Originally planned as a U.S. search and destroy mission intended to lure out the "crack" Viet Cong D800 Battalion, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment soon found itself fighting for survival in the rubber plantations of Cam My village, approximately 42 miles east of Saigon. The Battle of Xa Cam My was fought over two days from April 11–12, 1966, 10 miles south of the village of Cam My in Phuoc Tuy Province, during the Vietnam War. But then also descending through … Known as the Battle of Xa Cam My or Operation Abilene, the Viet Cong were at the American’s side, dropping from the trees.