LZ San Juan Hill routine dust off for HHC-Moved to Duc Pho by C/C.
Line # 66 Kelly, Kenneth L. high temperature suspect malaria.
01 Dec. 69 1120
Alpha Company at grid location BS718377, found 1 tin hut containing 47 rolls of newsprint. Each roll is 3' long and 14" in diameter. Results; destroyed..except for sample sent to LZ San Juan Hill. Hut was 6' x 10'.
01 Dec. 69 1420
LATE ENTRY; At 1005 hrs LRRP Oregon observed 12 VC moving on trail at grid location BS591431, controlled Arty on enemy. Arty engaged w/28 HE 105 mm rounds & 2 WP rounds, at the same location.At 1208 hrs Arty engaged w/ 4 HE firecracker rounds. Results; 4 KBA confirmed by LRRP Team. Activity ; was carrying rice.
01 Dec. 69 1520
Late Entry: At 0905 hrs. at grid location BS662381. Bravo Company requests a routine dust off for ; Line # 75 Bohannan, Larry PFC by C/C for chest pains and taken to LZ San Juan Hill.
02 Dec. 69 1035
Warlords Report; at grid location BS633448 1 hut destroyed. At grid location BS633449 1 NVA/VC engaged w/ unknown results. At grid location BS639454 found a large tunnel complex w/ fresh diggings and wood cuttings. At grid location BS618435 found a huge tunnel complex 20-30 tunnels. At grid location BS619433, Loach received small arms fire, engaged, results; 5 huts destroyed, also 1 Cobra received small arms fire.
02 Dec. 69 1125
FAC 37 observed approx 11 huts, and 5-6 persons at grid location BS602499. At grid location BS 604479 found 27+ huts. 20+ huts above grid line 50, well built up at BS 598478, 5 persons working area at BS635457, well used trail up South side of ridge.
03 Dec. 69 0505
SP Douglas at Bde advised that in the future the term "VC Suspects" will not be used in reports, only the terms Civilian Detainees" and "Vietnamese Civilians" will be used. received by 1 LT Cancino-Direct Order.
Late Entry; 032355 Dec dust off requested by B Btry 6/11 Arty: for a EM who accidentally was injured by a M-79 round. Incident handled and reported by B Btry 6/11 Arty.
04 Dec. 69 1710
Late Report from Bde ; At 1530 hrs. LRRP Oregon observed 100-150 VC/NVA in a base camp a grid location BS655463, received from Cpt Phillips at Bde.
04 Dec. 69 1710
Receive INTREP from Bde; C/4 VC are building a medical house at grid location BS668418.There are 20 laborers and 7 VC guarding at grid location BS680420.
05 Dec. 69 1330
Late Entry; Bravo Company's 1st platoon at grid location BS675375, engaged 1 VC/NVA at the same grid. VC wore black pj's w/negative weapons. Results; 1 WIA- 1st platoon trailing blood.
05 Dec. 69 1650
LRRP team Idaho extracted.
05 Dec. 69 1705
LNCO from BA TO request Early Word plane for Dec morning. Information indicated 140 may Chieu Hoi if encouraged. Requested by CPT Hagewood, approved for grids BS5634 & BS5635.
06 Dec. 69 0545
Beacon on station. 0505 hrs. off 0545 hrs.Drop 28-500 Lb. bombs at grid locations BS607358 & BS613414. Both grinds were selected.
06 Dec. 69 0700
Received Report from Bde; LRRP Idaho inserted in grid location BS714327, to remain in Box til 120700 Dec 69.
06 Dec.69 1115
Late Entry; Charlie Company at grid location BS703399, found a downed LOH that was approx 2 months old; Data plate: SN 970440 was salvaged. Also found portion of a chest protector w/name STAFFA, burned up radio, engine, transmission, and all could not be salvaged.
06 Dec. 69 1820
At 1715 hrs. received a report from Warlord: at grid location BS601423, found a unknown # of huts. At grid location BS619403 found 1 pith helmet, a unknown # of light blue uniforms. At grid location BS629404 found more unknown # of huts, tunnels and bunker complexes.
06 Dec. 69 1910
Late Entry; At 1730 hrs. Delta Company at grid location BS 621408. CIA; 8 NVA/VC 6 males, 2 females; 2 females had ID cards. Equipment CIA; 1 M-1 rifle (negative sn) 1 US pistol belt w/1st aid pouch, 1 chicom grenade w/carrying case, 2 M-26 hand frag...wore a mixture of clothing. 1 VC KIA was evading into the tunnel and was engaged w/hand grenade. CIA's moved to LZ San Juan Hill at 1855 hrs. Moved to Duc Pho at 1905 hrs.
