Mike & H&S Companies 

Third Battalion, Fifth Marines

Veterans of the Vietnam War
Home Up TamKy Swift Essex Hastings


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.

All these maps will load within 50 seconds of clicking on the thumbnail image if using a 28.8k modem (much faster with faster modems or broadband connections.

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Cover Map, Antenna Valley

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November 6, 7 and 8, far right is detail on the ambush site, November 8

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November 9, 10, 11 and 12

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November 13, 14, 15 and 16