I'm not sure how the Marine Corps records were filled then. But Army lower level echelon units were typically filed within the battalion or regimental level files. This may have been how the MC also did this but I could be wrong.
Do you have any information about the unit your searching for.
The units I am searching for records from are:
2nd Marine Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division in Vietnam Dec 1967 thru May 1968.
2nd Marine Battalion, 27th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division in Vietnam May thru September 1968.
3rd Marine Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division in Vietnam September 1968 thru January 1969.
I have almost all of the Command Chronologies from each of these however they only contain after action reports by company headquarters staff. I am looking for the day-to-day reports/notes from team, squad, platoon leaders.
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Dear Mr. Knee,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series titled Command Chronologies and Related Documentation, 4/1962 - 6/1987 in the Records of the U.S. Marine Corps (Record Group 127) that include 192 items of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment for 1966-1969; 2 file units & 24 items of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Marine Regiment for 1968-1969; and 82 items of the 3rd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment for 1966-1969. All of these records are digitized and available using the Catalog.
We also the series titled Vietnam War Era Command Chronologies Files in Record Group 127 that include 97 file units of the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines for 1965-1971; 12 file units of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Marines for 1968-1969; and 56 file units of the 3rd Battalion, 9th Marines for 1965-1969. Some of these records are digitized and available using the Catalog. For access to the non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at College Park - Electronic Records (RDE) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that some of these records are copies of records in the first series listed above.
We were unable to locate specific records of teams, squads, platoons, and companies. Records of lower echelon units sometimes were incorporated into the files of the battalion or regiment.
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We hope that this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!