Tam Kỳ Base Camp

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Tam Kỳ Base Camp
Coordinates 15°32′06″N 108°29′06″E / 15.535°N 108.485°E / 15.535; 108.485 (Tam Kỳ Base Camp)
Type Army
Site history
Built 1968
In use 1968-present
Battles/wars Vietnam Service Medal ribbon.svg
Vietnam War
Garrison information
Occupants 1st Cavalry Regiment
3rd Brigade, 23rd Infantry Division
Tam Kỳ Airfield
Summary
Elevation AMSL 33 ft / 10 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
4,000 1,219 asphalt

Tam Kỳ Base Camp (also known as Tam Kỳ Airfield) is a former U.S. Army base near the city of Tam Kỳ, Quảng Nam Province Vietnam.

History[edit]

The base was located south of Highway 1 approximately 1.5 km south of the city of Tam Kỳ.[1]

The 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry was based at Tam Kỳ from March–April 1968 and August–November 1968.[2]:136

The 198th Infantry Brigade, comprising:

was based at Tam Kỳ in November 1968.

The 1st Cavalry Regiment was based at Tam Kỳ from February–September 1969, August–September 1970 and November 1970-May 1972.[2]

The 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, comprising:

was based at Tam Kỳ from June–August 1969

Elements of the 3rd Brigade, 23rd Infantry Division were based at Tam Kỳ from August 1970 to April 1971.[2]:136

Current use[edit]

The base appears to remain in use by the People's Army of Vietnam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kelley, Michael (2002). Where we were in Vietnam. Hellgate Press. pp. 5–491. ISBN 978-1555716257.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Stanton, Shelby (2003). Vietnam Order of Battle. Stackpole Books. p. 124. ISBN 9780811700719.

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