Recon platoon at LZ San Juan Hill had 2 trip flares go off in front of bunkers 3 & 4. Bunkers will stay on 100 % alert for 1 hour. Will check out wire at first light.
01 Aug 69 1015
Alpha Company at grid location BS754400, found and destroyed the following; 3 57 recoilless rounds, 1 RPG-7 round, 1 RPG firing device, 1 M-79 HE round, 3 AK-47 loaded magazines, 1 9mm w/loaded magazine, 1 AK-47 empty magazine, 1 US .45 caliber pistol w/holster, 1 US canteen/cover, 1 NVA entrenching tool, and 1 pair of NVA trousers.
01 Aug 69 1230
Alpha Company at grid location BS755400, found a dead body of 1 NVA which is approx 60 days old and dressed in US fatigues w/ handmade rubber sandals w/ belt and 1st aid pouch.
01 Aug 69 1530/1600
Helix at grid location BS684384, partially destroyed 25 bunkers, and received 3 secondary explosions. Atry and 4.2 were called in at grid location BS681384 resulting in 1 NVA KIA and 6 secondary explosions.
01 Aug. 69 1810
Battalion Strength Report:
02 Aug 69 0915
Charlie Company at grid location BS686386, found 15 to 20 bunkers, 1 dud 250 pound bomb, 1 rocket pod, 1 NVA pack which was destroyed.
02 Aug 69 1200
Bravo Company at grid BS660411, found the following; 5 canteens, 6 NVA pistol belts, 12 pairs of Vietnamese sandals, 2 AK-47 magazines (1 loaded & 1 empty), all were destroyed.
02 Aug 69 1210
Charlie Company at grid location BS683387, found 1 dead body approx 24 days old, and been apparently buried and dug up by some animal and been partially eaten. Also in the same vicinity they found 50 bunkers w/overhead cover 4'x8'x6'feet deep. Area was littered with empty mackerel cans, recently used.
02 Aug 69 2105
Recon platoon at LZ San Juan Hill, had movement in front of bunkers 3 & 4, illumination fired on the Northeast corner. Engaged with small arms fire /hand grenades & 81mm mortar...Results; unknown. Flareship called.
02 Aug 69 2130/2245
Flareship comes on station and begins dropping flares, around LZ San Juan Hill -Bunker 3 & 4 vicinity. At 2345 hrs. leaves LZ San Juan Hill for another mission.
03 Aug 68 0840
Charlie Company at grid location BS680382, found a map partly destroyed with writing on back. Interpreters say the writing read"This unit killed 1000 Americans GI's and shot down 100 helicopters".
03 Aug 69 1800
Bravo Company at grid location BS639439, while on patrol found 9 graves (6 old & 3 fresh), 3 chicom grenades, and 1 pair of green NVA pants.
03 Aug 69 2205
Late Entry; At 2100 hrs Alpha Company at grid location BS695444, spotted 3 lights that were believed to be camp fires. Arty mission was called in with unknown results.
Alpha Company's 2nd platoon while on patrol at grid location BS726418, found 4 57 recoilless rounds, 1 chicom grenade, 1 AK-47 rifle serial # 3554.
04 Aug 69 1400
Delta Company on LZ San Juan Hill requested a dust off for 1 US EM from Delta Company with broken left knee. Dust off completed by C&C ship at 1410 hrs.
Line # 119 PFC Michael E. Mc Danail broken left knee
04 Aug 69 1500
Bravo Company at grid location BS639453, found the following: 1 wallet, 1 NVA pistol belt, 1 hammock, 600 lbs of rice, 1 NVA shirt, 1 poncho, 1 mosquito net, 1 flashlight, 1st aid pack containing vitamins pills, 30 cans of mackerel, 35 cans of milk, 30 cans of spaghetti, and all items were destroyed.
05 Aug 69 0845
Alpha Company at grid location BS725418, found; 1 US steel pot w/E-5 stripes and name were on sweat band (will be evacuated to LZ San Juan Hill) 1 supplement of RPG-7 charges.
Alpha Company's 2nd platoon at grid BS726418; found; 1 ruck sack, 1 plastic gas mask w/Russian filters; 3rd platoon at grid location BS729418, found 32 81mm rounds, several documents and a grave with a body less than 24 hrs old and apparently killed by a 4.2.
05 Aug 69 1205
Bravo Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS625442, found 5 hooches, 2 tunnels, potatoes and corn fields not recently worked; 3rd platoon at grid location BS626449, found sleeping positions for 4-5 persons and which have been used in the past few days.
