At 0945 hrs. C&C ship engaged & killed 1 VC that was evading to the Southwest in the vicinity of grid coordinate AT896222. Results; 1 VC KIA.
01 August 68 1125
Alpha Company at grid coordinate AT914209, found a blood a blood trail, 1 m-79 round & 2 entrenching tools. Also CIA 1 VC, age 15-20, w/o ID card and wearing black pj's (black shorts with white T shirt & black shirt over T shirt). Found in hut.
01 August 68 1200
At 1200 hrs. C&C ship at grid coordinate AT910219, observed and engaged with 2 VC that were evading to the West, and wearing black pj's . No equipment or weapons were found. Results; 2 VC KIA.
01 August 68 1435
C&C at grid coordinate AT911211 ship engaged 1 VC carrying a machete. VC evaded into a tunnel. C&C ship went down and personnel in aircraft threw a hand grenade into a tunnel resulting in 1 VC KIA.
01 August 68 1550
C&C ship engaged & KIA 1 VC that was evading to grid coordinate AT913224. Enemy was moving South, and wearing black pj's. Approx age is 20; negative weapons & equipment.
01 August 68 1705
C&C engaged 1 VC evading into hedgerow in the vicinity of grid AT931258 resulting in 1 VC KIA. Enemy wore a green uniform with no weapons. Also at grid coordinate AT931256, detained 1 male, age 60 years, and 1 girl aged 12. Evacuated detainees.
02 August 68 0917
C&C ship at grid coordinate AT911224, engaged & KIA 1 VC evading to the South wearing black pj's and negative weapons.
01 August 68 0952
Delta Company's 2nd platoon at 0925 hrs.engaged & KIA 1 VC in the vicinity of grid AT905225. VC wore black pj's, negative weapon & equipment.
02 August 68 1130
Charlie Company at grid coordinate AT905214, found 2 bodies w/ green & brown uniforms in a grave. There are several similar type graves in the are. Element is continuing to search the area.
02 August 68 1155
At 1140 hrs. Charlie Company at grid coordinate AT905214, found 14 additional NVA bodies in 4 foxhole type graves. Believed to have been killed by Arty, 3 to 5 days ago. All in light green uniforms. No identifying patches, insignia, weapons or equipment. Also found 1 round 60mm.
02 August 68 1340
At 1255 hrs. Charlie Company at grid coordinate AT906215, found 1 NVA medical bag w/assorted medicines, 2 NVA brown uniforms, 1 US type T-shirt, 1 bayonet (for M-16 rifle), and parts of chicom gas mask.
02 August 68 1510
At 1410 hrs. C&C ship, while on VR mission, observed a large secondary explosion at grid coordinate AT984113. At 1455 hrs. observed a abandoned VC base camp at grid coordinate AT 894183.
02 August 68 1803
Late Entry; C&C ship engaged and killed 1 VC that was evading at grid coordinate AT862218. Results; 1 VC KIA.
03 August 68 0735
At 0730 hrs. Bravo Company's 3rd platoon located at grid coordinate AT 933256 spotted 1 VC evading to the North at a range of 200 meters. Fired upon VC and searched the area with negative results.
03 August 68 1230
Charlie Company's 1st platoon, at grid coordinate AT907251, found 1 wounded NVA in a hooch, age 35. Individual has 2-3 day old bullet wounds in his leg & wrist; he was wearing green fatigue trousers. Individual was being treated by a women. NVA states that there were a unknown # of NVA in the area a few days ago.
03 August 68 1315
Delta Company 5/46 Infantry reports observing VC crossing a river at the grid coordinate of AT933198. (number of VC:6). Air strike was being conducted at grid coordinate AT923193 at time of sighting. Results; 4 enemy hooches destroyed & enemy personnel losses are unknown at this time.
03 August 68 1500
At 1450 hrs. Charlie Company at grid coordinate AT903258, found a tunnel that resembles a jail. Tunnel was on a slope of a hill; approx 20 feet deep & 5 feet wide & 5 feet high w/bamboo bars at the entrance.
03 August 68 1545
Charlie Company at grid coordinate AT907258, had 2 Chieu Hois turn themselves in for evacuation to Tam Ky. Boyh were males, age 55, & one w/old bullet wound. Both were wearing blue trousers one w/black shirt, one w/blue shirt.
03 August 68 2055
Delta Company 5/46 Infantry, observed lights in the vicinity of a air strike earlier today. Engaged lights at grid coordinate AT926190 w/ 81mm mortar. Results; lights out.
Delta Company at 0750 hrs. reports that 5 Chieu Hoi's (2 male & 2 female & 2 children) walked up to LZ Karen and turned themselves in.
