Charlie Company's 2nd platoon, 3rd squad on ambush at grid location BS545826, engaged 1 VC evading and resulting in 1 VC WIA CIA. Dust off requested and completed at 0645 hrs.
01 June 68 1418
Delta Company's 1st Platoon at grid location BS486836, found a VC bivouac site, which appears to have been used last night. In the area we found cigarette butts, camp fire site & 1 air mattress.
01 June 68 1506
Delta Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS 487828, engaged 1 VC evading; conducted search of area, finding a bloodtrail; continued search with negative results.
01 June 68 2335
Bunker # 11, 39th Engineer, reported 1 incoming carbine round, it is believed to have come from the church at grid location BS624856; Also reported hearing 3-4 shots fired from the vicinity of the church; requested illumination.
02 June 68 0001
Received call from CPT Holbrook, Brigade SDO; Brigade S-2 has received information from higher headquarters that a VC base camp or PW camp may be located in the vicinity of grid BS307817 and that US prisoners of war are being held at this location. Brigade S-2 requested that this information be forwarded to Battalion S-2 because 4/3 Infantry may be involved in requesting observation & photography missions over this area. Further details will be forwarded to 4/3 Infantry S-2 as are available.
02 June 68 0827
At 0824 hrs. Charlie Company's 2nd platoon at grid coordinates BS541813, found & destroyed 1 105mm Arty round in open (round was not booby trapped).
02 June 68 1256
Information received from Swift Boats (US Navy) that they received information from VN fishermen of VC activities at grid location BS794854; checked out & found a cave w/numerous trails. Destroyed by 81mm fire w/no secondary explosion observed.
02 June 68 1850
Charlie Company reports that Pfc Edwin Clauson, is missing from today's operation conducted by 2nd platoon. Individual possibly fell asleep at grid location BS548789. Contacted Brigade for flareship & gunships for spotting him.
02 June 68 2100
Flareship & broadcast team checked area and announced for individual to keep concealed until daybreak. LTC Barker will check area when C&C ship arrives at 0600 hrs.
03 June 68 0650
LTC Barker conducted a aerial search for Pfc Clauson; Individual was located at 0640 hrs. at grid coordinates BS552810; extracted to LZ Dottie. Individual was uninjured.
02 June 68 1031
At 1020 hrs. AS, altitude at 500 feet, at grid location BS451769, received small arms fire. Presently enroute to LZ Dottie to inspect for damage.
03 June 68 1045
Aero Scouts report helicopter tail #076, flying at a altitude of 150 feet, took one round w/ no significant damage.
03 June 68 1130
Delta Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS458840, engaged 9 VC wearing black pj's & straw hats and evading. Results; 2 VC KIA, both w/2 grenades, canteen , pistol belt & rice roll;the other 2 escaped, possibly WIA.
03 June 68 1137
Delta Company at grid location BS457814, detonated M-14 mine, resulting in 1 WHA. Request dust off for 1 US from Delta Company, with frag wounds of both legs & groin. Evacuated to LZ Dottie for medical treatment at 1140 hrs. by Aero Scouts.
Sp/4 Dolphus Breland WHA frag wounds of both legs & groin
03 June 68 1500
Delta Company requests a evacuation for 1 US from Delta Company with heat exhaustion. Evacuated to LZ Dottie Battalion Aid Station.
Sp/4 Russel Lindsay heat exhaustion
03 June 68 2305
2 helicopters have landed at LZ Dottie; These aircraft are engaged in a search for 1 downed helicopter.
Aero Scouts observed 1 sampan camouflaged at grid location BS442733. Request to fire; permission is granted resulting in 1 VC KIA evading.
04 June 68 1055
Delta Company requests a dust off for 1 US WHA result Booby trap.
Pfc. Denver WHA booby trap
04 June 68 1055
Recon platoon engaged & KIA 1 VC evading at grid coordinates BS526776; no ID card or weapon; village towards which element is presently moving is deserted, people are moving West; Request Aero Scouts to investigate.
04 June 68 1140
Aero Scouts apprehended 2 VCS evading at 2 locations and times as follows; 1125 hrs. at grid coordinates BS515768, & 1135 hrs. at grid coordinates BS518767. VCS, both are of military age, and will be evacuated to LZ Dottie for interrogation.
05 June 68 0830
At 0815 hrs. Aero Scouts captured 1 VC evading grid location BS553777. Individual had 2 VC ponchos and 5 days supply of rice. Extracted to LZ Dottie for interrogation.
05 June 68 0912
Aero Scouts received 2 incoming rockets, type is unknown. Also observed 2 VC w/weapons that are dismantling rockets at grid location BS445734. Aero Scouts ground elements were inserted in area. Results to follow. 2 CIA ; 1 M-1 carbine rifle serial # 2362769 & 1 SKS rifle serial # 480401.
05 June 68 0920
E Troop 3rd platoon at grid location BS503783, detonated 1 M26A1 AP mine resulting in 1 US WHA (minor injuries- dust off not required). 1 M-113 track slightly damaged.
