2d Battalion, 26th Marine Regiment
In late September, MACV received reports of 'an unprecedented rapid buildup of enemy forces ... along the entire length of the DMZ.'
In response, III MAF reshuffled Marine units thoughout Northern I Corps. The 3d MarDiv moved North into Thua Thien and Quang Tri
Provinces, and the 1stMarDiv assumed responsibility for both the DaNang and ChuLai TAORs (tactical areas of responsibility). On 10 October, 3dMarDiv
opened its Headquarters at the PhuBai base and took Operational Control (OPCON) of battalions operating in that locale. On 11 October, 2/26 moved
North from DaNang to PhuBai. After operating for a short period just south of PhuBai, the battalion began on 29 October
Operation Pawnee III in the PhuLoc District, north of the strategic Hai Van Pass, with the mission to keep Route 1 open between DaNang and PhuBai.
From Left-to-Right: [1 grid = 5 nautical miles]
--Opn BACON was in the 'YD' grid.
--Opn PAWNEE III extended from Co.H base (mid 'ZD' grid), East to LangCo Bridge.
--"Turkey Ridge" (so named because we were there on Thanksgiving) is North of Route #1 on the peninsula below the 'G' in GULF.
1. Operation BACON (19 Oct - 28 Oct 66)
2. Operation PAWNEE III (29 Oct 66 - 24 Dec 66)
3. Phu Loc -- Marine Corps Birthday
| 12 OCT 1966 -
24 DEC 1966
| Memories to Share|
| Command Chronology
Updated: 27 Oct 2000
Operation BACON -- Truoi Bridge
Operation PAWNEE III -- Turkey Ridge
| PAWNEE III Area Of Operations
| 3dPlt at PhuLoc
| Company Base
Marine Corps Birthday Nov 10, 1996 -- Phu Loc --
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