The Marble Mountains

The Marble Mountains is a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located in Ngu Hanh Son District, south of Da Nang. The five mountains are named after the five elements: Kim (metal), Thuy (water), Moc (wood), Hoa (fire), and Tho (earth).

The following is some past History about these mountains and the military units that were based around them during the war.


A view from halfway up Monkey Mountain, looking south towards what the Marines called the Horseshoe. The Marble Mountains can be seen in the distance.
This photo was taken inside the perimeter of MAG 16 in early 1965. it shows the Marble Mountains to the south. This was a defensive position occupied by 9th Marines who were the MAG 16 security.
This photo shows a tank guarding the entrance to the base camp for 3rd Amtracks in 1968. The photo is from Fred Wingfield, a former member of 3rd Amtracks.
Another photo of the 3rd Amtrack area at Marble Mountain in 1968. The ARVN troops are celebrating the capture of an NLF (VC) flag.

This photo is of a 106 Recoilless Rifle mounted on top of what the Marines called Crow’s Nest Mountain, one of the five peaks of the Marble Mountains. The only access to the gun was by ropes and was manned by Marines. This photo was taken in 1968.