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Hill 55

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Type  Marines
In use  1966-71
Occupants  3rd Marine Division
Occupant  3rd Marine Division
Condition  abandoned
Battles/wars  Vietnam War
Year built  1966
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Hill 55 (also known as Nui Dat Son or Camp Muir) was a hill 16 km southwest of Da Nang, Quảng Nam Province, Vietnam. The hill was located 3 km northeast of the confluence of the Yen, Ai Nghia and La Tho Rivers.

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History

In the First Indochina War, two battalions of the French forces were wiped out on Hill 55.

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The hill was extensively mined by the Viet Cong. As the hill was the dominant terrain feature in the area, the 7th Marines, supported by mine-clearing LVTE-1s of the 1st Amphibian Tractor Battalion and engineers from the 3rd Engineer Battalion took control of the hill, demined it and established a base there in late January/early February 1966.

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The base was named Camp Muir after LTC Joseph Muir, commanding officer of the 3rd Battalion 3rd Marines who was killed by a booby-trap on 11 September 1965.

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In September 1966 the Marine 1st LAAM Battalion based a MIM-23 Hawk missile assault fire unit on the hill.

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Captain Edward James Land operated a sniper school on the hill. The 1st Battalion placed a 105 mm artillery battery there Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 13th Marines. Notable snipers Carlos Hathcock and John Roland Burke were stationed on Hill 55.

Hill 55 Images of VietNam I Corps

References

Hill 55 Wikipedia


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