operation DEWEY CANYON information
for 9 MAR REGT

From date 690122 to 690318

9 MAR REGT was a US Marine Corps unit
1 MAR DIV was a US Marine Corps unit
Primary service involved, US Marine Corps
South Vietnam
Location, A Shau Valley
Description: This 1st Marine Division operation sent the reinforced 9th Marines into the northern end of the A Shau Valley and claimed 1,335 known enemy casualties. The Marines perseverance was rewarded with some of the largest caches captured during the war. Over 525 tons of weapons and ammunitions were uncovered, including 12 large 122mm cannons - the first ever seen inside South Vietnam.

The source for this information was OOB, Rise & Fall P:281+
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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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023