(1968: The Defining Year)
Top photo courtesy of Col Gorron C. Cook, USMC (Ret) and bottom is from the 12th Mar ComdC, Dec68.
Route 9 is seen looking south from a Marine outpost
located on the northern end of the Rockpile, top, and an aerial photograph
shows the Marine base at Ca Lu, bottom. In January 1968, Ca Lu for the
Marines was the western terminus of Route 9 since the road was cut between
there and the Marine base at Khe Sanh. LtCol Gorton C. Cook's 3d Battalion,
9th Marines manned both the Rockpile and Ca Lu posts.
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