From Alpha Company ; Will send SP4 Burch Harry L, into Professional on R/S bird. Man cut himself in thigh with machete at 031845 at grid BT143096. Medic put butterfly on injury but needs further treatment.
May 4 0945
Request dust off for Recon; SGT Conley, Ford (routine) & SP4 Navarro, Edward (urgent; O + blood requested) Dust off complete at 0920 hrs; requested at 0810 hrs.
May 4 1155
While on patrol 2/1/Charlie Company spotted and engaged 1 NVA/VC at grid 227092 at 250 meters. Results were 1 NVA/VC KIA wearing a GI T- shirt, green pants, blue shirt, Ho Chi Minh sandals, carrying a sack with M-16 preventive maintenance booklet, 1 rice knife, 3 notebooks with writing, 1 VN textbook, 1 small bottle of white powder, 25 lbs of rice, 1 NVA canteen. 1 wallet, 1 transistor radio on 130 KHS. Trails were running North-South ....individual was moving South...there was 1 hooch in the area.
May 5 1100
At 0940 hrs. man from Charlie Company; Wright, Myron PV2 was working on a radio and his M-16 was leaning against a tree ...when it discharged wounding him in the left foot, Dust off requested at 0950 hrs. and complete at 1030 hrs.
May 5 1105
At 0930 hrs. man from Charlie Company; Walas, David J. PFC cut himself with a machete. Dust off requested at 0950 hrs. and completed at 1035 hrs.
May 5 1445
Dust off requested at 1330 hrs. a for heat casualty; Eden, George L. PFC, man is from Charlie Company.
May 5 1700
Dust off requested for man from Charlie /1/14 Arty who has a temperature of 106 degrees....Dust off completed 1720 hrs..
May 6 0820
From Charlie Company at 203105 3/2/ Charlie Company had a mech detonate and the element heard shouting and recon'ed by fire resulting in 1 VC/NVA KIA , undetermined number of WIA evading to Arty blocking fires called in and element is searching area.
May 6 0915
From Charlie Company; Follow up spot report; results of mech detonation were 1 VC/NVA KIA ...negative weapon, wearing NVA shirt and pants, belt and helmet, carrying 1 zippo, 1 whistle, 1 razor , 1 bag with NVA poncho and rucksack straps. Believed that 1 VC/NVA evaded to the West.
May 6 1200
From Alpha Company at grid 145070 1/1/ Alpha Company found a 250 or a 500 pound bomb lying by a stream. There were sandal and barefoot footprints around the bomb. Fuse assembly has been removed; possibly booby trapped; request EDO team ASAP.
Bravo Company's line # 69; Mitchell, Blakely extracted to Professional.. SFC Phelps informed.
May 7 1015
At grid 209079 2/2/ Charlie Company hit a bobby trap, Livingston, Ellis R. & Young, Michael A. received leg wounds. Dust off called 1015 hrs. and completed at 1035hrs.
May 7 1105
Recon requested dust off at grid 201064. SGT Elizazalde, Francisco bitten by snake..Dust off requested 1105 hrs.
May 7 1105
Bravo Company requested dust off at grid 222064 ...1/Bravo Company; for Buckwald, Michael ... man was cut by a machete...Dust off complete 1130 hrs. (same bird as Recon).
May 7 1430
From Charlie Company ; at grid 209079...element came upon a old NDP and while searching area one man stepped on pressure type booby trap. Conical crater 1 1/2". diameter - 8" deep results were; 2 US WIA; 1 severe leg wound, 1 shrapnel in thigh, Both evacuated. SP4 Ellis R Livingston & Michael A Young .
May 8 1235
At 1045 hrs. at grid 178034...1/2/ Delta Company found 1 4' x 4' hooch 2 months old with a fire believed to be 24 hours old. Found 1 zip-gun weapon still with element. Trail East-West showed no signs of recent use.
May 8 1925
Dust off complete at Professional..for White, Jackie PFC Frag wound from M-16 shell which exploded in trash fire.
