Houston

Written January 2021

Operation

Dates: 

26 Feb 1968 – 12 Sep 1968

Area of Operation:

Thừa Thiên and Quảng Nam Provinces, I Corps

Allied Units:

USMC 2d Battalion 3d Marines, 1st, 2d and 3d Battalions 5th Marines, 2d Battalion 7th Marines, 1st Battalion 9th Marines, 1st Battalion 13th Marines, 1st and 3d Battalions 26th Marines, 2d Battalion 27th Marines

Allied Casualties:

121 KIA, 848 WIA

Enemy Units:

NVA

Enemy Casualties:

702 KIA

Objective(s):

To secure Highway 1, particularly Hải Vân Pass, and provide security for details working on the railroad between Huế and Da Nang.

Significance/Notes:

Consisted of at least four phases, named Houston I through IV.

Sources:

Vietnam War Almanac by James H. Willbanks

The Vietnam Center And Archive (at Texas Tech University)

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