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ATTACKS  on  CAMP  RADCLIFF -- 1970

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- Jan 4
:    Rocket attack, 122mm, two separate events @ 0305 and 0400.             
               First event, 5 rounds;  Second event, 15 rounds.  Lt. Damage, no casualties.

                   (from Headquarters MACV, Monthly Summary, January, 1970)


- Jan 6:    Mortar/Rocket attack, unknown type/size, approx. 10 rounds.                   
                No damage or casualties 
(from Headquarters MACV, Monthly Summary, January, 1970)



- Feb 1:    Mortar attack, unknwn type, @ 0105, less than 10 rounds, Lt. damage.




- April 6
:   Nighttime Sapper-attack (infiltrators). 17 aircraft damaged/destroyed.
                No casualties. (from “Lessons Learned“, 4th Infantry Div., April, 1970)               



- April 14
:  Mortar-attack, 82mm, less than 15 rounds. No Casualties or Damage.
                  (from Headquarters MACV, Monthly Summary, April, 1970)

 

- May 11:   Mortar-attack, 82mm, 18 rounds, no specifics about damage.
                  (from “Lessons Learned”, 4th Infantry Div., July, 1970, pg 4)



- May 16:   Mortar-attack, 82mm, 8 rounds, no specifics about damage.
                  (from “Lessons Learned”, 4th Infantry Div., July, 1970, pg 4)



- May
:       2 sapper-attacks "during this period".  Vehicles and buildings damaged.
                 (from “Lessons Learned”, 4th Infantry Div., July, 1970, pg 4)



- August 7:  Sapper-attack. 1 US soldier killed, 1 sapper killed. Damage to buildings. 
                   (from “Lessons Learned, 4th Infantry Div., Nov, 1970, para. 2, pg 2)
 

    To see a soldier's account and photos of this incident, click
 
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 Warning: the descriptions of casualties/bodies are graphic and frank: 
                  Might not be suitable for some folks to read..          



  --August ..
:   Not an attack, but this was the month our radar-repairman, SP/5 Daniel C. Upton,
                     was killed while clearing/burning  perimeter-brush/grass at the top of            
                     Hon Cong Mountain, when an unknown claymore mine exploded in the fire.



- Oct. 4/5:   Rocket-attack, 122mm, 7 rounds into base. 
                   (from “Lessons Learned",  4th Infantry Div., Nov, 1970)

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