The Rockpile

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Drawing showing the Rockpile in relation to the DMZ and other northern bases.

The Rockpile (MGRS XD979559), known in Vietnamese as Thon Khe Tri, is a karst rock outcropping near the former South Vietnamese DMZ. It rises to an elevation of 240 metres (790 ft) MSL, about 210 metres (690 ft) above the surrounding terrain. Its relatively inaccessible location, reached only by helicopter, made it an important United States Army and Marine Corps observation post and artillery base from 1966 to 1968.


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Coordinates: 16°46′49.82″N 106°51′7.37″E / 16.7805056°N 106.8520472°E / 16.7805056; 106.8520472