05 Aug 69 1320
Bravo Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS625442, found; VC resupply list, 1 rock hooch-used 2-3 days ago, 1 NVA pack, 2 pairs of black pj's, old campsite for 1-5 personnel; 3rd platoon at grid location BS626449, found campsite used 1-3 days ago, bamboo freshly cut, and 5 gal can of fish oil for cooking.
Charlie Company's 3rd platoon on ambush spotted movement to their front and threw 1 frag grenade and moved back to their NDP, with 81mm mortars standing by.
07 Aug 69 1000
Late Entry; At 0915 hrs. Bravo Company and Recon Platoon w/Warlords at grid location BS617488, found; 1 base camp, that contained numerous bunkers and camouflaged hooches; Warlords reported taking AK-47 ground fire. Engaged with enemy, resulting with; 3-5 VC/NVA KIA's.Arty called Helix on station. 15 VC women are being held.
07 Aug. 69 1325
Charlie Company's 1st platoon at grid location BS704327, found 18 graves with bodies that were 4-5 years old.
07 Aug 69 1415
Late Entry; Bravo Company at 1355 hrs. at BS602472, had 2 trip flares go off, at a old NDP site by 4 VC's wearing black pj's. Engaged VC with Arty & 81mm with unknown results.
08 Aug 69 1015
Late Entry; At 0915 hrs. Charlie Company observed 6 persons that were searching their NDP at grid location BS714380. 3 men were wearing shorts w/black pj tops and 3 men had on blue-green outfits.Arty mission was called in and person evaded to the West. 81mm mortars covered the withdrawal routes, and element swept area with negative results.
08 Aug 69 1515
Charlie Company at grid location BS720386, engaged 2 NVA, resulting in ; 2 NVA KIA, captured 2 AK-47 rifles, 1 B-40 rocket round, 3 chicom grenades, and 2 packs. Also found 1 mosquito net, 1 helmet, 1 NVA canteen, cooking utensils, and the serial #'s for the AK-47 captured rifles.
#12058936 & #078094
08 Aug 69 1645
Late Entry; At 1515 hrs. Charlie Company at grid location BS720386, also found 1 B-40 rocket round, 1 60mm mortar round, pills and salt tablets, 5 NVA uniforms, 340 AK-47 rounds, & misc food.
08 Aug 69 1740
Bravo Company at grid location BS624428, killed 2 VC by small arms fire, the VC were carrying rice in small packs.
08 Aug 69 2020
Delta Company at grid location BS753402, received chicom and small arms fire from 10-12 NVA from the Southeast. 2030 Flareship requested for Delta Company 2035 Delta Company reported a secondary explosion from 81mm mortars and have 4 NVA/VC KIA. 2045 Delta Company at same location reported heavy contact to the North with negative casualties. Gunships requested. 2100 Delta in heavy contact at same location; gunships on station. 2205 Emergency resupply of ammunition to Delta Company. Flareship on station until 2230 hrs. 2220 Delta Company confirmed 2 NVA KIA & captured 1 AK-47 rifle.2312 Delta Company had movement and heard Vietnamese talking outside their perimeter. 4-5 VC/NVA were shouting "Chieu Hoi". Bn has requested a psych op interpreter from Bde.
08 Aug 69 2103
Charlie Company had movement about 15 meters out of their perimeter. 2 US EM were slightly wounded form grenade attack. Negative dust off. Line # 27 Sp4. Johnny H. Anglin WHA lower right ankle Line # 57 Sp4. James L. Liedel WHA right elbow
09 Aug 69 0645
Delta Company reported to Battalion, that 3 NVA KIA's, 1 AK-47 rifle, 390 rounds of AK-47 ammunition & documents which will be back hauled.
Delta Company at grid location BS750402, found 3 blood trails, 1 packet of marijuana, & 2 chicom grenades.
09 Aug 69 1350
Bravo Company's 3rd platoon at grid location BS627425, engaged 1 VC in a tunnel with a hand grenade. Results; 1 VC KIA, and captured 1 M-16 rifle with magazine of 15 rounds. Documents will be sent to LZ San Juan Hill. M-16 serial # 146106.
09 Aug 69 1350
Bravo Company reported 1 US EM wounded by frag in the lower left leg. He had chased a VC into a tunnel and engaged with a hand grenade.
Line # 51 Sp/4 Chester Jones WHA frag lower left leg
09 Aug 69 1400
Delta Company at grid location BS752397, found 1 dead NVA as the result of previous night action. He was wearing a green uniform & a pistol belt w/documents.
Bravo Company had 3 trip flares go off to the front of their NDP, engaged w/hand grenades, M-79, M-60, and called in Arty HE mission & illumination.
