locations for some key
points where men fought and died in Steel Tiger
Jimmie Butler, Nail 12
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ALPHA: A highly defended interdiction point (approx. 17 deg 02 min N; 105 deg58 min E) in Steel Tiger. ALPHA was visually identifiable by a large karst rock formation just south of the intersection of Routes 911 and 912 in the Laotian panhandle. ALPHA and the nearby interdiction points,
BRAVO and CHARLIE, were known as the Chokes.
Ban Karai Pass: A key pass (Approx. 17 deg N; 106 deg 11 min E) through the Annamite Mountains. Opened to truck traffic in early 1966 when the Communists built Route 137 from the coastal area near Quang Khe, North Vietnam, and Route 912 in Laos to join Route 911 just above the Chokes.
Ban Laboy Ford: A key interdiction point (Approx. 17 deg 12 min N; 106 deg 10 min E) in Steel Tiger where Route 912 crossed the Nam Ta Le River.
Ban Raving Pass: A mountain pass (Approx. 17 deg 17 min N; 106 deg 11 min E) connecting North Vietnam and Laos just northwest of the demilitarized zone. Rising to prominence following the 1968 halt of the bombing of North Vietnam, the road was designated Route 1036 in North Vietnam and Route 92 in Laos .
BRAVO: Heavily defended interdiction point (Approx 17 deg 01 min N; 105 deg 55 min E) on Route 911 in Central Laos. Westernmost of three interdiction points known as the Chokes.
CHARLIE: Heavily defended chokepoint (Approx. 17 deg 00 min N; 105 deg 58 min E) in Steel Tiger. CHARLIE was the southernmost of the three interdiction points known as the Chokes.
DELTA: An interdiction point (Approx. 16 deg 53 min N; 106 deg 01 min E) on Route 911 about halfway between the Chokes and Tchepone.
Dog House: Nickname given to the heavily defended Laotian valley and storage complex just south of the Mu Gia Pass.
ECHO: An interdiction point (Approx. 16 deg 49 min N; 106 deg 05 min E) on the Laotian Route 91 just east of its intersection with Route 911.
FOXTROT: A key interdiction point (Approx. 16 deg 47 min N; 106 deg 06 min E) on Route 91 at the southern edge of Steel Tiger North, just northwest of Tchepone.
GOLF: An interdiction point (Approx. 17 deg 12 min N; 105 deg 50 min E) on Route 911 between the Mu Gia Pass and the Chokes. GOLF was the focus of a concentrated air attack during the month of April 1968.
Harley's Valley: Name given by the 23rd TASS FACs to a large meadow between the Ban Laboy Ford and the Laotian/North Vietnamese border. The area was named for Captain Lee D. Harley who was listed as missing in action on May 18, 1966, when his Owas shot down over the eastern part of the meadow.
HOTEL: An interdiction point on Route 912 about a mile south of the Ban Laboy Ford (Approx 17 deg 11 min N; 106 deg 09 min E).
HUB: The name of an aerial interdiction operation in March 1967 against a segment of Route 911 just south of the Chokes. The target was an unbypassed segment of road in the vicinity of 16 deg 58 min N; 105 deg 58 min E .