Operation Prairie IV

Operation Prairie IV
Part of the Vietnam War
DateApril 20, 1967 – May 17, 1967
ResultUS claims victory
 United States North Vietnam
Commanders and leaders
Robert E. Cushman, Jr.Võ Nguyên Giáp
1st Battalion, 4th Marines
1st Battalion, 9th Marines
2nd Battalion, 9th Marines
2nd Battalion, 26th Marines
324B Division
Casualties and losses
164 killedUS body count: 505 killed
9 captured

Operation Prairie IV was an operation conducted by the United States Marine Corps in the area around Con Thien, South Vietnam known as Leatherneck Square from April 20, 1967 until May 17, 1967. During the course of the fighting Marine casualties were 164 killed 1,240 wounded while claiming the NVA suffered 505 killed and 9 taken as prisoner of war.


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