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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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MAJ Jim Woods
MAJ Jim Woods
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SGT Philip Roncari I was the S-2 for 3/8 in 69'. Was in country when some of this happened but on the Coast. Nice to meet you.
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SGT Philip Roncari
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MAJ Jim Woods- Welcome Home Sir,our original AO was Tuy Hoa province in 1966 later moved north to Pleiku and the Central Highlands.I had the good fortune to train with the 3/8 at Ft.Lewis Wa.and did my entire tour (ten months and fourteen days with A co 3/8 Inf) glad to hear from an old comrade,be well Brother
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MAJ Jim Woods
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SGT Philip Roncari My best 3/8 friend was the CO of A co. Small World.
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SGT Philip Roncari
SGT Philip Roncari
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Small world indeed!
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SSG(P) Patient Service Tech
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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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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
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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