05 June 68 1610
Aero Scouts at grid location BS529744, engaged & KIA 2 NVA w/field equipment & weapons; Aero Scouts report they were probably from the 48th VC Battalion main force
05 June 68 1730
At 1620 hrs. Aero Scouts, while conducting a aerial recon, received a unknown amount of sniper fire at grid location BS532744; OH-23 pilot received 1 round in the hip, causing the pilot to lose control of the ship; Results 1 US WHA (evacuated to the 27th Surgical Hospital at Chu Lai) maintenance team arrived on scene at 1730 hrs. extraction of OH-23 was completed at 1805 hrs.(to Chu Lai).
05 June 68 1800
Delta Company observed & engaged 2VC. Results 2 VC KIA; 1 w/weapon AK-47 serial # 11040701 at grid coordinates BS527746.
05 June 68 1935
At 1935 hrs. received information from CPT Brown, S-4: Vehicle C-5 was ambushed at 1705 hrs. 10 miles South of Quang Ngai; no casualties, vehicle rolled on its side; 3 US in vehicle as follows; Sgt Napolitano, Sp/4 Pruit & Pfc Jones, all from HHC 4/3 Infantry.
05 June 68 0615
Received report from Brigade on activities in Division AO; LZ Thunder received 4 rounds of unknown type of mortar fire. Results; 2 US WHA. E Troop at Bridge 104 was attacked and resulted in 11PF WHA; an APC retrieved from bridge w/ negative US casualties.
06 June 68 0804
At 1800 hrs Aero Scouts while extracting downed OH-23, they received numerous small arms fire at grid coordinates BS 532744. Gunships returned fire and resulting in 4 VC KIA (1 w/weapon, 3 w/ chicom grenades). Also while extracting ground elements, they received small arms fire w/negative results to aircraft & personnel.
06 June 68 1045
Delta Company reports 1 US injured slightly by friendly fires on his chest and stomach. Did not require medevac. Was treated by Company Aid man. Incident occurred at BS519742.
06 June 68 1050
Delta Company reports 1 Kit Carson Scout w/ element at grid coordinates BS550746 is missing. He moved off to relieve himself and did not return. Delta Company conducted search of area for 1 hour w/negative results.
06 June 68 1140
Charlie Company at grid coordinates BS 535765, captured 2 VC (1 man & 1 women). Man had the pistol, 1 canteen & 2 M26A1 grenades. Individuals turned themselves in.
06 June 68 1530
Dust off requested for 6 US WHA, due to a mine explosion at grid coordinates BS538785. 4 US from E Troop Line # 30 & Line # 111 & Line # 156 had multiple frag wounds. Line # 129 w/possible concussion. 2 US from Recon platoon Line # 33 w/frag wounds. Line # 33 w/possible broken ribs. Dust off completed at 1608 hrs. Damage to M113A APC was not repairable. Received a hole through the floor, drive train bent (beyond repair), inside of track torn and bent and one radio destroyed.
06 June 68 1607
At 1550 hrs. Battalion Surgeon requested a dust off for 1 US from Charlie Company w/high temperature. Pick up site is LZ Dottie.
Delta Company at grid coordinates BS526755, reported a command detonated mine, resulting in 1 US WHA, Line # 57 from Delta Company w/frag wounds in the head. A urgent dust off for the individual was requested, and evacuated to 2nd Surgical Hospital at Chu Lai.
Sp/4 Michael J. Donovan WHA frag wounds to head
07 June 68 1005
Delta Company's 3rd platoon at grid location BS528745, found a tunnel ccontaining the following items; 5 M-1 rifles w/serial # s 5669166 & 5686676 & 5585435 & 5679759 & 4208603. 1 BAR w/serial # 840543, 1 typewriter, 1 loud speaker system, 18 rounds .45 cal ammo; tunnel was destroyed.
07 June 1968
PF on OP George reported receiving M-79 rounds, automatic weapons fire & mortars. VN people are leaving area. VC have loudspeaker that is telling PF's to surrender or die. LZ's Gator and Buff are firing Arty; Estimate 2 VC companies. Contact broken at 2240 hrs.
07 June 68 2100
Sp/4 Michael J. Donovan DOW in the hospital at Chu Lai.
07 June 68 2255
Received report from Brigade (CPT Holbrook) that the name of LZ Buff was disapproved by Division ; Correct name is LZ Max.
08 June 68 0845
Telecon message from CPT Henderson, Brigade SDO; Letter has been submitted to Americal Division to retain the name LZ Buff for LZ at grid BS539825, instead of changing name to Max.
08 June 68 1325
Alpha Company's 1st platoon at grid location BS711887, found & destroyed 1 M26A1 grenade. Also found one pistol belt, 2 carbine magazines filled w/ ammo, 1 illumination parachute & 1 bow and arrow. All were found in a hut. Also apprehended a female, 25 years old, w 2 ID cards.
