October 30, 1966 1 ATF, with under units including 5 RAR and 6 RAR, begins Operation BUNDABERG, a combined operation with Phuoc Tuy sector to cordon and search the village of Hoa Long, 1 km south of the 1 ATF base. The village of 3756 people includes the former population of a pro-VC village, Xa Long Phuoc, who were resettled here in May 1966, and its northern sector is now VC-dominated, with VC cadres, hard-core VC, and their supporters gathering intelligence, taxes and food; conducting
5 RAR conducts Operation HAYMAN, a search and destroy on Long Son Island in Phuoc Tuy province while 6 RAR begns Opeartion YASS, a cordon and search of Lang Phuoc Hoa on Route 15, also in Phuoc Tuy province.
October 27, 1965 The month-long Ia Drang campaign begins as the US 2d Battalion, 8th Cavalry passes through the Plei Me CIDG camp and retakes the southern outpost from the NVA, marking the first time an American infantry unit has battled in response to a besieged SF CIDG camp.
August 16, 1966 Operation DECKHOUSE III begins. It is a joint operation conducted by the SLF (BLT 1/26) and the 173d ABN Brigade on the Vung Tau peninsula. The results are disappointing in that they report 2 enemy KIAs while loosing 4 US KIA and 21 US WIA.
August 18-21, 1965 The major part of the US Marines Operation Starlite opens up on the Van Tuong Peninsula, some nine miles southeast of Chu Lai, in terrain that is dominated by sandy flats and broken by numerous streams and an occasional wooded knoll. The Marines engage three battalions in this operation, 3/3, 2/4 and the Special Landing Force 3/7 Marines. The 60th and 80th VC Battalions, part of the 1st VC Regiment, are virtually destroyed. Casualties are 614 VC KIAs and 9 prisoners, M
November 27-December 9, 1965 The 3d Brigade, 1st Infantry Division and the 7th ARVN Regiment begin operation Bushmaster II, a search and destroy mission in reaction to the VC attack on the Michelin Rubber Plantation in Tay Ninh Province, III CTZ. 1000 grenades and 15 weapons are destroyed while 301 VC are KIA.