Bellis, Edson Franklin, Sgt

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2531-Field Radio Operator
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1966-1967, 2531, Hotel Co, 2nd Bn, 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3)
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1965 - 1969
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Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase II Campaign (1966-67)/Operation Macon
From Month/Year
July / 1966
To Month/Year
October / 1966

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Jul 4 – Oct 27; 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines, 1st Battalion, 9th Marines, 2nd Battalion, 9th Marines and 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines search and destroy and security operation for the An Hoa industrial complex in the Quảng Nam Province.

Operation MACON began when two VC companies ambushed one Marine company on a routine search and clear mission NE of An Hoa. An Hoa was to be the site of an industrial complex and was politically important to the GVN and hence the military. By the end of the day, III MAF developed the operation that normally consisted of a single battalion-size force but for a few days had five battalions.

There were three phases to the operation which finally concluded on 27 October. The operation claimed 507 enemy KIA versus 24 US KIAs and 172 WIAs.
   
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From Month/Year
July / 1966
To Month/Year
October / 1966
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  178 Also There at This Battle:
  • Acosta, Frank, GySgt
  • Ahrens, Donald, Sgt, (1965-1968)
  • Allen, Frank, LCpl, (1965-1968)
  • Bianchino, Mike, MSgt, (1956-1987)
  • Bickerton, John, Sgt, (1965-1974)
  • Bohlscheid, Curtis Richard, Capt, (1959-1967)
  • Braun, Kenneth, HM2
  • Brophy, John D, SSgt, (1965-1969)
  • Brown, William T., Sgt, (1960-1966)
  • Dees, Donald, LCpl, (1965-1969)
  • Denicola, Anthony, Cpl, (1963-1967)
  • Dominguez, Alex, SSgt, (1965-1971)
  • Fisher, Daniel, Sgt, (1966-1968)
  • Fraser, Mike, PFC, (1963-1967)
  • Halverson, Lee, Capt, (1965-1989)
  • Hickey, William, HM2
  • Huddleston, Thomas, SSgt, (1962-1969)
  • Jones, Curtis, LCpl
  • Kandiguranis, John, Sgt, (1965-1971)
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