Camp Enari

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Camp Enari
Dragon Mountain Base Camp.jpg
Camp Enari, December 1967
Coordinates 13°52′37″N 108°01′12″E / 13.877°N 108.02°E / 13.877; 108.02 (Camp Enari)
Type Army
Site information
Condition abandoned
Site history
Built 1966
In use 1966-72
Battles/wars Vietnam Service Medal ribbon.svg
Vietnam War
Garrison information
Occupants 4th Infantry Division
Hensel Airfield
Summary
Elevation AMSL 2,529 ft / 771 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
2,800 853 PSP

Camp Enari (also known as Dragon Mountain Base Camp and Hensel Airfield) is a former U.S. Army base east of Pleiku in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

History[edit]

Camp Enari was established near Dragon Mountain (Núi Hàm Rồng) and Highway 19, 12 km southeast of Pleiku. The base was named for 1st Lieutenant Mark Enari, the first 4th Infantry Division member awarded the Silver Star (posthumously) in Vietnam, who was killed in action on 2 December 1966.[1]

Camp Enari served as the base for the 4th Infantry Division from September 1966 until February 1968 and from April 1968 until February 1970.[2]

Other units stationed at Camp Enari included:

Hensel Airfield was named after WO-1 Ernest Hensel a 10th Cavalry helicopter gunship pilot who was killed in action on 17 February 1967.[1]:5–219

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. 5–171–2. ISBN 978-1555716257.
  2. ^ a b c Stanton, Shelby (2003). Vietnam Order of Battle. Stackpole Books. pp. 75–6. ISBN 9780811700719.