The Siege of Plei Me was a battle during the Vietnam War, which led up to the
Battle of Ia Drang. The repulsion of the North Vietnamese assault immediately set the stage for the
offensive in Ia Drang.
Brigadier General Chu Huy Man of the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN) was tasked with drawing the U.S. Air Cavalry into battle, to learn about its fighting capabilities, and then circulate the information among the PAVN and Viet Cong (VC). To this end, Lt Col Hoang Phuong was tasked with debriefing PAVN commanders after battles. This was a dangerous mission but Chu Huy Man, an intelligence expert trained in Moscow, felt confident.
The camp at Plei Me, 40 km south of Pleiku city in the central highlands of Vietnam, was constructed in October 1963 by the United States Army Special Forces. In 1965 the camp was manned by around 350 Civilian Irregular Defense Group (CIDG) soldiers - local Montagnard mercenaries, many of whom had family just outside the base. The base served as a critical hub for U.S. Special Forces movement across the country.- source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Plei_Me
September 22nd, 2013 the Siege will happen once again...but this time... at Fire Base Juliet.
Please note this is a new date as a schedule change was necessary due to a work related conflict