Mike & H&S Companies
Third Battalion, Fifth Marines
Daily Maps covering Mike Company movements from November 7 - 16, 1967 during Operation Essex.
These were prepared by JD Murray, from AARs (after action reports) prepared after the operation and a few interviews with Marines who participated. Caveats are obvious, AARs were not always accurate, grid coordinates may be of the CP group and not of the platoons or may be way off because of misreads, folks memories can be tricky etc. If you participated and have some input please contact us. We thank JD for the hard work in putting these together. The first map is a cover map for the operation, followed by individual daily maps.
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Cover Map, Antenna Valley
November 6, 7 and 8, far right is detail on the ambush site, November 8
November 9, 10, 11 and 12
November 13, 14, 15 and 16