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  The Rockpile
by iwys

The Rockpile, in northern Quang Tri Province, is the first stop north of Hue on the DMZ tour. It was a famous listening post during the Vietnam War, which US troops were helicoptered in and out of, and from which they guided bombers. It was also an artillery base with a huge array of big guns, including 175 long Toms, 8-inchers on tracks, 105s and 155s.

I found this story from a Vietnam vet who was based there: ' I had a pet rat on the Rock Pile. One night I awoke with him crawling across my head. I figured out he was after my food. So after that, I would leave a little piece of food at the foot of my sleeping bag. The rat would come up at night, eat the food, When I would wake up in the morning, the rat would run out.' Jim DeMers, USMC, 1st Radio Batallion, January 1967.

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  • Updated May 5, 2005
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