Operation Dewey Cannon

Operation Dewey Cannon

January 22, 1969, in Marine Corps history.

On January 22, 1969, Operation Dewey Canyon, arguably the most successful high-mobility regimental-size action of the Vietnam War, began in the A Shau/Da Krong Valleys when the 9th Marines, commanded by Colonel Robert H. Barrow, and supporting artillery were lifted from Quang Tri. By mid-March, the enemy's base area had been cleared out, 1617 enemy combatants had been killed, and more than 500 tons of weapons and ammunition were recovered. Barrow later went on to become the 27th Commandant of the Marine Corps.

*Image info: Robert H Barrow as Commandant of the Marine Corps. (USMC photo/released)

Posted on 1/22/2023
Sale on Marine Corps T-Shirts at the EGA Shop



Get all your USMC auto accessories here! Show pride in your ride with these officially licensed USMC decals, license plates, keychains, and more!

EGA Shop, purchase Marine Corps Clothing and Support Our Troops at the same time!
Marine Parents and the Marine Corps
Recruit Parents
Whats After Boot Camp
After The Corps
a Place to Connect& Share®
Team Marine Parents has Marine Corps Marathon Bibs
Warrior Support Team
Gold Star Legacy
Luminary Initiative