One Good Deal After Another

From LZ Margo to the DMZ and the Ben Hai River

 

by Major Jarvis D. Lynch

Alfa Command Group, BLT 2/26

         Prologue

1 September 1968

         Our First Operation: A Good Training Exercise

         A Sad Look North

13 - 17 September 1968

         LZ Margo ... The Dead Went Last

         Remembering Margo (Staff Sergeant James F. Doner)

16 September 1968

         Tragedy

17 September 1968

         The "To Do" List

         "Spooky"

         The USS Repose

18 - 30 September 1968

         Maps of the BLT's Area of Operations

         Terrain Along the Cam Lộ River

         The North Vietnamese Deserter

         Stairway to the Stars

         A New Mission ... In the DMZ
 

1 October 1968

         Landing Zone Tree Trunk

         Flanking Attacks

         Big Little People

2 October 1968

         Enemy Armor

         "I Think You Are Surrounded"

3 October 1968

         BB 62, The USS New Jersey

         Jungle Rot

4 October 1968

         The Paris Peace Talks

5 - 16 October 1968

         Enemy Artillery

         Understrength

         "Cease Fire"

         Malaria, Another Good Deal

         Fox Visits North Vietnam

17 - 19 October 1968

         We Leave the DMZ

         Ocean View

         A Different Kind of War

 

         Epilogue

 

         A Marine Prayer (Captain John C. Cregan)

 

         Appendix: Strength, Arms and Equipment of SLF Alfa

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