Delta Company at grid location BS591421, observed 5 VC wearing black pj's w/negative weapons or packs. Arty was called in, but results are unknown.
Delta Company spotted 10 VC with black pj's, w/weapons and packs at grid location BS591419 (almost same position as morning). Atry mission was called but results are unknown.
01 June 69 1615
Battalion Strength Report:
01 June 69 1800
Alpha Company spotted 3 VC/NVA at grid location BS586 -398, but could not tell if they had weapons or packs-due to the distance. Also spotted 2 hooches and the VC/NVA ran into the hooches. Atry mission was called with negative results.
02 June 69 0025
At grid location BS593412, while on ambush at NDP Delta Company's 1st platoon, 1st squad sprang their ambush and also received small arms fire. Results were; 1 VC/NVA KIA & 1 AK-47 rifle w/pack were captured. There were no US casualties.
02 June 69 1005
Delta Company's 3rd platoon at 0900hrs reports finding
a Bear trap at grid location BS593420. Destroyed in place.
02 June 69 1045
Delta Company's 1st platoon received sniper fire from grid location BS594190 with negative casualties. Arty mission was called in and the results were unknown. FAC (HELIX) was on the station....spotted nothing.
02 June 69 2113
At 2034 hrs. Alpha Company requested an Urgent Dust Off for 2 US EM's from Alpha Company at grid location BS587387 with temperatures of 105 & 104 degrees. Dust off completed at 2113 hrs.
Line # 32 Sp/4 Owen E. Bateson
Line # 110 Pfc Jimmy Howard
03 June 69 0805
Charlie Company's 3rd platoon engaged 2 NVA in green uniforms at grid location BS669380 with small arms fire. Results were; blood trails leading to the river in a general area.
03 June 69 1050
Delta Company at grid location BS590422, requested a litter Priority dust with punji stake wound (right ankle and knee). Dust off completed at 1050 hrs.
Line # 56 Sp4. Santiago Renteria WHA
03 June 69 1635
Delta Company while OPCON to 1/20 Infantry, it had 3 US EM WHA at grid location BS745403. as a result of enemy contact.
Line # 126 Sp/4 Donald Gilbert WHA gunshot face
Line # 142 Pfc Stephen W. Hunt WHA frag wd in left knee
Line # 165 Pfc John R. Chedisten WHA frag wound in foot
Delta Company had 1 US EM KHA by small arms fire in the contact.
Line # 53 Sp/4 Roddie Perry KHA
03 June 69 2030
Bunker # 2 on San Juan Hill spotted 5 VC approx 200 meters outside the perimeter and engaged them with 50 cal and 81mm ...Results; unknown.
Bravo Company spotted 4 VC crawling up the side of LZ San Juan Hill. M-60 machine gun & M-79 grenade launcher rounds were fired at the VC 1 KIA. Bravo was unable to tell if VC had weapons...will check at first light.
During morning sweep of perimeter on LZ San Juan Hill Bravo Company found 2 VC/NVA bodies and 3 chicom grenades on the Northwest side of the hill and also found a trail, where something was dragged away.
04 June 69 0820
Delta Company has 1 US EM with an infected arm, and he will be evacuated to LZ Bronco after completion of Delta'sCA.
04 June 69 0905
Charlie Company engaged with 3 NVA with small arms fire at grid location BS658374, Results; 3 NVA KIA, 2 weapons CIA; AK-47 serial #2018142 & AK-50 serial # HK3050, 2 pistol belts, 2 hammocks, 1 NVA knife, 2 US canteens, 5lbs of cooked rice (still warm), 2 rain jackets, 2 1st aid packs, 2 new NVA uniforms and assorted documents(one document believed to be an SOI).
04 June 69 1255
Alpha Company's 3rd platoon found a old base camp, a few spider holes and 2 bunkers with over head cover at grid location BS680364.
04 June 69 1700
Battalion Strength Report: Alpha Company-89
04 June 69 2400
LTC Albert J Smith assumed command of the 4/3 Infantry
05 June 69 1040
Delta Company at grid location BS590413 received several rounds of small arms fire with negative casualties or negative sighting of VC. Arty called with unknown results.
05 June 69 1210
Delta Company at grid location BS603409 requests ambula -tory dust off for 1 US EM from Delta Company. Individual burned right hand while burning trash. Dust off completed at 1225 hrs by C&C ship.
