Sông Bé Base Camp
|Sông Bé Base Camp|
Battle of Song Be
|Occupants||199th Light Infantry Brigade
1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division
2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division
|Sông Bé Airfield|
|Elevation AMSL||797 ft / 243 m|
The base was originally established in April 1965 as a 5th Special Forces Detachment B-34 base and was located approximately 2 km southwest of Phước Bình in Phước Long Province. The Battle of Song Be was fought around the base in May 1965.
The 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division comprising:
- 1st Battalion, 2nd Infantry Regiment:137
- 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment:146
- 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment:147
was based at Sông Bé from May until June 1969.
In April 1970 the 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division comprising:
- 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry:128
- 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry:132
- 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry:132
moved to Sông Bé and would stay here until March 1971.
Other units stationed at Sông Bé included:
Accidents and incidentsEdit
The base is abandoned and turned over to housing but the former airfield is still clearly visible on satellite images.