New PDF release: A brief history of the 11th Marines

By U.S. Marine Corps, 2 Lt Robert Emmet USMCR

A short background of the eleventh Marines is a concise narrative of the actions of the regiment because its preliminary association. reliable files and acceptable historic works have been utilized in compiling this chronicle, that is released for the data of these drawn to the heritage of these occasions during which the eleventh Marines participated.

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Marine Corps, 1950), p . 25 . , p . 28 . , p . 94 . , p . 98 . (23) Ibid . , p . 99 . 103 . , p . 104 . , p . 136 . (28) Major Charles S . Nichols and Henry I . , Okinawa : Victory in the Pacific (Washington : Historical Branch , G-3 Division, Headquarters, U . S . Marine Corps, 1955), p . 33 . (29) Ibid . , p . 69 . (31) George McMillan, The Old Breed : A History of the 1s t Marine Division in World War II (Washington : Infantry Journal Press, 1949), p . 362 . , p . 418 (33) Ibid . (34) Nichols and Shaw, op.

The 2d Battalion ; which had previously been in California an d Hawaii, 'landed at Chu Lai ; Throughout 1966, the - 11th Marine s 46 concentrated its efforts in the vicinity . of Da Nang,, dis- : placing units to other areas whenever r necessary . The- . vast majority_ of fire missions were -harassing and :interdicting , fires . The artillery organization was . 5th Marines, the 3d Battalionn supported the :7th . Marines , and the 4th . : Battalion was employed. in general support . probes . Battery positions.

Methods and techniques of combat . The year 1962 brought an . increase in antiguerrilla trainin g exercises . for all . elements of the 1st Marine-Division . During ' April, 1/11 and 2/11 fought a "guerrilla war" against eac h other in . the De Luz Canyon area . Mainly, this .. exercise amounted to patrol : practice to provide battery security in a guerrill a warfare ,situation . On 25 June 1962, the 11th Marines underwent extensive reorganization . The lst and 4th 155mm Howitzer Batteries at 2 9 Palms.

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