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Vietnam A Shau Quang Tri map for patrol leader A Luoi

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I found this map yesterday at a junk store. It’s a 1:50,000 map for a Platoon Commander or patrol leader. This map depicts operations in the vicinity of the A Shau valley. It shows a patrol route into Laos. The ops, terms and graphics on the left margin depict the position of 1st plt, F company. I get a sense this is depicting a phase of Operation Dewey Canyon . Are there any Vietnam experts who can analyze this map?

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More details Infantry Company F’s position on hills overlooking a valley to the west.

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A Luoi is a town with a French built air strip. It was the site of a Special Forces Camp that was over run. It is not a point of importance for the event this map is depicting.

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This route seems consistent with 2nd Bn 9th Marines into Laos.

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The route in comparison with 2/9’s route during Dewey Canyon (borrowed from Wikipedia).

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Now that’s a fantastic map ! 
 

congrats 


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Love it!


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