ENEMY ATTACK ON PHOU PHA THI, SITE 85 DURING EARLY MORNING OF 11 MARCH AND ARRI

Created: 3/11/1968

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Intelligence Information Cable

I ENEMY ATTACH ON PHOU PHA THI,URIHQ

EARLY MORNING OF il MARCH AID ARRIVAL OF ENEMY TROOPS AT TACAN SITE

OURS OR ARCH8 ENEMY SOLDIERS HAD REACHED THE TACAN SITE AT PHOU PHA THI, AND ABOUT IB8 ENEMY SOLDIERS VITH TVO MACHIYC GUNS WERE FIRING DOVN ON THE HELICOPTER PAD. THE DEFENDERS STILL CONTROLLED THE TRAIL SYSTEMS TO THE SUMMITT APPEARS, THEREFORE, THAT THE *NEMY SOLDIERS SCALED THE SHEER ROCK CLIFFS ON THE NOHTKVESTLRN SIDE OF PHOU PHA THI. THE OUTPOSTS AROUND PHOU PHA THI VERE ST ILL

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THE HARDS OF THE DEFENDERS. ORE HELICOPTER HAD SUCCESSFULLY EVACUATED SOME SOLDIERS VHO HAD BEER VOURDED ATM HOVITZER POSITION AT UHTHE PER SO "ST. IR THE

COMMAND BUNKER VERE OUT CF CONTACT VITH TACAN PERSONNEL.5 HOURS Ol II MARCH INCOMING ENEMY

MORTARS VERE LANDING Ol THE TOP OF PHOU PHA THI, AND SHALL ARMS FIRE VAS HITTING THE COMMAND BUNKER. THE DEFENDERS ON THE CREST OF THE MOUNTAINEN.COMMAND BUNKER VAS OUT OF CONTACT VITH THE TACAI SITE, VHICH APPEARED TO BE BURNING.

0 HOURS ON II MARCH THE DEFENDERS VERE STILL BEING SUBJECTED TO HEAVY INCOMING FIRE AND THE SITUATION VAS SERIOUS.5 HOURS HEAVY MORTAR FIRE VAS COMING FROM THE SOUTH. SMALL ARKS FIRE VAS STILL HITTING THE VICINITY OF THE COMMAND BUNKER.

5 HOURS POST NUMBER ONE VAS RECEIVING HEAVY WEAPONS FIRE. INTERMITTENT HEAVY ROCKET FIRE VAS KITTING

IKE CREST OF PHOU PHA THI FROMlH| THIS ROCKET FIRE VAS EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE. THE DEFENDERS VERE HOLOINO, BUT THf rmmn BUNXER VAS STILL OUT OF CONTACT VITH THE TACAN

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