Battle of Dak Sut information
for A-218 SF DET

For date 650818

A-218 SF DET was a US Army unit
CIDG was a Civilian Irregular Defense Group unit
Primary service involved, US Army
Kontum Province, II Corps, South Vietnam
Location, Dak Sut
Description: A large VC force overwhelmed the district HQ on the high ground overlooking Camp Dak Sut, an interim SF camp run by the A-218 SF Det. The VC then assaulted the camp which was defended by 474 CIDG soldiers, a fourth of them recruits. The savage battle raged four hours but no relief was forthcoming and the camp was overrun before daylight. Only half the garrison managed to evade back to friendly lines.

The source for this information was Green Berets at War P: 131

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Date posted on this site: 05/13/2023