10 Aug 69 1142
Bravo Company at grid location BS627431, found; a well camouflaged area w/ about 14 sleeping positions, 2bunkers (well built) and used with in 24 hours, 3 carbine magazines, 5 50cal rounds, 1 canteen of wine, cookware for about 30 people, & salt and pepper.
10 Aug 69 1630
Warlords at grid location BS624425, reported that scout ship received small arms fire. Fired on the grid, resulting in 1 secondary explosion. Went back and received more small arms fire.
Warlords report at grid location BS622425, engaged 1 VC/NVA resulting in ; 1 VC/NVA KIA.
10 Aug 69 2000
Charlie Company's 3rd platoon, 2nd squad LP in NDP were putting out trip flares, when 2 VC/NVA set off a trip flare and opened up on LP w/small arms fire. LP engaged and returned w/small arms fire, 81mm mortar & Arty...Results unknown.
11 Aug 69 0940
Late Entry; Alpha Company's 3rd platoon at 0835 hrs. at grid location BS633382, spotted 1 NVA/VC w/ shorts, no shirt, no weapon. Engaged with Arty and 81mm mortar, but enemy evaded to the West ....results unknown.
11 Aug 69 1240
Bravo Company's 2nd platoon found 1 camouflaged hut and 2 VC KIA wearing black pj's and killed by 4.2.
11 Aug 69 2030
LZ San Juan Hill radar reports a Company size of VC/NVA force are on the Northwest finger outside the perimeter. All units are notified and siren is sounded. All positions are taken by LZ San Juan Hill reactionary forces. 2035 Alpha Company's CP reports visual sighting of enemy at Northwest perimeter.
11 Aug 69 2040
Delta Company at grid BS753386, requests a dust off for 1 US EM from Delta Company, who is unconscious after an overdose of drugs (tedrol is suspected). Dust off called at 2000 hrs. and completed at 2040 hrs.
Line # 147 PFC Marvin Walker drug overdose
11 Aug 69 2040/2213
Battalion is notified that flareships and gunships are coming on station. 1 incoming mortar round, hit LZ San Juan Hill trash dump. Trip flare goes off in front of Bunker # 17, and 3 NVA approached Bunker # 17. Bunker # 16 reports 1 wounded NVA against a rock...engaged with a M-79.
12 Aug 69 0745
Alpha Company on sweep around LZ San Juan Hill found 2 NVA KIA, 36 chicom grenades & 1 AK-47 rifle.
12 Aug 69 1030
Alpha Company's 3rd platoon at grid location BS631375, found 1 NVA sapper WIA and wearing black shorts. Alpha Company interpreter said" 6 NVA came up the hill last night", 4 NVA were in the area. At grid location BS625374 was a NVA base camp w/ 120 NVA and 60 AK-47 rifles. 1 NVA was shot in the ankle, and dust off was called in at 1015 hrs.
12 Aug 69 1330
Charlie Company at grid location BS748404, found 1 .30 cal machine gun w/serial # 1403, 2 M-72 LAW, 1 round 57 recoilless rifle, numerous M-60 rounds, 1 NVA wallet, various documents, rain jacket, change of clothes, 1 stock for M-14 rifle.
12 Aug 69 1430
Alpha Company at grid location BS635383, found 1 RPG round, 1 heavy blood trail, 2 chicom grenades, 1 pistol belt, 1 dead NVA wearing a green uniform.
12 Aug 69 1505
Alpha Company's 1st platoon on sweep around LZ San Juan Hill, found trails leading up to the bunker line were marked every 5 meters with white cloth at grid location BS638387.
LZ San Juan Hill received 8-12 mortar rounds and 5 RPG rounds. Alpha Company saw muzzles flashes at grids locat-ions BS635395 & BS628298 & BS612395. Engaged with Arty and 4.2 . Results; unknown.
13 Aug. 69 0613
LZ San Juan Hill received 15-20 mortar rounds from grid location BS638362, engaged with Arty & 4.2 with results unknown.
13 Aug. 69 0615
Echo Company reported 5 menWIA from schrapnel while in gunpit. Arty also reported 6 men WIA.
James Stroud WIA frag wounds back PFC Randy Calander WIAfrag wounds back Sp/4 Lee Fronsick WIA shrapnel head wound Sp/4 James Barrett WIA frag wounds back Sp/4 Wilford Diez WIA frag wounds back
13 Aug 69 0705
LZ San Juan Hill received 5 RPG rounds followed by 14 mortar rounds, from grid location BS635394. Engaged with Arty & 4.2 Results; unknown.