04 August 68 0825
Delta Company located at LZ Karen, reported that 1 individual (NVA wearing green uniform) turned himself in with a Chieu Hoi pass. The individual was carrying a M-16 rifle with/serial # 611790 & 1 magazine of ammo.
04 August 68 0940
Interrogation from the Chieu Hoi individual indicates that he is a VC guerilla, and is based at a hamlet at the base of LZ Karen.
05 August 68 0605
Battalion Strength Report
Alpha Company 96 & Charlie Company 110
05 August 68 1500
4/3 Infantry assumes control of AO from 1/6 Infantry, reference 198th LIB OPORD 2-68 (overlay).
05 August 68 1805
Request dust off for 2 US; w/temperature and head laceration. Dust off completed at 1826 hrs.
Engel Barts Echo Company w/head lacerations
Sgt Harris w/temperature 104.8 degrees
05 August 68 1918
Alpha Company's 1st platoon, observed 50 VC w/weapons at grid coordinate BT414104; Arty mission called in (VC were also carrying one 60mm mortar).
05 August 68 2000
LTC Russell ordered Delta Company to send 2 platoons, accompanied by 2 APC's (H Troop 17 Cav) to grid coordinate BT429111 at the bridge.
05 August 68 2105
Delta Company's 1st & 2nd platoons arrived at the bridge grid coordinate BT429111.
06 August 68 0045
At 0020 hrs. Charlie Company's Commander reports a CS grenade detonated in the vicinity of Charlie Company's bunkers. Believed to have been thrown from a friendly bunker near Charlie Company location.
06 August 68 0245
Received message from Commander 198th Brigade to Commander 4/3 Infantry; large enemy force sighted at grid BT398978. Wish to know , how long it would take to prepare all available units to move. Action taken; No exact time given. Message sent to Company's Alpha & Charlie to close all their ambushes on CP locations. Bravo Company Commander notified to prepare for movement from Chu Lai. Delta Company remained at BT429111 bridge location. 2nd platoon H Troop 17th Cav elements called in from bridge to Hill 54.
06 August 68 1135
Message from Americal Division thru 198th LIB; Americal has placed a requirement on 4/3 Infantry for 1 company to be able to move on order anywhere in Americal AO and outside 198th LIB AO with a 1-hour notice.
06 August 68 1913
Delta Company's 3rd platoon engaged 6 VC in the vicinity of grid BT407102; VC were evading North from rice paddy; weapons are unknown because od the distance and poor light; enemy was wearing black pj's and white hats. negative results.
Delta company at grid coordinate BT406104, picked up 2 females, ages, 26 & 40 years. One had a ID and the other has a passport w/ photo. They were carrying tea & water and moving West. They are being held for questioning.
07 August 68 1855
At 1845 hrs. Alpha Company's 2nd platoon, 2nd squad departed with APC's (113) enroute to bridge night location.
08 August 68 0905
LTC Russell alerted Bravo Company to be ready to move within 2 hours if the need arises.
08 August 68 1246
At 1100 hrs. Do Duc Lang of Diem Pho, at grid coordinate BT 398150, approached gate guard of Hill 54 and offered to sell an Army .45 cal pistol w/serial # 2281555; he also stated that he had many AK-47's for sale. Individual was turned over to Battalion S-2 who took him to Ly Tinh District Headquarters for questioning. Individual is being held at District headquarters until investigation is complete.
08 August 68 1430
Delta Company's 2nd platoon, at grid coordinate BT422104, had a individual approach them and state that he knew where VC were. Element followed individual to a hut & found 1 VC & khaki uniforms. Will evacuate VC. 1525 Delta Company's 2nd platoon found 1 M1 casing & 2 M14 cartridges at the same hut.
08 August 68 2345
Delta Company's 3rd platoon, 1st squad located w/mine detector and one buffer plate & trigger mechanism for chicom 12.7mm machine gun.
09 August 68 0730
CAP Team 112 reported observing a unknown size enemy force of VC in a old US position in the vicinity of grid coordinate BT 358138.
09 August 68 0910
Battalion S-3 spotted 3 bunkers in the vicinity of grid coordinate BT336137. Requested Aero Scouts to check out the area and destroy the bunkers. Also observed 1 VC in the bunker.
09 August 68 1545
At 1510 hrs. EOD Team destroyed 2 USAF dud bombs from air strike this morning in the vicinity of grid coordinate BT 337137.
09 August 68 2250
Received report from E/26 Engr; bunkers 13-17 report incoming small arms fire from vicinity of grid coordinate BT 465083; Engr returning fire w/small arms & 81 illumination.
