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The base was protected by men from fifth SF (Special Forces) Detachments A-233 and A-236 and Montagnard and components of the fifth Battalion, 22nd Artillery and first Battalion, 92nd Artillery when it was exposed to an attack by the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) 66th Regiment from 27 October to 1 November 1969.
In the early hours of of 30 October the PAVN assaulted the base however was beaten back with gunnery and air support.
A Bell UH-1B Iroquois helicopter gunship was downed with the loss of 4 U.S. killed. By 31 October 2 of the 3 mounted guns pieces at the base had been incapacitated and the artillerymen were battling as infantry and 1LT Ronald A Ross 5/22 Artillery was lost to a B-40 rocket.
The base was deserted the evening of 1 November and the US and Montagnard emptied towards the close by Bu Prang Camp.
PFC Michael Norton vanished during the departure and avoidance and was recorded as absent in action. The base was bombarded via jets on 2 November to wreck any remaining weapons and equipment that had been abandoned.