The author served as sole language interpreter for the first US Marine helicopter squadron to operate in Vietnam. During 1962–1964, marines had their first limited exposure to what would become a massive combat trial. Marr describes daily base operations, combat support missions, and interactions with diverse people. He subsequently participated in Vietnam intelligence activities at Camp Smith in Hawai‘i, where young officers debated the efficacy of counterinsurgency efforts.
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Early US Marine Operations in Vietnam: A Young Officer’s Experience
Journal of Vietnamese Studies (2020) 15 (2): 87–151.
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David G. Marr; Early US Marine Operations in Vietnam: A Young Officer’s Experience. Journal of Vietnamese Studies 29 May 2020; 15 (2): 87–151. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/vs.2020.15.2.87
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