From Alpha Company to Rosane: At 1112 hrs at location grid 138059, while on security patrol CP/A found 3 - 3' x 4' bunkers last used 1 month or more. In bunkers found 3 alien mortar rounds believed to be 2 Russian 82 mm rounds and 1 unidentified round will be extracted on day 3. Remaining Russian round detonated. Old mortar pit also found in area overlooking Professional w/3 expended mortar casings. 12 pictures taken of location, bunkers & rounds. To Bde/Pane by Blevins at 1245 hrs.
1 Aug 1835
To Bde/Pane by Nelson: 3/Alpha Company at 1815 hrs at grid location 134075 found a hooch 6' x 8' with 35 AK rounds wrapped in documents, 1 VC/NVA jump boots, 1 pistol belt w/red star, 1 holster for chicom. Element had meched the inside and outside of the hooch. Will leave for a couple of days, then return and pickup. Last used past 3 days. Documents will be back hauled. Trails in all directions.
1 Aug 2015
From Charlie Company to Whaley: to Bde/Hull: 1/1 Charlie Company had a mech detonate at grid 135007 at 2015 hrs.
2 Aug 1145
Alpha Company 3rd platoon at 13774 at 1145 hrs found 6 bunkers w/overhead cover of logs and rocks 4' x 6' .....2 hooches 8' x 10': 1 NorthWest-SouthEast trail w/recent use in 1 week....will destroy.
2 Aug 1300
To Bde/Pane by TW: CP/Alpha at 1220 hrs at grid 140059. 1 NVA was moving West on EastWest trail toward complex element found yesterday. He tripped the mech and started crawling into bush. While element was pursuing and engaged w/SAF resulting in 1 NVA KIA 23, wearing black shirt and green trousers: CIA : 1 NVA poncho, 1 NVA canteen, 1 rice knife, small bag of grass, 1 make-shift ruck cont: various personal items...negative documents or ID or weapons. Element will destroy everything.
3 Aug 0840
To Bde/Simon by Plonka: Alpha Company opened metal box they found w/mortars other day. There was 1 new mortar round was 4-5" shorter than others. Possibly a 82 mm round: had Russian markings on it.
To Bde/Hall by Resane: Alpha Company 3rd platoon at grid BT165958, in addition to the earlier spot, the element found 4 hooches and 2 were under construction. A bamboo water pipe and cold water shower. 400 lbs of rice destroyed and also destroyed were 100 lbs of potatoes and corn....and one storage bin with a capacity of 1000 lbs. 2 lbs of soybean oil donated by the US-with a helping hand picture on it. The doctor was wearing a Swiss made Paul Grand watch.
5 Aug 0930
Bravo Company 3rd squad 2nd platoon at grid 234003 detonated a bobby trap, The booby trap was just a blasting cap with some unknown explosive in a can. No one was injured in the blast...it is believed to be a early warning device.
6 Aug 1040
To Bde/Marata by Resane: at grid 244003, Bravo Company 2nd platoon, while r/s bird was going to element LZ received small arms fire. One man from Bravo Company on the bird was wounded. R/S bird evacuated man to the 91st Evacu -ation Hospital. Suspect enemy location in the vicinity of 244999. Negative knowledge of any hits on bird. Element is engaging w/M-79 fire and red leg has a mission worked up at this time. R/S bird was at an altitude of 4'feet, hovering and received 3 rounds./ One in the nose under carriage and one on medic. Direction from aircraft 270 degrees.
6 Aug 1125
To Bde/Marata by Resane: Delta Company 1st platoon Eagle Flight-Element at grid 149950 at 1125 hrs found 3 hooches what they believe to be more than a camp. CIA were 1 weapon-SKS, documents, 1 medal or award....All equipment will be back hauled to Professional. Trails running EastWest NorthSouth..and showed recent use.
To Bde/Marta by Rosane: Ref # 31: Element found 15 hooches, 2 chicom grenades, unknown # of AK-47 rounds. Also found tunnel system running from hooch to hooch. Approx 4' x 4' and inside tunnel found 2 SKS's in very good shape. Found 1 ton of corn, 2 tons of rice that was unpolish -ed. Destroyed by fire. Further equipment was back hauled to Professional.
6 Aug 1905
To Bde/Pane/Hull by Trone: Bravo Company 2/2 at grid 247002, Element engaged 1 VC resulting in 1 VC KIA. VC was moving from North to South on a well used trail. VC was 25 years old . He had 1 AK-47 in good condition, 1 GI frag. Element will bury VC....VC had no ID...engaged at 40 meters. AK-47 and frag will be back hauled to Professional.
To Bde/Murata by Rosane: Delta Company CP at grid location 253082, While CA bird hovered over LZ at 15 feet, packs jumped onto LZ. Line # 48 Sp/4 Feldeisen, Stephen .
