From landing in May of 1965 at Chu Lai to Finally departing South Vietnam in October 1969, The Companies of the Third Battalion, Third Marines worked most of the Northern area of South Vietnam shown on this map. The area is noted for some of the fierces battles in Vietnam, starting with Operation Starlight in August of 1965 through the 1968 Tet Offensive. Some of these battles took place in well known places,like Chu Lai, Hill 881 and ConThien others took place at obscure outposts with names like Alpha 3, Ca Lu and the Rock Pile. Many times we didn't know where we were as the companies were split and sent to help other Marine or Army outfits in the area.
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