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Title: US Marine Corps (USMC) in Vietnam 1965-1972
Post by: Mad_Russian on 2 March 2011, 15:54:41
US Marine Corps (USMC) in Vietnam 1965-1972


USMC Major Commands and Units in Order of Arrival in South Vietnam

9th Marine Amphibious Brigade
8 March 1965 through 6 May 1965

3rd Marine Division
6 May 1965 through 30 November 1969

III Marine Amphibious Force (III MAF)
7 May 1965 through 14 April 1971

1st Marine Division
23 February 1966 through 14 April 1971



Primary Sources: "Vietnam Order of Battle" by Shelby L. Stanton

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MR




Title: Re: US Marine Corps (USMC) in Vietnam 1965-1972
Post by: Mad_Russian on 2 March 2011, 16:30:21
USMC Non-Divisional Infantry Regiments


1st Marine Regiment
January 1966-May 1971
  • 1st Battalion: August 1965 - May 1971
  • 2nd Battalion: November 1965 - May 1971
  • 3rd Battalion: January 1966 - May 1971


3rd Marine Regiment
April 1965-September 1969
  • 1st Battalion: March 1965 - October 1969
  • 2nd Battalion: April 1965 - November 1969
  • 3rd Battalion: May 1965 - October 1969

4th Marine Regiment
May 1965-November 1969
  • 1st Battalion: May 1965 - November 1969
  • 2nd Battalion: May 1965 - November 1969
  • 3rd Battalion: April 1965 - October 1969

5th Marine Regiment
May 1966-April 1971
  • 1st Battalion: May 1966 - April 1971
  • 2nd Battalion: April 1966 - March 1971
  • 3rd Battalion: May 1966 -  March 1971

7th Marine Regiment
August 1965-October 1970
  • 1st Battalion: August 1965 - September 1970
  • 2nd Battalion: August 1965 - October 1970
  • 3rd Battalion: September 1965 - October 1970

9th Marine Regiment
July 1965-August 1969
  • 1st Battalion: June 1965 - July 1969
  • 2nd Battalion: July 1965 - August 1969
  • 3rd Battalion: March 1965 - August 1969

26th Marine Regiment
April 1967-March 1970
  • 1st Battalion: September 1966 - March 1970
  • 2nd Battalion: August 1966 - March 1970
  • 3rd Battalion: August 1966 - March 1970

27th Marine Regiment
February 1968-September 1968
  • 1st Battalion: February 1968 - September 1968
  • 2nd Battalion: February 1968 - September 1968
  • 3rd Battalion: February 1968 - September 1968


Primary Sources: "Vietnam Order of Battle" by Shelby L. Stanton

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MR


Title: Re: US Marine Corps (USMC) in Vietnam 1965-1972
Post by: Mad_Russian on 2 March 2011, 16:37:43
USMC Independent Armor Units in Vietnam 1965-1970

1st Tank Battalion: March 1966 - March 1970
3rd Tank Battalion: July 1965 - October 1969
1st Amphibian Tractor Battalion: July 1965 - July 1969
3rd Amphibian Tractor Battalion: March 1966 - January 1970
1st Armored Amphibian Company: November 1966 - July 1969


Primary Sources: "Vietnam Order of Battle" by Shelby L. Stanton

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MR


Title: Re: US Marine Corps (USMC) in Vietnam 1965-1972
Post by: Mad_Russian on 2 March 2011, 16:44:42
USMC Independent Reconnaissance Units in Vietnam 1965-1971

1st Reconnaissance Battalion: March 1966 - March 1971
3rd Reconnaissance Battalion: May 1965 - November 1969
1st Force Recon Company: October 1965 - April 1971
3rd Force Recon Company: April 1967 - August 1970


Primary Sources: "Vietnam Order of Battle" by Shelby L. Stanton

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MR


Title: Re: US Marine Corps (USMC) in Vietnam 1965-1972
Post by: Mad_Russian on 2 March 2011, 17:58:29
USMC Artillery Units in Vietnam 1965-1971

1st Field Artillery Group: November 1966 - July 1969

11th Marine Artillery Regiment: February 1966 - March 1971
  • 1st Battalion, 11th Marines: January 1966-May 1971
  • 2nd Battalion, 11th Marines: May 1966-March 1971
  • 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines: August 1965-October 1970
  • 4th Battalion, 11th Marines: February 1966-October 1970

12th Marine Artillery Regiment: July 1965 - November 1969
  • 1st Battalion, 12th Marines: April 1965-September 1969
  • 2nd Battalion, 12th Marines: July 1965-August 1969
  • 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines: May 1965-November1969
  • 4th Battalion, 12th Marines: July 1965-November1969
  • 1st Battalion, 13th Marines: July 1967-March 1970
  • 2nd Battalion, 13th Marines: February 1968-September 1968