08 June 68 1440
At 1425 hrs. Charlie Company requested a dust off for 1 US from Charlie Company w/ stomach cramps at grid location BS542822. Dust off completed at 1440 hrs.
Sp/4 James L. Young stomach cramps.
08 June 68 1443
At 1400 hrs. Alpha Company reports 4 US injured, not as a result of any hostile action. They destroyed 5 gallon water cans with a M26 A1 grenade at grid BS 647857. Individuals extracted to LZ Dottie for treatment.
07 June 68 1617
Urgent dust off requested for 2 US WHA from Charlie Company's 2nd platoon due to mine detonation of a unknown type at grid location BS558826. Dust off completed at 1630 hrs. The other individual was treated by aid man.
Sgt William E. Young WHA shrapnel wounds both feet
Pfc John H.Ulbrich WHA shrapnel entire body
Pfc Ronald A. Hollers WHA minor wounds not/evacuated
08 June 68 1655
Dust off requested by Alpha Company for 2 US at grid coordinates BS668862, with heat injuries. Will be extracted to LZ Dottie. Dust off completed at 1710 hrs.
08 June 68 1945
Reference to mine incident at 1617 hrs. ; PFC John Ulbrich DOW & Sgt William E. Young-lost both legs.Call received from Sp/4 Flato Battalion S-1 Clerk.
08 June 68 2215
Delta Company's 81mm platoon requested a dust off for one US w/possible appendicitis. Dust off completed at 2230 hrs.
SSG Wayne Patterson possible appendicitis
09 June 68 0205
Received report from SFC Gross Brigade SDNCO, that Chu Lai is presently under attack.
09 June 68 0605
Received report from SFC Gross;
Chu Lai has received 5-6 incoming rockets, resulting in 2 US KHA & 5 US WHA, 1 hut destroyed, 1 hut damaged, 5 UH-1D aircraft damaged (2 heavy & 2 moderate 1 light). Also at grid BT222062, Bravo Company, Delta 1/46 Infantry had heavy contact, resulting in 8 VC KIA :1 carbine, 1 heavy MG captured; friendly losses 1 KHA, 8 US WHA. Also, Hau Duc SF Camp is under attack at this time (0600 hrs. ) by a estimated 2 VC companies.
09 June 68 1854
Alpha Company received 40 rounds of small arms fire and possibly 1 mortar round from grid location BS 719887. Returned organic fire w/ negative results. Negative casualties.
09 June 68 1929
At 1840 hrs. FO D/6/11 Arty observed 13 VC in the open w/weapons. Arty fired from LZ Max and resulting in 2 VC KIA.
At 0630 hrs.Charlie Company's 2nd platoon at grid coordinates BS548845, found VC R&R kit containing one orange cloth, 3 batteries, medical supplies, diary (up to date) & miscellaneous items, Will extract to LZ Dottie for Intell evaluation
10 June 68 0730
At 0720 hrs. Alpha Company's mortar platoon at grid coordin -ates BS705892, received 1 sniper round of fire from 200 meters Northwest of their position. Negative casualties ...Element continues to move.
10 June 68 1320
At 1245 hrs. Alpha Company's 1st platoon at grid coordinates BS708909, found 15 NFL leaflets of which 5 were of different types, also located couple of small tunnels. Leaflets will be extracted for intel evaluation. Tunnel will be destroyed.
10 June 68 1615
At 1552 hrs. Battalion Surgeon requested a priority dust off for 1 US at grid coordinates BS629854 With a high fever, Dust off completed at 1607 hrs.
10 June 68 2135
Alpha Company's 1st platoon at grid coordinates BS709860, engaged 2 VC resulting in 1 US WHA w/ frag wounds in side; 1 VC KIA; the other VC dropped 1 M26A1 grenade. VC KIA had 1 pistol belt, 1 poncho, 1 US knife and shaving gear. US WHA was medevaced. Dust off completed at 2203 hrs.
10 June 68 2310
Alpha Company checked out hamlet w/negative results. All that was found was 9 old women, a few small children, and some old men. Element is no moving back to their NDP.
11 June 68 1400
At 1320 hrs. Delta Company's 3rd platoon, at grid coordinates BS717844, apprehended 3 males VCS, of military age and with no ID card and was evading. Extracted to LZ Dottie for interrogation.
11 June 68 1605
At 1510 hrs. Recon platoon w/E Troop 3rd platoon, at grid location BS538885, detonated 2 mines, type unknown at this time, and resulting in 4 US WHA & 2 M113 tracks were seriously damaged. Casualties from Recon platoon;
Sp/4 James T. Burnett WHA frag wounds Recon platoon
Pfc Jerry D. Scism WHA frag wounds Recon platoon
Still WHA frag wounds E Troop
Babij WHA frag wounds E Troop
11 June 68 1601
Recon platoon reports while hooking 2 M113 tracks for towing, received several rounds of sniper fire from grid location BS 536885. Negative casualties, small arms returned w/ negative results.