7 Aug 1410
To Bde/Pane by Nelson: Bravo Company at grid 244003. 2/1 while on LP moving down trail 150 meters to the South of Heavy Day logger. Line # 2 was walking point and line # 76 walking slack when line # 76 tripped booby trap. Booby trap was a pressure device hand frag. Results 3 US WIA.
Line # 2 2nd Lt Petre, Joseph WIA
Line # 76 Sp/4 Pespisil, Alfred KIA
Line # 67 Mitchell, Blakely WIA
8 Aug 0945
To Bde/Pane by Nelson: Bravo Company 2nd platoon at grid 140917, found oldpungi stakes, 3 hooches. (6' x 10') and 1 tunnel-8' deep. Also found 20 lbs of corn and 5 lbs of salt with some farm tools. Hooches were found South of Blue Line running East-West ...Hooches were about 4 months old.
8 Aug 1240
To Bde/Marata by Nelsen: Alpha Company 3rd pla -toon...while on LP at grid 175029. Element spotted 5 VC and engaged them. Results: 5 VC KIA. VC were crossing blue line and traveling North to South. The point man in the element yelled Chieu Hoi. Upon hearing this VC evaded to the East and were engaged at 30 meters. They were black pj's and carried rucksacks containing 50 lbs of rice and various other clothing. Thet appeared to be transporters and had negative ID or weapons. Element buried the dead.
9 Aug 1025
From Bde/Pane to Trone: Miss America will arrive at LZ Professional at grid 160850 to 0940 hrs. See Miss America Icon.
Late Entry: To Bde/Dowley by Nelson: Alpha Company at grid 189011, engaged 3 NVA, Resulting in 3 NVA KIA. NVA were two males ages 30 & 18 , and one female age 30. One male and female were wearing black pj's....Other male had khaki uniform on. CIA was one AK-47 with 30 rounds and one magazine. Also had 2 frag's, 1 NVA canteen, and bobby trap material. Found 2 hooches 10' x 12' and 4 bunkers sizes 8' x 10'. Trails running in all directions in area. Element will bury the dead......Materials CIA will be back hauled to LZ Professional.
11 Aug 1130
To Bde/Pane by Trone: Charlie Company 1st platoon at grid 191091. While on patrol the element encountered one hooch 12' x 10' x 8' with bunker underneath it...approx the same size. Inside hooch was 3 freshly made bunks with writings on them. One can of freshly opened sardines. Upon further investigation they found cooking pots, a bamboo water pipe line to a hooch, and as the element swept the trail near the hooch, they came upon 12 additional hooches. They were approx 10' x 12' x 6' and very close together on line. There were 6 bunkers under 6 of the hooches. Inside these hooches they found a math book, writing paper, desk and chair. Element believes it to be some sort of training center-built in the last 6 months to a year. The place showed use in the last 48 hours.
12 Aug 1830
To Bde/Hatfield by Rosane: Delta Company 2nd platoon 3rd squad at grid 280097, had MA detonate. Upon checking the MA they found 2 VC killed. VC were male 25 & 20 wearing blue clothing. Element found 1 rucksack which contained a bottle of vitamins and 2 HCM sandals for men. Also CIA was one VC bush hat and 2 sets of female clothing. MA was on well used trail running North-South. VC were moving NorthSouth. Element will bury the dead.
To Bde/Murata by Rosane: Delta Company DTG 130815 at grid 279100. While on patrol they found 2 rucksacks, 75 lbs of unclean rice, 15 cans of sardines, 2 hammocks, VC type plastic, 1 VC shirt, one pair of Ho Chi Minh sandals, VC had just evaded to the North. On a well used North-South trail...Negative documents.
13 Aug 1014
To Bde/Murata by Rosane: Bravo Company CP DTG 130745 at grid 287012. Had a MA go off and upon checking it found 4 NVA KIA and 1 NVA WIA, recon by fire changing the WIA-KIA. NVA was wearing green pants and green shirt. NVA were traveling North on a North-South trail. NVA had a wicker basket with one hammock, and 3 blasting caps, one pistol belt, 3 chicom grenades, one NVA canteen, age 20, Other NVA killed by small arms fire while moving in same direction. He had a pack with 30 lbs of rice. Also had green pants and one NVA canteen, one blasting cap, wallet with documents which will be back hauled. Element will bury the dead. The NVA before expiring /threw a chicom grenade at the element with negative results.