May 9 1130
From Delta Company at grid 179032 1/2/ Delta Company had a mech detonate resulting in 1 NVA/VC KIA ...he was 20 years old, wearing khaki pants and black skirt, Ho Chi Minh sandals, baseball cap with 22/59 on front, carrying claymore bag with 2 tubes of LSA, 1 recently used cleaning rod, hammock, 2 rolls of plastic, small bag of rice, 1 soup dish, 1 lid of marijuana, trip wire scissors, sewing kit, lighter with chain. Was on SouthWest trail moving West with documents and no weapons. All equipments a documents will be back hauled to Professional.
May 9 1130
From Delta Company at grid 178036 ...2/2/ Delta Company had a mech detonate resulting in 1 VC/NVA KIA moving North on a North-South trail; negative weapons or docu -ments, 1 canteen rice wine CIA, wearing black shorts.
Dust off requested for Delta Company; # 172 Clare, Douglas M. for heat exhaustion....Dust off complete at 1600 hrs.
May 11 1000
Charlie Company 3/2 at grid 201105 had MAP detonate, 2 were confirmed VC/NVA KIA . Both wearing green NVA shirt blue shorts, the other was wearing a NVA green shirt and trousers, both had ACM sandals.One 30 cal. carbine, CIA (ser # 270664) One magazine w/10 rounds, one rice knife, negative documents, both moving East on a East-West on trail.
May 11 1553
Major General Baldwin arrived FSB Professional.
May 12 1520
Alpha Company 1/1 at 121500 at grid 181004...found hooch approx 6'x 10' x 10', with a thatched roof, no walls, 3 months old. Also found one bunker 10' x 10' x 4' with 4 fighting positions. Last occupancy expected to be one week ago. No trails in the area. All hooches and bunkers were destroyed and MAPS were placed in the area.
From 2/2 Alpha Company at grid 215009, DTG 131100. Element engaged 1 VC/NVA with SAF; results were; 1 VC/NVA KIA.
May 13 1225
Ref # 33...from 2/2 Alpha Company: KIA was 35 years old and was wearing; Ho Chi's Minh sandals, green pants, shirt, and underwear , chicom canteen, and pistol belt. Carrying a rucksack containing the following; 101 pounds of potatoes, mess gear, 1 pair of sandals, 1 poncho, book with names and a small amount of money. Negative weapon or ID, KIA was moving East to East-West on trail and was engaged at 50 meters. All equipment and documents will be back hauled to LZ Professional.
May 13 1615
Alpha Company 1/2 at 131500 vic 184014 element searched area into which Arty was fired last night, finding 1 bunker; 12' x 4' x 5' and was built in the last two weeks. Found 10 expended AK-47 rounds, small amounts of rice and tools. Fresh footprints running West. Element followed blood trail for 300 meters when it ran out. Trails runs in all directions and well used. Element will MAP area tonight.
May 14 0830
From 2/1 Alpha Company DTG 140730, at grid 185014. Element had a mech detonate; Results 2 VC/NVA KIA, Who were approx age was 30 and 17 years old. Both were wearing black PJ's and had negative weapons and ID, or pack. KIA's were moving west on and East-West trail in the direction of a hooch found earlier. Elment suspects there were additional VC/NVA in area of MAP detonation because KIA's were bandaged. Clothing will be back hauled to LZ Professional .
May 14 1415
BG McDonough visted FSB Professional.
May 15 1250
From 1/3 Bravo Company DTG 151235, loc 262091, element found 5 acres of cultivated rice, 2 hoes, 3 cans of US food, OD towel and several trails along river, KCS believes the area is bobby trapped. Kit Carson Scout say "there are booby traps and 10 VC working in the area".Will be destroyed...
May 15 1640
To Alpha Company; line # 134 has emergency leave. Extract to Chu Lai ASAP. Line # 131 has Article 15 need Co's con -sent for $30.00 fine...134-Schneider and 131- Rivera.
May 15 1855
Vario, Frank E-3 of Echo Company.... Dusted off for Malaria passed to rear Bde/Morozoff.
May 15 1910
Will send KCS to 2nd Platoon. and 3rd Platoon. of Alpha Company; LZ for extraction of line # 42 for emergency leave is at 189007... # 42 Brundage.
To Bde/Pane; From Alpha Company 2/2 DTG 160930. Element accidentally detonated own MAP...Have 3 urgent dust offs.
Request Dust off for 3 US urgent dust off complete 1010 hrs. From 2/2 Alpha Company DTG 160910, loc 216008. Element sent patrol out to pick up MAP. They misjudged location and point man detonated it.