Line # 164 Sp/4 Herman L. Samuel
05 June 69 1400
Sport Report: from Warlords: At grid location BS633349 spotted 6 NVA and a camouflaged hut and engaged the NVA. Results; 2 NVA KIA wearing packs.
05 June 69 1600
Aero Scouts at grid location BS633349 and BS 630351 KIA 3 NVA and found flares, 2 bunkers, 2 5gal cooking pots.
Aero Scouts at grid location BS600355, found 2-3 tunnels. At grid location BS631356 found 2 50 cal pos. At grid location BS628352 found 1 cooking pot and fresh bunkers.
06 June 69 0730
Late Entry: At 062115H June 69 Charlie Company at grid location BS657393 requested a dust off for 1 US EM from Charlie Company with stomach swelling. Dust off completed at 0655 hrs this day.
Line # 142 Pfc Richard Jones
06 June 69 0930
Delta Company spotted 5 VC at grid location BS584415, wearing blue uniforms and packs. Arty was called in with negative results.
Delta Company's 3rd platoon engaged 1 NVA at grid location -ion BS592410 resulting in 1 NVA KIA wearing blue uniform & pack.
06 June 69 1120
C&C ship dusted off 1 US EM from Alpha Company at grid location BS578445. Individual received minor frag wounds in left wrist from friendly Arty . Dust off completed at 1130 hrs. Sp4. F Andrada
6 June 69 1220
Delta Company at grid location BS607409, 1 VC KIA wearing black pj's and the VC had 1 M-26 grenade in his hand.
06 June 69 1820
At 1755 hrs. Charlie Company requested a dust off for 1 US EM from Charlie Company....... with a temperature of 104 degrees. Dust off complete at 1817 hrs.
Charlie Company's 3rd platoon found one good sniper position at grid BS656407. It had some tunnels and Charlie Company destroyed them.
07 June 69 0930
Late Entry; At 0820 hrs. Alpha Company's 2nd platoon, spotted 3 VC wearing blue uniforms and carrying packs. 1 had a weapon at grid location BS600420. Called Arty w/ negative results.
Alpha Company at grid location BS 586420, received semi-automatic sniper rounds while blowing a dud 105 mm Howitzer round. Negative casualties, called Arty w/ negative results.
07 June 69 1200
1 US EM from Bravo Company broke his leg while working on his bunker.
Line # 108 Pfc Carl Blackman
07 June 69 1305
Delta Company's 3rd platoon ambushed 3 VC at grid location -ion BS599411. Results; 3VC KIA wearing black pj's. Negative ID/Weapons/documents/.
08 June 69 0610
LZ Don received 5 rounds 82mm mortars, results; 2 US WHA from D Battery 6/11 Artillery, 3 ARVN WHA.
08 June 69 1700
Bravo Company requested a dust off for 1 US EM with heat exhaustion. Line # 32
08 June 69 1830
LZ Don received 6-8 82mm mortar rounds. Results; 1ARVN with head wounds, 1 US EM from Battery D 6/11 Artillery. Dust off complete at 1855 hrs.
09 June 69 0210
LZ San Juan Hill took 6-8 incoming 82mm mortar rounds from grid location BS614376; Negative casualties, Arty & counter mortar fired.
09 June 69 0730
Bravo Company spotted 4-5 NVA in khaki uniforms w/packs & weapons; engaged with small arms fire w/negative results . They also found a base camp at grid location BS766232, for 25 men. They found; 50 lbs of salt, 200 lbs of cooked rice and rice cooking pot, and 1 khaki uniform.
Bravo Company at grid location BS776229, engaged 2 NVA w/ small arms fire. Results; 1 US EM WHA from Bravo Company wounded in the right leg. Arty mission called into the area. In checking out the area, Bravo Company found 1 AK-47 w/serial # 54822.
Sp/4 Charles D. Kent WHA
Bravo Company found 1 NVA KIA, wearing khaki uniform w/negative/ID/weapons/documents.
Bravo Company at grid location BS773226 dug up 4 fresh graves and found 4 VC/NVA bodies KIA from Arty.