09 August 68 2258
At 2255 hrs. CAP Team 124 reported a light contact with enemy force at grid coordinate BT444096. 2310 CAP Team 124 reports contact ceased. Results; 1 VC KIA; possessed documents indicating he was a Kit Carson Scout; and was armed with one M-79 GL. Body evacuated to District Headquarters for further investigation.
Alpha Company at grid coordinate BT412098, requested a dust off for 1 US EM from Alpha Company w/ fever & stomach cramps. Dust off completed 1425 hrs.
Sp/4 Tommy Hunt fever & stomach cramps
10 August 68 2145
Alpha Company Commander reported a light beam shining onto their position. Checked with /CAV element on bridge; reply was no lights originating from their position at the bridge.
10 August 68 2121
CAP Team 124 lost contact with patrol; request 1 round of illumination at grid coordinate BT442081. Illumination round was fired.
10 August 68 2150
Alpha Company reports possible probing by 1 VC on the West side of the perimeter. Alpha Company threw 2 hand grenades down the side of the hill & heard individual running back down the hill.
10 August 68 2255
Battalion Aid Station requested a dust off for 1 US EM from HHC w/ temperature 105 degrees. Pickup site; Hill 54. LZ marked w/flashlights East & West and 1 flare 100 meters from LZ. Dust off completed at 2327 hrs.
Sp/5 Tracy Sheets 105 degree temperature
11 August 68 0355
Bravo Company closing on Hill 54 w/results of night operations are as follows; Detained 6 MAM VCS, captured 1 .30 cal US rifle w/serial # 6322693, 1 magazine for a AK-47, 1 US hand grenade, 1 magazine for a .30 cal carbine, 1 hand flare, 2 M26 frag grenades & documents. Documents informed people to poison water used by US troops & telling their children to gather information from US Troops & the posture of the units on Hill 54.
11 August 68 0600
Battalion Strength Report
Alpha Company 100
Bravo Company 98
Charlie Company Stand Down
Delta Company 128
11 August 68 2140
Bravo Company's 3rd platoon, 2nd squad requests a dust off for 1 US w/FUO. PZ at grid coordinate BT379174. Dust off was complete at 2200 hrs.
SGT Darrell P. Hadaway FUO
12 August 68 0050
Bravo Company's 3rd platoon, 2nd squad, requests a dust off for PF w/ stomach cramps at grid coordinate BT379174. Dust off completed at 0125 hrs.
12 August 68 0340
CAP Team 112 reported that the PF element at grid location BT454079, received small arms fire. Informed CAP Team 112 to contact 1/6 Infantry for support; because PF element is outside of the 4/3 Infantry AO.
12 August 68 1105
Bravo Company found & destroyed 1 60mm HE mortar round forward of bunker # 12 on Hill 54. Round appears to have been there for some time.
12 August 68 1420
Message From 198th LIB; Be prepared to be OPCON to 11th LIB for defense of Quang Ngai City & 3/82 Arty will support. Coordination will be made today with the 11th LIB.
12 August 68 1510
Aero Scouts observed and reported 6 newly built huts & numerous bunkers at grid coordinate BT369069. Arty mission will be called in as soon as a air observer is available.
12 August 68 2000
CAP Team 111 will move its 3 ambushes based on initial report from Village Chief that they would be hit tonight by 100-200 NVA using 2 81mm mortars and 2 .30 cal machine guns. The area of the village is circumscribed by coordinates BT336188 & BT344196 & BT343188 & BT354190 & BT339194.
Alpha Company at grid coordinate BT365112, engaged 4 VC evading & resulting in 2 VC WIA; all 4 VC still evading to the West. Engaged at a range of 600 meters w / M-60 machine gun.
13 August 68 1407
Bravo Company at LZ Bowman, requested a dust off for 1 US EM from Bravo Company w/malaria. Dust off completed at 1420 hrs.
Sp/4 Dennis Fenstermaker malaria
13 August 68 1445
At 1425 hrs. Aero Scouts, at grid coordinate BT335104, received 1-2 rounds of small arms fire w/negative hits on aircraft. Fire was returned with unknown results. Incident occurred at altitude of 40 feet.
13 August 68 1700
Charlie Company at grid coordinate BT394138, at 1650 hrs. apprehended 1 MAM, age 20, who stated that he was going to collect wood. Individual was moving West on a bike and wearing a white shirt and tan trousers. w/negative ID/ documents / or weapons. Individual spoke English; he was believed to be checking Charlie Company unit strength.
14 August 68 1415
Request a dust off for 1 US from CAP Team at grid coordinate BT303188. Individual from USMC with / stomach pains & fever. Dust off completed at 1450 hrs.
14 August 68 1525
Alpha Company at grid coordinate BT512163, requested a dust off for 1 US EM from Alpha Company w/malaria.Dust off completed at 1540 hrs.
