01 Mar 0505 Co B 1-1 person # 36 fired CS by mistake ... Thought they were under attack until mistake realized.
01 Mar 1005 Co D 1-1 at grid 918415; 5/ton truck ran off road into ditch and pull out on its own power.
01 Mar 1215 From S-2 SGT : checked vicinity of ambush..found incoming trail used by estimated 1-2 persons. Found 2 1 man fighting positions. Appears enemy evaded to the water after firing. Dogs were unable to track because of high grass and age of trail.
01 Mar 1312 From B Co 1-1 :Tanker slid off bridge at B6..road was block -ed and needed a crane to open road.
02 Mar 1715 Radar picked up at grid 915413 3-5 persons traveling along a stream North/South...Engaged with 81mm and 155 mm ...area will be swept at first light.
02 Mar 2150 Co B CP at grid 906385 had a mech detonate...will check out at first light.
03 Mar 1600 From Co B 2-1 at grid 893394: While on patrol the element found 4 bunkers 8x3. They were partially caved in...Last used 6 months to 1 year. Each will accommodate 2 people.
03 Mar 1730 From Co D 1-2 at grid 913414: Found well used trail running N/S along stream. On the trail element found package 5x4x3/4 wrapped in cellophane with Vietnamese writing on it. It contained a hard substance...will be given to S-2.
03 Mar A Co requests a dust off : 1 ambulatory w/battery acid in eyes. Fog too bad...will try in morning.
04 Mar 0710 Recon requests dust off for Line # 75 Jarboe, William... with a temperature of 103 degrees.
04 Mar 0625 Alpha Company requests dust off for Johnson, G L ...Battery acid in eyes-requires penetrator.
04 Mar 1110 Bravo Company Requests dust off for Walker, R N ...man fell and is urinating blood.
04 Mar 1930 From Co D at grid XD 913417 : radar spotted 2-4 persons ...81 mm mortar fired.
05 Mar 0313 Co B 1-1 Cav at grid 920418, by satchel charge and possible small arms fire : 1 M 551 1 M 113 destroyed 7 persons WIA, 2 MIA. Direction of fire believed to be North or NorthWest : suppress fire w/155mm.
05 Mar 0445 Dust off requested by Co B 1-1: 4 urgent...3 w/back and head wounds...1/w 2nd degree burns...spot location with flare. 0500 Dust off impossible due to fog. 0720 Dust off complete :6 dusted off .1 man not serious enough.
05 Mar 1010 From B 1-1 Co at grid 929418: Element hit by satchel charges and SAP : Estimate enemy size -platoon. 2 US KIA 13 WIA...sweep of area revealed 1 NVA, 155mm exp , 186 HE, 61 WP, 61 mm exp 136 HE, 14 WP.
06 Mar 1145 Request dust off for Co D : SFC Huddleston, Kenneth R for suspected Heart trouble. Dust off complete at 1202 hrs.
06 Mar 1950 Covoy rear was hit: 4 tankers :2 left behind :1 destroyed :1 friendly KIA: convoy commander thinks SAF and B40 rockets from grids 883397 and 882402 : convoy continued on to Khe Sanh. Arty fired on grids...convoy commander says arty looked good: from Sheppard and Co B : estimate grid convoy hit 901402: KIA could be ARVN..think all people out. KIA left in burning truck.
10 Mar 1300 Delta Company 3-187 has found a bunker complex with fresh food: Estimate to be 5 NVA.
10 Mar 2005 Flares and tracers were observed from Sheppard coming from a vehicle at grid 948425 : Believed to be a lone vehicle : Co C 2 observed truck shooting into North part of road ; and possible AK-47 detection, but not sure of enemy contact ; Cav notified to prepare to move vehicle 111 fired by 4.2 and 155 mm...negative commo with vehicle. Co C reports vehicle at grid 962428
11 Mar 0001 Strength/Meals/K/K/ A Co 109/5/14/14/ B Co 99/8/14/14/ C Co 117/8/12/21/ D Co 110/4/14/14 Recon 11/4/
12 Mar 0615 Convoy hit at grid XD952428 with 3 B40 rockets 40 meters from northern part of road. 1 US KIA and 1 US WIA. Element returned fire with internal weapons. Artillery adjustment impossible because element was unsure of their location. Dust off was requested at 0630 hrs.