13 Aug. 69 0710
Alpha Company on LZ San Juan Hill requested a dust off for 3 US EM from Alpha Company have frag wounds by mortar attack. Dust off completed by C&C at 0715 hrs. WHA PFC Anthony Jackson WHA frag wounds in forehead PFC Robert French WHA frag wound in head PFC Kevin McKeen WHA frag wound head & face
13 Aug. 69 0925
Late Entry; at 0710 hrs. Alpha Company requests dust off on LZ San Juan Hill for 3 US EM for fragmentation wounds. Dust off complete at 0830 hrs. WHA Line #130 Sp/4 Richard L. Schack-HHC left ear & face Line # 19 Sgt. Charles McDonough-Co. A frag abdomen Line # 44 Sp/4 James P. Heneghan-Co. C frag back & left leg
13 Aug 69 1205
Charlie Company at grid location BS732416, found 3 VC KIA by Arty within the last 24 hours. VC were wearing black pj's and carrying a VC knife.
13 Aug 69 1920
Battalion Strength Report;
Alpha Company 102 Bravo Company 108 Charlie Company 94 Delta Company 115 Recon Platoon 20
14 Aug. 69 0540
San Juan Hill received 4 mortar rounds w/neg casu. 0602 received 5 mortar rounds w/negative casualties 0620 received 8 motar rounds w/negative casualties 0624 received 12 rounds w/negative casualties
14 Aug. 69 1435
Charlie Company requests dust off at the CA grid location, BS627357. for 1 USWHA by AW fire from a AK-47 burst. Gun shot wound in lower right leg. Dust off called at 1440 hrs. and completed at 1520 hrs.
Line # 1 Capt. Robert J.H. Small WHA s/a lower right leg
14 Aug 69 1515
Charlie Company on CA had 1 HU1B shot down over grid location BS627357 by enemy automatic fire, with negative casualties. Ship crew were evacuated by another chopper on the CA. Charlie Company is securing the downed chopper.
14 Aug 69 1710
CH47B 711 received .51 cal fire at grid location BS623350 as it was retriveing downed HU1B. CH47B was hit, but made it back to LZ San Juan Hill, where it was secured for the night.
15 Aug. 69 0635
LZ San Juan Hill received 2 rounds believed to be 140mm rocket, from grid location BS636558. Negative casualties.
15 Aug. 69 1245
HU1B lift ship from Bravo Company combat assault received AW fire at grid location BS621343. HU1B was hit and exploded, with a Crew of 4 and 6 men from Bravo Company all KHA. Bravo Company persons include: Line # 54 Sp4. David Lentz KHA Line # 55 Sp4. Masse Raymond KHA Line # 65 Sp4. Ronald Robertson KHA Line #113 Pfc. Terry McDonell KHA Line #121 Pfc. John Smith KHA Line #122 Pfc. William Somauitte KHA 15 Aug. 69 1645
Charlie Company spotted 1 NVA in foxhole near 51 cal. Position. Engaged with grenades resulting in 3 NVA KIA, 2 NVA WIA/CIA, 1 .51 cal complete.
15 Aug. 69 1840
Charlie Company requests dust off for 1US at grid location BS621343, received 1 82mm round. Grid BS663359 is suspected enemy mortar position. 1 US EM WHA wounded by mortar fire. Dust off completed at 1850 hrs by C&C. PFC James R. Benson WHA
15 Aug 69 1910
Late Entry; Charlie Company captured 2 AK-47's...Serial #'s 12049137 & 12095472. Found 251 rounds .51cal MG ammo, 150 rounds armor piercing ammo, 148 AK-47 rounds, 5 AK-47 magazines, 1 chicom grenade, 1 pistol belt w/canteen, documents, 2 wallets, and 1 .51 cal MG cleaning kit.
15 Aug. 69 1930
Charlie Company at site of downed HU1B, at grid location BS622344. Found 2 steel pots, 3 M-60 MG’s, 6 M-16’s and magazines. Totally destroyed. Company was forced off the site by small arms fire.
Bravo Company at grid location BS639346, had a trip fflare go off and received 2 chicom grenades. Results; 5 US WIA, 1 US KIA; engaged enemy with small arms fire, hand frags, M-60 MG, resulting in 1 NVA KIA. Will sweep area in morning. Bravo Company requests DUST OFF for 4 US WHA by grenade attack. Serious frag wounds.
Sgt. William Blackburn-KHA, will evac at daylight Line # 11 Sgt James P. Babcock WHA Line # 18 Sgt Bobby L. Graham WHA Line #100 Pfc Craig A. Fox WHA Line # Pfc Micheal J. Gruca WHA Line # 74 Sp/4 Kenneth Wilson WHA
16 Aug 69 1100
Bravo Company at grid location BS639347 working on sweep, found the following; 3 AK-47 rifles w/serial #'s 5335 & 1181 & 63B306, 1 US 45 pistol w/serial # 29672, 1 AK-47 w/folding stock w/serial # 11070493, 25-30 chicom grenades, 7 NVA KIA .
