Sam Houston

Written December 2013

Operation

Dates: 

1 Jan 1967 - 5 Apr 1967

Area of Operation:

Pleiku Province and Kon Tum Province; II Corps

Allied Units:

US Army 2d Brigade 4th Infantry Division, HQ 4th Infantry Division, 3d Brigade 25th Infantry Division

Allied Casualties:

169 KIA

Enemy Units:

NVA and VC

Enemy Casualties:

733 KIA

Objective(s):

Search and destroy, border surveillance

Significance/Notes:

This operation sought to prevent the movement of troops and supplies coming into South Vietnam from Cambodia and Laos. Operation Francis Marion was an immediate follow up.

Sources:

Vietnam War Almanac by James H. Willbanks

The Vietnam Center And Archive (at Texas Tech University)

Further Reading:

"'Sam Houston' troops fight 2 enemies, N. Viets, jungles" by Ray Belford, published in Stars & Stripes March 22, 1967

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