13 Aug 1625
Last Entry: To Bde/Simone by Trono at 1625 hrs. Delta Company 1/1 DTG 131425 at grid 287064, Element found 2 hooches, upon hearing noises inside hooches they reconed by fire. Results-1 VC KIA...age 45 male, wearing brown pants and brown shirt. One VC ran out back of hooch up hill to SE. Element opened fire....While firing M-79 rounds, one hit top of tree causing an air burst and wounding Charles Dault Sp/4, in the shoulder and arm. He was dusted off. Hooch sizes were 10' x 10' x 8' & 20' x 10'. Approx 3 months old. In hooches found 150 lbs of rice, 50 lbs of corn, 100 lbs of peas, and 7 pairs of dink clothing. 4 hammocks, medical supplies, cook ware, also found a notebook and documents, also found one green NVA shirt with a diamond patch on left shoulder. Trails in area were well used and ran SouthEast to NorthWest. Element will bury VC-KIA.
14 Aug 0950
To Bde/Pane by Trone: DTG 0800 Bravo Company 2/3 at grid 289006, Element MA detonated resulting in one NVA KIA. He was wearing green uniform, age 20, and was carrying a AK-47, which was operational. Also CIA was full magazine of AK-47 ammo. (sn#-10126156) One chicom, documents, clothing, one pair ov VC type, 31 lbs of rice, medical bottles w/pills, surgical instruments, penicillin pills. NVA was moving to the North on a North-South trail. NVA had walked through elements Southern most earlier and hand picked up one claymore body. Element found short way from KIA, one rucksack w/50 lbs of cooked rice, 2 lbs of tobacco. Element will bury the dead.
14 Aug 0955
To Bde/Pane by Trone: Bravo Company CP DTG 0815 at grid 286014. Element had MA detonate, resulting in one NVA-KIA. He was on a North- South trail going North. He was 20 years old and element CIA'd one AK-47, with magazine of 25 rounds, Serial number # 110740662. Also had a hammock, one parachute flare, one chicom and one notebook. Element will bury the dead.
15 Aug 1210
To Bde/Pane by Rosane: Alpha Company CP DTG 151100 grid location 215070. Prior to insertion of Alpha Company CP, gunships spotted a suspected VC wearing blue uniforms at grid location 215073. Alpha Company CP was inserted at the grid 215070 to sweep area. Point man noticed 3 sticks in a circular pattern before booby trap detonated. A click was heard prior the blast. Suspect a claymore or M-79 round w/trip wire. Results: 1 US KIA...2 US WIA. Extracted by lift ships to 91st Evac. Slight wounds suffered by 2 US and 1 New Zealand VIP-Major Ogilvy. Element extracted to professional ....Element will be inserted into pre-planned LZ at approx 1330.
CPT Joseph Crane
SP/4 James Holmes
Maj Ogilvy- New Zealand VIP
15 Aug 1429
To Bde/Pane by Rosane: Delta Company 2nd platoon DTG 1511235, at grid 276115. Element to moving on trail from SouthEast to NorthWest parallel to river found 2 hooches, w/food and fresh trail trail behind hooch. Following trail element engaged 2 VC wearing green shirt and black pj. Results: one VC WIA...both VC evaded East leaving behind one chicom. Element followed blood trail and found one hooch at 276115. reconed by fire resulting in one VC KIA. Element followed blood trail into heavy bushes. Enemy engaged US resulting in one US WIA and one US KIA.
WIA-SP/4 Magurder, Ralph ......
KIA-SP/4 Chastain, Woodrew...
15 Aug 1620
To Bde/Lawsen to Rosane: Alpha Company 3rd platoon DTG 151545 at grid 198096, found rice cache containing approximately 1000 lbs. were sweeping surrounding area when;
SGT Williams triggered a pressure released bobby trap. Sp/4 William Hale & Sgt Williams
Late Entry; DTG 141200, Eagle Flight Results of Alpha Company and Recon platoon. Alpha Company returned to the Hospital complex found on 4 Aug 71. They found hooches and some foodstuffs....also show signs of recent use.....all were destroyed-recon was inserted and found some trails. Gunships reported numerous recently constructed hooches and bunkers. Recon was moving towards that location at grid BS177956 when they were extracted.
17 Aug 0955
To Bde/Hall by Troneo: Delta Company 1st platoon DTG 170920 At grid BS294060. While retrieving MA, element found 3 rocks stacked on trail (East-West) 15 meters East, found stick lying on trail. They detonated a grenade at the end of the stick...Resulting in a secondary explosion, and judging by the smell , they believe explosive to be petne. size of crater 18" x 36" in diameter.
18 Aug 1950
From Bde/Terry to Blevins ; Be sure that all elements are aware that during periods of heavy rainfall...no NDP positions will be in the lowlands or near streams that are likely to overflow.
From Bde/Hull to Blevins: 3/Delta Company 1/6 Received unknown amount of small arms fire. From unknown size enemy force approximately 100 meters North. Enemy evaded to the North.