Pfc Bradford W. Hall possible malaria
14 August 68 1555
At 1525 hrs. villagers found one M16A1 AP mine (dud) w/M26 hand grenade w/pin pulled beneath it at grid coordinate BT 402151.
14 August 68 1840
At 1830 hrs. Charlie Company received 2 sniper rounds that were fired from grid coordinate BT325118; Element returned fire on enemy position w/ unknown results; no friendly casualties.
14 August 68 2035
PF Team 121 reported light contact; illumination on grid coordinate BT475124. 2230 Reference item # 46, summary and results are as follows; CAP Team 121 engaged 30-40 VC in the open; fired Arty rounds of illumination on grid coordinate BT475124. Fired Arty HE rounds on grids BT457136 & BT461129; Arty requested ground Commanders initials, they were WWM; gunships request from Brigade at 2150 hrs. to check area; CAP Team unable to get to the area because the river is too deep; gunships arrive on station at 2210 hrs, depart 2245 hrs; Results no friendly casualties; 1 VC KIA wearing black pj's and negative weapons. CAP Team received a estimated 100 rounds of small arms fire & 1 60mm mortar round (mortar round impacted outside of perimeter.
15 August 68 0843
Bravo Company, located on LZ Bowman, requests a dust off for 1 US w/ back & chest pains. Dust was completed at 0915 hrs.
Sp/4 Ronnie E. Ladd back & chest pains
15 August 68 0905
At 0850 hrs., Charlie Company's 3rd platoon at grid coordinate BT331113, received 6-8 rounds of small arms fire from 5 VC, that were wearing green shorts; returned fire & VC fled to the Southeast. Negative results / no friendly casualties / 3rd platoon is sweeping the area of contact. 0951 Charlie Company's 3rd platoon, at grid coordinate BT 331111, found 1 chicom hand grenade which apparently had been dropped by the VC during the engagement earlier.
15 August 68 2115
Bunkers 9&10 reported hearing approx 10 explosions 1000 meters from bunker line; time 2030 hrs. Arty notified. No Arty has been fired.
15 August 68 2205
S-5 reports MEDCAP Team treated 120 personnel; 1400 attended movie. S-5 will return to Hill 54 at 0930 hrs. 16 Aug 68.
15 August 68 2239
CAP Team 121 reported a sprung ambush on 2-3 VC; swept area w/ unknown results; location unknown.
Charlie Company lead element received a estimated 30 rounds of small arms fire grid coordinate BT328114; negative casual -ties. Charlie Company reported that fire was possibly from 2 carbines & 1 automatic weapon. Charlie Company reported elements were searching the area from which the fire was received earlier. Arty mission was called in.
16 August 68 0905
Bravo Company at grid coordinate BT239141, requests a dust off for 1 US from Bravo Company w/ FUO.Dust off called at 0835 hrs and completed at 0855 hrs.
Sp/4 Tim P. Willingham FUO
16 August 68 1155
Charlie Company at grid location BT335104, request a dust off for 1 US from Charlie Company w/ gunshot wound to the stomach. Evacuation completed by 4/3 Infantry and by C&C ship. Chu Lai dust off notified of completion of evacuation at 1158 hrs.
PFC Richard J. Woods stomach wound
16 August 68 1214
Battalion Surgeon at Hill 54 request a dust off for 1 US from HHC 3/4 Infantry w fever. Dust off completed at 1225 hrs.
Sp/4 Irving Sellers fever
16 August 68 1311
Charlie Company's 2nd platoon, at grid coordinate BT330104, found 1 well camouflaged tunnel 5 feet deep into side of hill. Camouflage was old. Tunnel afforded good view of Charlie Company's operational area.
16 August 68 1935
Charlie Company reports at grid coordinates BT334106, found a 30-40 meter length of punji stakes a trail (2-3 days old).
16 August 68 1955
Favor 112 reported that 2 confirmed VC KIA by H&I program 15 Aug 68 in the vicinity of grid coordinate BT335128.
17 August 68 0001 / 2400
There were negative significant events of military importance in the AO today.
18 August 68 0005
CAP Team 11 requested a dust off for 1 US (Marine) at grid coordinate BT303188. Dust off completed at 0035 hrs.
18 August 68 0827
Battalion Commander reports a helicopter downed in the vicinity of grid coordinate BT359089; cause unknown at this time.
18 August 68 0945
Gunships engaged 1 VC w/weapon that was 300 meters South of the downed aircraft; results unknown.
18 August 68 0950
At grid coordinate BT362082, CH-47B aircraft received fire from 2 AK-47's rifles. Extraction of the downed aircraft completed at 0945 hrs.
