TOC FSB 285 requests dust off; Alpha Company: dust off complete at 1525 hrs.
Line # Holden, Robert E. SFC severe chest pains
01 Nov. 69 2030
Battalion Strength report:
02 Nov. 69 0730
TOC at FSB 285 request dust off for 2 EM;
Line # 137 Roether, William PFC ear infection
Line # 31 Travis, Frank SGT back injury
02 Nov. 69 1150
Bravo Company at grid location BS745245, found a NVA base camp w/15 foxholes and 10 sleeping positions, 1 VC KBA in grave that was approx 24 hours old. found 6 AK-47 cartridges fired approx 24 hours ago.
02 Nov. 69 1355
Charlie Company at grid location BS778243, 1 NVA KIA, also chased NVA out of base camp.
02 Nov. 69 1510
Charlie Company found a base camp that was 30 meters from fighting positions, 25 huts, 1 mess hall with capacity of 100 persons, also found 2 PRC 25 radios serial #'s 5257 & 3853, 2 hand sets from PRC radio. 4000 meters WDl wire, 1 312 telephone w/serial # 29536, 2 channel communication switchboards, 2 channel communication head sets, 3 pairs of wire cutters, misc parts from radio telephone, 1 radio pack, 1 RPG-7 round, 1 60 mm mortar round, 7 AK-47 magazines, documents, 2 -1st aid kits, 2 transistor radios, 2 NVA pistol belts, 1 US entrenching tool, 1 US helmet, 9 canteens, 7 ponchos, 1 pith helmet, clothes, cooking utensils,
03 Nov. 69 0915
LRRP Team Nevada extracted from grid location BS654459.
03 Nov. 69 1210
Bravo Company at grid location BS755245, found a NVA NDP, 2 NVA KBA, 2 AK-47 magazines, 2 blood stained pistol belts.
Bravo Company at grid location BS685312, requests dust off for 3 EM:
Line # 30 Temple, Al E-5 temperature 105 degrees
Line # 74 Blackman, Carl PFC infected hand
Line #106 Isdale, Jack PFC stitches breaking loose
07 Nov. 69 1715
Charlie Company requested dust off at grid BS694303 for: frag wound in left armpit from recon -by-fire w/hand gre -nade.
Line # 103 Rapley, Gary SP/4 WIA frag wound left armpit
08 Nov. 69 1005
Delta Company at the grid location of BS763305 had
dust off completed for:
Line # 108 Moores, Terry PFC wrenched knee
08 Nov. 69 1245
Bravo Company at grid location BS656380, engaged with 6 NVA/VC w/ 4,2 mortars. results 2 VC/NVA KIA.
09 Nov. 69 0620
LRRP Team Idaho inserted at grid location BS625390.
09 Nov. 69 1658
Delta Company at grid location BS704348, heard approx 20 rounds of AK-47 at approx 400 meters to the West of their grid location BS700348. Area was swept by element and found tunnel complex 30' feet long, huts, signs of recent enemy activity, results: Huts destroyed, tunnels to be destroy -ed by air strike.
Skyspot at grid location BS575416, dropped ordinances 24 /500 lb bombs on suspected enemy base camp with results: 2 secondary explosions.
10 Nov. 69 2400
Bravo Company at LZ San Juan Hill had a trip flare set off at Bunker # 13 . Engaged with M-79 & hand grenade. results unknown / will check at 1st light.
11 Nov. 69 1005
Alpha Company at grid location BS658376, ambush captured CIA 2 NVA approx 18 years old, also CIA documents, pith helmet, cooking utensils, NVA belt, 30 lbs of rice. 1 NVA speaks a little English.
11 Nov. 69 1150
Ref item # 13 ; Alpha Company at grid location BS658376. Ambush engaged2 more NVA at the same location; 1 CIA both wore green shirts & khaki shorts, 1 AK-47 w/serial # C321 CIA, both had fresh haircuts.
11 Nov. 69 1830
Delta Company at grid location BS701387, found 2 huts, and ready cut wood for more construction use, documents found, also 3 chicom grenades, 2 GI blankets, 8 pair of US socks, 3 US towels, 1-55 gallon drum, US helmet complete, GI belt that was lost by Arty officer w/ Delta Company approx one month ago, assorted tools, 10 baskets, 8 sleeping mats, 5 beers, results; huts destroyed, & all documents to be sent to S-2 or Bde.
12 Nov. 69 1020
Delta Company at location BS702392 requested for; Line # 71 a dust off ;
Line # 71 Couture, Kenneth E. PFC 103 temperature.
