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Camp Radcliff was established in late August 1965 by the
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as the base camp for the
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. The camp was located on the main highway,
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60 km northwest of
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on the coast and 60 km southeast of
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in the
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. The camp was named after
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Major Donald Radcliff, the 1st Cavalry's first combat death, who was killed on 18 August 1965 while supporting U.S. Marines in his helicopter gunship during
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.
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In order to reduce the amount of rotor-blown dust on the landing zone, the men of the 1st Cavalry were instructed to cut back foliage to ground level by hand giving the base its nickname of the Golfcourse.
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The 1st Cavalry painted their distinctive
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on nearby Hon Cong Mountain providing a landmark visible for many miles.
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Camp Radcliff was the largest helicopter base in the world at the time of its establishment, capable of accommodating the 1st Cavalry's 400+ helicopters. The base also had an airfield capable of landing
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aircraft.
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The base had a perimeter of 26 km known as the Green Line with 3-man watchtowers every 50m.
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On the night of 3 September 1966 the
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carried out a mortar attack on the Golfcourse. Starting at 21:50 the base was hit by 119 mortar rounds over a 5-minute period, killing 4 soldiers and wounding a further 76, while 77 helicopters were damaged.
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