18 August 68 1100
On first lift aircraft; it took 1 round of small arms fire. Round struck entrenching tool of a individual from Delta Company, causing frag wound in elbow; individual did not require evacuation.
PFC Patrick Kelly WHA frag wound elbow
18 August 68 1310
Battalion Surgeon requested a dust off for 1 US from Alpha Company w/FUO. Dust off completed at 1400 hrs.
PFC Robert Sparda FUO
18 August 68 1625
Charlie Company at grid coordinate BT370117, requested a dust off for 1 US heat casualty. Dust off completed at 1641 hrs.
PFC Gregory Gaeng heat casualty
18 August 68 1645
At 1400 hrs. Marine CAP Team, at grid coordinate BT387150, engaged 2 VC , resulting in 1 VC WIA /CIA w/ carbine; the other VC escaped. VC sniped at Team and the Team returned fire.
18 August 68 1807
At 1755 hrs. requested a dust off for 1 EM at Hill 54 w/contusions. Completed at 1807 hrs.
18 August 68 2150
At 2110 hrs. received word from Delta Company that the aircraft shot down this morning had a starlight scope w/serial # 2627, left aboard. Scope was left in a spare parts bag for M-60 MG. Helicopter had name "Black Smith" painted on side of aircraft.
18 August 68 2308
At 2230 hrs. FAT CITY requested a dust off thru 4/3 Infantry for 1 US w/ broken ankle.
Maj McAnaw, Battalion S-3, extracted 1 VCS in the vicinity of grid coordinate BT390144. Individual was wearing black shorts & possessed no ID card or weapon. He appeared to briefing field laborers.
19 August 68 0948
At 0945 hrs. C&C helicopter received 10-15 rounds from 3 VC w/ AK-47's at grid coordinate BT378076. VC had no shirts on. Aircraft was at a altitude of 20-30 meters & returned to Hill 54, reporting taking on 10 hits. Further reports indicate VC were in gulch at the bottom of a hill.
19 August 68 1115
Charlie Company, at grid coordinate BT382117, requested a dust off for 1 US EM from Charlie Companyw/FUO.
Sp/4 Ronald A. Chura FUO
19 August 68 1120
Bravo Company on LZ Bowman requested a dust off for 1 US w/ frag wounds from misfired claymore mine. Dust off completed at 1127 hrs.
Sp/4 Ernesto Espinosa claymore wounds
19 August 68 1225
Battalion Commander, 1/6 Infantry, shot a 200 lb female tiger at grid coordinate BT416068; could not retrieve carcass; request permission to take dogs in.
19 August 68 2230
At 2215 hrs the CAP Team requested a dust off for 1 US with a fever. Dust off completed at 2225 hrs.
20 August 68 0957
At 0947 hrs. Delta Company's 2nd platoon, at grid coordinate BT443097, detained 5 MAM w/ID cards, and was wearing black pj's. Will be checked by personnel from Ly Tin District. Ly Tin District has cleared all but 2 VCS at the Delta Company location; these will be evacuated to District.
20 August 68 1106
At 1050 hrs. the Battalion Surgeon requested a dust off for 1 US EM from Alpha Company w/FUO. Dust off completed at 1105 hrs.
PFC Carlton E. Etheredge FUO
20 August 68 1117
E-26 Engineer element, at grid coordinate BT432089, found 2 tunnels; checked w/negative results. Will destroy. 1136 E-26 Engineer, at grid coordinate BT432089, detained 1 VN male, age 15-17 & 1 female, age 25-30. Will evacuate Ly Tin District Headquarters for questioning.
20 August 68 1515
Alpha Company departs Hill 54 & OP 10 for Stand down at Chu Lai.
20 August 68 0001 / 2400
There were negative significant events of military importance in the AO today. No enemy contact within the Battalion AO.
21 August 68 1105
At 1045 hrs. S-5 & small element from Bravo Company destroyed a dud 155mm round at grid coordinate BT369161.
21 August 68 1110
At 1110 hrs. an OH-23 aircraft from Division Arty had mechanical trouble and crash-landed near the LAAM site (aircraft tail # 306) requested dust off for pilot & completed at 1115 hrs.
21 August 68 1810
SP6 Grant Aid Station requests a dust off for 1 US from Charlie Company w/ FUO & 1 VN male, aged 13 w/gunshot wound in stomach (urgent). Dust off submitted 1813 hrs. & evacuation complete at 1835 hrs.
Jerry Mills FUO
21 August 68 1945
Delta Company's 3rd platoon, reports CH-47B aircraft enroute to Hill 54 was forced to land at "Boxcar" pad due to mechanical failure; no injuries. 2000 Delta Company's 3rd platoon has an aircraft for lift to Hill 54; will arrive this evening.
