Marine scout/sniper pair – http://www.combatwife.net/swift.htm
Captured enemy weapons – http://www.combatwife.net/swift.htm
4 Sep 1967 – 15 Sep 1967
Area of Operation: Quang Nam and Quang Tin Provinces, I Corps
Allied Units: USMC 1st and 3d Battalions 5th Marines, 2d Battalion 11th Marines; ARVN 21st Ranger Battalion, 37th Ranger Battalion, 39th Ranger Battalion, 3d Battalion 4th Regiment, 3d Battalion 6th Regiment
Allied Casualties: US 127 KIA, 362 WIA
Enemy Units: NVA 2d Division
Enemy Casualties: 517 KIA, 8 POW
Objective: Prevent disruption of national elections; search and destroy
Significance/Notes: The battles of the Que Son Valley during Operation Swift resulted in the awarding of three Medals of Honor. Lt Vincent Capodanno, a chaplain, Sgt Lawrence Peters, and Sgt Rodney Davis were all killed during the fighting.
- Operation Swift
“Sorting through the chaos of Operation Swift in Vietnam”by Hugh Lessig
- “Operation Swift: Continuing Operations in the Que Son Valley” (Scans of an article in Leatherneck magazine, 2007)
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