MARINES
51 ARVN REG

From date 681126 to 681129


1 MARINES was a US Marine Corps unit
51 ARVN REG was a Vietnamese Army unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
Operation MEADE RIVER
Quang Nam Province, I Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Dodge City area
Description: Over the next four days, the Marine battalions tightened the cordon as they advanced. Using probes fashioned from metal stock especially for MEADE RIVER, the Marines located many caches of enemy arms and supplies. Enemy troops attempted to evade at night, but almost continuous flare illumination and Marine ambushes turned them back. When engaged, the enemy would break contact and flee. As the cordon grew smaller, fire support coordination problems grew larger. Units in contact with the enemy often experienced interruptions in fire support cause by interference from neighboring units. Worse still, the close quarters created by seven battalions in a constantly shrinking area resulted in severe safety problems and occasional instances of friendly fire impacting Marine positions.

The source for this information was 1968 USMC History P:425+


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