OASIS ó The trucks lined up, all bulging over with
chairs, tents, dogs, duffle bags and a thousand other things a brigade
headquarters company needs. The 3rd Brigade was moving for the fifth time in
They set for about an hour and then without warning began
to move slowly.
Smoke poured out of the vehicles.
This time the brigade was going to the Oasis near Pleiku.
Now Kontum was just another one of those places where you
had been, just another place to talk about how good or bad it had been
The convoy meandered along the 80 some miles of Highway
14 for about three hours before it reached the Oasis.
The men of the 3rd Brigade are used to moving and as some
say, "Itís no big thing."
The 3rd Brigade has had to take over the area of
operation (AO) of the 2nd Brigade while maintaining its own AO at Kontum.
Some Infantry elements of the brigade were left in Kontum while others moved
to the Oasis.