III MAF Headquarters, copyright Thomas Pike
|Type||Marine Corps/Army Base|
|Occupants||III Marine Amphibious Force|
Following the initial landing of Marines in South Vietnam on 8 March 1965, the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (9th MEB) established their headquarters in an old French Army compound on the western edge of Da Nang Air Base. The III Marine Amphibious Force (III MAF) succeeded the 9th MEB and took over the compound.
In October 1968 Mobile Construction Battalion 12 built a hardened combat operations center at the base.
The 1st Radio Battalion was located at the base and was responsible for signals interception of VC and People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) communications until November 1970 when it moved to Camp JJ Books.:258
On 9 March 1970 III MAF transferred the base to XXIV Corps which assumed operational control of US forces in I Corps and III MAF moved to Camp Haskins before departing South Vietnam in April 1971.:18-20
The US Army's 615th MP Company was based at Camp Horn from 11 November 1972 until their inactivation there on 28 March 1973.
The base appears to remain in use by the PAVN.
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