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, a notable operation that 1/3 engaged in. Operation Beaver Cage will be a major topic of the book, but I’m not yet sure if it will be 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 Chronology

Operation 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 Platoon

1/3 Marines
– Delta Company Weapons Platoon

A photograph of 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines – Delta Company
Weapons Platoon, with most individuals identified by name.

Curt Bruce Photos

Vietnam Tour of Duty Photographs by Curt Bruce
A collection of photographs by Curt Bruce (Delta Company, 1st
Battalion, 3rd Marines) taken during his 1965 – 1966 tour of duty in the Vietnam War.

Jack "Doc" DePope

Vietnam 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.

Vietnam Tour of Duty Photographs by James
Haight

A collection of photographs by James Haight (Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd
Marines) taken during his tour of duty in the Vietnam War.

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.

Stanley Hall

Vietnam 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).

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References

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