16 Aug. 69 1410
Charlie Company received small arms fire and chicoms, resulting in 1 US EM gun shot in stomach and requests a dust off at the grid location BS632352.Dust off complete at 1440 hrs. Engaged with gunships and Helix. Results are unknown.
Line # 103 Pfc. Robert Faureau WHA wounded midsection
16 Aug. 69 1455
Charlie Company at grid location BS632352, received chicom grenades, resulting in 1 US & Kit Carson Scout WHA by grenade. Dust off completed at 1520 hrs.
Line # 53 Sp/4. Martin Judd WHA Kit Carson Scout WHA
16 Aug. 69 2000
MSG Hall, S-3, Makes arrangements for an emergency resupply of ammo to Bravo Company; as follows: 10 cases M-60, 6 cases M-79, 5 cases Hand frags, 10-15 cases of M-16.
16 Aug 69 2145
Bravo Company believed they were hit by an enemy size force of 100 NVA w/ 3 82mm mortar positions to the South, 1 .30 cal MG was positioned to the North....5 NVA KIA-confirmed.
16 Aug. 69 2155
Resupply chopper for resupply of ammo for Bravo Company taking small arms fire. Negative casualties or damage. Off loaded ammo and evacuated the wounded.
Pfc. Harry Goodwin WHA frag wound over right eye Pfc. Scott E. Wise-DOW KHA stomach wound (died Aug 17, 69)
17 Aug. 69 0830/1200
Bravo Company at the NDP received 1 82mm round, from grid location BS648368, negative casualties...engaged enemy with Arty mission. Results unknown. 0845 Bravo Company at NDP received 1 60mm round, 1 75 recoilless rifle round, small arms fire from grid location BS648368, negative casualties, engaged with Arty with results unknown. 0930 Bravo Company on sweep at grid location BS646366, found 2 NVA KIA. 1100 Bravo Company found 5 NVA KIA in the vincinty of the NDP and 2 NVA KIA 150 meters East of the NDP. 1200 Bravo Company at grid location BS644367, found 2 NVA KIA from previous night's action, also found blood and drag trails to the North. NVA wore bandoleer of AK-47 magazines w/negative weapons.
17 Aug 69 1650
Charlie Company at grid location BS637375, spotted 2 NVA in black uniforms and walking along the trail to the Southwest; engaged enemy w/small arms fire. Results; 1 NVA KIA.
18 Aug 69 0527
Charlie Company at their NDP at grid location BS633356, received 8-10 incoming mortar rounds, Bravo Company's FO observed enemy's mortar position at grid location BS638363; engaged with 4.2 results unknown. 0540 Charlie Company at same location, received 5-6 mortar rounds. Bravo Company FO observed enemy's mortar position at grid location BS625357; engaged w/81mm results unknown.
18 Aug 69 0915
Charlie Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS636357, found 4 75 recoilless rifle shells & 2 recoilless rounds...will destroy. 0920 Charlie Company at grid location BS634357, found .51 cal position w/good observation & direct fire to LZ San Juan Hill, and 16 rounds of 75 recoilless ammo.
18 Aug. 69 1030
Bravo Company at grid location BS638367 found 3 NVA KIA killed by 4.2. 1 NVA was 6 Ft. tall and weighed 200 lbs. They wore NVA shirts &green shorts.
18 Aug 69 2150
Charlie Company in NDP observed lights at grid 6437 on LZ San Juan Hill. Company size unit or larger of NVA moving away from their position. Engaged with Arty mission & 4.2. Results; unknown.
Delta Company's 3rd platoon while on ambush at grid location BS749413, sprung ambush, results; 1 NVA KIA w/pack and negative weapons.
19 Aug 69 1220
Delta Company at grid location BS743403, in DA engaged w/small arms fire. Results; 1 NVA w/pack & weapon, steel pot. Further engaging with Arty Results unknown.
19 Aug 69 1330
Alpha Company's 1st platoon observed a unknown size NVA force at grid location BS657390 and moving to the East. Engaged with the enemy with Arty mission w/results unknown.
19 Aug 69 1400
LZ San Juan Hill received automatic fire with a CH47B on the pad....engaged small arms fire with a Arty mission. Results are unknown.
20 Aug 69 0505
Alpha Company at NDP position At grid location BS656378, received 12 chicom grenades from hill 90 meters to the South. OP observed a unknown number of persons moving away from their position. Results 3 US WHA wounded, 1 seriously.