11 June 68 1910
At 1900 hrs. Alpha Company received 10 rounds of automatic weapons fire, from grid coordinates BS694816. Negative casualties. Returned fire w/ negative assessment. Ambushes will check out area on the way out.
12 June 68 0843
At 0822 hrs. B 3/16 Arty engaged 10 VC in a sampan that was moving in the river at grid BS533760, resulting in 5 VC KIA, 1 sampan was destroyed; action called & observed by FO on Nui Tron; 5 HE rounds were expended.
12 June 68 1201
Received report from MP's, they found 1 VN w/out ID card & w/M-16 rifle-serial # 895567; Individual apprehended at grid coordinates BS627854.
12 June 68 1223
Bravo Company 4/3 Infantry is no longer OPCON 198th Light Infantry Brigade; effective June 12, 68 1200 hrs. Bravo Company 4/3 Infantry is OPCON 196th Light Infantry Brigade
12 June 68 1401
At 1320 hrs. Alpha Company's 1st platoon at grid coordinates BS699819. Element located a tunnel at grid location BS689811. Tunnel approximately 35 meters long, had 3 entrances & 3 separate rooms of 4' in diameter and 3' high. Tunnel was destroyed.
Alpha Company's 1st platoon detonated a mine, type unknown, at grid location BS718819, resulting in; 4 US WHA. Alpha Company's 1st platoon reported a command detonated mine, resulting 3 US WHA & 4 more command detonated mines were set off resulting in no casualties. Sniper fire was received at the same time, resulting in 1 US WHA;
Pfc Belcon Rose WHA shrapnel wound in arm
Sp/4 John C. Fields WHA broken hip
Pfc Charles Hunter WHA shrapnel wounds in legs & arms
2 LT Larry D. Matthews WHA neck wound from sniper
13 June 68 0725
Alpha Company in the vincinty of grid BS718819, engaged 2 VC resulting in 2 VC KIA, w/the following items; arms and equipment captured; 1 US rifle / M-1 w/serial # 538233; 1 pistol belt, 1 M26A1 grenade & 1 chicom grenade. Grenades were destroyed.
13 June 68 0755
Commander Alpha Company reported that C&C ship exploded & crashed at grid coordinates BS718817; casualties & damage to aircraft unknown at this time. Request dust off, gunships, and C&C ship. E Troop diverted to the crash area.
13 June 68 0800
HELIX / Aero Observer reported that JAK / 0-2 Aircraft & C&C ship collided in midair at 1000 to 1500 feet.
13 June 68 0900
Alpha Company presently is securing C&C ship at grid location BS718818, and 0-2 Aircraft atgrid location BS719804; results of search of wreckage and vicinity; 0-2 Aircraft pilot MIA, C&C crew and passengers ; 7 KIA no survivors.
Personnel in C&C ship Tail # 016
AC W01 James Devrin Carter KHA 174th Avn
Pilot W01 Jerry Hampton Johnson KHA 174th Avn
Crewchief Pfc Allen Ray Weamer KHA 174th Avn
Gunner Sp/4 Gary Andrew Milton KHA 174th Avn
LTC Frank Akeley Barker KHA
Cpt Earl R. Michles KHA
1Lt Michael Leon Phillips KHA
Pilot 0-2 Maj David George Brenner MIA USAF
13 June 68 1605
Black Cat 12 Aerial Observer reported receiving sniper fire from village that is Southwest of downed aircraft at grid coordinates BS715803; returned fire w/rockets; requested gunships.
14 June 68 0710
Alpha Company's 2nd platoon at grid coordinates BS 727805, received small arms & mortar fire, while CH-47 attempted to extract downed aircraft resulting in three US WHA (1 from Alpha Company & 2 from the CH-47 crew). Request urgent dust off...completed at 0735 hrs.
SP/4 Alfred H. Millard WHA shrapnel wounds in groin
14 June 68 0845
Alpha Company estimated the Azimuth 185 degrees & 220 degrees at grids BS716788 & BS721794. Mortar rounds came from these directions.
14 June 68 0914
Alpha Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS722806, request dust off for 1 VN w/gunshot wound in shoulder and 1 US suffering from heat exhaustion. Completed dust off at 0933 hrs. Believed VN received wound last night.
Pfc James Schindela heat exhaustion
14 June 68 1620
Battalion Aid Station requested dust off for 1 US w/broken nose received when weapons fell across while sleeping; location LZ Max. Dust off completed at 1630 hrs.
Sp/4 Ronald Espinoza broken nose
14 June 68 1900
Dust off requested for Recon; 1 US WHA w/gunshot wound in neck. Dust off completed at 1915 hrs. at grid location BS717808.
14 June 68 2010
Alpha Company reported a machine gun was lost during action, item # 52; also 1 US MIA; Sp/5 Edward Hayek. A requested speaker ship has been requested from Brigade to advise EM.
14 June 68 2105
Received call from S-1, 4/3 Infantry; EM of Bravo Company Infantry received shrapnel in both eyes from hand grenade at grid 639868 (non-battle).
