Brains in Shade
Near this area was a field of termite mounds. They looked like large phallic symbols spaced around a large field. Many unfriendly critters lived in them; scorpions, millipedes, bees and snakes. John Clark has a picture of the mounds and some of the residents, in his photo album on this web site.
When this location became FSB Washington III, search and destroy missions started here and operated closer to Cambodia than in the past. The Ho Chi Minh trail was extending south, just inside Cambodia, and most operations from FSB Washington III were to make the arriving NVA soldiers feel unwelcome.