Written January 2021
27 Aug 1967 – 5 Sep 1967
Area of Operation:
Happy Valley, Quảng Nam Province
USMC 1st Battalion 7th Marines, 3d Battalion 11th Marines
4 KIA, 7 WIA
2 KIA confirmed, 8 KIA suspected
Search and destroy
Overall, Yazoo was characterized by light contact and few casualties. Helicopters from MAG-36, and fixed wing aircraft from VMFA-323, VMA(AW)-242, VMF(AW)-235, VMFA-542, VMFA-115, and VMFA-122 all flew sorties in support of Yazoo.
Happy Valley was a major communist base camp. Several US and allied operations would take place in the area over the years, including Operation Mameluke Thrust (1968) and Operation Oklahoma Hills (1969), as well as Yazoo.
Vietnam Battle Chronology: U.S. Army and Marine Corps Combat Operations, 1965-1973 by David Burns Sigler