Operation Lancaster II

Operation Lancaster II

November 25, 1968, in Marine Corps history.

On November 25, 1968, the conclusion of Operation Lancaster II ended 10 months of military action against the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army troops in the west-central region of the demilitarized zone region. Over 1,800 enemy troops were killed, 42 captured, and 913 weapons seized during the operation.

*Image info: Marines from BLT 2/4 taking part in Operation Lancaster II exchange fire under smoke cover across an open field with North Vietnamese troops about 2,000 meters north of Camp Carroll.
(official USMC image)


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