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The total reduction was 40,500 men . v . V, no . 39, 26 Sep 1969, p . ) 17 Sep CONUS---The Department of Defense issued an October draft call for 29,000 men . Of these, 27,600 would be assigned to the Army and 1,400 to the Marine Corps . The total n umber of inductees brought into the Marine Corps for the y ear through October amounted to 11,878 . (Navy Times, v . 18, no . 49, 17 Sep 1969, p . ) 18 Sep VIETNAM---The U . S . Military Assistance Command, Vietnam announced that the remainder of the 3d Marine Division and supporting elements of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing would be redeployed to implement President Nixon's decision to reduce the U .
Bobo") 31 Aug USMC---To date, 9,196 Marines have died in the war in Vietnam . ) Sep (DOD News Release No . VIETNAM---A new group ordnance . record was set this month when Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 334 delivered more than 800 tons of ordnance on enemy targets north and south of the DMZ . (Scout, v . 27, no . 2, 10 Jan 1969, p . ) 2 Sep11 Sep VIETNAM---The 3d Marines took Mutter's Ridge, north of the Rockpile near the DMZ, and then secured Hill 461 . (Naval Review, 1970, p . ) 5 Sep CONUS---Sergeant Walter K .
1968 Chronology, p . ) 4 Jan CONUS---Battalion . Landing Team 2/2 left Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for deployment in the Mediterranean as part of the Mediterranean Landing Force . It relieved BLT 1/2 which had been on station in the Mediterranean since August . (Globe, v . 24, no . 1, 5 Jan 1968, p . ) 8 Jan VIETNAM---A Marine CH-53 helicopter crashed in Vietnam killing the crew of 5 and 36 passengers . (1968 Chronology, p . ) 11 Jan CONUS---A transport from the Marine Corps Air Station, Quantico, Virginia crashed into a mountain in Nevada killing all 19 on board .