Looking for info on 5th Marine Division 1966 thru end. H&S Shore Party located at Camp Delmar during 1966

Former member of this outfit

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    Thank you for posting on the History Hub! 

    This is in response to your inquiry to the National Archives related to the Marine Corps command chronologies of the H&S Shore Party, 5th  Mar Div for dates in 1966.

    Our holdings contain original paper command chronologies for the 5th Marine Division (5th MarDiv) for June 1966 and July 1966 through 1967 (1 and 2 of 2) and for the Headquarters Battalion, 5th Marine Division (HQ Bn, 5th MarDiv) for July 1966 through June 1967.

    However, these records are currently unavailable to the public, as they are undergoing preservation and scanning for availability on our catalog.

    Command chronologies of the of the 5th Marines for 1966 and “messages” from the 5th Marine Division from April 1966 through June 1967 are available at www.recordsofwar.com At the top of the page, click on The US Marines in Viet Nam. Here is the direct link: www.recordsofwar.com/vietnam/usmc/USMC_Rvn.htm On the left side of the page, scroll down to the unit, click on it and the monthly Command Chronologies will appear on the right side. When you click on the link, a new page from the Texas Tech University, The Vietnam Center and Archive will open. Locate and click on the PDF icon to download the history.

    We invite you to continue the conversation with community members on History Hub, but should you have follow up questions for the staff at Archives II, please email us at archives2reference@nara.gov so that we can assist you further. 

    We hope this assists you with your research! 

    Sincerely,

    Textual Reference Archives II Branch (RR2RR)

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