12 Nov. 69 1340
Charlie Company at grid location BS618440, requests a dust off for:
Line # 101 Joyney, James E. PFC badly sprained ankle
12 Nov.69 2123
Bravo Company LZ San Juan Hill, observed at Bunker # 17 that a trip flare set off. Suspect it to be AK-47 incoming rounds. Bunker # 16 engaged w/small arms fire 7 hand grenade, results unknown ...will check at 1st light.
Delta Company's 1st platoon on ambush at grid location BS692394 engaged with 5 VC/NVA w/small arms fire, Arty: one had a weapon, results; 3 pairs of sandals found, area being checked. Tracker Team requested.
13 Nov. 69 1535
Bravo Company at grid location BS628447, found a cave and constructed with freshly cut bamboo.Was used within tree days. results: all destroyed.
13 Nov.69 2120
Bn Strength Report:
14 Nov. 69 1410
Bravo Company at grid location BS610477. CIA; 7 VC/NVA suspects, 3-female, 3-children, 1-male, evacuate to Bde POW camp at LZ Bronco, also found at same location: 27 AK-47 rounds, 3 lbs powdered CS, 20 penicillin tabs, 450 gallons of cooking oil, 4 pigs, 10 lbs of peas, 300 lbs of potatoes, 5 oil lamps, 100 lbs, charcoal &5 NVA canteens, 6 pairs of black pj's; all destroyed except gas mask and canteens. Also 15 huts destroyed at same location.
14 Nov. 69 1545
Bravo Company's 1st platoon at grid location BS621479 was returning to PB , when EM lost his footing in river and went under reports they lost a man in river. Utility chopper began to assist, also FAC aircraft/in search of missing man.
Line # 102 PFC Victor Haglund MIA missing in river
14 Nov. 69 1625
Alpha Company at grid location BS655378 request dust of EM;
Line # 41 Dino, Gary P. SP/4 deep cut on right hand.
15 Nov. 69 0920
Alpha Company at grid location BS650316 requested a dust off for EM:
Line # 149 Newman, J. sprained ankle
15 Nov. 69 0930
FAC 37 At grid location BS616475 observed and engaged enemy w/HE rounds with results; 1 NVA/VC KIA.
15 Nov. 69 1730
LRRP Team Oregon extracted due to heavy enemy contact.
FAC 32 observed a .51 caliber at grid location BS587375, Arty fired TOT;
Arty LZ San Juan Hill 4.2, 8" Minh Long, engaged .51 caliber at grid position location BS587375, result; unknown. 4.2, 15 HE rounds, 90-105 mm HE rounds & 8" 36 HE rounds.
16 Nov 69 2125
Delta Company at grid location BS656378, LP heard movement request dust off at BS655378 for 1 US KHA at a location 40 meters Northwest of the NDP, heard another movement approx 50 meters from LP, 75-100 meters from perimeter. Simultaneously, trip flares ignited ...LP engaged w/2 M-79 rounds, and several bursts of M-16, & hand grenades. LP started to withdraw and a explosion and enemy small arms fire resulted; results;
3 US WIA
Line # 118 PFC Raymond Talley wound left side of head Line # 55 PFC Joseph Allen lower abdominal wound Line # 17 Dana M. Dahl frag wound in back
1 US KIA
Line # 100 PFC Henry L. Limbach-wound right side of head
17 Nov. 69 1318
Bravo Company at grid location BS636448, found 3 booby traps placed in a old NDP, 1 was located in 81 mm pit, 1 in foxhole, results; destroyed BT's.
17 Nov 69 1540
Delta Company at grid location BS652358 requested a dust off for 1 US with a self inflicted GSW.
Line # 107 PFC Donnie R. Mock self inflicted GSW-wound right foot from own weapon.
18 Nov. 69 1045
Late Entry; Alpha Company at grid location BS596410, In ambush status at NDP, Alpha Company engaged enemy with results; 2 NVA KIA. NVA wore black pj's and no weapons found.
18 Nov. 69 1310
Received report from Battalion that body from Bravo Com -pany at grid location BS614515, picked up this morning is;
Line # 102 PFC Victor Haglund found in river.
Recap Nov 14, 69 Bravo Company's 1st platoon at grid location BS621479 was returning to PB , when EM lost his footing in river and went under reports they lost a man in river. Utility chopper began to assist, also FAC aircraft/in search of the missing man.
