Red Beach Base Area
|Red Beach Base Area|
Red Beach Airfield
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Red Beach Base Area (also known as Camp JK Books, Camp Haskins, Camp Viking, Paddock Compound or Red Beach Camp) is a complex of former U.S. Marines, Navy and Army and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) logistics and support bases northwest of Danang.
The base was located along Highway 1, 8 km northwest of Danang at Red Beach, the site of the landing of the 9th Marine Regiment, the first US combat troops deployed to South Vietnam on 8 March 1965.
The area comprised a number of separate adjacent bases as follows:
- Camp JK Books, Headquarters of Force Logistics Command, U.S. Marine Corps, responsible to III Marine Amphibious Force (III MAF).
- Camp Haskins, split into Camp Haskins North used as a base for the 31st Naval Construction Regiment and Camp Haskins South which was used as the Headquarters, III MAF after their move from Camp Horn in March 1970: 215 
- Camp Viking, base for the 58th Transport Battalion from February 1968 to April 1972 and the 39th Engineer Battalion: 537
- Paddock Compound, base for the 18th Engineer Brigade
The base area was handed over to the ARVN in March 1972. Camp Viking was used by the ARVN 102nd Artillery Battalion.: 537
The area has largely been turned over to housing although part of it remains in use by the People's Army of Vietnam.
- Kelley, Michael (2002). Where we were in Vietnam. Hellgate Press. p. 439. ISBN 978-1555716257.
- "Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 58" (PDF). U.S. Navy. Retrieved 26 November 2014.
- Cosmas, Graham. U.S. Marines In Vietnam: Vietnamization And Redeployment, 1970-1971 (PDF). USMC Military History Division. pp. 18–20.