10 June 69 1300
Delta Company at grid location BS774250 found an old base camp w/ 8 bunkers, 20 rounds 9mm pistol, M-26 grenade, sleeping area, rice. Rice 24 hours old, 2 graves 24 hours old and 3 black uniforms.
10 June 69 1725
Delta Company at grid location BS784253, requests a dust off for 1 US EM from Delta Company with a temperature of 104 degrees. Dust off completed 1725 hrs.
Pvt Howard Sanders
10 June 69 2040
Delta Company requests urgent dust off for 1 US EM from Delta Company who has a self inflicted gun shot wound in the lower leg. Dust off completed 2040 hrs.
Sp/4 Paul Welch
11 June 69 0130
Echo Company requests Urgent dust off for 1 US EM from Echo Company who received frag wounds in his chest from a M-79 round he fired on LZ San Juan Hill and blowback occurred. Dust off completed at 0130 hrs. Line # 41 Sp/4. Vincent Magrone
11 June 69 0625
Delta Company at grid location BS784253, requests a Urgent dust off 1 US EM man from Delta Company who received multiple frag wounds from a bobby trapped claymore mine, while disarming it. Dust off completed at 0700 hrs.
Line # 33 Sp/4. Alexander B. Brantly WHA Sp/4 Alexander B. Brantly KHA DOA 0830 hrs.
11 June 69 0845
Delta Company at grid location BS786253, engaged 3 NVA with small arms fire w/negative results. HELIX 32 is on station to check out area. 4.2 mortar called in.
Delta Company at grid location BS786253. The fire they received was from a M-1 carbine.
12 June 69 0700
LZ Don received 5 57 recoilless rifle rounds from the Northwest grid location BS757283. Results; negative casualties and Arty was called for a mission.
12 June 69 0825
Delta Company at grid location BS791246, engaged 3 NVA/VC with small arms fire and who were evading to the East and wearing uniforms, had packs & weapons. Results; 1 US EM from Delta Company was hit in the left arm from frags from a M-79 round. C&C was dusted off to LZ Bronco.
Line # 98 Pfc. George M. Grago
12 June 69 1100
Delta Company at grid location BS795244, engaged 3 NVA w/small arms fire; Results; 2 NVA KIA and 1 NVA WIA. NVA were wearing green fatigues, 1 NVA pack, 1 NVA pistol belt. Negative weapons.
12 June 69 1120
Alpha Company at grid location BS803237, found NVA base camp; 2 ruck sacks, 2 blood trails, 2 cooking pots, 1 chicom grenade, 1 poncho (NVA), 1 pair shorts, 1 white shirt, 1 green NVA shirt, documents(included roster), picture of Company, 300 lbs of rice, 16 rounds of AK-47, shovel & a mess kit.
Alpha Company at grid location BS803239, spotted 3 NVA with packs & weapons and were evading. Alpha Company is maneuvering toward enemy at this time.
Alpha Company at grid location BS805233 and engaged with an unknown enemy size. Estimated size of NVA element was Company to Battalion; Ambushed and in close contact with small arms fire. Results; 4 US WHA 1 US KHA & 16 NVA KIA and 4 AK-47 & 1 M-79 captured. Dust off completed at 1045 hrs.AK-47 serial #'s #12061893 #1009182 #206244 #63-w0637
Sgt Gary L. Taylor KHA HHC 7thPSYOPS
Line # 68 Pfc. Nicholas Ahyo WHA gunshot waist Line # 51 Sp4. Carl C. Nance WHA gunshot in leg Line # 61 Sp4. Hector R.Valdivia WHA broken leg
EVENT JUNE 13. 1969 GARY L. TAYLOR PERSONAL PAGE
At 0840 hrs on June 13, 1969 Alpha Company engaged an unknown number of NVA estimated as a Company or Battalion, close contact with small arms fire with results 4 US WHA and 1 US KHA, 16 NVA KIA and 4 AK-47 with 1 M-79 captured, Dust Off was called at 0845 hrs and completed at 1045 hrs. Personnel involved Alpha Company WHA Ahyo, Nicholas PFC serious wounds by small arms fire, Nance, Carl C. SP4 gunshot in leg, Valdivia, Hector R. SP4 broken leg, KHA Headquarters and Head-quarters Company, 11 Infantry Brigade 7th PSYOPS (unit work out of Duc Pho), Taylor,Gary L. SGT.