Late Entry; At DTG 062330 Dec 69 CPT WEST, Bde S-2 LZ Bronco w/report; There is another village that is East of the village burned by Delta Company 4/3 6 Dec. There are more than 21 civilian property owners there; all personal property belonging to VN is to be returned. Information from 1 VN civilian, CIA among 8 CIA's by Delta Company 6 Dec.
07 Dec. 69 0641
Maj. McGee, Battalion S/3, informed Delta Company about a friendly village w/ 21 friendly VN's in it and East of Delta Company. The commanding officer of Delta Company was warned against maltreatment of VN Civilians.
07 Dec.69 1027
LZ San Juan Hill dust off complete for Davis, James E-5 Arty 6/11 B Btry; for second & third degree burns on right leg, which was a result from spilling boiling tar on himself.
07 Dec.69 1500
At 1455 hrs. Delta Company found 1 Chieu Hoi at grid locat - ion BS619408..Details to follow.
07 Dec. 69 1450
Late Entry; Information of items found in the vicinity of where the Chieu Hoi was found at grid location BS619408. Element found 50 lbs. of polished rice, in 5-6 huts 6'x 10' and were well constructed and all w/ under ground sleeping. Huts were approx 2-3 months old. found documents stamped 31 Dec 69; (document hand carried to Bde by Bn S-2) Also found a bicycle in good condition. Results; rice destroyed & bike hidden for back haul later.
08 Dec. 69 1045
Late Entry; At 1000 hrs. CH-47 # 714 while carrying external load to 6/11 Arty pad released blivots but missed pad. The 3-500 gal blivots, rolled downhill, hitting and damaging bunker # 20. 2 persons narrowly escaped injury. E-5 Adamson, Kenneth 6/11 Arty was slightly injured while attempting to attach blivot to # 714; dust off not required.
08 Dec. 69 1050
Delta Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS653368, found 1 SKS (no serial # at this time) w/bayonet, 4 rounds, weapon operable-w/front & rear sights.Weapon was found under a rock in a hole. Same location found weapon sight(possible .51 cal)
Delta Company at grid location BS653368 found 1 ID tag same location as SKS found
earlier today Name: Banks, IL. Jr. USMC, Baptist, blood type O letter (S) also on tag.
08 Dec.69 1310
Bravo Company at grid location BS649358, spotted 2 NVA/VC approx 150 meters South of Bravo Company's location. Element engaged with small arms fire and enemy evaded into the wood line to the South. Enemy was wearing khaki uniform w/ packs w/negative weapons, found 1 khaki shirt, 1 US steel pot w/ cam cover.
08 Dec. 69 1910
Battalion Strength Report;
Alpha Company-87 Bravo Company-99 Charlie Company-102 Delta Company-90
09 Dec. 69 0315
Bravo Company at grid location BS642368 had trip flare go off. Engaged with Grenade, M-79, S/A and 81 mm fire. Will recon area in daylight.
09 Dec. 69 1330
Bravo Company at grid location BS653356 requests dust off for;
Charlie Company on NDP at grid location BS714381, observed -ed a trip that had ignited 50 meters North of perimeter; engaged w/ M-79, hand grenades, small arms fire & claymores. Results: unknown.
10 Dec. 69 Summary
4/3 Infantry Battalion continues to search and sweep operations in the San Juan Hill Area of Operations Ambush/Patrol/Sweep/Recon ........Alpha Company secures San Juan Hill Company's Bravo, Charlie, Delta and Recon will conduct sweep and search operations.
11 Dec. 69 0655
Beacon drop: BS577410. 28-500 Lb. bombs.
11 Dec.69 0837
Delta Company at grid location BS639419 completed dust off for;
Line # 102 PFC Burgess, William L. for 103 degree temperture & cramps & chills.
11 Dec. 69 1610
Alpha Company LZ San Juan Hill completed dust off for; Line # 43 SP/4 Custins, Albert F. suspect broken knee. Sensor Team EM.
12 Dec. 69 0450
Beacon drop completed at grid location BS598428. on station 0415 hrs.- off station 0450 hrs. ordinance 22-500 lb. bombs with 100% of suspected enemy location.
