Priority dust off called for mess Sgt at LZ Buff with convulsions. HHC line # 37 SSG Richard T. Smith. Dust off completed at 1050 hrs.
01 Apr. 69 1150
Priority dust off called for 4 EM's from Delta Company with a unknown illness. Dust off complete at 1225 hrs.
Line # 80 Sp/4 Ralph M. Bloomquist
Line # 111 Pfc Byron Howe
Line # 130 Pfc Jerry W. Taylor
Line # Lopez
01 April 69 1445H
Bravo Company received sniper fire at grid location BS487776 from the Northeast at grid BS489779, resulting in; Bravo Company requests DUST OFF at BS487776 for 1 US WHA by sniper fire thru both lower legs. Dust off completed at 1500 hrs.
Line # 87 Sp4. Donald E. Fenlon wounds in legs WHA
01 April 69 1745H
Bn Strength Report:
01 Apr. 69 1815
Late Entry; At 1430 hrs. Bravo Company at grid location BS484775 found 1 VC KIA. VC was in the area of Bravo Company when they received fire. And was killed by Bravo fire.
02 Apr. 69 0845
Charlie Company at grid location BS482763 found 1000 lbs of rice, 250 lbs of salt (destroyed in river) 1 empty AK-47 magazine ( new ); Also the PRU team with Charlie Company interrogated a VN female and she stated that the VC were in the area last night and kidnapped her husband.
02 Apr. 1400
An ARVN Recon Company at grid location BS536823, found 1 VC KIA by 4-2 fire (2-3 days old) from LZ Buff. An Ak-47 rifle was found near the dead VC ...had 2 magazines.
02 Apr. 69 1450
Gunships observed tunnels & bunkers at grid location and destroyed them. Also apprehended 2 females who were hiding, found 4 camouflaged hooches and 1 green uniform at grid BS469738.The female VCS were taken to LZ Buff. At grid BS5476 observed a path & a hidden sampan....both were destroyed and 1 secondary explosion was observed.
03 Apr. 69 1235
Delta Company at grid location BS486765 received a priority dust off for 1 US with high temperature. Line # 126 Pfc Salvatore Sinsicalchi. Dust off was completed at 1305 hrs.
03 APR. 69 1340
Charlie Company at grid location BS 491756, spotted 4 VC evading (3 carrying AK-47's). Charlie Company engaged them with small arms fire and resulting in; 1 VC KIA and 1 VC WIA (unconfirmed). VC KIA was wearing black pj's and was approx 19 years old and had a leather NVA belt, 3 chicom grenades, 50 rounds for AK-47, 1 container of assorted medical supplies, green cloth and 1 blue uniform CIA.
Charlie Company requests urgent dust off for 1 US from Charlie Company; EM had trouble breathing (believed to be pleurisy) Dust off complete at 0740 hrs.
Line # 66 Sp/4 Robert Keefe
04 Apr. 69 0800
Delta Company extracted 3 EM's for illnesses unknown. EM's were brought to LZ Buff;
Line # 46 Sp/4 James R. Herdsik
Line # 63 Sp/4 James Rash
Line # 132 Pfc Larry D. Walder
04 Apr. 69 1000
ARVN's 2/6 at grid location BS473767 KIA 12 VC and CIA; 1 M-60 MG serial # 24385, 1 M-16 rifle serial # 1305548 and 1 B-40 rocket launcher.
04 Apr. 69 1445
Charlie Company 1 st platoon at grid location BS489754, reports 1 VC KIA evading. VC was 19-21 years old and wearing black pj's; negative weapon. The VC had a military meal card, medical bandages and a notebook.
04 April 69 1900H
Bravo Company at grid location BS468775 now receiving automatic weapons fire from 2 positions; from grid location BS472784 and request dust off at BS468775 for 1 US KHA by AW fire. Line # 31 Sp/4 Gerald W. Cantrell KHA back wound
05 Apr.69 0830
Charlie Company at grid location BS489754 reports movement last night at grid BS489754 anf fired small arms fire into the area. This morning at 0830 hrs., Charlie Company found 2 VC KIA. The VC were MAM's wearing black pj's; w/negative ID & weapons.