12 Mar 1800 Bravo Company extracted line # 5 Vlazny , Gregory A. to Sheppard for suspected blood poisoning.
12 Mar 2030 FSB Sheppard at grid 954428 observed personnel tampering with road. 2 or 3 personnel with flashlights...Were observed by starlight. Cav will try to obtain mine sweeper from engineers .
13 Mar 1245 From A Co 4th platoon at grid 871446 ; Element going out to set up mechs , observed 1 NVA wearing green fatigues, bush hat, shoulder cape and carrying weapon moving down trail toward them. They engaged with SAF at 50 meters, NVA evaded to NE. Element swept area with negative results.
13 Mar 1245 From Co C 4th Platoon at grid 954437 : Element spotted 2 NVA with weapons moving S on a N/S trail. Element engaged with SAF at 50-75 meters. NVA evaded to the north. 3rd squad 1st platoon moved as blocking force. Element swept area finding only footprints and 1 Ho Chi Minh sandal.
13 Mar 2205 From Co D 1st platoon 1st squad at grid 918418 had a trip flare detonate, the KCS spotted 1 NVA with a AK-47. 30 rounds M-16 fired: Enemy evaded to the North ...will check area at 1st light.
14 Mar 1500 Co C 2nd platoon will conduct manned ambush that will cover QL9 vicinity area of enemy sightings last 2 nights. Squad is to move in at dusk and depart prior to 1st light.
14 Mar 1505 From Co B 4th platoon...Element saw what appeared to be 1 NVA moving from N/S. Engaged with 6 - 81 mm mortar HE rounds with negative results.
14 Mar 1605 From 2/2/C/DTG at grid 950431. Element had a mech detonate on a N/S trail. Investigation revealed 1 NVA helmet and a heavy blood trail to the N. Man hit appears to be carried off. Element searching area.
15 Mar 1745 From Bn rear/Bn rear at Khe Sanh under attack by rocket or Arty fire. Received approximately 10 rounds in Bn area.
Wiese, Jerry R. C/4/3 WIA by shrapnel in the left shoulder..returned to duty.
16 Mar 1115 From Charlie Company's 1 squad / 2nd platoon had a mech detonate with negative results. Mech was set off by chicken.
16 Mar 1845 Recon Team 2 at grid XD 989439 spotted 8 NVA at the above location. They moved into woods South of the river. Engaged with Arty with results unknown...will investigate the area tomorrow.
16 Mar 1915 From KS/Rear area received 50 rounds from W to SW direction. Line # 122 received minor wounds. KS hit by 122 mm Arty...Chester Thompson wounded.
17 Mar 1300 CP 4/3 at grid XD 932400 observed 4 individuals in river. Squad was taken down by chopper to detain individuals. Detainees were extracted to Red Devil pad and then turned over to Bde S/2.
17 Mar 1930 Bravo Company at grid XD903384 while setting up NDP, mech of CP detonated. Engaged with 9-81mm HE rounds...will check at 1st light.
17 Mar 2110 From Co B 3-1 at grid XD918409 flare was tripped at 500 meters North of NDP...Arty processed..will check 1st light.
18 Mar 0001 Strength-Meals K/K A Co 109/8/22/22 B Co 103/7/26/26 C Co 106/4/21/21 D Co 113/4/22/22 Rec 10-0/3-17
18 Mar 1230 A Co -4 at grid 869445 found 1 NVA wallet with documents on a E/W trail. There was also two fighting positions and a sleeping position for 2-4 people. Last used 2-3 weeks. Will be back hauled.
18 Mar 2120 A Co 2-2 at grid 869450, element had trip flare detonate 50 meters N of their perimeter. Employed with frags. Elements saw nothing. will check in morning.
19 Mar 0001 Strength/Meals/K/K/ Co A 109/5/22/22 Co B 87/4/26/26 Co C 105/1/21/21 Co D 116/10/26/26
19 Mar 1950 From D 4/3 1-1 at grid 920423 heard enemy movement 50 meters E of their position moving S. Fired 4.2...negative movement. Element will sweep area at first light.
19 Mar 2145 From Delta 4/3 1-1 at grid 920423 spotted light 500 meters East of NDP. Fired 4.2 mission, will check at first light.
