The New Year of 1968 had seen an increase in enemy activity throughout Vietnam and a massive enemy offensive loomed. Additional personnel were added to defensive positions and the whole of Phu Loi base bristled in readiness. On February 1st 1968 during the Tet Offensive elements of 273rd. and Dong Nai Regiments of the North Vietnamese Army along with local Viet Cong units established themselves in the village of An My which was located outside of Phu Loi’s defensive positions near the north end of the runway and just 1 mile from the north gate. Using An My as a staging and supply point the 273rd. advancing from the north, proceeded to attack the Reno Sector of Phu Loi’s perimeter with RPG’s (Rocket Propelled Grenades) machine gun and small arms fire. Company C of the 1st Battalion 28th Infantry and a platoon from B Troop, 1st Squadron 4th Cavalry left Phu Loi on a reconnaissance-in-force mission of An My. As they approached the village Viet Cong security forces attacked them with Claymore mines RPG’s and small arms fire. Heavy resistance was encountered by the Americans and they were forced to remain in place. From an airborne observation post the acting battalion commander directed the ground forces and ordered gunships from D Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry and Company A, 1st Aviation Battalion to attack the enemy. The battle raged until 1800 hours when the 1st Infantry Division’s General Eschenburg ordered them to break contact and return to Phu Loi. Preparations were now made to engage the enemy with artillery, before this could occur permission had to be obtained from the Vietnamese Binh Duong Province Commander General Thuan. Permission granted a psychological operations helicopter flew for an hour over An MY telling the residents to evacuate the village. After the villagers evacuation artillery fire and helicopter gunships attacked An My and the enemy was forced to withdraw. The following day two companies of the 1/28th infantry advanced on the remaining enemy forces with infantry and armoured cavalry meeting heavy resistance. Tactical air and artillery strikes were again utilized and the remnants of the attacking force withdrew under the veil of darkness. During the two day battle for An My a total of 372 enemy were killed, the US losses were 18 killed and 49 wounded.