05 Apr. 69 1645
Bn Strength Report:
Alpha Company 77
Bravo Company 73
Charlie Company 89
Delta Company 81
Echo Company 66
06 Apr. 69 1050H At 1030 hrs. Recon platoon while searching a village at grid location BS458795. Recon platoon requests a dust off at BS548795 for 1 US WHA result of Booby trap inside a hooch. Wounded by frag in the left arm and evacuated to LZ Buff for treatment. Recon platoon detained 1 VCS F who was hiding in a hooch in the village. Line # 39 Sp/4 David Jones WHA
06 Apr. 69 1300
Late Entry; At 1250 hrs. Bravo Company at grid location BS451798 found a 30 foot tunnel, searched with negative results, then blew it shut.
Delta Company requests that line # 122 Pfc Edward Prasch with a 103 temperture. Line # 103 Pfc Don W. Gosset with a possible knee fracture. They are to be evacuated to the LZ Buff aid station for treatment. EM's arrived at LZ Buff at 0745 hrs.
07 April 69 1250H
Delta Company at grid location BS444802 found 1 canteen, 1 flashlight, 1 NVA pack, 1 entrenching tool, 1 notebook, and at 3 different locations found numerous body parts; 2 or 3 fingers, intestines and some human feet. Delta Company estimates 3 VC KBA.
07 Apr. 69 1500
Late Entry; At 1445 hrs. Delta Company 2nd platoon spotted 15-20 VC moving East at grid location BS435798. When the VC saw the 2nd platoon of Delta Company, they changed direction and headed West. Arty was called on grid BS430798. Delta Company observed the Arty fire and reported 6 VC KIA. Delta Company also reports the VC were wearing black pj's & some had green uniforms with packs and weapons.
08 Apr. 69 0905
Delta Company reported VC elements were crossing a stream at grid location BS419793 and headed West. They observed 6 VC with packs and weapons, Also at grid location BS432799, they spotted 1 VC observing their movement and activity.
08 Apr. 69 1450
WARLORD (gunship) at grid location BS419773, spotted 1 VC evading and wearing black pj's. At grid BS425800 they destroyed 4 hooches and at grid BS395815, found a large complex of 7 hooches, fighting positions, and trenches. They destroyed the hooches and started 6 fires.
09 Apr. 69 1425
Dust off requested for 1 EM from Charlie Company at grid location BS462816, possible food poisoning. Line # 114 Pfc Peter Degraaf. Dust off completed at 1434 hrs. by C&C.
09 April 69 Summary
4/3 Inf. Continues search and sweep ops in the Buff AO. Alpha Company secures LZ Buff Companies Bravo, Charlie, Delta and Recon on patrol.
C&C dusted off 1 EM from Recon platoon who had a sprained ankle. Line # 9 Sgt Philip L. Beme
10 Apr. 69 1130
C&C dusted off for 1 EM from Charlie Company to 4/3 Inf in the rear at Chu Lai. EM had chills and was vomiting. Line # 102 Pfc Billy D. Bass.
10 Apr. 69 1820
Requested dust off for 1 EM from Echo Company who had a cut foot. Line # 75 Pfc Mark Bruemmer...Dust off completed at 1840 hrs.
11 Apr. 69 1005
H troop 17th Cav; while moving East from LZ Buff to Highway 1 had 1 track detonate a land mine of unknown size at grid location BS555832. results; 5 US WIA and 1 APC destroyed. Request dust off at 1005 hrs...completed at 1025 hrs.
11 Apr. 69 1055
Charlie Company reported 1 VC F KIA evading at grid location BS510835. VC age was between 33-35, and was wearing black pj's. Negative ID/weapons/documents.
12 Apr. 69 0900
Bravo Company & Delta Company are bbeing airlifted to LZ San Juan Hill; all other company's locations will remain thesame.
12 Apr. 69 1000
FAC (HELIX 49) conducted an air strike at grid location BS428770, while destroying a 20 meter trench line and causing 1 secondary explosion.
Charlie Company's 1st platoon, 2 VC who were evading. The VC were both were wearing black pj's. They have negative weapons/ID/documents/.
16 Apr. 69 1905
Charlie Company 3rd platoon at 1330 hrs. engaged with 4 NVA. Results; 1 NVA KIA.They found 1 pistol belt, 1 chicom grenade, 30 AK-47 rounds, 2 M-26 grenades, medical supplies, propaganda information, and 1 hammock. All 4 NVA were wearing blue uniforms.