PFC Edward Romo-shrapnel in lower legs;
SGT William H. Carson shrapnel in the legs and chest;
PFC George C. Yoshonis shrapnel in legs chest and head.
May 16 1315
From Cpt Grano; PFC Yoshonis is in critical condition and the other 2 are in fair condition.
May 16 1345
From Bde/PFC Yoshonis died of wounds. Shrapnel in legs chest and head.
PUSH FOR EVENT INFORMATION
At 0910 hrs on May 16, 1971 Alpha Company 4-3 Infantry 2nd Platoon 2nd squad sent element out to pick up (mech)Mechanical Ambush at XD216008. The misjudged location and point man detonated it. PFC Edward Romo- Shrapnel in lower legs, SGT William H.Carson- Shrapnel in legs and chest, PFC George C. Yoshonis shrapnel in legs, chest and head (Died from Wounds). Dust Off for 3 WIA completed at 1010hrs.
May 16 1135
From 1/3/ Alpha Company DTG 161105, loc 203987. Element had a MAP detonate. Results 4VC/NVA KIA ages; 15, 17, 35, and 35. VC were moving South on North-South trail, They were wearing OD shirts and pants, pink underwear, red "T" shirts and NVA bush hats. They were carrying rucksacks and 2 machetes. They had some notes, a receipt for something, and 20 cans of C's which had been opened and were starting to spoil. Equipment and docu -ments will be back hauled to LZ Professional.
May 16 1540
Gen Rosson, Lt General, Sutherland MG Baldwin and party arrived at FSB Professional.
May 17 1620
To Bde/ at grid 178021 Delta Company 1/1 found 2 hooches on a NE-SW trail, one hooch was 8' x 6', the other 10' x 20' found nothing of significance in hooches. Also found bomb shelter 3' x 2'. Near hooches was 1 or 2 acres field w/crops 2' or 3' high w/one scare crow. All were destroyed.
May 17 1720
Luckie, Ronald E-4, from Charlie Company was dusted off when a round went off in his cooking fire and had fragment wound in chest. Sent to Bde/Hull.
May 18 1515
Delta Company 1/2 at grid 180032, Found 1 hooch 5' x 10' made of bamboo; canvas, 1 bunker beneath hooch made of sandbars. 1 pair of GI socks, 4 ink pens, 1 water blivet 2-6l" bowls, 2 insect repellant bottles used as lamps, Found in hooch. 2 trails in area 1 W-E, other SW-NE recent use. Hooch occupied last night, Destroyed, will MAP area hooch 1 year old sandbags 2 months old.
May 18 1600
Bde/Hull thunderstorms 1530-2400 hrs...Winds-SW to NE 15-35 knots.
To Bde/Pane: From 1/2/Alpha Company DTG 191200 loc 198015. Element found hooch 40' x 10' x 8' built in the last 2 months and containing picnic tables. Also found some CI and VN books. Found 10' x20' hooch w/bunker underneath. Also found one AK-47 in good condition with 1 magazine, and no ammo. Ref #29 1/1/Alpha Company found a small blood trail which they lost.
May 20 0715
To Bde/Pane: 1/Alpha Company DTG 200650 loc 199016. small patrol pulling in MAP spotted 4 VC/NVA at 1000 meters. They were wearing green uniforms and rucksacks and traveling East on an East-West trail. Engaged with SAF with negative results. Fired arty and will sweep area.
May 20 0940
Require Dust off for two weeks WIA in Bravo Company;
Sp/4 Terrance R. Schene, frag wounds in chest and legs PFC Richard A Six, frag wounds in legs.
Element went on light patrol to retrieve a MAP. The MAP had been moved approximately 15 meters toward their position. Element detonated MAP. dust off called in 0940 hrs.....complete 1000 hrs....Results: 2 US WIA one serious.
May 20 1655
4/Alpha Company at 201330 vic 184037 while on patrol element engaged 3 VC/NVA on a East-West trail. Results 2 VC/NVA KIA's...1VC/NVA WIA. Element followed WIA's blood trail 100 meters East and lost. KIA were wearing black PJ's, HCM sandals, 24 years old ...negative weapons, ID or documents, carrying bag w/poncho liner, soap, VN poncho, mushrooms.