15 June 68 0625
Recon Platoon located their missing individual Sp/5 Edward Hayek was at grid coordinates BS708819. Individual had no injuries.
15 June 68 0715
Alpha Company reports finding the missing M-60 machine gun at grid coordinates BS715813.
15 June 68 1307
At 1100 hrs. Swift Boats reports Navy destroyer , request to fire at trenches at grid location BS779824. Results; 1 100 foot trench line and one bunker destroyed. Fire mission completed at 1300 hrs.
15 June 68 1850
C&C ship reports that it received a heavy volume of sniper fire at grid coordinates BS730840, LZ Uptight; returned fire; called gunships & Arty; no damage to C&C.
15 June 68 1940
Alpha Company reported extracting upper half of body from downed 0-2 Aircraft, plus radio & M-16 rifle; will extract remainder at first light (lower half of body fused to aircraft).
Alpha Company reported items they found from downed USAF 0-2 Aircraft; human remains, 1 flak jacket, 1 UHF radio, 3 map sheets, 1 Division SOI, 1 plastic survival map, 1 survival knife, 1 survival kit, 1 log book, 1 M-16 barrel, 1 flight helmet, 1 flight panel , 1 bank book (international), 1 canteen (broken) & 1 garrison cap.
16 June 68 0930
At 0800 hrs. Aero Scouts observed and engaged 12 VC (3 w/weapons) & webbing in the vicinity of grid BS682822, resulting in 3 VC KIA, 3 VC CIA (the other 7 evaded), 3 weapons CIA; 2 M-1 carbines w/serial #s 1901522 & 1123095; 1 Thompson .45 cal sub machine gun w/serial # 621565; 11 M26A1 hand grenades, 120 rounds of .45 cal; 2 AK-44 magazines; 100 rounds 30 cal & 2 boxes of fuses.
16 June 68 1150
Delta Company reports 1 US wounded himself in the leg, with a .45 cal pistol. EM was cleaning pistol on LZ Dottie. Dust off is requested (ambulatory) completed at 1223 hrs.
Pfc Richard Taylor gunshot in leg
16 June 68 1329
Warlock element at grid square coordinates BS3881, made heavy contact resulting in 1 US WHA (will be evaced); preparing for extraction to LZ Dottie / completed at 1355 hrs.
16 June 68 1543
C&C ship engaged & KIA 1 VC w/weapon evading while C&C ship prepared to land near Alpha Company at grid location BS 682827; Altitude of aircraft was 600 feet; KIA was confirmed by element of Alpha Company; VC was in the possession of a .38 cal Smith&Wesson pistol w/serial #C786747, 2 M26A1 hand grenades & 1 US pistol belt.
16 June 68 1745
Received information from Aero Scouts; A vehicle from the 4/3 Infantry exploded about one mile from LZ Dottie at grid coordinates BS623867. Results; 18 VN killed (7 dusted off), 1 US KHA, 1 US WHA (dusted off); KHA is Richard A. Lane. Circumstances; While conducting VIP program, a ammo collection explosion occurred, cause unknown and type of ammo involved unknown. KHA also dusted off.
Sp/5 Richard A. Lane KHA
17 June 68 0715
Alpha Company at grid location BS693849, located and destroyed 5 105mm dud rounds.
17 June 68 1405
5th Battalion 46th Infantry, 198th LIB reported a CH-47 aircraft received 20-25 rounds of small arms fire from hamlet at grid coordinates BS660959. Round struck fuel transfer system. Aircraft is presently on LZ Ann and is secured byAlpha 5/46 Infantry.
17 June 68 1940
Charlie Company received 6 rounds of 60mm mortar; 1 USWHA (minor). Arty fired on suspected mortar position at grid coordinates BS508874; firing ceased 1955 hrs.
McCurdy WHA medic not/evacuated
17 June 68 2000
Alpha Company NDP BS725823
Bravo Company LZ Max B/36 & 1 mortar sqd LZ Paradise
Charlie Company NDP BS475835
Delta Company LZ Dottie D/36 BS657873
Echo Company LZ Dottie 3/E/1 Cav
D/6/11 Arty LZ Max
18 June 68 1120
Alpha Company's 3rd platoon at BS744881, found a tunnel w/ false wall, leading into another tunnel measuring 60 meters x 1 meter x 1 meter; presently searching.
18 June 68 1130
Delta Company requests a dust off for 2 US WHA by mine explosion (bouncing Betty). Casualties; 2 WHA, elements was conducting offensive sweep when they detonated a M16A1 mine.
Pfc Longo WHA badly dismembered
Pfc John T. Marx WHA shrapnel in left leg & foot
18 June 68 1243
At 1243 hrs. Alpha Company was notified that 5" Naval gunfire will be placed on 5 targets along the coastline. 3.5 KM South of PO Badge.