17 Apr. 69 1735
Delta Company and elements of 4/3 Inf at LZ san Juan Hill and received 20-25 incoming mortar rounds. Suspect location BS637373; counter mortar being fired. 1 US WIA in upper back from frag wounds. Dust off completed at 1840 hrs. Delta Company
Line # 95 Pfc Michael English
18 April 69 0501H
Bravo & Delta Company's new status; OPCON 3/1 Inf. At this time. 18 Apr. 69 0905
Charlie Company 3rd platoon at grid location BS547764, reported 1 VC KIA 30-35 years old wearing black pj's. Negative /weapons/ID/ Was evading to the West.
18 Apr. 69 1030
Charlie Company at 1630 hrs. 17 April 69 spotted 2 VC going into a bunker at grid location BS543769. They tried to get them out with smoke w/negative results, so they threw in a frag grenade into the bunker. They checked the bunker out at 1030 hrs. 18 April 69 and found 2VC KIA. MAM's wearing black pj's. Negative /weapons/ID/...found some documents.
18 Apr. 69 1120
Received message from LNO at Tra Bong; At 0930 hrs. friendly forces made contact with a estimated VC squad size at grid BS382812. The VC were using AK-47's and carbines. Contact was broken at 0945 hrs. with the enemy headed West. Negative friendly casualties and enemy casualties unknown. Made sweep of area and found bunker and tunnels. Found some rice; destroyed it.
Alpha Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS536800 spotted 2-3 VC evading. Arty called in with unknown results........Alpha Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS534811, found 1 chicom grenade...and blew it up in place.
19 April 69 1730H
Late Entry: At 1610 hrs. Echo Company on LZ San Juan Hill requests a dust off from SJH for 1 US injured when bunker collapsed. A engineer stake went through his upper arm. Dust off completed at 1617 hrs.
Line # 42 Sp/4 Raymond Lopez
20 Apr. 69 1155
Delta Company found 1 AK-47 rifle w/serial # 11084291 in the bushes at grid location BS650356. They also found blood trails leading to the West and 2 mortar pits.
20 April 69 Summary
HHC moves to San Juan Hill. Alpha Company secures LZ Buff. Bravo Company secures LZ San Juan Hill Charlie Company secures LZ Bronco Delta Company running ops BS6535
20 Apr. 69 1200
Late Entry: At 1115 hrs. HHC 4/3 Infantry moved from LZ Buff to LZ San Juan Hill and assumed responsibility for the San Juan Hill FCA. Move completed 1135 hrs.
21 Apr. 69 1000
Recon platoon at grid location BS633356, found a 50 cal. pos and home made bouncing betty mine. Recon platoon blew up bouncing betty mine in place.
21 Apr. 69 1135
Delta Company at grid location BS653343, found a small way station consisting of 5 huts, several spider holes and bunkers.
21 Apr. 69 1425
Recon requests dust off for 1 EM from Recon platoon requests a dust off for 1 EM from Recon platoon for heat exhaustion. C&C took him to LZ San Juan Hill; Dust off complete 1425 hrs.
Line # 21 Sp/4 Albelo F. Garcia
21 Apr. 69 1855
Bravo Company requests a dust off for 1 EM from Bravo Company for possible malaria. Dust off completed 1909 hrs.
Line # 45 Sp/4 Jerry Drurey
21 April 69 Summary
Bravo Company secures San Juan Hill, Companies Alpha, Charlie, Delta and Recon conduct operations in grids 6433-6333-6534-6335.
Delta Company at grid location BS663340, found a tail assembly for a UHID helicopter that was shot full of bullet holes, and it appeared to be 1 or 2 months old ...Tail # 10056.
22 Apr. 69 0930
Delta Company's 2nd platoon engaged 2 VCS carrying packs and wearing shorts and 1 WIA at grid location BS660336. Also the 3rd platoon found 25 meters of rusty (US type) concertina wire along a well used trail at grid location BS657344.
22 April 69 2115H
Recon ambush received 1 incoming grenade in their ambush position at grid location BS646369, from the East across the river and resulting in ; 1 US WHA in the left shoulder by frags (not serious). Individual not dusted off. Recon ambush returned fire with small arms & claymores w/unknown results.
