I don't know the history of Camp Husky. I believed it served as a MACV compound for Team 87 and also served the ARVN's in the later stages of the war. It was also the home of the 2/35th Artillery for a period of time. The 2nd Brigade in which the 2/12th was assigned to by this time, moved to the east side of Saigon in November of 1970 from War Zone C after the 25th Div received orders to begin to withdraw from Vietnam. The 1st and 3rd Brigades were ordered to "stand down" and were the first to go home in October. In the mean time, the 2/12th was relocated to Camp Husky near Xuan Loc. This was the last stop in the war for the unit. On 2 March 1971 PFC Paul L. Bradshaw, Charlie Co is the last KIA from the 2/12th during the war. The unit's last operation is called Keystone_Robin. This operation ends the 2/12th's tour in Vietnam on March 14, 1971, and the colors are returned to Ft Lewis, Wa. on April 16, 1971.
Wayne Smith 1970
Located at YT 458-091 in Long Khanh province, III Corps. District Headquarters for Xuan Loc District.
In one of the bloodiest battles of the entire 2nd Indochina War, the ARVN turned in an incredible performance during the 1975 NVA Final offensive when the soldiers of the ARVN 8th Infantry Division held the town of Xuan Loc after being attacked by four NVA divisions using Soviet-built T-54 tanks to spearhead the assault. In the minth-long battle, the ARVN managed to completely destroy 3 of the 4 attacking divisions and dozens of T-54 tanks before finally being overrun. In the battle they were using U.S. supplied TOW missles for the first time against the NVA armor and they did an excellent job. They were supported by U.S. Cobra gunships also firing TOW missles and the Snakes accounted for many more tanks destroyed. But when Xuan Loc fell, there was nothing between the NVA and Siagon. The end was near.
Xuan Loc airfield was located at YT 460-082 in Long Khanh province, III Corps. It featured a 3,500 foot asphalt runway 525 feet above sea level. Copyright © Ray Smith, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003 www.rjsmith.com/topo_map.html
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