18 June 68 1500
At 1500 hrs. Aero Scouts, 123d Avn, engaged 2 VCS evading at grid coordinates at BS721814, resulting in 1 VC KIA & 1 VCS WIA/CIA (extracted to Chu Lai)
Aero Scouts at grid coordinates BS770839, apprehended 1 male VCS that was evading. Extracted to LZ Dottie for interrogation.
19 June 68 1015
At 0830 hrs. 11th Brigade Military Police on LZ Dottie reported 2 VN, one male & one female, received minor shrapnel wounds from small arms fire at grid coordinates BS 625864. Individuals were treated at LZ Dottie and released. Wounds were received when US personnel were test firing weapons. Personnel were unidentified or located.
19 June 68 2030
5th Battalion 46th Infantry reports that at 1830 hrs. 3 personnel of the CAP Team # 131 were moving from CAP # 137 at grid BS 614946, to their location grid BS623958. VN civilians report that a woman was shot & killed by members of the 131 CAP Team. Incident occurred South of the river, somewhere between 131 & 137 locations. 131 CAP Team personnel were evacuated to LZ Bayonet and turned over to Military Police.
20 June 68 0830
At 0820 hrs Brigade Recon Aircraft spotted approximately 40 sampans, on the South side of Song Tra Khuc. They were unoccupied between grids squares BS5175 & BS4475. Also, trails in the area showed no signs of activity.
20 June 68 1235
Delta Company's 3rd platoon, at grid coordinates BS491765, captured 4 VCS that were hiding in a tunnel. One attempted to evade and was wounded. The VCS was dusted off. Also in the tunnel they found 3 weapons M-1 rifle serial # 5674534; M-1 carbine, serial # 125671; 1 AK-44 rifle serial # D74863.
20 June 68 1405
Marine CAP Team reported their night and day positions for June 20 & June 21 at 1145 hrs.
20 June 68 1428
LTC Russell, the new Battalion Commander, arrived on LZ Dottie. At 1433 hrs. Col Henderson, Brigade Commander, arrived on LZ Dottie. Met and briefed by LTC Russell, Battalion Commander. Departed 1445 hrs.
20 June 68 1818
Charlie Company requested a dust off for 1 US w /high fever. Dust off completed at 1840 hrs.
20 June 68 1853
Battalion Surgeon requested a dust off for 1 US w/ high fever. Completed at 1905 hrs.
20 June 68 2253
Charlie Company received mortar fire at grid coordinates BS 495795, resulting in 5 US WHA. Dust off completed at 2319 hrs. Gunships were requested at 2255 hrs. Received approximately 5-6 rounds 82mm fire BS465793 or BS 461768. Fire was returned with organics and Arty.
Sp/4 Richard Billingsley WHA frag wounds
Sp/4 Eugene Couturiaux WHA frag wounds
Pfc Harvey Goltz WHA frag wounds
Sp/4 Charles Swihart WHA frag wounds
Sp/4 William Frank WHA frag wounds
21 June 68 0150
Delta Company's 3rd platoon requests a dust off for 2 US at grid coordinates BS493753 w/gunshot wounds. One individual was on or returning from radio watch, when he heard movement to his right; not knowing that there were 2 US located to his right, he fired and wounded the 2 US; Dust off was completed at 0215 hrs.
SGT Gary L. Wright WHA wounded in the right upper arm
PFC John P. Jardin WHA wounds right ankle, thigh & right forearm
21 June 68 1016
At 0950 hrs. Delta Company's 1st platoon at grid coordinates BS508749, found a chicom 44 rifle w/serial # 1266271 in a spider hole. Also found; 1 NVA uniform, 1 VN protective mask & documents. Apprehended 1 male VCS w/o ID card, and extracted to LZ Dottie for interrogation.
21 June 68 1105
174th Avn Battalion Dolphin 530 reported a missing helicopter from 174th and is believed to be down in grid square BS5070. Area was checked with negative results.
21 June 68 1715
At 1635 hrs. Delta Company's 3rd platoon at grid coordinates BS497755, engaged 2 VC evading and resulting in; 2 VC WIA/CIA. Individuals had documents in their possession and were bearing red stars. Being dusted off to Duc Pho.
21 June 68 2020
At 2015 hrs. Delta Company's 3rd platoon, at grid coordinates BS491752, engaged and KIA 3 VC evading. VC had no weapons and were of military age.
Delta Company's 2nd platoon, 2nd squad received 2 incoming grenades at grid coordinates BS510758, resulting in; 2 US WHA (M); No dust off required; will be treated after daylight at LZ Dottie Aid Station.
PFC Paul E. Peek WHA wound in leg
Sp/4 Robert Standerfer WHA wounds in back & buttocks
22 June 68 0930
At 0900 hrs. Aero Scouts, 123d Avn at grid square BS4979, observed a estimated 30 large tunnels 4'-5' feet in diameter.Charlie Company will investigate the area.
22 June 68 1000
Dust off requested for 1 US w/severe back strain. Dust off completed at 1023 hrs.