Pfc Theodore Tucker WHA
Recon had a second EM wounded in the upper right arm...negative dust off.
Line # 52 Sp/4 J. W. Paris WHA
23 Apr. 69 0800
Charlie Company in village at grid location BS645336, found 1 full M-16 magazine, 2 ammo pouch (1 US & 1 NVA type) 1 US protective mask, 1 US machete & scabbard, 1 pair of army trousers, 1 30 cal (Russian) round, 1 US Army blanket & canvas, 1 sling for CH47B helicopter, 1 45 cal sub machine gun which was /1/2 loaded.
23 Apr. 69 0840
Charlie Company discovered 100 lbs. of rice, 1 entrenching tool, 2 bags of 82 mm powder charges, 3 rounds 5.56 mm ball ammo, 1 canteen cup (US) and 1 helmet liner (US) at grid location BS645336. The rice was destroyed along with the 82 mm powder charges.
23 Apr. 69 1320
Recon platoon requests dust off for 3 US EM from Recon platoon with heat exhaustion. Dust off completed at 1335 hrs. at grid location BS632377.
Line # 38 Sp/4 Sam Hill Jr.
Line # 61 Sp/4 John Sander
Line # 46 Sp/4 Vincent F. Magrone
23 Apr. 69 1345
Delta Company's 2nd platoon discovered 950 pounds of polished rice in a underground cache. Various medical supplies, 20 SKS-44 rounds, one 12 gauge shotgun (Stevens) SN# 30660, 1 75 mm round, 1 RR round(unknown cal ) and approx 37 pounds of sardines in a large can. The rice was destroyed. All items were found in an enemy base camp at grid location BS656369.
23 Apr. 69 1915
Charlie Company requests a dust off for 1 US EM from Charlie Company with FUO of 104.4 degrees. Dust off completed at 2058 hrs.
Line # 93 Sp/4 Daniel B. Webster
24 Apr. 69 1415
Charlie Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS660335, found approx 800 pounds of polished rice cconcealed under burned out hooches in 5 gallon containers covered with plastic; and also found 1 US machete and 1 US bayonet. The rice was destroyed.
24 Apr. 69 1545
One US from Delta Company was picked up by the C&C ship and brought into LZ San Juan Hill for medical attention. Individual was suffering from hyper ventilation.
Bravo Company on LZ San Juan Hill; EM suffered severe burns on the upper half of his body, from diesel fuel that splashed up on him and caught fire while attempting to burn human waste. Urgent dust off requested.
Line # 62 Sp/4. William Jones
25 Apr. 69 1015
Delta Company requests a dust off for 1 US with possible malaria. Individual was extracted at grid location BS629323 by C&C ship.
Line # 27 Sgt Wilkins
26 April 69 0810
Alpha Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS667311 found 1 large punji pit w/steel stakes, MG positions, class-room with bleachers, and several bunkers; checking out and will destroy the findings.
Alpha Company at grid BS667311 found an enemy base camp area. Found; mess area for 50-60 persons (separated for EM & Officers) a 1,000 Lb. Bomb cleaned out and used as a latrine. 20 bunkers constructed for 6-10 men.
25 Apr. 69 0945
C&C ship extracted 1 US from Bravo Company; From LZ San Juan Hill To LZ Bronco-individual had burned eyes from a trip flare.
Line # 87 Sp/4 Robert D. Sistrunk
25 Apr. 69 1335
Alpha Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS669317 engaged 5 VC evading with results; 2 VC KIA & 1 WIA (observed) Negative weapons or documents. Will check area
Alpha Company's 2nd platoon reports 1 of the VC KIA at grid BS669317 was an NVA approx 30 years old and wearing brown khaki uniform & had a ruck sack. The NVA also had an AK-47 ammocan full in the ruck sack.
26 April 69 0945H
C&C ship DUSTED OFF 1 US with burns to eye. Sp4. Robert Sistrunk
26 April 69 1820H
Bn Strength Report:
27 April 69 0245H
Dust off called for 1 US from Charlie Company; who was hit in the back with shrapnel from a 81mm mortar round that hit a tree. Request dust off for 1 US w/frag from mortar. Completed 0325 hrs. Line # 44 Sp/4 Jerry L. Davis
27 Apr. 69 1010
Alpha Company at grid BS667311 KIA 1 VC & CIA 1 NVA with AK-47 rifle and wearing a green uniform, a pack (with a change of clothes, mess kit, and 20 rounds of AK-47 ammo). The NVA didn't offer any resistance.