20 Aug. 69 0645
Alpha Company found 1 dud chicom in their perimeter at grid location BS656378. Alpha Company requests a dust off for 1 US EM WHA. Dust off completed at 0705 hrs. Hamick & Downie remained in field.
Line # 61 Pfc. David Anderson WHA frag near ear Line # 100 Pfc. James Hamick WHA shrapnel in hand Line # Pfc. David Downie WHA neck/under eye
20 Aug 69 0940
Charlie Company at grid location BS648371, found 1 NVA KIA less than 24 hours old, and wearing a green uniform, and was killed by small arms fire during ambush on 19 Aug. NVA was approx 23 years of age and 5' 4" tall.
20 Aug 69 0945
Alpha Company's 3rd platoon at grid location BS657376, engaged 1 NVA, results; 1 NVA KIA by claymore, and was wearing green uniform/pack and negative weapons.
20 Aug 69 2245
Bravo Company on LZ San Juan Hill observed NVA in the wire in front of bunker # 4; engaged w/81mm. results; 1 NVA KIA.
21 Aug. 69 0320
Alpha Company at their NDP position, received, hand grenade, RPG, & small arms fire, from a grid location of BS647367. Gunships & flareships are called on station. 0330 Alpha Company requests a dust off for 3 US for shrapnel wounds.Dust off complete 0400 hrs.
Line # 89 Pfc. Irwin Fox WHA shrapnel both legs Line # 90 Pfc. Gregory Fraley WHA Line #133 Pfc Steven Elting WHA 0645 Alpha Company at NDP position found bandage that was identified by scout as one for serious wounds. Found 1 dud chicom and tracks headed North. 0715 Alpha Company at their NDP position found 2 chicom grenades, NVA recognition marker and made of bamboo, with a blood trail leading North. 0835 Alpha Company at grid location BS657367, had its leading element received automatic/weapons fire & hand frags from a unknown enemy size VC/NVA base camp. Gunships and Arty called into area. 0945 Alpha Company at grid location BS658366, received sniper fire from a spider hole. Sniper was using a M-16. Element was engaging with Arty & small arms fire....and moving in toward sniper. 1015 Alpha Company at grid location BS658366, received heavy automatic/weapons fire from their flank; Engaged w/Arty and small arms...requested gunships.
21 Aug 69 1015
Charlie Company at grid location BS636357, engaged 4 NVA in khaki uniforms with small arms & Arty. 1025 Charlie Company at grid location BS636357, requests a dust off for 1 US EM from Charlie Company with a gunshot wound to the chest. Dust off completed at 1045 hrs.
Line # 107 PFC James L. Gorden KHADOW chest wound
21 Aug 69 1115
Helix 34 began air strike at grid BS659364; 500 lb bombs high drag bomb (slows detonation-to protect aircraft) and napalm.
21 Aug. 69 1120
Alpha Company at grid location BS658366 reported 1 US EM killed by Helix 34 air strikes; hit EM in chest at about 500 meters from blast.
Line # 79 Pfc. Dennis Cunningham KHA frag wounds to chest.
21 Aug 69 1120
Helix 34 STOPS air strike at grid BS659364, before its completion ....because of Alpha Company's KIA.
21 Aug. 69 1130
Charlie Company at grid location BS637357, received 1 round of unknown caliber of indirect fire, resulting in; 3 US EM's from Charlie Company with frag wounds. Dusted off by C&C ship and completed at 1145 hrs.
Line # 4 Lt. Pencencharm WHA hand wound no dust off Line # 17 Sgt. Maslowski WHA frag wound in wrist Line # 139 Pfc. Terrance Taliaferro WHA frag/shoulder
21 Aug. 69 1300
Late Report; Alpha Company reports 2 US EM were injured but not dusted off.
Line # 15 Sgt. Richard F. Houston WHA frag/below eye
Line # Pfc. Gary T. Dino WHA frag wound
21 Aug 69 1535
Alpha Company at grid location BS649365, found and destroyed 5 M-79 rounds, and at grid BS654357 found and destroyed 1 WP rifle grenade.
Alpha Company at their NDP received small arms fire & RPG's from an unknown enemy size element at grid location BS652354.