Sp/4 Reinaldo Glass severe back strain
22 June 68 1515
Battalion Surgeon requests a dust off for 1 US from Delta Company w/ a possible knee fracture at grid coordinates BS508768. Dust off completed at 1526 hrs.
Sp/4 Daniel Rodriguez knee fracture
22 June 68 1640
Rice Cache found by Delta Company; 1000 lbs extracted to LZ Dottie and 1000 lbs on 3/E-1 Cav tracks, which will be brought to LZ Dottie to complete the extraction of rice.
22 June 68 1730
Delta Company sent water party of 6 men to the village at grid location BS509755. On the way they received 2 grenades (duds). w/negative casualties. Element sent 2 APC's and a squad to check it out. They searched the area and detained 1 VCS at grid BS 509755. Individual was of military age and w/o ID card.
23 June 68 1023
3/E-1 Cav at grid location BS485773, apprehended one male VCS, 30 years old, for questioning. Extracted to LZ Dottie for interrogation.
23 June 68 1040
Bravo Company's 1st platoon at grid location BS518838, engaged and KIA one VC evading, KIA did not have a weapon nor were any documents found on him.
23 June 68 1115
Aero Scouts at grid location BS497767, observed and engaged one VC w/weapon moving into the hedgerow. 1 VC KIA presently checking hedgerow for weapon.
23 June 68 1405
3/E/1 Cav at grid location BS510765, observed and engaged and killed 1 VC KIA while evading. No weapons or documents were found.
24 June 68 0820
Marine CAP Team 138 at grid coordinates BS599907, engaged & KIA 2 VC; CIA 1 M-1 carbine rifle, 6 hand grenades & miscellaneous items.
24 June 68 0935
Aero Scout 123 Avn Battalion engaged & KIA 1 VC that was evading at grid location BS745855; VC had 2 hand grenades and wore a green uniform.
24 June 68 0938
Delta Company's 3rd platoon at grid coordinates BS558810, received sniper fire from grid location BS 562805, resulting in ; 2 US WHA (m). Routine category dust off requested at 0938 hrs. and completed at 1040 hrs.
Sp/4 Donald G. Buckholz WHA shot in right hand
Sp/4 Paul G. Amason WHA shot in right hand
24 June 68 1017
At 1010 hrs. gunships from the 174th Avn engaged & killed 2 VC that were evading at grid coordinates BS725877.
24 June 68 1026
Late Entry; At 1015 hrs. Aero Scouts engaged & killed 1 VC KIA that was evading at grid coordinates BS732888.
24 June 68 1625
Battalion Surgeon requests a dust off for 1 US from Bravo Company w/high fever from LZ Dottie;
Pfc Lee Gale high fever
24 June 68 2355
At 2320 hrs. LZ Dottie received possible mortar rounds or satchel charges. Negative casualties. Returned Arty and mortar fire on grid coordinates BS639865 &BS645855. Eye witness from Bunker # 2 reported observing high air burst between the TOC & the tracks. 4.2 Tower observed 1 explosion near entry of access road gate. 3 others between TOC and Arty and area.
Reference #58, dated 24 Jun 68; 2 US WHA (m) , both individuals were treated at The Battalion Aid Station on LZ Dottie, & returned to duty.
SGT Howard McKenzie WHA right knee cap 4.2 mortar Platoon
Sp/4 Timothy Reichart WHA cut on right ring finger E Troop 1st Cav
25 June 68 0845
CAP Team 135 at grid coordinates BS698963, observed unknown number of VC & engaged w/ small arms fire & mortar fire from Swift Boats, resulting in ; 2 VC KIA by CAP Team 135 & 2 VC KIA by Swift Boats; found and destroyed 6 chicom grenades in the possession of the VC.
25 June 68 1225
At 1225 hrs. Alpha Company's 3rd platoon engaged 5 VC that were evading at grid coordinates BS713888; resulting in one VC KIA. Pursuit of other the other 4 VC is negative. VC KIA had no ID/weapons or weapons, and he was a 30 year old male.
25 June 68 1325
Aero Scouts OH-23 helicopter was flying at 100 feet altitude at grid coordinates BS655925, received 2 rounds from a AK-47 and possibly one round from a M-79 or grenade. Reconnoiter the area by fire w/negative results. No hits were received by OH-23 helicopter.
25 June 68 1401
Alpha Company's 3rd platoon, at grid coordinates BS700894, detonated a M16A1 "Bouncing Betty" mine resulting in 2 US KHA, 3 US WHA (3 urgent & 1 priority). Platoon was moving in file formation and was spaced 20 meters apart w/ flak jackets. Moving across the middle a rice paddy (old NDP) the mine was detonated. Dust off requested at 1404 hrs and completed at 1424 hrs. Medevac helicopter received several rounds of small arms fire from grid location BS700900 on take off.