May 20 1845
Late entry; Dust off for Major Frakes. To Chu Lai with 104 degree temperature.
May 21 0845
From Bravo Company will send line #'s 45 & 51 for R&R on the 25th of May & Line # 31 for cellulites...
May 21 0935
To Bde/Small Alpha Company 1st platoon at 210910 at grid 203017...an East-West trail. Element engaged with SAF on a azmith of 40 degrees, they were approx 50 meters apart when engagement began. VC/NVA evaded West. Results 1 possible VC/NVA WIA, element followed blood trail for about 150 meters before losing trail. Artillery being processed in area at this time.
May 21 1400
Bde/Small 1/1/Bravo Company at 111325, vic 276085...Element while moving down trail in Easterly direction on East-West trail, discovered a bobby trap; US claymore mine, pressure activated w/homemade bamboo activator, non electric ground claymore was facing West 3"..Approx 3-5 days old, blown in place..
May 21 1700
Bde/Small: Abel Dennis Sp/4 ....McConnell, Steven Sp/4 both hit booby trap, wounds to legs and back. Dust off called 1610 hrs complete. Pressure release chicom grenade. Cont: Hatten Richard C Pfc, medevac from Professional for malaria.
1/Alpha Company at 221200 vic 201013. While conducting S/A patrol, element found 10 hooches ...Part of VC hospital, found earlier, were 10' x 10' x 10' with one 15' x 15' x 10', all had bunkers 6' x 6' x 4'...documents found claiming that US troops have killed momma san that lived there. hooches are in good condition...Last occupancy was 24 hours ago, 1 hooch had desks, 1 hooch was a kitchen, found 2 pants & 2 shirts VN type, East West South trails in area had chicom grenades...booby traps found and blown in place, area will be MAPED.
May 22 1302
To Bde/Pane CP Alpha Company at 221300 vic 185009 had MAP detonate 1 VC/NVA KIA. He was 20 years old, wearing black Pj's moving West on E-W trail, had 1 lighter, 1 small mirror, 1 rice knife, 1 US 2 Qt canteen, 1 beanie cap, 1 ketchup bottle, all in a woven basket.
May 22 1410
1/2/ Alpha Company at 221300 vic 225004, found 1 hooch 10' x 12' x 12', with trails in the area North-East-West-South. all were 4 days old, hooch occupied 2 days ago, hooch in brush camouflaged found 120 towels (two marked 333 lucky) 30 VN ponchos and 350 spools of thread, 10 cans of sardines, 250 combs, 2 transistor radios, 50 lb sodium Gloutamate, 12 gal of cooking oil (marked Donated by people of US) 12 gal of kerosene, 1 fishing net, 75 bars of soap, 35 lbs of potatoes, 15 Pj tops, 5 Pj bottoms, 10 sandbags, 5 tea kettles, 40 elastic bands, 2 cooking pots, 25 lbs of salt, 100 lbs of sald, 6 cast iron stoves, 40 mirrors, 1 sandbag of documents.
May 22 1430
2/3/ Charlie Company at 221335 vic 182100... While on patrol, element spotted 1 VC/NVA and engaged w/SAF, and received 4 SAF in return, 81 mm mortar fired... while sweeping area found 1 M-1 carbine (# 518582) w/clip and 3 rounds, engaged at 100 meters at 150 degrees.
May 22 1450
Div CO visted FSB Professional....MG Baldwin.
May 22 1625
1/1/ Alpha Company;
Line # 136 Stanley, Jackie Pfc
dusted off for punji stake wound, dust off called for 1625 hrs complete 1655 hrs.
May 22 1730
Ref Item # 50 1/1/ Alpha Company at 221610 vic 204013...Element was moving along side of hill, on a East-West trail 20 meters above them...Line # 136 stepped on punji stake which was camouflaged by under brush and man stepped on a stick, it entered just above the sole of the foot.
May 23 1020
To rear Bravo Company request status of;
Line # 143 James A. Superack
who went to Chu Lai for minor wounds.
May 23 1325
1/1/Bravo Company at 231215 vic 272083...element had a OP spot 2 VC/NVA 300 meters at 340 degrees. VC/NVA had one pack w/negative weapons and were unable to determine, direction VC/NVA evaded, Arty fired as blocking force and 2/1/Bravo Company is sweeping the area.
