Dates: 23JAN1967 – 28JAN1967
Area of Operations: Quang Nam Province, I Corps
Allied Units: USMC 2d Battalion 5th Marines
Allied Casualties: 17 KIA, 52 WIA
Enemy Units: Viet Cong
Enemy Casualties: 79 KIA, 2 POW
Objective: Search and destroy
Significance/Notes: During the operation, elements of the 2d Bn, 5th Marines crossed the Thu Bon River and walked into an ambush. They were pinned down on a sandbar in the river. The story has been told in a book titled Operation Tuscaloosa by John Culbertson.