USMC in Vietnam Order of Battle Ground Units 1965-1971

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USMC in Vietnam Order of Battle: Ground Units 1965-1971
Submitted by Richard A. Rinaldi 1999


Prior to May 1965

3rd Mar Div: HQ 3rd Mar Regt; 1/3 and 2/3 Marines; 3/4 Marines; 3/9 Marines; 1/12 Mar (Art)

1965

  • May-65 Arrive, III MAF: HQ III MAF
  • May-65 Arrive, 3rd Mar Div: HQ 3rd Mar Div; 3rd Recon Bn; 3/3 Marines; HQ 4th Mar Regt; 1/4 and 2/4 Marines; 3/12 Mar (Art)
  • Jun-65 Arrive, 3rd Mar Div: 1/9 Marines
  • Jul-65 Arrive, III MAF: 1st 8" How Bty
  • Jul-65 Arrive, 3rd Mar Div: HQ 9th Mar Regt; 2/9 Marines; 3rd Tk Bn; 1st Phib Tractor Bn; 2/12 and 4/12 Mar (Art); 3rd AT Bn; 3rd Engr Bn
  • Aug-65 Arrive, III MAF: 3rd 155 Gun Bty; 7th Engr Bn
  • Aug-65 Arrive, 1st Mar Div: 1/1 Marines; HQ 7th Mar Regt; 1/7 and 2/7 Marines; 3/11 Mar (Art)
  • Sep-65 Arrive, 1st Mar Div: 3/7 Marines
  • Oct-65 Arrive, III MAF: 1st Force Recon Coy
  • Nov-65 Arrive, 1st Mar Div: 2/1 Marines

1966

  • Jan-66 Arrive, 1st Mar Div: HQ 1st Mar Regt; 1/1 Marines; 1/11 Mar (Art); 1st Engr Bn
  • Feb-66 Arrive, 1st Mar Div: HQ 1st Mar Div; 4/11 Mar (Art)
  • Mar-66 Arrive, III MAF: 3rd 8" How and 1st 155mm Gun Btys
  • Mar-66 Arrive, 1st Mar Div: 1st Tk Bn; 1st Recon Bn; 3rd Phib Tractor Bn; 1st AT Bn
  • Apr-66 Arrive, 1st Mar Div: 2/5 Marines
  • May-66 Arrive, 1st Mar Div: HQ 5th Mar Regt; 1/5 and 3/5 Marines; 2/11 Mar (Art)
  • Jun-66 Arrive, III MAF: 9th Engr Bn
  • Aug-66 Arrive, 26th Marines: 2/26 and 3/26 Marines
  • Sep-66 Arrive, 26th Marines: 1/26 Marines
  • Nov-66 Arrive, III MAF: 1st Armd Amphib Coy; 11th Engr Bn

1967

  • Apr-67 Arrive, III MAF: 3rd Force Recon Coy
  • Apr-67 Arrive, 26th Marines: HQ 26th Mar Regt
  • Jul-67 Arrive, III MAF: 5th 155 Gun Bty (SP)
  • Jul-67 Arrive, 26th Marines: 1/13 Mar (Art)
  • Dec-67 Depart, 1st Mar Div: 1st AT Bn1
  • Dec-67 Depart, 3rd Mar Div: 3rd AT Bn1

1968

  • Feb-68 Arrive, 27th Marines: HQ 27th Mar Regt; 1/27, 2/27 and 3/27 Marines; 2/13 Mar (Art)
  • Sep-68 Depart, 27th Marines: HQ, 1, 2, 3/27 Marines; 2/13 Mar (Art)

1969

  • Jul-69 Depart, III MAF: 1st Armd Amphib Coy
  • Jul-69 Depart, 3rd Mar Div: 1/9 Marines; 1st Amphib Tractor Bn
  • Aug-69 Depart 3rd Mar Div: HQ 9th Mar Regt, 2/9 and 3/9 Marines; 2/12 Mar (Art)
  • Sep-69 Depart 3rd Mar Div: HQ 3rd Mar Regt; 1/12 Mar (Art)
  • Oct-69 Depart 3rd Mar Div: 1/3 and 3/3 Marines; 3/4 Marines; 3rd Tk Bn; 3rd Engr Bn
  • Nov-69 Depart, III MAF: 11th Engr Bn
  • Nov-69 Depart, 3rd Mar Div: HQ 3rd Mar Div; 2/3 Marines; HQ 4th Mar Regt, 1/4 and 2/4 Marines; 3/12 and 4/12 Mar (Art)

1970

  • Jan-70 Depart, 1st Mar Div: 3rd Amphib Tractor Bn
  • Mar-70 Depart, III MAF: 5th 155 Gun Bty (SP)
  • Mar-70 Depart, 1st Mar Div: 1st Tk Bn
  • Mar-70 Depart, 26th Marines: HQ, 1, 2, 3/26 Marines; 1/13 Mar (Art)
  • Aug-70 Depart, III MAF: 3rd Force Recon Coy; 9th Engr Bn
  • Sep-70 Depart, III MAF: 1st 8" and 3rd 155mm Gun Btys
  • Sep-70 Depart, 1st Mar Div: 1/7 Marines
  • Oct-70 Depart, III MAF: 1st 155 Gun Bty
  • Oct-70 Depart, 1st Mar Div: HQ 7th Mar Regt, 2/7 and 3/7 Marines; 3/11 and 4/11 Mar (Art)
  • Dec-70 Depart, III MAF: 7th Engr Bn

1971

  • Mar-71 Depart, 1st Mar Div: 2/5 and 3/5 Marines; 1/11 Mar( Art); 1st Engr Bn
  • Apr-71 Depart, III MAF: HQ III MAF; 1st Force Recon Coy
  • Apr-71 Depart, 1st Mar Div: HQ 1st Mar Div; HQ 5th Mar Regt, 1/5 Marines
  • May-71 Depart, 1st Mar Div: 1st Mar Regt (HQ and 1, 2, 3 Bns); 2/11 Mar (Art)
  • Jun-71 Depart, III MAF: 3rd 8" How Bty

Notes:

  1. These units were actually reduced to cadre, each forming an over-strength company attached to the same-numbered tank battalion.

 

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