Message from 198th LIB (LT Blanco); Prepare to place one company on Hill 23-24 in the vicinity of grid square BT5699, before darkness tonight. Company will become OPCON 1-52 Infantry, effective closure on Hill 23-24.
22 August 68 1215
Release of Alpha Company to OPCON 1/52 Infantry has been approved. Request that Alpha Company Commander reported to LZ Gator to coordinate w /Commander 1/52 Infantry. Alpha Company is required to be put in position NLT 1800 hrs.( message received from 198th Brigade, Lt Blanco).
22 August 68 2058
Fat City reports 5 incoming mortar rounds that were fired from grid square BT4004; 1 round impacted on bridge, & Charlie Company's 1st platoon reported PF element on South end of bridge received 30 rounds of small arms fire w/negative casualties. Illumination is on stand-by.
22 August 68 2305
Sp/5 Young Battalion Aid Station requests a dust off for 1 US from Delta Company on Hill 54. Dust off complete at 2348 hrs.
PFC Russell Lindsay
23 August 68 0225
Hill 54, OP 10 & Diem Pho received a estimated 11 incoming mortar rounds (type unknown), resulting in 6 casualties on Hill 54 (Delta Company) & 1 US WIA on OP 10. All casualties have minor frag wounds. Heavy mortar platoon fired illumination for Hill 54 & OP 10. Bravo Company reported incoming mortar rounds impacting between Bravo Company & Hill 54. Arty mission fired to counter mortar fires for Bravo Company. Charlie Company sustained 1 US WHA.
SGT Harris WHA frag wounds
Delta Company WHA
PFC James Herdzik WHA
SGT William Gress WHA
PFC Willie Epps WHA
Sp/4 Dannels Rodrigues WHA
Sp/4 Mathew Smith WHA
PFC Larry Jones WHA
23 August68 0250
During attack on Hill 54, there was an exceptional amount of radio interference; possibility of VC jamming or monitoring US transmissions.
23 August 68 0715
Charlie Company's 3rd platoon reported search of perimeter turned up several dud chicom grenades. Also, last night a rocket (type unknown) hit the observation tower, bounced off, and exploded. Tower damaged slightly. More to follow.
23 August 68 0810
Charlie Company's 3rd platoon found the follow items on search of OP 10 perimeter; 7 chicom grenades (dud), 6 60mm mortar rounds (dud), 2 B-40 rockets (dud), 2 Grass Pack Charges); also found 1 60mm mortar charge outside of perimeter & blood trails leading away from OP at azimuth 120 degrees.
23 August 68 0915
Echo Company 26 Engineers reported that Bunker # 13 received 3 satchel charges last night. Observed and engaged 6 VC , and today in sweep of area found 6 chicom grenades, 5 82mm mortar rounds (dud), & several blood trails.
23 August 68 0945
Delta Company 26 Engineer found enemy losses at grid coordinate BT443078; 5 VC KIA (in defensive wire); 1 60mm mortar, complete serial # 10869; 1 AK-47 w/serial #11049263; 1 9mm machine gun w/serial # 374; 25-30 chicom homemade hand grenades.
23 August 68 1000
Delta Company 26 Engineers found the following in defensive wire around Fat City in the vicinity of grid BT443078; 1 VC KIA, 3 chicom grenades. 1125 Reference item #'s 32 & 35, 6 VC KIA were killed by 81mm mortar fire from Fat City. Found 1 60mm mortar round under enemy's body.....destroyed round.
23 August 68 1515
Resupply helicopter crashed into minefield in the vicinity of grid BT325181 w/ 8 personnel aboard. Negative injuries to personnel. Dust off helicopter w/hoist will extract personnel. Cause of crash is unknown.
23 August 68 1755
At 1745 hrs. Recon requested a priority dust off for 1 US w/ gunshot wound in the hand, 2 fingers that were nearly severed. Individual shot himself while leaning on a M79 GL. Dust off completed at 1752 hrs.
Anthony Craig hand & finger wound
23 August 68 2231
Bunkers 2,3,4 Battalion S-5 reported receiving incoming rounds from the village. Bunker # 2 reported that S-5, CPT Murphy engaged and KIA 1 enemy.
24 August 68 0135 / 0145
Received report from Brigade that Chu Lai is under rocket & mortar attack. Message from Brigade; Chu Lai received 7-12 incoming rockets.
24 August 68 1100
Battalion Surgeon requests a dust off for 1 US at 1054 hrs. from Alpha 1/82 Arty. Dust off completed at 1057 hrs.
24 August 68 1255
Battalion Surgeon requests a dust off for 1 US from Echo Company. Dust off completed at 1325 hrs.
24 August 68 2012
Charlie Company's 1st platoon, 1st squad on ambush reports it has 6-8 VC in kill zone & can hear them talking. Will engage VC.
