STATUS OF AREAS AROUND PHOU PHA THI, SITE 85, WHERE ENEMY IS APPLYING PRESSURE

Created: 3/10/1968

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SUBJECT! STATUS OF AREAS AROUND PHOU PHA THI,HERE ENEMY IS APPLYING PRESSURE

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AN AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE AT0 HORS ARCH8 REVEALED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ON PLACES CONTRIBUTING TO THE DEFENSE OF PHOU PHA THI t

MOUNt THE VILLAGEFOLLOWING RUMORS OF ENEMY ATTACK ON THEIf MARCH. THE VILLAGERS APPARENTLY SCATTERED INTO SOME ENEMY TPOOPS VERE IN THE OPEN NEARDURING THE EARLY AFTERNOON.

MA1 ALTHOUGH TKE ENEMY STRUCK

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THIS VILLAGE EARLY 01 ARCH, ITS DEFENDERS VERE HOLDINGPOSITIONS EXCEPT THE MR STRIP. THE AIR STRIP VAS OFF LIMITS BECAUSE OF THE LIVELIHOOD OF INCOMING ENEMY MORTAR FIRE.

C. PHA BONG1 THE AIR STRIP IN THE VICINITYHIS VILLAGE VAS IN ENEMY HANDS* BUT AUTO-DEFENSE DE CHOC (ADC) TROOPS HELD THE SVRROUNDINO HILLS. lN9 STRIKES8 AIRCRAFT ON ARCH ADC TROOPS WERE PREPARING TO COUNTERATTACK THE AREA AROUND THE AIR STRIP.

2. THE AREA AROUND PHOU CHE AS OUIET EARLY ONARCH. THE SITUATION THERE VAS NORMAL AT0 HOURS ALTHOUGH PATROL SIZED"ENEMY UNITS HAD BEEN IN THE AREA EARLIER IN THE HORNING.

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