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Operation Taylor Common

Operation Taylor Common
Part of the Vietnam War
Date 6 December 1968 – 9 March 1969
Location An Hoa Basin, Quang Nam Province
Result U.S. victory
Belligerents
United States North Vietnam
Commanders and leaders
BrigGen Ross T. Dwyer Unknown
Strength
Task Force Yankee of the 1st Marine Division Unknown
Casualties and losses
151 killed,1,324 wounded (USMC account) 1,398 killed
unknown number wounded (USMC account)
29 POW

Operation Taylor Common was a 1st Marine Division, during the Vietnam War from 6 December 1968 to 9 March 1969. The objective was to clear the An Hoa Basin, neutralize the North Vietnamese Army's Base Area 112 and develop Fire Support Bases (FSBs) to interdict Communist infiltration routes leading from the Laotian border.[1][2]

Order of battle

Participating units were:

Task Force Yankee
Army of the Republic of Vietnam

Casualties

151 US Marines were killed and 1,324 wounded. They reported 1,398 Vietnamese were killed and took 29 POW.[5][6] One Marine, Lance Corporal William R. Prom, was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry during Taylor Common.

See also

References

  1. ^ US Marines in Vietnam: 1968 The Defining Year
  2. ^ Smith, Charles R. (1988). U.S. Marines in Vietnam: High Mobility and Standdown 1969. Washington D.C.: U.S. Marine Corps. p. 420.  , Pages 80–102.
  3. ^ From 2/1 Marine Infantry Platoon Sgt (Thomas Michael Rutherford, Sr.)
  4. ^ From 2/1 Marine Infantry Platoon Sgt (Thomas Michael Rutherford, Sr.)
  5. ^ Operation Taylor Common Information
  6. ^ Operation TAYLOR COMMON

External links

  • Combat – Operation Taylor Common
  • Murphy, Edward F. (2007). Semper Fi Vietnam From Da Nang to the DMZ, Marine Corps Campaigns, 1965-1975. Random House LLC. p. 256.  

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