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Posted on Mar 15, 2016
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MAJ Jim Woods
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The reason that this camp was built in a Triangle is that it only took 3 machine gun positions to cover the entire perimeter. There was a lot of latitude given to the Team CO's and the design (there were several others) was based on resources. Plei Djereng (Team A-251), Ple Me (Team A-255), and a few other SF Camps in II Corps were used as a jump off point for the 4th Infantry Division's 1970 Cambodian Campaign. Very little was ever written about the 4th Infantry Division but it was the major unit involved in Northern Cambodia.
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CMSgt Donald ONeill
CMSgt Donald ONeill
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MAJ Jim Woods - Maj I also have some photos taken while I was in the air while dropping at PleiMi . They are posted on Delta Force B-52 and Unofficial military History .com . Thanks for your reply God bless and your health is good . Don
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CMSgt Donald ONeill
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Two pictures from the air one on the ground when the battle was over and the color photo of me in the middle with Mike Force getting ready to hit a V.C village 17 Dec 1965.
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CMSgt Donald ONeill
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This was about day 13 of the fifteen day siege where we could do some daylight drops we are still being shot at ,the smoke you see is from BDA . Don
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SGT Philip Roncari
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I remember our unit ( 4th Inf.) working this area two years after this battle also Plei Djereng and found these camps very different from the way we set up our fire bases ,almost had a French Foreign Legion feel to them, interesting to see how the Green Berets operated early in the war.
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PO3 Bob McCord
PO3 Bob McCord
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Philip my brother. How's it going man? got snow back there yet?
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SGT Philip Roncari
SGT Philip Roncari
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PO3 Bob McCord -Good to hear from you Brother,everything just peachy on this end waiting for the guy to close the pool,been unseasonably warm so far that means we will probably have a bloody snow storm around Halloween,now if only I could get wifey to move to Florida,fat chance of that,be well my friend.
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PO3 Bob McCord
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Got all of our hatches battened down, dropped anchor for the Winter, and will park the mower until Spring. We,ve had snow in the mountains around us but nothing but rain down here in the Valley. Take care brother.
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Interesting design of the camp.
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SFC William Farrell
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Yes, very interesting design SSG(P) (Join to see), almost looks like a Civil War era fortification.
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Triangular Camps work well because of the ability for positions at the APEX to have excellent FPF lines.
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CSM (Join to see) - I was perplexed as to why the design was the way it was as all of the base camps I saw/visited in Iraq were certainly not that way. They way you explain it, that certainly makes sense to me now.
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