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Written June 2017



4 Sep 1967 - 15 Sep 1967

Area of Operation:

Quảng Nam and Quảng Tín Provinces, I Corps

Allied Units:

USMC 1st and 3d Battalions 5th Marines, 2d Battalion 11th Marines; ARVN 21st Ranger Battalion, 37th Ranger Battalion, 39th Ranger Battalion, 3d Battalion 4th Regiment, 3d Battalion 6th Regiment

Allied Casualties:

US 127 KIA, 362 WIA

Enemy Units:

NVA 2d Division

Enemy Casualties:

517 KIA, 8 POW


Prevent disruption of national elections; search and destroy


The battles of the Que Son Valley during Operation Swift resulted in the awarding of three Medals of Honor. Lt Vincent Capodanno, a chaplain, Sgt Lawrence Peters, and Sgt Rodney Davis were all killed during the fighting.


Vietnam War Almanac by James H. Willbanks

The Vietnam Center And Archive (at Texas Tech University)

Further Reading:

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