The other...probably earlier US base in Ben Luc.
As I said in my summary...previously sent.....Camp Keaton was a challenge to locate. Only via Google Earth landmarks did I find it, and even Google Earth caused some problems...it shows a Hwy 824 that is not known by locals as such. Luckily it also showed a "street" name that we were able to locate...but....then again Google Earth had the wrong names assigned to the road that both Keaton and the FSB were located on. We spent at least 2 hours...maybe move in Ben Luc trying to find these locations. Once we located them, both locations were confirmed by people working in the field where Keaton had formerly stood. The funny thing about this is that my son and I were sitting at a "snack" stop talking to some men who were telling us that the FSB was where Keaton was and that Keaton was downtown. I had a hand map that I had drawn from Google Earth, and I told my son.."If only I could find this wide dirt road with this small grove of trees". Frustrated, I stood up and walked toward our motorcycle, then I looked to the side of the "snack" stop, and what did I see? A wide dirt road. I looked down the road and said.."But there is no small grove of trees that I saw on Google Earth". I then looked again and saw that what I had thought had been a "grove of trees" was actually a small "pond of water". Once I realized that this was the dirt road that I was looking for, finding Keaton and the FSB was easy...again...their locations were confirmed by locals working in the fields where Keaton had stood.
The site of the FSB Ben Luc was difficult to take pictures of, because it is pretty much surrounded by houses. On the road, for example, there was only one place where we could get off the road. Our pictures, therefore, were restricted to pictures taken from the previously mentioned dirt road..looking at what would have been the East side of the FSB, and from a single trail on what would have been the West side of the FSB. The shots of the road are what the north side of the FSB looks like today.
Ben Luc also has a great deal of industry along QL04 (plastics, shoes, clothing, metal, etc.); however, Ben Luc still has that "dirty" look to it, and is no way as "modern" looking as Tan An.