12 Dec. 69 0920
Cpt. Phillips from Bde has air craft in route to San Juan Hill to defoliate area. The defoliant not a danger to humans or animals.
12 Dec. 69 1025
Defoliant helicopter completed spraying San Juan Hill area on station 0940 hrs. off 1015 hrs.
12 Dec. 69 1800
Message from BA TO CHIEU HOI stated today, 2 persons CIA by our unit 6 Dec originally classed as Guerrillas, were in fact high level VCI's. Request this information be exploited ; Results sent to BA TO.
At 0950 hrs. Delta Company's 1st platoon KIA 2 NVA at grid location BS670424. Enemy wore green uniform, black shorts, maroon tops; the approx ages were 22-25 years old. CIA: 1 NVA helmet. KIA's results from engaging w/ small arms, M-26, & hand grenade. More to follow.
Ref #31, Delta Company's 1st platoon was at grid location BS670424, enemy equipment: 2 huts made of 4 ponchos, 1 medical litter, 2 M-16 magazines, 1 US steel helmet, 2 NVA rucksacks, 2 bottles of pills, assorted hand tools 9 fish traps, 20 gallons of tree sap from the vicinity of the path to the huts.
13 Dec.69 1040
Late Entry; DTG 120900H Dec 69 CIDG ambush Minh Long AO at grid location BS504434. Results: 4 KIA NVA, ! CIA NVA, unit 7th BN 22nd NVA Regiment. CIA equipment: canteen, web gear, CIA NVA to Minh Long; engaged 15 NVA altogether.
14 Dec. 69 1400
At 1345 hrs. Bravo Company's 3rd platoon at grid location BS 660446, found 1 grave. Element dug up grave to find a decomposing body that was approximately that was 1-2 weeks old.
14 Dec.69 1420
Beacon drop at grid location BS597420 on station 1340 hrs. off 1420 hrs. ordinance 28-500 lb bombs on suspected enemy base camp, results unknown at this time.
14 Dec. 69 1845
Bn Strength Report:
15 Dec. 69 1115
Message from LZ San Juan Hill Aid Station: SP/5 Bunn reports bunker # 17 on fire; results 1 casualty for Alpha Company
Line # 124 PFC Carl E. Montieth 2nd degree burns of face and right arm & 3rd degree burns of left buttocks and thighs, patient at the Aid Station; dust off requested.
15 Dec.69 1120
Ref # 29 Alpha Company unaware that bunker # 17 was on fire. CO checked that fire was under control; full report to follow.
15 Dec. 69 1135
Ref item # 30; Report from CO of Alpha Company; Fire started when persons were heating c-rations w/C-4, and gas can was in close proximity and ignited and burned EM; equipment damage was 1 poncho liner.
15 Dec. 69 1150
Ref item # 33, 2 additional persons evacuated to the 123rd Med; Charlie Company;
At DTG 150915H Dec 69, BA To SF Alpha/106 Op 231-C raided on 1/LFVC at grid location BS618364, results; 2 VC KIA, 2 VCI, 1 M-1, CIA; 4 military structures destroyed & 2000 lbs of rice destroyed.
16 Dec.69 1630
Report to Battalion; All Bunkers on San Juan Hill will have plum bobs in every bunker.
16 Dec.69 2140
At 2055 hrs. LZ San Juan Hill, Alpha Company had 2 trip flares ignite, to the front of Bunker # 21; engaged with small arms, M-79, M-60 & M-16. Bunker # 11 thought they were receiving incoming small arms fire, reacted with small arms fire & 81 mm ; negative casualties; the enemy grid location was BS635377. Results; unknown.
17 Dec. 69 1030
Bravo Company at grid location BS633445, found a new shallow grave w/1 NVA/VC KIA by small arms fire. KIA was about 24 hours old (probably engaged evening before last) and also found; 100 lbs of bad rice; body was striped of clothing; rice was destroyed.
17 Dec. 69 1347
At 1315 hrs. at grid location BS686424 Charlie Company moving South East off Iron mountain, observed a unknown # of NVA in a bunker, Engaged with small arms fire , frag's results; 2 NVA KIA , 1 US WIA shot in upper right leg, request litter dust off ; Charlie Company searching the area.
Line # 82 John H. Bonczek
17 Dec. 69 1845
Charlie Company at grid location BS680414 request dust off for 6 EM, 4 EM bad feet, 1 EM thorn thru finger, 1 EM cut finger, almost to the bone and will need stitches. Dust off completed at 1822 hrs.