18 Nov. 69 1355
Alpha Company at grid location BS590413 request dust off for ;
Line # 103 Irby, James R. AK graze wound, left arm, shrapnel left leg.
Bravo Company at grid location BS653387, observed 2 NVA and engaged with small arms fire resulting in ; 1 KIA, CIA 1 AK-47 w/serial #1963X1451. NVA helmet & assorted items.
19 Nov.69 1500
Alpha Company at grid location BS579415, observed approx 4 NVA & engaged w/small arms fire with results; 1 NVA KIA. Enemy was wearing a green uniform and had negative weapons.
19 Nov.69 2030
Alpha Company at grid location BS585413, received incoming of 10 x 82 mm mortar, results; 6 US WHA, slightly injured. Suspect enemy grid location BS583419, engaged with Arty, 81 mm, results; unknown. Will check at first light.
19 Nov. 69 2155
At grid location BS585413 Alpha Company received mortar attack resulting in;
6 US WHA.
Line # 15 SGT Ronald G. Dennis shrapnel in groin area Line # 90 PFC Steven Frieble wounds buttock Line # 92 PFC Romerelo Guerra wound in arm Line #120 PFC Richard Nelson wound to calf Line #121 PFC Ronald M. Owen scraped nose Line #132 PFC James J. Smith calf & buttocks
20 Nov. 69 1030
LRRP team Oregon at grid location BS 669413 observed 18 NVA and engaged with mall arms fire, Results were; 4 NVA KIA, 2 AK-47 CIA (no serial #) 2 packs CIA and 1 US KHA, LRRP Team Oregon request extraction.
20 Nov 69 1200
Alpha Company at grid location BS583421, observed 2 NVA/VC in khaki uniforms w/no weapons, engaged with small arms fire. Results; 1 NVA WIA, also engaged 2 more NVA w/small arms fire & Arty. Results; unknown. Pulled back from CA.
20 Nov 69 1907
Bravo Company at grid location BS699420, requests dust off for 1 US EM , who is foaming thru his mouth & nose and losing coordination.
E-6 Seaman foaming/mouth & nose loss of coordination
21 Nov 69 0930
Charlie Company's 3rd platoon, found a NVA base camp. Element found 20 fighting positions w/1-2 man capacity, several huts were destroyed. Site is approx 45 days old.
21 Nov 69 1125
Bravo Company at grid location BS699420, requests a dust off for 1 US EM from Bravo Company for FUO 103 degree temperture. Dust off completed at 1147 hrs.
Line # 63 Sp/4 Bobby Yates FUO 103 temperature
21 Nov 69 1546
Skyspot on station at grid location BS626409, dropped ordinances of 28 X 500lb bombs on suspected enemy base camp. Results; are unknown.
Alpha Company reports 26 persons ill w/ stomach cramps & diarrhea. Bravo Company reports 36 persons ill, with the same ailment as Alpha Company.
22 Nov 69 0804
2 US EM were moved to The 23rd Med to determine the nature of the illness and for treatment. A man was taken from Alpha & Bravo Company's and placed on dust off. Dust off completed at 0745 hrs.
Line # 83 Pfc Lynn A. Farrell Alpha Company
Line # 145 Pfc Joseph Tilch Bravo Company
22 Nov 69 1057
Skyspot on station and at grid location BS668368, dropped a ordinance of 28 X 500lb bombs, on suspected enemy base camp. Results; 1 confirmed secondary explosion.
23 Nov 69 1115
Charlie Company observed and engaged 1 NVA at grid BS609343, NVA wore a green uniform. Results: 1 NVA KIA and captured 1 AK-47 rifle. serial # 12093604
23 Nov 69 1650
LRRP Idaho Team requested a extraction for 1 US EM that is seriously ill. Dust off was completed at 1725 hrs.
23 Nov 69 2400
4/3 Infantry continues off search and ambush operations in San Juan Hill AO; Alpha Company providing security for LZ San Juan Hill, Bravo on stand down at Chu Lai, Charlie & Delta & Recon working San Juan Hill AO.
24 Nov 69 1600
Ba To report 1 platoon at grid location BS482296, 241020 Nov made contact. Results; 2 VC KIA, CIA; 1 AK-47. 1st Company at grid location BS502255, 240900 made contact. Results: 1 VC KIA; Minh Long.
24 Nov 69 1910
Battalion Strength Report;
Alpha Company 78 Bravo Company SD Chu Lai Charlie Company 113 Delta Company 80 Recon 29
Charlie Company's 1st platoon at grid location BS667381, reports the results of a sweep outside of their perimeter NDP. Results; 1 CM wire cut & trip flare cut.