20 Mar 0550 From mortar platoon at grid 937452 report secondary explosions from counter ambush.
20 Mar 0845 Co B request dust off for;
Line # 94 Eager, John R. -WIA wounded in lower right leg.
20 Mar 1845 From D Co 3-187 at grid 882428. Element spotted 1 NVA on trail at range of 35 meters and engaged with SAF. Total NVA sighted 4 and 6 rucksacks captured....Contents : 50 pounds of rice, 4 packs of food, 3-B40 rockets, 3-ponchos, 3-chicom claymores, 5 blankets, 60 AK rounds, 1 waterproof bag and 2 flashlights.
20 Mar 2150 From 1/2 Delta Company at grid 915414 heard movement 200 meters to their East...Employed Arty.
21 Mar 0900 From 3/D Co 3/187 at grid 887428. Element found 3 bunkers which appear to be sleeping positions and are 3-4 months old ...have been used in the last 24 hours.
21 Mar 1850 Co E has requested;
Jerry L. Bowlin be extracted to Quang Tri with temperature of 104 degrees.
21 Mar 1850 A Co 3rd platoon requests a dust off at grid 889426. Individual has cut his left index with his own knife..#7
22 Mar 0001 Strength/Meals/K/K Co A 103/5/26/26 Co B 85/5/29/29 Co C 120/2/25/25 Co D 119/10/31/31 Rcn 10/6/17/17
22 Mar 1030 Co C 1st squad-2nd platoon at grid 954436, mech ambush detonated at their location. Results 1 NVA KIA...an estimated 1-2 NVA evaded to the N wearing green fatigues and traveling S on the trail. Captured - 1 AK 47, with 3 full magazines, 12 concentrated rice meals, 1 hammock, 1 poncho, and 2 chicom grenades...negative documents. element is in pursuit of NVA.
22 Mar 1825 Co B 2nd platoon requests dust off for;
Line # 134 Tomczyk, Donald A. with a temperature of 103.
22 Mar 2045 Recon Team 1 had a MAP detonate at grid 985395...Fired Arty...will check 1st light.
23 Mar 0844 From Convoy (Piker 6) and 3/B/1-1Cav at grid 940422: Convoy was hit by a unknown number RPG rounds and SAF at above grid. 3/B/1-1 Cav which moved to assist convoy reported SAF from the S at grid 940420. Convoy had 3 WIA's... 1 serious 2 minor...One 5 ton truck loaded with ammunition was destroyed.
23 Mar 1510 1/D/4-3 at grid 857427 found downed bird (slick or cobra) unable to identify.
24 Mar 0850 From Co C 2/1 at grid 955437 had a MAP detonate, went to check out reconning by fire. The results were 2 NVA KIA so far. Still checking area.
24 Mar 0945 Co C requsts a dust off at grid 957444 4 KIA, 5 WIA : 6th WIA not dusted off :
Line # 1Lt Ronan, James WIA- shrapnel in chest and arms.
Line # 84 PFC Cox, Victor L. WIA -frag leg wound :
Line # 59 SP4 Vossler, Allen R. WIA-multiple frag wounds ; Line #122 PFC Newsom, Edgar WIA- frag wounds multiple ; Line #150 PFC Zeedyk, Clifford -WIA fragment wounds leg Line # 24 Sgt Schreiner, Donald WIA-slightly wounded in wrist, and not dusted off...will will be sent on R/S bird;
Line # 11 Ayers, Douglas KIA
Line # 65 SP 4 Wright, Michael A. KIA
Line # 124 Pichon, Herman KIA
Line # 126 Ramos, Bernario K. KIA.
24 Mar 1500 Co C 3/1 requests dust off at grid 955443 for WIA
Line # 110 PFC Lewis, David J . Man has shrapnel in face and chest.
From incoming mortar round. Man extracted to Khe Sanh.
24 Mar 1725 Request dust off for 2/A/3-5 Cav 2 US KIA ; 3 US WIA one w/frag wounds leg, arm...one w/frag wounds back...one w/frag with wounds entire body.
25 Mar 1030 C Co at grid 955444 requests dust off for;
Line # 49 SP/4 Iaroque, Alfred - multiple shrapnel in chest and legs.
