View Full Version : Marine would like a little Info

07-29-02, 04:28 PM
Can anybody point me in the right direction?
I'm looking for info on operation Starlite. My father was with India 3/3 in '65 where he was WIA. He died in '88 and he never talked about it. Any info anyone has would be appreciated.
Semper Fi

07-29-02, 04:33 PM
...but did ya do the search engine thing? Just put operation starlight on mine and came up with all kinds of stuff. Could ya rephrase the question, maybe?:confused:

07-30-02, 12:21 AM
Operation Starlite was the first major battle of the Vietnam war.

14-18 August 1965

I Company 3/3 was the hardest hit unit to fight in Operation Starlite, with 19 KIA's and almost every man in I company received a battle wound.

The first Congressional Medal of Honor in the Vietnam war was awarded to then Cpl Robert O'Malley of I company 3/3

I have an after action report posted on my web site http://3rdmarines.net go to the Military Ops sectiion.

Sorry to hear your Dad is no longewr with us.

Semper Fi
Bob Neener
0351 G/2/9 - L/3/3
Vietnam 1965-1966