Operation Pipestone Canyon

Operation Pipestone Canyon

May 26, 1969, in Marine Corps history.

On May 26, 1969, Operation Pipestone Canyon began when the 1st Battalion, 26th Marines, and 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines began sweeps in the "Dodge City"/Go Noi areas southwest of Da Nang, Vietnam. 610 enemy troops, as well as 34 Marines, were killed during the operation, which ended approximately one month later, in late June.


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