Selected Bibliography


Berry, Lt. Col. F. Clifton. Chargers. New York: Bantam, 1988.

Crum, James E. Pigman, Vietnam 1968-69. Canal Fulton, Ohio: J.E. Crum, 1988.

Cutler, Lt. Comdr. Thomas J. Brown Water, Black Berets: Coastal and Riverine Warfare in Vietnam. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute, 1988.

Grant, Zalin B. Survivors. New York: Norton, 1975.

Helms, E. Michael. The Proud Bastards. New York: Zebra, 1990.

Krulak, Lt. Gen. Victor H. First to Fight: An Inside View of the U.S. Marine Corps. Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute, 1984.

Lowry, Timothy S. Valor. New York: Berkley, 1988.

Telfer, Maj. Gary; Lt. Col. Lane Rogers; and Keith Fleming. U.S. Marines in Vietnam: Fighting the North Vietnamese, 1967. Washington, D.C.: History and Museums Division, Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, 1984.


Braestrup, Peter. “‘Magnificent’ Is the Word for Marine Fighters.” Pacific Stars & Stripes, 29 May 1968,11.

Hammond, Lt. Col. J. W. “Combat Journal, Part I.” Marine Corps Gazette, July 1968, 20-29.

Hammond, Lt. Col. J. W. “Combat Journal, Conclusion.” Marine Corps Gazette, August 1968, 46-51.

May, Tony. “With the 196th Light Infantry Brigade: Letters from the DMZ.” Vietnam Combat, 1989, 46-57.

“Soldier Slips Past Enemy Night Perimeter.” Southern Cross (Newspaper of the Americal Division), June 1968, 8.

Weise, Brig. Gen. William. “Memories of Dai Do.” Marine Corps Gazette, September 1987, 42-55.

Weise, Brig. Gen. William. “They Called Him Big John Malnar.” Leatherneck, July 1991, 47-49.


All USMC documents cited are in the USMC Historical Center at the Washington Navy Yard; all U.S. Army documents cited can be found in the National Archives’s Suitland, Md., branch.

“The Battle of Dong Ha” (Capt. W. H. Dabney, G3A, 3d Marine Division).

“Combat After Action Report (Operations NAPOLEON-SALINE), Headquarters, 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Divison.”

“Command Chronology, 3d Marines, April 1968.”

“___, May 1968.”

“Command Chronology, 1st Battalion, 3d Marines, May 1968.”

“Command Chronology, 2d Battalion, 4th Marines, October 1967.”

“___, November 1967.”

“Command Chronology, Battalion Landing Team 2/4, December 1967.”

“___, January 1968.”

“___, February 1968.”

“___, March 1968.”

“___, April 1968.”

“___, May 1968.”

“___, June 1968.”

“Duty Officer’s Log, S2/S3 Section, 3d Battalion, 21st Infantry, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, 19 April-17 May 1968.”

“Operations of U.S. Marine Forces, Vietnam, May 1968.”

3d Marine Division Historical Section The tape-recorded interviews conducted at the BUT 2/4 CP at Mai Xa Chanh West on 21 and 22 May 1968. The reel-to-reel tapes are stored at the National Archives in Suitland, Md.

Acly, 2d Lt. Peter A. (G BLT 2/4)

Allen, Cpl. Terry L. (H BLT 2/4)

Barela, LCpl. James L. (H BLT 2/4)

Bennett, Pfc. Thomas J. (H BLT 2/4)

Burgos, LCpl. Joel S. (H BLT 2/4)

Devoe, Sgt. Donald F. (H BLT 2/4)

Emery, Cpl. Kenneth L. (G BLT 2/4)

Ferland, 1st Lt. James T. (G BLT 2/4)

Jones, Sgt. Joe N. (H BLT 2/4)

Knapp, Maj. Charles W. (XO, BLT 2/4)

Kraus, LCpl. Greg R. (CP, BLT 2/4)

Lawson, 1st Lt. Luther L. (CP, BLT 2/4)

Lawyer, Pfc. Gary W. (H BLT 2/4)

Martin, HM3 Larry G. (G BLT 2/4)

McCarter, HM2 Terrell E. (G BLT 2/4)

Morgan, 2d Lt. Frederick H. (G BLT 2/4)

Murphy, Capt. Richard J. (S2, BLT 2/4)

Osborn, LCpl. (H BLT 2/4)

Patton, Cpl. William A. (H BLT 2/4)

Pierce, Cpl. Wendell M. (H BLT 2/4)

Richardson, Pfc. Gary R. (H BLT 2/4)

Stallworth, Pfc. Sylvester (H BLT 2/4)

Summey, Cpl. James A. (H BLT 2/4)

Ward, SSgt. Robert J. (H BLT 2/4)

Warren, Maj. George F. (S3, BLT 2/4)

Whitefield, Pfc. (H BLT 2/4)

Woodruff, Sgt. Bruce (H BLT 2/4)

Zayemopoulas, Cpl. Evangelos E. (H BLT 2/4)

Zimmerman, 1st Lt. William B. (CP, BLT 2/4)

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