25 Nov 69 1110
Delta Company at grid location BS634403, observed 10 water buffalo and 3 VC/NVA with green uniforms and approx 500 meters from their position. Sending out patrol to grid location BS625410 to recon the area. 1245 Delta Company killed 12 water buffalo, 3 suspected VC evaded down the trail and into the wood line. 1300 Delta Company's 3rd platoon killed 1 VC KIA that was moving down stream. VC was wearing a mixed uniform and negative weapon. 1352 Delta Company at grid location BS630403 killed 8 water buffalo w/small arms fire.
26 Nov 69 1453
Sensor # 152 was activated at grid location BS65853761. 8 NVA/VC were moving West to East. Engaged with 4.2. Results are unknown.
26 Nov 69 2020
Late Entry; At 1915 hrs. Alpha Company on LZ San Juan Hill reports that bunker # 14 was destroyed by fire, no casualties. Bunker's position to be manned tonight. Investigations as to a cause of the fire, and loss-will be initiated at first light.
27 Nov 69 0133
Charlie Company at grid location BS704401 observed trip flare set off on West side of the perimeter, engaged w/claymore & M-79 & 81mm. Results unknown. Will investigate at first light.
27 Nov 69 1515
Beacon on station at 1415 hrs. dropped ordinances at grid location BS715357. Dropped 22 X 500lb bombs on suspected enemy base camp. Unknown results.
27 Nov 69 1520
Late Entry; At 1420 hrs on LZ San Juan Hill helicopter pad, a truck was blown off the pad by a CH-47. The truck was parked near the pad, when the wind from the CH-47 caused it to roll off the pad and thru the first strand of perimeter wire. Truck extensively damaged.
Sensor # 153 activated at grid location BS66044116, 4 NVA/VC were moving East to West and were engaged w/ 10 4.2 mortar 10 HE rounds.
28 Nov 69 1530
Late Entry; At 1450hrs. Alpha Company's 2nd platoon at grid location BS699373, observed & engaged 2 VC/NVA w/ M-60 & M-16. Results; unknown. Neg / weapons or packs.
28 Nov 69 1500
Late Entry; At grid location BS698374, Alpha Company's 2nd platoon found 6 chickens, negative military finding. 2 huts 15' x 15' x 20'. 4-6 person capacity. Results; chickens and huts destroyed.
28 Nov 69 2225
Bravo Company on LZ San Juan Hill, between bunkers # 19 & # 20, a trip flare ignited. Bunkers # 19 & # 20 engaged w/ M-79 & hand grenades & small arms fire. Results; unknown.
29 Nov 69 0625
Beacon at grid location BS664402, ordinances dropped on suspected enemy cache, with 28 X 500lb bombs, Results; 2 definite secondary explosions.
29 Nov 69 1115
Delta Company's 3rd platoon at grid location BS643422, found a Bouncing Betty mine. Results; mine destroyed with a claymore.
30 Nov 69 0720
Alpha Company at grid location BS703367, requests a dust off for 1 US EM from Alpha Company for FUO. Dust off completed at 0720 hrs. by C&C.
Line # 149 Sp/4 Joseph A. Newman FUO
30 Nov 69 1005
SRRP 2 report; At 291730 Nov in the vicinity of coordinates of grid BS648392, found fresh trails, 1 bandage, 1 pair of gloves (not US); then heard movement to their rear, SRRP's concealed themselves. Suspect enemy movement then stopped at dusk. SRRP 2 moved to NDP: At 2000 hrs. it smelled like marijuana in the air. At 2100 hrs. SRRP heard movement at 360 degrees of their position; sounded like person crawling, breaking bushes. Shortly after NVA/VC beat on tin cans 360 degrees around NDP. NVA/VC tried to make SRRP expose their position. SRRP negative engagement. At this time NVA/VC depart. At 0200 hrs. SRRP heard radio transmission. At 0300 hrs. NVA/VC brought dogs into the vicinity of NDP,unable to find SRRP. Enemy withdrew again, and SRRP found tracks. Exact location of tracks grid BS649395.
30 Nov 69 1215
CS was dropped on enemy at grid location BS607344. 10 E-158 cannisters of CS were dropped on the 2nd NVA IND Sapper Battalion. Also Arty engaged the same target w/ 18 HE rounds.Results ; unknown ...Completed at 1150 hrs.