CASUALTY MAP JUNE 13,1969
14 June 69 1200
Late Report C&C ship picked up 1 US EM from Delta Company with a temperature of 105 degrees. Forest Pene -trator used by C&C for line # 15. Dust off called in at 1045 hrs. and completed at 1155 hrs.
14 June 69 1700
Battalion Sitrep; LZ Don received 6 incoming rockets of 122mm. 1 US EM from Headquarters element 4/21 was wounded WHA. Shrapnel in his right upper arm. Dust off called in at 1330 hrs. and completed at 1345 hrs.
Line # 11 WHA
15 June 69 0730
At 0720hrs. Alpha Company at grid location BS803216 requested a dust off for 1 US EM from Alpha Company who had stomach cramps. Dust off complete at 0730 hrs.
Line # 81 Pfc Gregerio Castillo stomach cramps
15 June 69 0930
Bravo Company spotted 1 VC evading from grid location BS635396 and engaged with small arms fire ; results 1 VC KIA. Negative weapons & ID.
15 June 69 1105
Charlie Company spotted 2 VC evading and engaged with small arms fire; Results; 2 VC KIA. With negative weapons/ID/documents.
15 June 69 1700
Message from Cpt Simpson on LZ Don; D Battery 6/11th Arty was burning charges and a 3/4 truck caught fire and was destroyed. 1 US EM from Echo Company was caught in the fire and received bad burns. Dust off called 1615 hrs. and completed at 1632 hrs.
Alpha Company's 1st platoon at grid location BS642404, engaged 1 VC/NVA wearing a white shirt and carrying a AK-47 w/negative results. They also found 5 NVA packs containing fruits and rice.
Battalion Sitrep; Alpha Company at grid location BS642402 has 9 packs containing fruits and rice; belongs to a VC carrying party that evaded out of the area.
16 June 69 1800
LZ Don received 10-12 incoming rounds of 82mm mortar; resulting in 1 US KHA & 8 US WHA. Dust off called 1530 hrs and completed at 1540 hrs.
LTC Albert Joseph Smith KHA Battalion Commander
Warner WHA medic 4/21 Infantry
Cpt Joseph Monday WHA Arty LNO
Cpt Kenneth Veeder WHA Headquarters Co S-1
Pfc Eli Collier WHA
Roy Claster WHA
Maj Wilford Phelps WHA
Lestor Vanvatori WHA
Wingrod WHA scout dog team
17 June 69 0435
LZ San Juan Hill received approx 7-10 incoming rounds of either satchel charges or grenades, also 3-5 RPG rounds resulting in ; 1 US EM and from Delta Company, a ground probe followed on the Southwest section of the LZ. 3 VC were observed with 2 rifles and 1 RPG. Flareship came on station at 0500 hrs. and 1 VC was spotted evading. The sappers were engaged with negative results. Dust off called at 0455 hrs. and completed 0522 hrs.
Line # 156 John C. Deneham WHA head wounds &internal bleeding
C&C ship dust off for 1 US EM from Bravo Company from heat exhaustion. Dust off called in at 0745 hrs and completed at 0810 hrs.
Line # 131 Pfc James J. Mincey
17 June 69 1905
Alpha Company at grid location BS639405 & BS629403 spotted movement Northwest & Northeast of their perimeter and engaged w/small arms fire & machine gun fire w/un -known results.
Alpha Company at grid location BS635403 spotted 2 VC/NVA outside their perimeter and engaged them with small arms fire and machine gun fire with unknown results.
17 June 69 2015
Charlie Company at grid location BS616408 request a dust off for 1 US EM from Charlie Company with self inflicted wound to the foot. Dust off called in at 1905 hrs. and completed at 1935 hrs. Pfc. Jerry Crawford
18 June 69 0910
Charlie Company's 3rd platoon at grid location BS620408 found 3 hooches containing approx 700 lbs of rice, 1 protective mask, and some Chieu Hoi leaflets denouncing the war against Americans.
18 June 69 1040
Bravo Company at grid location BS640433 engaged 2 NVA w/packs & weapons w/unknown results. Also at grid location BS640433 they found a base camp for 200 men, 1 NVA flag, chicom grenade, and a flashlight. Base camp about 60 days old.