Line # 14 SGT Raymond P. Hait feet
Line # 73 PFC Avemaria Jacob feet
Line #110 PFC Jackson James L. cut finger
Line # 125 PFC Martin James feet
Line # 126 PFC Matthews Adger R. thorn
Line # 131 PFC Mount Dennis D. feet
18 Dec. 69 0840
Bravo Company requested a dust off at grid location BS 653409 for 3 US;
Line # 95 PFC David Crabtree infected feet Line # 109 PFC Thomas Hobbs emersion feet Line # 67 SP/4 Perry Perciful sprained knee
Man required: Need 3 Catholics, 3 Protestants EM from Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta Companys; Also Echo & HHC to furnish 4 persons each to attend Christmas Services at Chu Lai on the following dates; All volunteers report to the Southeast pad at Duc Pho on the following dates; (report to rear day prior to these dates) 210800 Dec Protestants, 22130 Dec Catholics. Message to all field Company's: All to include instructions that persons to be picked up by re-supply on the 20th of Dec 69, persons to be gone for 1 week.
20 Dec. 69 0905
Charlie Company requests information on what to do with a M-79 with a round stuck half way down barrel; Toc called Bde for recommendation of EOD. Told to destroy in place.
20 Dec. 69 0930
LRRP Team Oregon at grid location BS6647
20 Dec. 69 0955
Late Entry; At 0955 hrs. SRRP's 3 & 4 at the grid location BS644383, found 5 huts 15' x 8', approx 30 days old. Huts are built beside and under rock formations; each hut has a capacity of 8 persons; found 1 M-1 (sn #200561) old and inoperable, 1 SKS round, 5 bows and arrows, 24 punji sticks. 5 empty AK-47 ammo cans, old 4.2 , 81 mm , 105 ammo boxes, 1 pair of sapper gloves, 1 US water can, 1 small wooden saw, 1 small bag of cement, pots & pans, 1 pair of fatigues, 1 empty 50 gal drum, sandbags, Coke, C-ration can, and assorted baskets.
20 Dec. 69 1030
LRRP Team Oregon at grid location BS668471 required extraction due to heavy contact.
20 Dec. 69 1115
Message from Bde; Extraction helicopter at grid location BS668471 LRRP Team Oregon killed 1 NVA KIA during extraction.
20 Dec. 69 1730
At 1720 hrs, SRRP's 3 & 4 found 1000 rounds of AK-47/SKS ammo. Found also 2 home made bombs made from C-ration cans and C-4. Ammo found stored in tin and cardboard containers. Site of find at grid location BS644383; Munitions to be destroyed in place.
21 Dec. 69 1055
At 1045 hrs. Alpha Company at grid location BS665474, found VC/NVA Company sized NDP, it was 24-48 hours old, it contained sleeping positions and spider holes to accommodate 85-100 persons, trail network from grid location BS664474-BS665474. It was 4' wide, and recently used. VC/NVA departed and moved from grid location BS 665474, found sleeping positions and spider hole for 1 at that location.
Alpha Company at 1540 hrs. at grid location BS661467. 1 EM was injured during a resupply unloading; 1 case of 81 mm ammo was dropped from C/C and fell on EM's leg: possible bone chip. Dust off completed at 1620 hrs.
Line # 99 Horsey, Robert Z. PFC
22 Dec 69. 1850
Late Entry; At 1700 hrs. 4/3 Utility helicopter reported receiving small arms fire from grid location BS700400, approx 400 meters North of Delta Company's NDP. Negative friendly casualties.
22 Dec. 69 2041
Charlie Company while on NDP position at the grid location BS 634450, observed 3 NVA at grid location BS637445. Engaged w/ Arty from LZ San Juan Hill. Afterward the 3rd platoon went out to check out area, and observed a addit -ional 3-4 NVA at grid location BS639451. At this time, 3rd platoon received AK-47 fire from 4 locations in the vicinity grid BS641448, 3rd platoon, returned fire w/small arms. Results; 3 NVA KIA (1 KBA, 2 KIA by SA); NVA wore khaki uniforms, negative weapons or equipment: (1 NVA was taller than the other two, approx 5' 10") Shark gunships requested on station 1938 hrs. off 1956 hrs.
23 Dec.69 1015
Message from Bde SGT Presley: LRRP Team Nevada insert -ed at grid location BS735247. time 230820 Dec 69.