25 Mar 1730 From A/1-11 Inf at grid 943463 is receiving 60 mm mortar fire from suspected enemy location vicinity of grid 955452. Arty is being employed. Weather is too bad for gunships. Negative casualties at this time.
26 Mar 1625
Charlie Company requests dust off at grid 954437 by CA bird due to;Line # 94 PFC Livingston, Ellis. broken leg.
26 Mar 1700
Co C requests dust off at grid 954437 ; by CA bird ;
Line # 39 SP4 Galarza, Johnnie cut hand.
27 Mar 2000
C /1-11 requests dust off for gunshot wound in the thumb and finger...dust off refused on routine basis. call Khe Sanh dust off at 0700 hrs date 28.
27 Mar 2000
C Co 1-11 at grid 874427 had a mech detonate...Arty processed-Will check first light.
28 Mar 0940 From 1/2 Co C at grid 965433 element had a mechanical ambush detonate resulting in 2 confirmed NVA KIA.
28 Mar 0945 From 75th Ranger at grid 954452 ; element was ambushed by an estimated platoon of NVA. Element received SAF from NW SE ARA requested. 2/A/1-11 reported that gunships were receiving SAF and 30 cal MG fire from grid 953454. Results were 5-7 US WIA...Enemy casualties unknown. Ranger Team extracted by Charlie Horse.
28 Mar 1250 C Co requests dust off for
Line # 117 PFC Meiss, Albert C. has two boils on leg that are bleeding. Man will be extracted to Shepherd.
28 Mar 0945 From 75th Ranger at grid 954452 ; element was ambushed by an estimated platoon of NVA. Element received SAF from NW SE ARA requested. 2/A/1-11 reported that gunships were receiving SAF and 30 cal MG fire from grid 953454. Results were 5-7 US WIA...Enemy casualties unknown. Ranger Team extracted by Charlie Horse.29
29 Mar 0950 Fr convoy (K2) at grid 955427 was hit by 1 RPG at this location. OP of A 4/3 reported that fire came from grid 952429 1 vehicle was damaged and negative casualties. Employing 4.2 mortar...road is open and convoy moving.
29 Mar 1010 3 / A /1-11 at grid 944457 was on patrol and spotted 3 NVA. The NVA threw one chicoms and attempted to evade. at 1020 hrs. there were 2 NVA KIA...an unknown amount of 82 mm mortar rounds, 1 pair of binoculars and 1 field radio, CIA; radio similar to TA-312. Trail in area runs NW SE and enemy was traveling to the SE and attempted to evade to the NW. Element continuing to RIF in area.
29 Mar 1520 Recon requests dust off for man with high temperature-Deyling,William .
30 Mar 0730 From A / 1-11 and B 4/3 at grid 942463 reported receiving mortar fire. Fire mission worked up to go into grid 929460. At 0737 hrs. A/1-11 reported receiving 9 more rounds (82mm) with negative casualties.
30 Mar 1025 A Co 4/3 at grid 989437 while on patrol along the river , element spotted 4 sets of fresh footprints heading E and made within 24 hours. Element will continue to check area.
30 Mar 1030 From Co C 2-1 at grid 953453 spotted 10 NVA at this location. Estimated range 800 meters.Gunships , air strikes with 20 mm and Arty. Observed 1 NVA KIA by Arty.
30 Mar 1230 D Co /2 requests dust off for
Line # 71 PFC Bucci, Donald-heat exhaustion...urgent...need penetrator.
30 Mar 1520 D Co requests dust off ;
Line # 63 Treichel, Kenneth F. - cut leg with machete extract on resupply bird.
31 Mar 0405 Co B 4/3 CP reported movement outside perimeter...sounds like 30 personnel. Fire mission being worked up.
31 Mar 1645 C Co requests dust off at grid 985443 ;
Line #12 Sgt Bell, Delbert R. bullet wound in side + shoulder as a result of friendly fire.
31 Mar 1810 E Co requests a dust off;
Line # 76 SP4 Draughn, William - 105 fever. Evacuated to Quang Tri from Shepherd with a 105 fever.
31 Mar 1950 Co B 1/2/lost PRC-25 with company freq on it while in contact on Mar 30...Also lost 2 M-16's and 6 rutsacks complete.