18 June 69 1100
Battalion Sitrep; Bravo Company spotted 4 NVA w/packs and weapons at grid location BS639438. Arty called in; results are; 2 NVA KIA.
18 June 69 1200
Late Entry; At 1000 hrs. Bravo Company requested a dust off for 2 US EM from Bravo Company for heat exhaustion. Dust off called in at 1100 hrs. and completed at 1200 hrs.
Charlie Company at grid location BS607410 spotted one bunker, that was 700 meters from their position, footprints, 100 lbs of rice, and it appeared to be a NDP. This position has a good view of the valley.
19 June 69 0900
Battalion Sitrep; Recon platoon at grid location BS615403, found 3 VC/NVA KIA by Arty, that was less than 24 hours old.
Line # 77 Pfc Patrick A. Bowley
Line # Richard Cole
20 June 69 0000/2400
There were negative significant events of military importance in the AO today.
21 June 69 1100
At 1007 hrs. Bravo Company at grid location BS642144, requested a dust off for 1 US EM from Bravo Company. Dust off called at 1007 hrs. & completed at 1100 hrs.
Line # 13 Sgt James P. Babcock 104 degree fever & chills
21 June 69 2045
Alpha Company's 1st platoon on ambush at grid location BS609407, engaged 7 VC/NVA w/weapons moving Southeast toward their location. Element engaged with claymores, small arms fire, 81mm mortar, and Arty with results unknown.
Alpha Company dispatched a patrol to a area of the ambush site to check for results.
Battalion Sitrep Negative; location the same except Alpha Company patrol has closed NDP, negative findings.
Warlords at grid location BS612459, found a thin trail of smoke coming from the trees, also spotted bundles of sticks, at grid BS623423, Warlords spotted 6 water buffalo, at grid BS621422, spotted log framework & well used trails, at grid BS628427, found a tunnel complex w/building material, at grid 624427, found cooking utensils, pots and pans, and foot prints. They expended some white phosphorus on the area, and at grid BS723428, they spotted cooking utensils & bunkers.
25 June 69 1600
Alpha Company's 1st & 2nd platoons at the day ambush at BS620447, engaged 2 VC with small arms fire at BS619441. The VC evaded down the trail toward Alpha Company's NDP at grid location BS622437. 1st platoon is searching the area,and found 5 packs containing 189 chicom grenades and 2 bangalore torpedo's, 1 NVA helmet, 5 NVA ponchos, 1 NVA poncho liner, 1 mosquito net, and 5 lbs of rice.
26 June 69 2100
Late Entry; At 2010 hrs Alpha Company's LP had 2 trip flares ignite simultaneously. They fired claymores & called in Arty for illumination and checked out area. Results; 2 NVA packs CIA, 2 NVA KIA, 1 AK-47 serial # Q6493, and while checking area element discovered blood trails.
Search of the captured NVA packs, revealed the following; 2 NVA poncho liners, 1 hammock, 1 rice bowl and spoon, 1 pistol belt and knife, 2 ruck sacks, 2 small bags of rice, 2 shirts, 2 trousers, 1 coil of rope, 2 rubber repair kits, 2 pairs of shorts, 2 pieces of plastic, 1 doctors smock and a small medical kit containing various pills.
27 June 69 0940
Warlords at grid location BS635355, found 5 tunnels heavily sand bagged and concrete, Camouflaged hooch was destroyed. At grid location BS628349 found fresh tunnels.
27 June 69 1035
Alpha Company at grid location BS619443, made contact with 4 NVA. Results; 1 NVA KIA. NVA had a pack with documents & binoculars. Alpha Company also found a heavy blood trail.
27 June 69 1300
Late Entry; At 12oo hrs at grid location BS622437, engaged with 3NVA with small arms fire. With results: blood trails, 1 pistol belt with/canteen, NVA had weapons, packs and evaded to the Northeast.
27 June 69 1435
Recon platoon engaged 1 NVA of 25 years in green unicorn shirt & shorts, and carrying a bag containing plastic, rice and 2 82mm mortar rounds. Results; 1 NVA KIA, 2 82mm mortar rounds.
27 June 69 1445
Charlie Company at grid location BS685457, found 5 hooches, 5 bunkers w/overhead cover, 1 empty ruck sack and 25 rounds of AK-47 ammo.