23 Dec.69 1218
At 1140 hrs. Delta Company observed 1 NVA at grid location BS669385. Engaged w/small arms fire resulting in; 1 NVA KIA, CIA; 1 AK-47 (serial # 195-1485), 1 pack, khaki uniform, and shorts. NVA's age was approx 20 years old and medium height. Negative friendly casualties.
24 Dec 69 0845
At 0835 hrs. Alpha Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS645449, requested dust off for 2 persons; (1 US WIA & 1 US KHA). See Dennis Icon Site #
Line # 82 Collins, Clyde R. PFC WIA graze wound forehead Line # 19 Dennis, Ronald G. SGT KIAsmall arms wound
24 Dec. 69 0910
At 0800 hrs. Alpha Company at grid location BS645449, LZ SJH AO observed 2 NVA/VC in wood line, engaged w/small arms fire, M-60, and M-79. Enemy was traveling Northwest approx 50-75 meters from the NDP. The 2nd platoon received small arms fire as they were checking out area, they were engaged by 2 enemy engaged with small arms fire from a unknown size element. Results of engagement; 1 US KIA, 1 US WIA; 2nd platoon is continuing to search area, Sharks to search area too. More to follow Ref # 19.
24 Dec. 69 0940
Alpha Company at grid location BS645449, requests a dust off for; EM was involved in a earlier engagement (ref # 23 ) and suffered minor eye injury from ricochet rock fragments.
Line # 148 Dempsey, Peter WIA eye injury
24 Dec. 69 1000
Ref # 23, Alpha Company at grid location BS645449, found 1 NVA KIA w/ AK-47, 1 empty magazine, pack w/food, 1 bag of opium; wore blue uniform w/red and yellow arm band w/ initials TB. Many blood trails. Serial # AK-47 3154922.
Delta Company's 3rd platoon LP at grid location BS657377, observed 1 NVA/VC crossing the river at grid location BS 657377; engaged w/ 81 mm, and 4.2. Results: unknown.
25 Dec. 69 0001 / 2400
There were negative significant events of military importance in the AO today.
26 Dec. 69 1310
At 1230 hrs. Bravo Company at grid location BS642364, observed 1 concrete bunker 8' x 10' x 8' high: also observed 1 VC/NVA going into the tunnel: engaged w/hand frag's into the tunnel after interpreter could not coax enemy out of tunnel. Results; 1 VC/NVA WIA, 1 VC/NVA KIA; wounded VC, wound to the neck and right leg. Dust off requested and completed 1308 hrs. More to follow.
26 Dec. 69 1320
Ref # 27, Equipment found in tunnel; documents, 1 document with K-9 identity, malaria pills, 1 change of green clothing, 1 NVA belt, 1 empty pack, 1 blanket, 2 ponchos, 2 hammocks, 5 lb rice, 2 stalks of green bananas, 1 canteen cup, 1 cooking pot, and 2 pairs of sandals.
26 Dec. 69 1320
Ref # 27, Bravo Company's 2nd platoon observed and engaged 1 VC/NVA evading to the North and in the same vicinity of tunnel.
26 Dec. 69 1805
At 1730 hrs. Bravo Company's 1st platoon at grid location BS655409, received enemy fire while they were crossing a river, Observed 4 NVA w/AK-47's and packs. Enemy at grid location BS655407: Was approx 200 meters from Bravo Company's 1st platoon, received 6-8 4 round bursts of AK-47 fire; Arty called on suspected enemy location. Results: unknown.
27 Dec. 69 0905
INTREP from Bde: VC meeting place at grid location BS 658462 19 Dec 69. Results: received from a reliable agent, but not confirmed that 11 VC KIA; 1 CO Commander, 1 platoon leader, 9 soldiers: 23 WIA including 1 Regimental Commander.
27 Dec. 69 1040
At 1010 hrs. 1st platoon Bravo Company at grid location BS656408, found 1 NVA pack w/2 pairs of NVA khaki pants, 1 M-16 rifle with serial # 842418 (this rifle was lost on Dec 16 by Redleg while crossing a river). 1 pair of blood soak -. ed pants. Pack contents; 30 rounds of AK-47 - one banana clip/ full, 2 NVA ammo pouches, 1 change NVA khaki's, 1 rain jacket, 1 NVA poncho, 2 cans of fish, and 1 bowl.