24 August 68 2025
Reference item # 67, 6-8 VC turned out to be fish playing in the river.
Delta Company received a estimated 90 rounds of automatic weapons fire & 3 M-79 grenades from grid coordinate BT 410105 w/negative casualties. Arty called on target location. 4.2 in illumination fired. Contact broken at 0200 hrs.
25 August 68 0730
C&C aircraft at grid coordinate BT312172, engaged 50 VC, resulting in 6 VC KIA.
25 August 68 0750
C & C received automatic weapons fire and .50 cal AA fire from the vicinity of grid square BT3213, resulting in 1 hit in the ammo box (.50)
25 August 68 0755
Gunships engaged unknown number of VC at grid coordinate BT312172, resulting in 5 VC KIA.
25 August 68 1030
C & C aircraft in the vicinity of grid BT282145 & BT275125, received automatic weapons fire; negative hits. Altitude 2500 ft. Division FAC received fire from same location, while at same altitude.
25 August 68 1124
C & C ship at grid coordinate BT430177, observed huts were burning as result of a WP grenade that was thrown from a OH-23.
25 August 68 1405
At 1235 hrs. the Battalion Surgeon requested a dust off for 1 US from Delta Company w/ FUO. Dust off completed at 1241 hrs.
PFC Nicholas Cosaluzzo FUO
25 August 68 1420
Late Entry; Bravo Company requested a dust off from CAP Team 113 located at grid coordinate BT325181 at 1300 hrs. for 1 US w/ possible collapsed lung. Dust off completed at 1330 hrs.
Sp/4 Edward G. Timmer collapsed lung
25 August 68 2051
CAP Team 121 reported they received CS gas inside of perimeter. Firing 60mm illumination rounds.
25 August 68 2335
Received report from Delta Company; approx 12-14 rounds of automatic weapons fire from South of their location at grid coordinate BT404108, 4.2 illumination rounds fired; fire returned w/ M-79 GL; negative casualties.
26 August 68 0638
CAP Team 112 reported receiving 1 incoming 60mm mortar; negative casualties. Arty mission fired zone sweep. 0845 CAP Team 112 reports finding the following items; at grid coordinate BT305182; 5 new bunker complexes; 4 B-40 rockets, 1000 rounds chicom 7.62mm short (for AK-47), 27 chicom grenades, 8 sticks of TNT; also found blood trails and many drag marks.
26 August 68 1210
Message from Brigade; Operation Golden Valley, 4/3 Infantry is to have 1 company on 1 hour standby to move to vincinty of Ha Thanh; Remainder of Battalion & 1 battery of Arty is on a 2 hour standby; upon movement will become OPCON 11th LIB.
26 August 68 1255
At 0600 hrs. Tam Ky District personnel found 500 Kg of TNT on underwater raft near the bank of the river at grid coordinate BT328209.
26 August 68 1425
Battalion Surgeon requested a dust off for 1 US from Bravo Company W/FUO. Dust off completed at 1450 hrs.
27 August 68 0035
Hill 54 & Diem Pho Hamlet received 2 satchels charges & small arms fire from South of Hill 54 & hamlet. Estimated 4 hooches were destroyed (burned)
27 August 68 0040
Delta Company's 1st platoon, 1st squad located at grid BT 405106, received 5 60mm mortar rounds & unknown number of small arms fire. Heavy mortar fired ongrid coordinate BT 396106, w/unknown results. Casualties reported from Delta Company's 1st platoon, 1st squad: 5 WHA;
PFC Willie Epps WHA
1Lt Henry L, Warner WHA
PFC Wayne Westving WHA
Larry D. Kinch WHA
Sp/4 Roger Abel WHA
27 August 68 0210
SGM Kirkpatrick reports incoming mortar rounds from South of bunker # 12. Hill 54 received 6 60mm mortar rounds; negative casualties.
27 August 68 0700
SGM Kirkpatrick reports B-40 rocket crater information is as follows; Back azimuth of rocket 1600 mils; angle to ground estimate 20-25 degrees.
27 August 68 1250
Recon platoon at grid coordinate BT415077, found 1 very old carbine (not been used in a estimated 2 years); only identifying numbers or letters on rifle were 13629 and MAS MLE 1936.
27 August 68 1515
At 1430 hrs. B/26 Engr departed to follow a group of 20 VN over a small hill. At 1505 hrs. 1 VN threw a CS grenade at patrol. Patrol did not engage VN.
27 August 68 2244
26 Engr reported movement around East side of perimeter. Engaged enemy w/quad .50 cal & movement moved Northwest and then into tree line at grid coordinate BT430082.