27 Apr. 69 1635
Late Entry: At 1505 hrs Alpha Company at grid location BS668327 found 30 bunkers w/thatched roofs (some torn off) and tunnels leading to the bottom of the bunkers.
27 Apr. 69 1855
Dust off called for 1 US EM from Charlie Company; man was burned on hands & face from a trip flare. Dust off completed 1920 hrs.
Alpha Company at grid location BS675314, found 1 fresh grave containing 1 NVA KIA in the left side by small arms fire. The NVA was approx 25 years old and wearing green khakis and had a pack. Estimate time of death-18 hours prior.
28 Apr. 69 1225
Alpha Company at ound 1 grid location BS671322 found 1 large bunker with a wheel cart inside.
28 Apr. 69 1918
Dust off called to LZ San Juan Hill Sp/4 Herbert Williams. Individual had a temperture of 104 degrees. Dust off completed at 1933 hrs.
Line # 97 Sp/4 Herbert Williams
29 Apr. 69 0800
Delta Company had a routine C&C dust off for Duane Stone. Had a slight frag wound in the neck. Dust off completed at 0855 hrs.
Line # 72 Sp/4 Duane Stone
29 Apr. 69 1204
Charlie Company requests a dust off by C&C ship for head injury received from a bunker cave in. Dusted off to LZ Bronco at 1212 hrs.
Sgt Gerry H. Rogers
29 April 69 1805
Late Entry; At 1750 C&C spotted bunkers & spider holes at grid location BS 655382. 4.2 mortar are being fired on it at this time with results negative.
30 April 69 1054H
Bravo Company departs San Juan Hill for ops. Charlie Company to CA to San Juan Hill for security.
30 Apr. 69 1125
Delta Company at grid location BS642448, reports their 2nd platoon KIA 1 VC evading East and wearing grey uniform, MAM 18-20 years old, w/negative ID/weapons. Checking out area now.
30 April 69 1150H
Delta Company's 2nd platoon, 2nd squad, while on a patrol around the base of a hill, at grid location 638450, was ambushed by an unknown size enemy force using SA, AW and chicoms grenades fired from several positions and from a well fortified village with bunkers at the range of 10 meters. Then the patrol was pinned down by AW fire and chicom grenades; results were 1 US was KHA by S/A fire, 1 US WHA by S/A fire and 2 US were WHA from the chicom grenades. The 1st platoon maneuvered around the pinned down element and extracted them. 81 mm mortars were fired into the area and a 105 command detonated mine went off on the East side of the perimeter at grid location BS 635447, resulting in 3 more US KHA.The element then withdrew to the West and FAC (HELIX 05) put in an AS into the area resulting in 2 small secondary explosions. A dust off was called in for the KHA & WHA persons at 1155 hrs. and was completed at 1223 hrs.
4 US KHA
Line # 74 Sp/4 Harold Tatem-KHA Line # 92 Pfc Albert J. Davis-KHA Line # 124 Pfc George Sidelko-KHA Line # 96 Pfc Howard W. Erickson-KHA
4 US WHA
Line # 82 Pfc Boyd E. Canter-WHA face wounds Line # 107 Pfc Bruce L. Hansted-WHA leg wounds Line # 125 Pfc Salvatore Sinischi- WHA frag wound back Line # 67 Sp/4 Howard Sanders- suffering from shock
30 Apr. 69 1525
C&C ship dust off called for a EM from Delta Company with FUO of 104 degrees. Dust off completed at 1525 hrs.
Line # 57 Sp/4 Martin Naquin
30 Apr. 69 1525
DDelta Company discovered a trench at grid location BS638450, that ran parallel to the area in which they were ambushed earlier. After checking 40 meters of the trench , the Psg discovered an enemy marking , which indicated the trench was mined & booby trapped. In addition there were 6 bunkers and approx 40 feet of tunnels. Delta Company requested demolitions to destroy the trench and structures and a AS is scheduled for the area.
30 Apr. 69 1900
Priority dust off called from Bravo Company for a EM with 104 degree fever. Dust off completed 1911 hrs.