20 Aug 1230
From Bde/Wiggins to Trone: Weather from DTG 201245-202200: Thunder Showers in vicinity of Chu Lai. Min ceiling 1000 feet with scattered clouds and broken clouds at 2000 feet. Visibility 2 miles, winds variable in direction with gusts 15-25 knots.
21 Aug 1615
To Bde/Pane by Trone: 2/Charlie Company at 1515 hrs at grid BS2790 had 2 NVA KIA in Mech. Both men were 21 years old. They found 1 SkS w/10 rounds, 1 AK-47 w/20 rounds. 1 wore camouflaged fatigues: the other had a regular NVA uniform, negative footwear, CIA 2 GT pistol belts, 1 chicom, 1 letter, 1 notebook and pen, 1 cigarette lighter, with # 641 on it. and 1 bag of marijuana: traveling on North-South trail heading South . platoon buried dead.
To Bde/Pane: Charlie Company at 221015 at grid location BS 278026, While in N.L. had one VC walk up trail North into N.L. VC evaded before element could engage. Element checked out trail and found one wash cloth with Lucky 333 written on it. VC had earlier walked through MA, but the battery was dead. VC evaded back up the trail.
23 Aug 1430
To Bde/Wiggins by JN: 2/1 Bravo Company found 18 f ighting positions: 4- 15' x 6' x 4': 14- 20' x 6' x 4': 1 poncho was also found. Perimeter was 100 x 75 meters.. Last used 9 months ago. located on a trail running NorthEast-South -West. with negative overhead cover, beams were placed across the tops and there were stone fortifications in front.
24 Aug 1215
To Bde/Wiggins by CT: 2/1 Bravo Company at 1243 at grid 185055 found 3 hooches 20' x 15', freshly used, 2 fighting positions 4' x 2' x 3'. 1 bunker 20' x 15' . 1 covered trench 10' x 1' x 1', 5 claymores wires, 3 mech mines....Everything was destroyed.
To Bde/Pane by CT; CP/Delta Company at grid 255015 at 1555 spotted and engaged 4 NVA resulting in 1 NVA KIA age 20, green pants and shirt. WIA and 2 other NVA evaded to the East. All 4 had weapons traveling East-West trail. CIA 1 AK-47, 1 chicom....Element found fresh grave with man 24-36 years old...Scout dog inserted on blood trail of WIA.
26 Aug 1200
To Bde/Duncan by JN: 2/Recon at 1050 hrs at grid 196075. While on patrol spotted and engaged 1 VC w/ruck, OD clothes, bush hat on NorthEast-SouthWest trail Enemy was WIA, evaded NorthEast. Scout sent to location. Element following blood trail at this time.
27 Aug 1445
To Bde/Pane by CT: 1/2/Bravo at 1400 hrs at grid locat -ion 136088.While being inserted they received SAF from hill to North of LZ. Estimate 5 rounds from 250 meters w/neg- ative results. Element reconned hill by fire w/negative results.
27 Aug 1610
To Bde/Lawsen by RR: 2/1/Delta Company at grid 244017 at 1540 hrs found hooch 8'x 6' x 12' about 2 months old. Last used today, on North-South trail. CIA 200 rounds of new AK ammo, 1 AK-47 magazine, 2 rice knives, 4 documents (letters). Element will MA area tonight.
CP / Charlie Company requests dust off at grid BS145981 at 1115 hrs for ICT w/1st letter of last name A.... due to punji stake wound in right foot.
28 Aug 1445
To Bde/Murata by RR: 1/2/Charlie Company at 1445 hrs at 163990, while on LP found 2- 82 mm rounds on trail North-South. Element will destroy rounds.
29 Aug 2130
From medics: Are treating man for a graze wound in the shoulder....suffered when weapon accidentally discharged near Arty hill. Man's name is Brantley (new man)....Man who's weapon discharged is Soto, David....inform CPT Stives and CPT Clark.
30 Aug 1100
To Bde/Pane by JR; CP Charlie Company at 0935 hrs at grid 145980 had 1 NVA male age 25, killed in mech. KIA traveling North on NorthSouth trail. CIA: 1 AK-47, 1 magazine w/46 rounds, 1- 60 mm round, 1 chicom, 1 document and 4 non-electric blasting caps, misc. and other military and personal equipment. KIA was buried. Blasting caps, 60 mm round and chicom will be blown up in place: rest back hauled to LZ Professional.
30 Aug 1520
To Bde/Pane by ME: 1/Delta Company at 1205 hrs at grid 233011 had 1 VC KIA in mech, age 25, male, black clothing traveling NorthWest on NorthWest-SouthEast trail. CIA: 1 new AK-47 w/full magazine, 200 rounds of new AK ammo and diary. While checking area 2 more VC came along trail from SE w/AK-47. Element engaged and VC evaded to West: negative results. Body of KIA buried: diary will be back hauled to Bde this afternoon.