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"Rocket City" due to the large amounts of incoming rocket and mortar fire in previous years. The facility was built by TF Panther in 2002, centered around the 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment from Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It was named for the beachhead in Salerno that the 505th PIR parachuted onto on 14 September 1943 (Operation Avalanche).==1 December 2002 rocket attack==Several rockets were fired at Firebase Salerno on 1 December 2002.Jan Baz Khan, the local militia commander who American forces paid to provide local security around the base, quickly turned over a number of suspects he assured the Americans were responsible for the attack. - Source: Wikipedia

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