22 Aug 69 0440
Results of Alpha Company's contact with a enemy element; 5 US EM WHA. Alpha Company requests a dust off for 1 US EM. Dust off complete at 0635 hrs. (Briggs)
Line # 35 Sp/4. Robert Briggs WHA shrapnel wounds / back Line # 62 Pfc. Harvey M. Atkins WHA wound / right hand Line # 74 Pfc. Raymond Cole WHA middle left finger Line# 101 Pfc. Ronald M. Harper WHA left ear Line # Pfc. David Franks WHA left thumb
22 Aug. 69 0704
Alpha Company at their NDP found 3 NVA KIA, and on sweep found 2 NVA KIA at grid location BS654357. Found 1 RPG round, 21 chicom grenades, 1 AK-47 magazine, 1 M-16 magazine, medicine, bandages, and 2 US pistol belts. 0840Alpha Company at grid location BS654357 found 4 hooches, 4 chicom grenades, 1 NVA poncho, 1 US canteen cover, 1 NVA pistol belt, and a section of commo wire.
23 Aug 69 1145
Delta Company's 1st platoon found 1 .30 cal M-1 Carbine rifle w/serial # 7239651, it was buried at grid location BS746403.
23 Aug 69 1200
Warlord Report; at grid location BS630350, found 2 well used tunnels, bunkers , cooking utensils, 1 burned pack; at grid location BS632340, engaged 3 NVA, with 2 in green uniform, 1 in white uniform, results; 1 NVA KIA. Found 2 huts, 3 packs, 1 pith helmet, and at grid location BS637341, found 1 new hooch a 1 being built, and green uniforms and cooking utensils.
23 Aug 69 1700
Delta Company OPCON (operational control) 1/1 Cav
24 Aug 69 0950
Charlie Company's 3rd platoon at grid location BS626342, found a well constructed bunker & well used trail that was leading North.
24 Aug 69 2230
Charlie Company in NDP, observed a trip flare go off in a old NDP at grid location BS624347; engaged w/81mm & Arty. Results; unknown.
Alpha Company at grid location BS652409, had 2 trip flares go off, with movement all around them, received 3 mortar rounds. Engaged enemy with small arms fire.
25 Aug. 69 0525H
Alpha Company at grid location BS652409, requested a dust off for 1 US EM w/shrapnel wounds in face. Dust off completed at 0600 hrs.
Pfc. Bruce W. Desselle WHA
25 Aug. 69 0600
Alpha Company at grid location BS652409, received 3 incoming RPG’s from enemy. 1 NVA KIA was killed with claymore. Individual had on sapper shorts and a bag of chicom grenades.
25 Aug. 69 0630
Alpha Company at grid location BS652409, engaged and killed 1 NVA with M-79 outside of perimeter. Also 1 RPG-7 launcher w/serial # 305 and 3 rounds.
25 Aug. 69 0645
Alpha Company at grid location BS652409, engaged and killed 2 more NVA that were outside of perimeter w/small arms fire & M-79. CIA; 1 RPG-7 Launcher w/ serial # 477 & 3 rounds, 2 AK-47's w/magazines, serial #s are; E4954 & 10087885.
25 Aug 69 0735
Alpha Company at grid location BS652409, reports to have found the following items; 60 rounds of AK-47 ammo, 37 chicom grenades, 1 NVA gas mask, 1 knife and sheath, 2 wallets & medical supplies.
25 Aug 69 1905
Charlie Company at grid location BS636394, at NDP ambushed 2 NVA. Results; 2 NVA killed by Arty. enemy was wearing green uniforms & was trying to police old NDP.
26 Aug. 69 0945
Received report from S-1, Delta Company (OPCON) 1/1 Cav had 2 US EM at grid location BS815345.
Line # 93 Pfc George E. Henry KHA gunshot / chest Line # 66 Pfc Donald C. Brown KHA gunshot in chest Line # 12 Sgt James D. Brown WHA frag wound left arm
26 Aug 69 0950
Bravo Company walking off LZ San Juan Hill to go on patrol, found at grid location BS632377, 1 NVA KIA, killed by 81mm on previous night.
26 Aug 69 1100
Result of contact of Delta Company w/NVA at 0945 hrs.; 2 NVA KIA, 1 Ak-47, 1 US M-79.
26 Aug 69 1235
Bravo Company at grid location BS627369, requests a dust off for 1 US EM for heat stroke. Dust off completed at 1255 hrs.
Line # 109 Pfc Joe Hernandez heat stroke
26 Aug 69 1250
Alpha Company at grid location BS635406, requests a dust off for 1 US EM for heat casualty.
Pfc Jeffery Kendell heat casualty
26 Aug 69 1325
Bravo Company at grid location BS617370, requests a dust off for 3 US EM for heat casualty. Dust off completed at 1352 hrs.
Line # 136 Pfc Carl Blackman heat casualty Line # 46 Sp/4 Fred Hadley heat casualty Line # 83 Pfc Larry Bohannan heat casualty
26 Aug 69 1340
Recon platoon at grid location BS622364, requests a dust off for 2 US EM for heat casualty. Dust off completed at 1355 hrs.
