Union

Written February 2015

Operation

Dates: 

21 Apr 1967 - 17 May 1967

Area of Operation:

Quế Sơn Valley of Quảng Nam and Quảng Tín Provinces, I Corps

Allied Units:

USMC 1st Division, 1st Battalion and 2d Battalions 1st Marines, 1st and 3d Battalions 5th Marines; 1st ARVN Ranger Group

Allied Casualties:

110 KIA, 473 WIA, 2 MIA

Enemy Units:

3d PAVN Regiment

Enemy Casualties:

865 KIA

Objective(s):

Search and destroy communist strongholds in Quế Sơn Valley; Gain control of Quế Sơn Valley

Significance/Notes:

A major battle of the operation was fought at Hill 110. Operation Union II followed a couple of weeks after the conclusion of Union. The US 5th Marines received the Presidential Unit Citation for their actions during Operation Union.

Sources:

Vietnam War Almanac by James H. Willbanks

The Vietnam Center And Archive (at Texas Tech University)

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