SSG Charles E. Rails WHA frag wounds
SGT Edward Marzenell Jr KHA
Pfc Lee Roy David Sprouse KHA
Pineski WHA sent to 2nd Surgical
Roland WHA Minor frag no evacuation
25 June 68 1410
Delta Company's 2nd platoon at grid coordinates BS548854, detonated a M16A1 "Bouncing Betty" mine resulting in; 1 US KHA & 1 US WHA. Dust off requested at 1415 hrs. and completed at 1420 hrs.
Pfc Anthony Mello KHA shrapnel wound to the head Died at hospital 1835 hrs.
Pfc Minyard McClure WHA shrapnel wounds on body routine
1835 Received call from Brigade; Pfc Mello was KHA
26 June 68 0942
At 0900 hrs. 3rd platoon E Troop at grid coordinates BS 649904, detonated 2 M14 AP mines; negative US casualties; one M113 APC out of action (blown tracks).
26 June 68 1615
Aero Scouts at grid coordinates BS489807, engaged 3 VC evading and resulting in 1 VC KIA, 2 VC CIA. Negative weapons or ID cards, Extracted to LZ Dottie for interrogation.
26 June 68 1830
From Binh Son; CAP Team reports that they spotted 300VC this morning at grid coordinates BS608973 & BS623962. Had BAR's, AK-47's, AK-50's & B40 rocket launchers. Wearing brown, green, & black uniform. Moved into area at 1000 hrs. or 1100 hrs. and loafed around. Arty fired a mission.
Bravo Company requests a dust off for 3 US WHA at grid coordinates BS598835, due to detonation of a M16 AP mine. US evacuated (urgent) were; Dust off completed at 0829 hrs.
1 LT Michael Lewis WHA frag wounds in lower extremities
Sp/4 Howard E. Duff WHA frag wounds in neck
Sp/4 Larry L. Hatch WHA frag wounds in upper extremities
28 June 68 1023
Reference item # 14; Additional US WHA (minor) from Bravo Company and evacuated to LZ Dottie for treatment. Individuals will report back to duty.
Sp/4 Ronnie Ladd WHA frag wound shoulder and finger left hand
Pfc David Karaba WHA frag wounds in buttocks & left leg
Pfc Richard Hastings WHA frag wounds in shoulder. thigh & calf.
28 June 68 1255
Charlie Company's 3rd platoon w/3/E-1 Cav, grid location BS702938, received a unknown number of sniper fire rounds. Estimated fire, was from 4 VC. Also found a tunnel that they are presently searching.
28 June 68 1415
Aero Scouts at grid location BS510780, engaged 1 VC that was evading; the VC ran into a hut which was destroyed, resulting in 1 possible KIA.
29 June 68 0425
CAP Team 1-3-3 reported lights moving at grid coordinates BS657998. 1/52 Infantry approvedrequest to fire on these coordinates. Results are unknown at this time. Check out at first light.
29 June 68 0802
Aero Scouts at grid coordinates BS746838, observed and engaged 1 VC that was evading. Results; 1 VC KIA...no weapons or documents were found on individual.
29 June 68 0855
Delta Company's 3rd platoon at grid location BS545796, found & destroyed one 175mm round. Also found some papers that were located in a haystack. Paper extracted to LZ Dottie
29 June 68 0907
Charlie Company at grid coordinates BS716922, found 1 AK-44 w/serial #F5414, w/4 rounds in a small tunnel. Weapon extraction to LZ Dottie. Tunnel was destroyed.
29 June 68 0914
Brigade spotter plane reports that in excess of 20 VN civilians on LZ Uptight at grid coordinates BS730849. VN civilians seen to be searching for any items abandoned by US troops.
29 June 68 1321
Battalion Surgeon requests a dust off for 1 US w/ high fever, from LZ Dottie; Dust off completed at 1405 hrs.
SSG Tom Metcalf high temperature Adv Team Q Binh Son
29 June 68 1555
Request dust off for 1 US from Charlie Company at grid coordinates BS717925, w/possible malaria.
Pfc Robert L. Cowart possible malaria
30 June 68 0045
Bravo Company 81mm platoon at LZ Paradise, reports two large rounds hit near NW edge of village at the base of LZ Paradise. Damage unknown.
30 June 68 0930
Charlie Company's 1st platoon w/ 3/E-1 Cav, at grid coord-inates BS705956, detonated a mine or booby trap (unknown type at this time) resulting in 2 US WHA (1 from Charlie Company 1st platoon & 1 from 3/E-1 Cav). Dust off completed at 0945 hrs.
Pfc Joseph L. Hardy WHA frag wounds on both legs and arms Charlie Company
30 June 68 20
One US beat up a VN at grid coordinates BS705956, resulting in 1 VN w/ internal injuries and 1 US in state of shock. Dust off requested at 1036 hrs. & completed at 1058 hrs.
30 June 68 1110
Two US WHA were dismounted from tracks and were ground guides when elements were approaching the tree line.
30 June 68 1659
Late Entry; At 1615 hrs. Aero Scouts observed & destroyed 15 sampans...5 at grid coordinates BS569757 & 10 at grid coordinates BS550763.