Interdependent Artillery Units
1st 8-Inch Howitzer Battery: July 1965-September 1970
3rd 8-Inch Howitzer Battery: March 1966-June 1971
1st 155mm Gun Battery: March 1966-October 1970
3rd 155mm Gun Battery: August 1965-September 1970
5th 155mm Gun Battery (SP): July 1967-March 1970
1st Searchlight Battery: July 1967-July 1969
1st Naval Gun Liaison Gun Company: December 1965-May 1971



Primary Sources: "Vietnam Order of Battle" by Shelby L. Stanton

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MR


Title: Re: US Marine Corps (USMC) in Vietnam 1965-1972
Post by: Mad_Russian on 2 March 2011, 21:10:13
USMC Engineer Units in Vietnam 1965-1971

1st Engineer Battalion: January 1966-March 1971
3rd Engineer Battalion: July 1965-October 1969
7th Engineer Battalion: August 1965-December 1970
9th Engineer Battalion: June 1966-August 1970
1st Bridge Company: August 1965-August 1970
3rd Bridge Company: October 1966-October 1969


Primary Sources: "Vietnam Order of Battle" by Shelby L. Stanton

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MR


Title: Re: US Marine Corps (USMC) in Vietnam 1965-1972
Post by: Mad_Russian on 2 March 2011, 21:13:15
USMC Radio Battalions in Vietnam 1965-1971

1st Radio Battalion: February 1967-April 1971
5th Radio Battalion: November 1965-October 1970
7th Radio Battalion: July 1966-June 1971


Primary Sources: "Vietnam Order of Battle" by Shelby L. Stanton

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MR


Title: Re: US Marine Corps (USMC) in Vietnam 1965-1972
Post by: Mad_Russian on 2 March 2011, 21:26:35
USMC Medical Units in Vietnam 1965-1970

1st Medical Battalion: March 1966-April 1970
3rd Medical Battalion: June 1965- November 1969
1st Hospital Company: March 1968-February 1970


Primary Sources: "Vietnam Order of Battle" by Shelby L. Stanton

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MR


Title: Re: US Marine Corps (USMC) in Vietnam 1965-1972
Post by: Mad_Russian on 2 March 2011, 21:29:58
USMC Military Police Battalions in Vietnam 1966-1971

1st Military Police Battalion: May 1966-June 1971
3rd Military Police Battalion: May 1967- August 1970



Primary Sources: "Vietnam Order of Battle" by Shelby L. Stanton

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MR


Title: Re: US Marine Corps (USMC) in Vietnam 1965-1972
Post by: Mad_Russian on 2 March 2011, 21:46:54
USMC Force Service Units in Vietnam 1967-1971

1st Force Service Regiment: February 1967-April 1971
  • Headquarters & Service Battalion: February 1967-April 1971
  • Supply Battalion: February 1967-April 1971
  • Maintenance Battalion: February 1967-April 1971



Primary Sources: "Vietnam Order of Battle" by Shelby L. Stanton

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MR


Title: Re: US Marine Corps (USMC) in Vietnam 1965-1972
Post by: Mad_Russian on 2 March 2011, 21:51:58
USMC Motor Transport Battalions in Vietnam 1965-1971

1st Motor Transport Battalion: April 1966-April 1971
3rd Motor Transport Battalion: June 1965-July 1969
7th Motor Transport Battalion: March 1966-February 1970
9th Motor Transport Battalion: July 1965-November 1969
11th Motor Transport Battalion: December 1966-April 1971


Primary Sources: "Vietnam Order of Battle" by Shelby L. Stanton

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MR


Title: Re: US Marine Corps (USMC) in Vietnam 1965-1972
Post by: Mad_Russian on 2 March 2011, 21:59:19
USMC Service Units in Vietnam 1965-1971

1st Service Battalion: March 1966-September 1970
3rd  Service Battalion: June 1965-October 1969
1st Supply Battalion: March 1966-April 1971
1st Shore Party Battalion: January 1966-March 1970
3rd Shore Party Battalion: April 1965-November 1969
7th Separate Bulk Fuel Company: December 1966-March 1970


Primary Sources: "Vietnam Order of Battle" by Shelby L. Stanton

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MR


Title: Re: US Marine Corps (USMC) in Vietnam 1965-1972
Post by: Mad_Russian on 2 March 2011, 22:04:06
USMC Combined Action Battalions in Vietnam 1967-1971

1st Combined Action Battalion: October 1967-September 1970
2nd Combined Action Battalion: October 1967-May 1971
3rd Combined Action Battalion: October 1967-September 1970
4th Combined Action Battalion: July 1968-July 1970


Primary Sources: "Vietnam Order of Battle" by Shelby L. Stanton

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MR


Title: Re: US Marine Corps (USMC) in Vietnam 1965-1972
Post by: Mad_Russian on 6 March 2011, 07:10:55
Marine Helicopter Deployment 1971 and 1972.


All Marine Helicopter Units were out of South Vietnam by May 1971. They were then brought back during the NVA 1972  Easter Offensive.   

Primary Sources:
"Vietnam:The War in the Air" by Francillon


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MR