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Buffalo

Written June 2013, edited February 2019

Operation

Dates: 

2 Jul 1967 - 14 Jul 1967

Area of Operation:

Quang Tri Province, I Corps

Allied Units:

USMC 3d Battalion 3d Marines, 3d Battalion 4th Marines, 1st Battalion 9th Marines, 2d Battalion 9th Marines, 3d Battalion 9th Marines

Allied Casualties:

159 KIA, 345 WIA

Enemy Units:

NVA 90th Regiment

Enemy Casualties:

1290 KIA, 2 POW

Objective(s):

Defend Con Thien Combat Base

Significance/Notes:

Con Thien was considered one of the most important observation points, though was quite vulnerable, along the DMZ and as such needed to be defended.

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