Bravo Company 's 3rd platoon ambush spotted 3-4 VC at 150-200 meter range; engaged w/claymore mine, M-60 machine gun, M-16 rifle; negative US casualties, enemy casualties unknown.
28 August 68 0735
Delta Company at grid coordinate BT386095, found 3 booby traps consisting of 105mm rounds wrapped in plastic and next to a hole containing bamboo friction device. Will destroy.
28 August 68 1223
Charlie Company at grid coordinate BT348153, requests a dust off for 1 US w/ high fever. Dust off completed at 1240 hrs.
PFC Nicholas J. Gates high fever
28 August 68 1545
At 1100 hrs. 238 RF Company at grid coordinate BT302145, engaged 3 VC evading, resulting in 3 VC KIA.
28 August 68 1650
Charlie Company at grid coordinate requests a dust off for 1 US w/ multiple frag wounds from a booby trap. Dust off completed at 1655 hrs by C & C ship.
SSG William B. Ford frag wounds
28 August 68 1810
Request dust off for Commander Delta Company w/severe heat exhaustion. Dust off completed at 1818 hrs.
28 August 68 2020
Convoy on Highway # 1 in the vicinity of grid coordinate BT 447092 ambushed by unknown number of VC; negative casualties; convoy continued to Chu Lai.
29 August 68 0030
CAP Team 125 reported that their FM frequency is being jammed by the enemy. Battalion assigned frequencies have been blocked on several numbers.
29 August 68 1455
Battalion Surgeon requested a dust off for 1 US from Alpha Company w/fever. Dust off completed at 1500 hrs.
PFC Timothy T. Long fever
29 August 68 1853
Requested dust off for 1 US EM from Charlie Company; individual cut himself on right knee w/machete. Dust off completed at 1910 hrs.
PFC Leland E. Meier cut / right knee
29 August 68 2040
CAP Team 112 in the vicinity of grid coordinate BT347162 was ambushed by a VC force of unknown size; 1 US WHA. Element requested gun ships.
29 August 68 2051
CAP Team 112 reported 10-15 VC in pursuit of CAP element; 1 additional US WHA.
29 August 68 2335
Late Entry; At 2130 hrs. request for dust off for 1 VN w/ internal injuries; PZ grid BT303188. Dust off completed at 2142 hrs. Also dust off requested for 1 US (USMC) w/unknown wounds at grid coordinate BT331177 and completed 2230 hrs.
30 August 68 0735
Alpha Company reported that USAF fighters were in support of Alpha Company, received ground fire (amount unknown) from grid coordinate BT304119.
30 August 68 0735
LTC Russell reported that C&C had mechanical trouble; crash landed in Chu Lai, negative casualties. Returning to CA location in replacement of C&C ship.
30 August 68 1140
At 1131 hrs. received message from 198th LIB S-3, LTC Marlowe; Ha Thanh is under attack. OP's 3 & 4 are overrun. Now under heavy ground attack. Be alert for possible movement to Ha Thanh Area. 3/1 Infantry has been alerted to move into Ha Thanh area. 4/3 Infantry is to have all units within 30 minutes of a PZ. Break contact with enemy if necessary to close to a PZ.
30 August 68 1540
At 1540 hrs. The Battalion Surgeon requested a dust off for 1 US EM from Alpha Company w/FUO. Dust off completed at this time.
PFC Walter Stanley FUO
30 August 68 1801
CAP Team 111 reported a village was destroyed last night and it contained 25 Chinese guerrillas. Found blood trails & pieces of clothing.
30 August 68 2006
At 1845 hrs. Fat City reports observing 35-40 VN in the vicinity of grid coordinate BT434093, were carrying wood into the village at grid coordinate BT434093; Negative assessment.
31 August 68 0955
At 0950 hrs. Battalion S-3 spotted 60 VN grid coordinate BT 279128, behind an abandoned house, moving to South / Northeast / Southwest. Appear to be military age. 5-6 VN ran into wood line at grid coordinate BT278127. VN were breaking into smaller groups & evading; some were on motor bikes.
31 August 68 1020
Battalion Surgeon requested a dust off for 1 US w/FUO. Individual from 1/82 Arty evacuated 1040 hrs.
31 August 68 1140
Battalion Surgeon requested a dust off for 1 US from HHC w/ muscle spasms. Dust off completed at 1136 hrs.
SSG William D. O'Connell muscle spasms
31 August 68 1957
Request dust off for 1 US w/dry heaves & fever; Individual was from Cav element on Tam Ky Bridge. Dust off completed at 2030 hrs.
31 August 68 2137
Request a dust off for 1 US from Charlie Company's 3rd platoon. Individual bitten by a unknown animal or snake. Location of 3rd platoon at grid coordinate BT356129.