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kate7772

Site To Look Up Attack Info?

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Is there a good "official", as in one VA will believe, site to confirm attacks on Marines in Vietnam? Or possibly Air Force, as the one I am looking up was officially an AF attack but Marines were assigned to guard.

The one I am specifically looking for took place in Jan 1968 in Da Nang.

Thanks,

Kate

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You could write to Joint Services Records Research Center to see if they could verify that. Their contact info is here under a search.

BUT before you do that, you need to give them a lot more details.

The link here might help.

Is this to confirm a stressor you had? Were you in the attacked unit?

Danang suffered multiple attacks throughout the war . As this chart show, when my husband was there (USMC Danang 65-66), the Danang AFB base was attacked 26 times.

Also 2 times in January 1968:

http://366thspsk-9.com/Misc/Attacks.htm

There is extensive info on line regarding the USMC in Vietnam as well as USAF.

This has to be narrowed down to details because there surely was a morning report done on the specific attack.

Your USMC unit surely as a web site and might have some history there.

No one at the VA will search for this stuff....they might ask JSRRC to confirm the attack,for a PTSD claim, but they will need a lot more info to do it and sometimes ,VA says JSRRC could not confirm the incident, but the VA never sends them the request, in the first place.

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The Tet Offensive began January 30, 1968. Danang was severely hit as were most provincial capitals all over S. Vietnam. If the marine you are talking about was in Danang during Tet 1968 he must have seen combat. Does he have a Combat Action Ribbon? I think the Marines probably had every infantryman, cook, clerk and truck driver fighting to save the city at that time. I bet everyone service man who could shoot a rifle was on the line somewhere trying to protect Danang from being overrun. Hue City to the north was captured by the N. Vietnamese for a while and the fighting to take it back was house to house.

John

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Go to recordsofwar.com some of the links don't work anymore but there is some good info there.

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PRETTY SAD THEY DONT TAKE HIS WORD FOR IT. Soldiers are going to have to bring thier personal go pro cams into combat if this keeps up.

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