Landing at Chu Lai by ship in May of 1965, Mike Company and the rest of the battalion provided mostly outter perimeter security for the airfield. While there we conducted numberous S/D operations in our TAOR, spending a lot of time in the Trung Phan Pennisula area. Although no major battles took place in the area, many, many skirmishes with the VC did, a few of the larger ones are noted by the red stars. While not shown on this map, 3/3 including Mike Company did participate in a rather large S/D Operation. It was called Operation Starlight and was actually thefirst Major Battle of the Vietnam War that Americans participated in.