Line # 90 Pfc Mike Rohner heat casualty Line # Sp/5 Russell Walker heat casualty (medic HHC)
26 Aug 69 1515
Bravo Company at grid location BS614375, requests a dust off for 2 US EM for heat casualty. Dust off completed at 1540 hrs.
Line # 57 Sp/4 William Meehan heat casualty Line # 152 Pfc Pery Perciful heat casualty
27 Aug 69 0130
Charlie Company's2nd platoon on LZ San Juan Hill, observed 1 VC/NVA in front of bunker # 11; engaged with small arm fire & hand frags...Results unknown.
27 Aug 69 1237
Recon platoon at grid location BS607373, found; 1 cleaning rod, maps & documents inside of spider hole at grid location BS610371, observed 2 VC/NVA moving w/ negative weapons; engaged with automatic weapons fire and 81mm. Results unknown.
27 Aug 69 1310
Recon platoon at grid location BS607373, found 6 bunkers, 1 piece of paper w/ sketch of helicopter.
27 Aug. 69 1325
Recon platoon at the grid location BS607373, received automatic weapons fire, from approx 40 meters out. Results; 1 US EM WHA for 1 US GSW. Requesting dust off. Dust off completed 1350 hrs.
Line # 85 Pfc. William Washington WHA gunshot / chest
Bravo Company at grid location BS586385, received incoming 60mm fire from grid location BS588382, negative casualties, engaged w/Arty, results' 1 large secondary explosion.
29 Aug. 69 0805
Late entry: Delta Company, OPCON 1/1 Cav at grid location BS823322, at 0310 hrs. received a unknown number of 82mm rounds and RPG-7 rounds, results; 15 US EM WHA. Request dust off for 1 and 5 US
WHA result of a mortar attack BS823322.
Sgt. Thomas Stedman WHA Sp/4. Willie Morris WHA Sp/4. Billy G. Turinski WHA Pfc. James Bond WHA Pfc. William P Lata WHA Pfc. Salvatore Sinischalchi WHA Pfc. Eddie Stevenson WHA Pfc. John R. Tretter WHA
Wounded but not dusted off included: Sp/4. Jerry W. Davidson WHA Pfc. Gary D. Gruber WHA Pfc. Melvin Johnson WHA Sp/4. Norman Curtis WHA Pfc. Jerry L. Humes WHA
29 Aug. 69 1515
Late report: At 1220 hrs, at grid location BS823310, Delta Company, while OPCON to 1/1 Cav received unknown number of mortar & RPG rounds resulting in 1 US KHA, 20 US WHA. Pfc. Doyle P. Morria-KHA The wounded in hostile action include: Capt. Billie Baize Sp/4. Herman L Samuel 1Lt. Thomas C. Pearson Sp/4. Robert Stephens Sp/4. Jerry W. Taylor Pfc. Richard H. Adler Pfc. Nell R. Bertsch Pfc. Gary L. Birka Pfc. John C. Cerra Pfc. Jerry L. Humes Pfc. Richard J. Jackson Pfc. James J. Massi Pfc. Larry D. Mininger Pfc. Teddy Smith Pfc. Willard Thompson Pfc. John Varenhorst Pfc. Theodore R.Walker Pfc. Arn Woodcock Sp/4. Charles A. Huffman medic Pfc. Charles Sener
Bravo Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS591389 while working sweep, found 3 hooches w/tunnels and engaged with hand frags, results; 1 large secondary explosion and 1 VC/NVA KIA.Was wearing black pj's.
30 Aug 69 0925
Recon at grid location BS586385, while engaged with a stay behind ambush. Engaged 4VC in black uniforms. Results; 4 VC KIA. CIA; VC carrying 8 chicom grenades.
30 Aug 69 1605
Alpha Company's 1st platoon at grid location BS661410, received automatic weapons fire, from grid location BS659405, negative casualties....Sharks were called on station.
30 Aug 69 1820
LZ San Juan Hill received incoming rounds of size. Engaged the enemy with Arty, 4.2 & 81mm mortar with negative casualties and unknown results.
31 Aug 69 1120
Bravo Company at grid location BS599405, found 30 assorted baskets, 2 NVA packs, 950 lbs of rice, and a concrete bunker w/ engineer stakes & 3 boxes of clothing. A large secondary explosion occurred while burning hooches.
31 Aug 69 1200
Recon at grid location BS 612399, found 1 sewing machine that was complete, assorted documents, penicillin, 5 gal of seed, 50 lbs of rice, 50 lbs of peanuts, 50 lbs of potatoes, 10 lbs of corn & a complete stove.