May 24 1635
From 1/3/ Bravo Company at 241600 vic 2730093... while on patrol, the element found 1 hooch 5' x 5' x 5', alongside of river 15 meters from East-West trail. Inside hooch element they found remains of 2 VC/NVA KIA's. Bodies 1 year old, and appeared to have been killed by gunships, remains of medical supplies, indicate KIA's wore treated khakis, nega -tive ID, documents or weapons, element destroyed hooch, will MAP area.
To Bde/Pane 2/2/ Bravo Company at 251230 vic 239067, found 1 bunker 18' x 5' x 5' negative trails in area. Route of approach was along a stream 20 meters away. Constructed 4-5 days ago last occupancy was 3 days ago. May 25 2030
Passed Bde/Dust off complete for;
Line # 77 Sp/4 Daniel Pufpaff - Both legs blown off in friendly MAP.
of Charlie Company CP Pufpaff, Daniel Sp/4 medevaced to 91st EVAC . Both legs blown off in friendly mechanical. Occurred when element went to check out mech that went off-walked into mech on side trail. Location 151090.
May 25 2125
Ref item # 64...Additional personnel wounded;
Line # 46 Dickerson, Phillip J. Sp/4. Frag wounds face and eyes.
Both men in serious condition. Element had MAP's on trail vic 152090 about 40 meters apart. Closest to NL, detonated, element moved to check out was checking out area when 2 men accidentally walked into second MAP. As far as can be determined there was negative enemy in initial detonation, Will check further at first light.
May 26 1505
To Bde/Pane; DTG 261350 loc 280093, Gunship spotted 5 VC/NVA in the open at above location.Report that they re -ceived an unknown amount of SAF. At 1425 hrs gunship returned to area and spotted 1 pack and weapon on the ground.
May 27 0950
To Bde/Pane; MG Baldwin arrives LZ Professional.
May 27 1235
Request Priority Dust Off for Delta Company;
Bur, Charles F. ..shrapnel in arm and side. Craw, Richard E. shrapnel around ear.
May 27 1340
From Delta Company, 2nd squad 1st platoon. DTG 271235 loc 231003.. Element was moving North on a North-South trail when they hit a booby trap . The bobby trap was a chicom grenade with a trip wire trigger. The wire and grenade were very old. Trip wire was close to ground. Element leader said it seemed to be on old early warning device. They searched the area with negative results.
May 27 2045
To Bde/Small ; Ref # 67 2/2/C Co at loc 219019 at 1930 hrs. had mech detonate, upon checking observed 2 VC/NVA KIA being dragged off by a 3rd VC/NVA, engaged with SAF, Lost 3rd VC/NVA in the darkness. Returned to NL, will check at first light,obtained negative weapons or documents, could not locate bodies in heavy underbrush due to limited visibility, engaged at 20 meters due South.
From 2/Charlie Company DTG 271930 loc 219109. Element checked area of Mech detonation. Results; 2 VC/NVA KIA. VC were traveling South on a North-South trail, and wearing green shirts with khaki shorts, and black shorts. Element also found 3 bags of rice, 1 set of scales, 2 rice knives. There was negative documents and ID, pack or weapon. rice and equipment will be back hauled to LZ Professional.
May 28 1110
To Bde/Holland: From 4/Alpha Company ...location 146998...Element was in brush beside LZ when VC entered LZ. Element engaged with SAF, Results: 1 VC/NVA KIA. VC was wearing blue shirt, green trousers and HCM sandals. Negative weapons, pack or documents. Entered LZ from East and was engaged at 25 meters when he tried to evade to the East...VC was 19 years old..
May 28 1415
To Bde/Pane: From 1/2/ Delta Company, DTG 281330, location 189016. Found 2 bunkers at above ....Locations, size 6' x 6' x 5', 50 meters apart, bunkers were 2 weeks old with last use 2-3 days ago. They were covered with 2 layers of dirt and logs . At location 189017 found a hooch made of logs and thatched roof 12' x 6' x 8'. There was room for 9 people to sleep, below hooch was a tunnel 5' x 6' x 3'. They found empty boxes which had a medical, cream at one time. There was a trail leading North. Clothes will be back hauled, remainder will be destroyed.
