By Gabrielle M Neufeld; John Haskell Kemble
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6 Feb VIETNAM---Marines, fighting in the city of Hue, tore down the Communist flag flying over the provincial headquarters building and replaced it with the Stars and Stripes . ) 10 Feb CONUS---General Harry Schmidt, USMC (Retired) died at San Diego, California . General Schmidt received the Navy Cross and three Distinguished Service Medals . commanded the V Amphibious Corps at Tinian and Iwo Jima . (1968 Chronology, p . ) 12 Feb VIETNAM---The 1st Battalion, 5th Marines joined South Vietnamese forces, moving into Hue from the north by helicopter and landing craft .
23 1968 24 Feb VIETNAM---The city of Hue was declared secure after a 25-day battle . A combined force of Marines, Army, and South Vietnamese forces killed over 4,500 Communists and captured large amounts of supplies . (Sea Tiger, v . IV, no . 10, 8 Mar 1968, p . ) 26 Feb USMC---General Leonard F . Chapman, Jr . said that critical shortages of pilots and specialists continued in the Marine Corps . Although the Corps' stren th was at Observation 300,000, it was not enough to meet the demands on the Marine Corps .
Sun, 4 Jan 1968, p . ) the holiday truce . 3 Jan17 Jan FAR EAST---General Leonard F . Chapman, Jr . made an official inspection trip to Marine bases in Vietnam and the Western Pacific . (1968 Chronology, p . ) 4 Jan CONUS---Battalion . Landing Team 2/2 left Camp Lejeune, North Carolina for deployment in the Mediterranean as part of the Mediterranean Landing Force . It relieved BLT 1/2 which had been on station in the Mediterranean since August . (Globe, v . 24, no . 1, 5 Jan 1968, p . ) 8 Jan VIETNAM---A Marine CH-53 helicopter crashed in Vietnam killing the crew of 5 and 36 passengers .