Camp Eagle (Vietnam)

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Camp Eagle
Coordinates16°24′29″N 107°37′52″E / 16.408°N 107.631°E / 16.408; 107.631 (Camp Eagle)
TypeArmy
Site information
Conditionabandoned
Site history
Built1968
In use1968-72
Battles/warsVietnam Service Medal ribbon.svg
Vietnam War
Garrison information
Occupants1st Cavalry Division
3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division
101st Airborne Division

Camp Eagle (also known as LZ El Paso and LZ Tombstone) is a former US Army base south-east of Huế in central Vietnam.

History[edit]

1968[edit]

The base was originally established by the 1st Cavalry Division in January 1968, 7 km southeast of Huế and 9 km west of Phu Bai Combat Base.[1][2]

From February–August 1968, the 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division (February–August 1968) comprising

was based here to support post-Tet Offensive operations.

The 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division was based here from May–June 1968.[2]:156

1969-72[edit]

The base was named "Camp Eagle" when the 101st Airborne Division moved their headquarters here in March 1969.[1]

The 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne was based at Camp Eagle from December 1969 until December 1971,[2]:156 when the following units were detached and remained at the base:

The 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne was based at Camp Eagle from September 1970-February 1971 and finally from May–December 1971.[2]:159

Camp Eagle was used to support the 101st Airborne's major operations in the A Shau Valley - Operation Apache Snow in 1969 and Operation Texas Star in 1970.

Current use[edit]

The base is abandoned and turned over to farmland, light industry and housing.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kelley, Michael (2002). Where we were in Vietnam. Hellgate Press. pp. 5–166. ISBN 978-1-55571-625-7.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Stanton, Shelby (2003). Vietnam Order of Battle. Stackpole Books. p. 73. ISBN 978-0-8117-0071-9.