Late Entry; At 0750hrs Bravo Company at grid location BS682448, was ambushed and were hit by a command detonated mine followed by small arms fire, resulting in: 1 US KIA & 3 US WHA. Dust off called at 0750 hrs. and completed at 0843 hrs. KHA extracted at 1200 hrs.
KHA Line # 5 2Lt. Richard T. Sellers-KHA
Line # 57 Sp/4. Stanley Henson WHA frag right leg & arm
Line #120 Pfc Michael Garwood WHA s/a in stomach
Line # 86 Sp/4 Larry D. Smith WHA s/a upper right leg
28 June 69 1850
Alpha Company on LZ San Juan Hill requested a dust off for 1 US EM from Alpha Company with a temperature of 104.8 and malaria is suspected. Dust off is called at 1825 hrs.
Line # 134 Pfc Merl D. Tanner fever-suspect malaria
28 June 69 2130
Bravo Company received 1 chicom grenade in their perimeter, resulting in; 1 US WHA with frag wounds in the chest. Dust off called in at 2145 hrs and completed at 2247 hrs.
Line # 128 Pfc. Thomas P. Mahoney WHA frag wds in chest
Gunships requested along with the dust off. Bravo Company reported gunships came within 50-70 meters of the perimeter on the 1st pass, resulting in talk and yelling by NVA. Kit Carson Scout reported NVA were yelling for their medics of which there were 2. He also estimated their strength at 35.
29 June 69 1030
LRRP Team (NEVADA) at grid location BS639346 found a base camp platoon size containing 6 bunkers, 3 hooches, 1 storage hooch, 1 POW w/clothing. Also found a trail running East-West and not visible from the air.
29 June 69 1245
LRRP Team (NEVADA) at grid location BS639346, found a rocket launcher device made from illumination canister. Also spotted receiving antennas and indication is that enemy has some type of communications set up in the area.
29 June 69 1600
LRRP Team (NEVADA) at grid location BS645346, found an old living area with many well used trails, going into a valley at grid location BS645344. They found 1 large trail going up to grid location BS638341, The trail is completely hidden from the air and it leads to the base camp at grid BS637344. Inside the base camp area there were 3 hooches, 1 large bunker, 2 tunnels, 2 2 man fighting positions, 1 storage hooch, illumination canisters rigged up to be possible 120mm rocket launcher. They took 20 photos of the base camp.
29 June 69 1625
Delta Company at grid location BS604454, found 1 rest station, that consisted of 6 bunkers, 1/2 dozen cans, clothing and garbage which seen to be at least one week old. Kit Carson Scout indicates that 80-100 had this area recently. Negative other findings except small dead end trails.
29 June 69 2000
Late Entry; At 1745 hrs. LRRP Team (NEVADA) was extracted from grid location BS636346 to LZ San Juan Hill and departed for LZ Bronco.
30 June 69 1100
Air Force FAC (HELIX 31) conducted an air strike at grid location BS661463 and observed 3 large secondary explosions. At BS662463 they spotted bunkers and a foot bridge across the stream.
30 June 69 1215
4.2 mortar platoon on San Juan Hill had a hang round in the mortar tube, when a attempt was made to get it out, the charges went off. Results; 2 US EM's WHA from Echo Company. Dust off requested at 1230 hrs and completed at 1245 hrs.
Line # 80 Joe D. Schrader WHA 12% with 2nd degree burns
Line # 27 Barney Bonicave WHA 2nd degree right shoulder
30 June 69 1320
Delta Company at grid location BS611442 requested dust off for Lt Thomas Pearson with a temperature of 104 degrees. Dust off called 1320 hrs. and completed at 1355 hrs.
Lt Thomas Pearson
Pfc Edward Prash scout dog (108 temp)
30 June 69 1700
Late Entry; At grid location BS665311 small base camp w/mess hall and a large CP bunker and 20 sleeping bunkers. At grid location BS 669325, base camp w/mess hall 30-40 sleeping bunkers and lookout post. At grid location BS674308 small base camp w/5or 6 sleeping bunkers and 2 lookout posts. At grid location BS673317, small base camp with/6 bunkers and 4-5 lookout posts. At the grid location BS675368 base camp w/20 sleeping bunkers & a large CP bunker with concertina wire.