May 29 1000
To Bde/Hull : From 1/1/Delta Company DTG 290945 location 229993, element spotted 2 VC/NVA moving on the blue line. Engaged with SAF results: 1 VC/NVA KIA. Fired Arty-blocking force.
May 29 1300
To Bde/Hull: From 2/1/ Delta Company DTG 291230, location 234993, element was sweeping area of earlier sighting. Spotted 1 VC/NVA-engaged with SAF resulting in 1 VC/NVA KIA. 1 AK-44 w/30 rounds and 2 chicom grenades CIA.
May 29 1325
To Bde/Hull (Ref # 33) NVA KIA was carrying 1 AK -47 w/8 rounds, 5 lbs of rice, 3 lbs of fish, and a rucksack containing 3 cans of fertilizer. He was wearing green pants and shirt. On the lapel of the shirt was a gold star medallion. NVA was moving on a stream SouthEast-NorthWest. He was approx 20 years old. All equipment will be back hauled to LZ Professional.
May 29 1525
To Bde/Hull; Col Smith arrived on LZ Professional.
May 30 0940
To Bde/Pane: From Air Cav Team (Sabre 76), Inf CIA 1 female & are still moving toward objective. 3/Delta Co is standing by to reinforce.
To Bde/Hull: (Ref # 24) Will bring detainee to LZ Professional ,Inf of Air Cav reached 1st hooch and found 3 NVA helmets, a couple bags of rice and corn and some papers. Detainee has negative papers and informs team that there are several NVA in the area.
May 30 1030
Charlie Company requests dust off for three individuals ....priority urgent. Shrapnel wounds to legs and stomach.
May 30 1135
To Pad for transmission to rear. Dust off complete 1055 hrs at 185092....WIA's;
Line #58 Sp/4 Marvin R. Kreuger-multiple shrapnel wounds to legs , hands and back.
Line # 76 SP/4 Michael P. Potter-shrapnel in stomach and legs.
Line # 106 PFC John L. Ford-concussion and particles in eye.
Line # 135 PFC David J Walas-multiple shrapnel wounds to legs and lost both feet.
May 30 1430
To Bde/Pane: From 2/2/ Delta Company at 134 and location 188018. While on patrol element spotted and engaged w/SAF 1 VC. VC was engage on an azimuth of 360 degrees at a distance of 20 meters. VC was moving North on a well traveled North-South trail. Results: 1 VC KIA....Negative weapon, pack or ID. VC was wearing green fatigues and no footgear. There were 2 hooches in the area. One year old in poor condition and used in the last 24 hours. There were two tunnels 24' long. hooches and tunnels will be destroyed. Clothing will be back hauled to LZ Professional.
May 30 1445
To Bde/Lark: From 3/Charlie Company DTG 1425 at loc 188096..Element was moving on old North-South trail and found a pineapple frag genade with a trip wire trigger. The trail had not been recently used. This was a old NDP in the area. Element will destroy. Lot # not legible.
May 30 1655
Request Dust off for Charlie Company. Six urgent dust offs due to booby trap.
May 30 1845
To Bde/Lark: From 3/Charlie Company DTG 301515 at 188096...Element had just found drawing of FSB Professional: point man moved to pull security during search of area. He detonated a 60 mm mortar round with a pressure firing device. Booby Trap was in some rocks. The area appeared to be a meeting place and showed signs of recent use. The drawing of Professional was lost in the blast.
Line # 3 Lt Boyd concussion and lacerations, not serious.
Line # 11 Roder, Willard I SSG-shrapnel in groin, legs and face.
Line # 99 Goddis, Eugene A. SP/4-traumatic amputation of both legs.
Line # 98 Brinkley, James D. PFC-Shrapnel in eyes, legs and head.
Line # 136 Walker, Jack L. PFC-Shrapnel in legs.
Lt Coronett (OJT) shrapnel to legs and head ...not serious.
May 31 1300
To Bde/Hull: Follow up spot report from Saber 72 (NFI) DTG 310900 at location 226965. At the above location AC team spotted 10 hooches and 3 bunkers. Team also spotted 2 VC/NVA evading to the West-VC evaded into heavy woods and they were unable to engage. Results: 10 hooches destroy -ed, bunkers fragged. Team fired Arty.