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Operation Prairie

 Dates: 3AUG1966 – 31JAN1967

Area of Operations: Quang Tri Province, I Corps

Allied Units: USMC 1st, 2d, 3d Battalions 3d Marines, 1st, 2d, 3d Battalions 4th Marines, 2d Battlaion 5th Marines, 2d and 3d Battalions 7th Marines, 2d Battalion 9th Marines, 1st and 3d Battalions 26th Marines

Allied Casualties: 225 KIA, 1159 WIA, 1 MIA

Enemy Units: 324B NVA Division

Enemy Casualties: 1397 KIA, 27 POW

Objective: A follow up to Operation Hastings wherein the Marines were tasked with making sure the 324B NVA Division did not cross the DMZ into Quang Tri Province.

Significance/Notes: The Marines accomplished their objective. A significant battle that took place during the operation happened along Mutter’s Ridge in August/September.


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