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 A platoon of the US Army on patrol is ambushed by PAVN regulars while clearing a rice field of a potential cache, and makes a fighting retreat through the valley back up the hill to Firebase Georgina. A platoon of the US Army on patrol is ambushed by PAVN regulars while clearing a rice field of a potential cache, and makes a fighting retreat through the valley back up the hill to Firebase Georgina.
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 During the French colonial era, a moderately wealthy merchant arranged for a small country villa to be built next to the Chó Con river in Gia Lai province, across a meander neck of the river from a small fishing village halfway up a hillside. In the Vietnamese War of Independence,​ the house was mostly destroyed, leaving a clearing slowly being reclaimed by the jungle. The villagers up the hill, throughout it all, continued to farm rice in the fields below them in the Chó Con river valley until the 1960s. Pressured by the Viet Cong for tribute and afraid of the American presence on top of the hill, the villagers began to consider fleeing. Those who did not were rounded up and sent to a strategic hamlet once the Americans finished construction of a small fire support base on the hill, denoted on Army Intelligence maps as Hill 569 and known to the men living there as "​Firebase Georgina"​. During the French colonial era, a moderately wealthy merchant arranged for a small country villa to be built next to the Chó Con river in Gia Lai province, across a meander neck of the river from a small fishing village halfway up a hillside. In the Vietnamese War of Independence,​ the house was mostly destroyed, leaving a clearing slowly being reclaimed by the jungle. The villagers up the hill, throughout it all, continued to farm rice in the fields below them in the Chó Con river valley until the 1960s. Pressured by the Viet Cong for tribute and afraid of the American presence on top of the hill, the villagers began to consider fleeing. Those who did not were rounded up and sent to a strategic hamlet once the Americans finished construction of a small fire support base on the hill, denoted on Army Intelligence maps as Hill 569 and known to the men living there as "​Firebase Georgina"​.