The Cage

The Cage is a temporary code name for a book project I’m working on, which is about the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines in the Vietnam War. “The Cage” refers to Operation Beaver Cage, one of the most notable operations that 1/3 engaged in. Operation Beaver Cage will be a major topic of the book, if not the central focus. This area provides access to various resources that I have been using for research, that may remain online as companions to the book, and that I hope will be a useful contribution to the historical record.

Resources

Following are resources that I have created for research and as companions to the book.

Operation beaver Cage - Command ChronologyOperation Beaver Cage – Command chronology from the Vietnam War – 1 April 1967 through 13 May 1967
A declassified record of the Vietnam War from the period of Apr 1, 1967 to May 13, 1967, which generally pertains to the operation known as “Beaver Cage”.

Weapons Platoon1/3 Marines – Weapons Platoon
A photograph of 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines – Weapons Platoon, with some names identified.

Jack "Doc" DePopeVietnam Tour of Duty Photographs by Jack DePope
A collection of photographs by Jack “Doc” DePope (a Corpsman in Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines) taken during his 1966 – 1967 tour of duty in the Vietnam War.

Stanley HallVietnam Tour of Duty Photographs by Stanley Hall
A collection of photographs by Stanley “Doc” Hall (a Corpsman in Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines) taken during his tour of duty in the Vietnam War (around April 1967).

Vietnam Tour of Duty Photographs by Raymond Kelley
A collection of photographs by Ray “Machine Gun” Kelley (a Machine Gunner in Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines) taken during his tour of duty in the Vietnam War.

References

Following are external resources that I’ve also found helpful in my research.

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