operation report information
for 2/9 MARINES

For date 690122

2/9 MARINES 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: The 2d Bn, 9th Marines began DEWEY CANYON by air assaulting into the upper A Shau Valley followed by the 3d Bn three days later. The opening moves were relatively easy and two LZs were hacked out only four miles from the Laotian border. Shortly after the Marines moved into the jungle and nine days of foul monsoon weather locked the valley in. The Marine pilots depended on sheer flying heroics to keep the operation going despite thunderstorms and dense cloud cover.

The source for this information was 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