27 Dec. 69 1315
Alpha Company's 3rd platoon at grid location BS622409. 1 NVA KIA at 1240 hrs.: NVA wore khaki's and had clean pair of black pj's. A rice garden found at same location.
Bravo Company's 1st platoon at 1410 hrs. and at the grid location BS686420, found a old NDP that was approx 3 months old: also found 1 UH1 helicopter that was burned out; tail # 10046 below that serial # was the # 14 . At the same location observed 1 trail leading West and covered w/water; recent use of trail is undeterminable.
28 Dec. 69 1500
At 1450 hrs. SRRP 1-A (2nd squad Recon) observed at grid location BS616387. 4 enemy VC/NVA were 35 meters from themselves and moving to the West...Enemy was moving Southwest, 2 enemy had weapons & packs, and all wore black pj's.
29 Dec. 69 1318
At 1245 hrs. Bravo Company at grid location BS698428, observed 5 NVA/VC in the open; and engaged w/M-60, 81 mm mortar, and 105 mm from LZ San Juan Hill; Arty expended 1 WP & 61 HE rounds. 2nd platoon to check out area and more to follow.
29 Dec. 69 1400
Ref item # 42: Bravo Company's 2nd platoon confirmed 1 VC KIA and that they wore black pj's. There were 2 blood trails to the North from grid location BS698428: negative weapons or packs were found. 2nd platoon returned to PB.
29 Dec. 69 1620
At 1545 hrs. Delta Company's 1st platoon at grid location BS656340, engaged 5 NVA/VC; results: 3 NVA/VC KIA, 2 AK-47 CIA. Serial #'s 68734 & 8328. 1 chicom, 1 US hand grenade. KIA wore faded khaki uniforms, 2 enemy were observed evading Northwest of engaged location; 3rd platoon will be. checking out area.
29 Dec. 69 2057
Trip flare ignited in front of Bunker # 21, engaged w/small arms fire, Quad .50, 81 mm, 4.2 mortar: # 21 reported it was receiving incoming small arms fire- 3-5 rounds, possibly chicom hand grenade, unknown #, negative friendly casual -ties. Reactionary Forces called at 2058 hrs. Echo Company CO reported definite movement in front of Bunker # 21, possible 2-3 persons. Reactionary Force Times, # 1 2113, 2# 2112, 3# 2112: stand down 2300 hrs.
29 Dec. 69 2340
Late Entry: At 2300 hrs, 4.2 mortar platoon reports that 1 of their EM's received a minor cheek wound from either a M-79 or hand grenade: Echo Company; Line # 61 did not request dust off.
30 Dec. 69 0822
Delta Company at grid location BS656340, engaged with 5 NVA/VC; Following is the contents of all equipment CIA; documents, 5 packs (2 NVA/3 home made), 120 lbs of rice, 1 home made grenade, 3 bottles of pills, 1 knife, 4 NVA can -teens, 3 1st aid bandages, 5 hammocks, and 3 pairs of HCM sandals, 4 sets of grey uniforms, 2 large cooking pans, 3 NVA ponchos, 1 bottle of insect repellent, 1 can of foot powder.
30 Dec. 69 1330
Delta Company's 3rd platoon at 1305 hrs. at grid location BS662346, element on patrol encountered 2 NVA moving to the 3rd platoons rear in a Southwest direction; engaged enemy w/small arms at 50 meters; results; 1 NVA WIA (blood trails). Both enemy evaded to the Southwest and both were armed with AK-47's and both wore green uniforms.
31 Dec. 69 1220
At 1215 hrs. SRRP /3 at grid locations BS648377, found 5 sleeping positions and are approx 3 months old; 1 size 10'x 8' x 4' w/wooden floor; other four are 4' x 3' x 4' .
31 Dec. 69 1225
At 1130 hrs. Bravo Company's 3rd platoon at grid location BS695398, found 2 huts. Equipment found in huts: docu -ments, 1 bottle w/writing on it, 1 banana clip full -AK-47 ammo, 43 loose AK -47 rounds, 1 US ammo box-full of assorted ammo w/powder removed and placed in a bottle, 1 dud 175 mm round, 2 M-16 magazines, 1 US steel helmet, 1 NVA pith helmet, flashlight batteries, clothing, 1 NVA poncho, 2 NVA canteens, 1 2 qt canteen, 5 lbs of rice, 5 lbs of rock salt, and other items of lesser military significance.