19 Nov 0920
To Bde/Eads: Ref # 39 18 Nov 70...Weapon with same serial # 867337 was found at grid 594473 at 0940 hrs.
19 Nov 1040
From Bde/Anderson: Typhoon Patsy Condition: Level 4 effective now expected date to hit Duc Pho-21 Nov 70 late. Winds 50 knots or greater is expected MR1 Da Nang South. Location is 900 nautical miles E-SE..Da Nang moving West at 15 knots.
19 Nov 1706
To Bde/Netties: While on mission a Warlord A.C. # 61 engaged and killed one VC/NVA, w/weapon AK-47. Enemy looked like he was wearing a US field jacket. Weapon was destroyed at grid 625516.
19 Nov 1730
While on patrol, 1st squad, 2nd platoon Co C at grid 582494 DTG 191700, was moving on well used trail to west when it found a hooch 8'x10'. Approximately 6 months old...signs of recent use-estimate 2-3 days. Large enough to sleep 5 people. Hooch made of bamboo & elephant grass. 5 meters West of hooch was a bunker 8'x8' and was large enough to sleep 5 people. In the bunker was: 1 pair of black pj and one SKS rifle (serial # not legible-due to age) in poor condition.There was fresh cut vegetation in the area. Will mech tonight and destroy tomorrow.
20 Nov 0820
To Bde/Doss: 200815 1 lift ship went down at grid BS680391. Engine failure caused bird to tip over and landed. Negative personnel injured.
20 Nov 1115
To Bde/Eads: Ref # 12 downed lift ship ...extracted 20 1030 hrs. 4/3 troops extracted 20 1100 from area of accident.
20 Nov 1427
While moving toward their MAP, Co C , 3rd platoon, 2nd squad at grid 585489, DTG 201405, found 8 sleeping positions and 1 letter torn into pieces. They pieced it together and it was in Vietnamese. They will send it in. Three of the sleeping positions were under rocks, and four were lean-to's, and the other one was simply some grass thrown over some branches. There were three trails in the area and each one was running N to S. In the area of the sleeping positions-they also found Ho Chi Minh tracks. Element plan to: mech the area tonight.
21 Nov 0905
From Bde/Annis: Tropical storm Patsy is currently 180 miles NNE of Chu Lai. Center winds are 45 knots. It's moving West at 14 knots. At 1900 hrs., Patsy will be 10-15 miles from Chu Lai. At 2100 hrs, it will hit the coast North of Chu Lai....winds 1200 hrs,-2400 hrs. will be from 30-35 knots and with gusts of 45 knots. Bronco will have 20-25 knots and winds with gusts to 35 knots, Rain from 211200-221200 and will be 2-4 inches in lowlands and 6-8 inches in mountains. Normal tides of 5-8 feet will be 10-12 feet during the stor
22 Nov 1245
While on patrol D Co, 3rd platoon, 2nd squad, at the grid BS663413, had one personnel step off the trail to let element pass by. In doing this, personnel stepped on a booby trap, (pressure release, chicom) the booby trap was under the ground in a ditch. 1 personnel received multiple frag wounds to the left leg & foot. Urgent dust-off requested at 221137. Man was taken to 23rd Med Duc Pho. The size of the crater was 12" deep and 36" across. 1 US WIA SSG Aldridge, David M.
22 Nov 1500
Co C, 2nd platoon, 1st squad at grid 594471, DTG 220845, 3 VC/NVA were moving North down the trail on a well used trail & detonated mech. Results: 3 VC/NVA KIA. KIA # 1. 20 year old w/1NVA pistol belt, GI bayonet, and 6 rounds of AK-47, black shirt and green shorts-negative shoes, rice knife and a neat short hair-cut. KIA # 2. 20 year old male with green shorts and shirt...plastic bag w/ viet lighter, no shoes, neat short hair-cut. KIA # 3 15 year old w/flowery pattern type shirt, blue shorts, no shoes and neat short hair-cut. Friendly element was in NL when mech detonated and sent patrol to Recon area. Element used fire and movement to advance on enemy position and 1 US was wounded from frag or grenade fragment. Element was not sure if they were receiving fire. Dust-off called 221005 completed 221100. wounded in ankle-not serious. 21 rounds Arty fired (HE) and 2 WP rounds, as blocking fire. 1 US WIA .....Line # 30 E-5 Patrick J. Stone - ankle wound.
22 Nov 1500
C Co 3rd platoon, 2nd squad at grid 604476, DTG 220616, a mech detonated.At first light element went to recon area with the following results: 5 VC/NVA KIA...Also saw VC/NVA w/ruck and weapon. Engaged and wounded him but he evaded to the east along the stream bed.
22 Nov 1505
Ref # 61 C Co, 3rd platoon, 1st squad at grid 606474, 2 VC/NVA walking down well used trail and moving south...when a mech detonated. Results 2 VC/NVA KIA-25 & 20 year old males.
22 Nov 1629
A Co, 2nd platoon, 1st squad at grid 753347, DGT 221605, had one mechanical ambush detonate, results: 1 VC KIA and was wearing black trousers and black shorts. There was a trail running S-N.
22 Nov 1956
A Co, 2nd platoon, 1st squad at 1715 hrs at grid 751352. 1 NVA tripped a mechanical ambush at the above coordinates. Results: 1 NVA KIA-he had on a green uniform.
23 Nov 0930
Bato MF-C38-A, at grid 535392, DTG 230800. while element was on a ambush, it engaged 1 VC/NVA with small arms, Enemy personnel was moving E-W. Results 1 VC/NVA WIA-CIA. 1 carbine CIA. Dust-off requested 230843 & complete at 230930.
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28 Nov 1220
D Co, 3rd platoon, 2nd squad, at grid 695379, DTG 281215, observed 2 VC/NVA approximately 50 meters S-E of the element, moving towards them on the trail. They engaged with small arms fire. Enemy evaded to the South....Called Arty in as a blocking force: 54 HE & 1 WP rounds. Person -nel were wearing black pj shorts w/blue shirts.
28 Nov 1554
B Co, 3rd platoon, at grid 623460, DTG 281245, was on patrol, when they spotted a suspected enemy booby trap. One EM was instructed to shoot M -79 cannister rounds at it. He shot and one of the rounds hit a rock and glanced off and the shrapnel hit him in the face. Dust-off was called at 281258 and because of the weather the routine pick-up hasn't been made. The suspected enemy booby trap was nothing : upon closer inspection. EM to be dusted-off : Sp/4 Robert D. Lucas Dust-off completed at 1530 hrs.
28 Nov 2125
Late Entry: D Co, 3rd platoon, 1st squad, at grid 691383 had a mech go off at grid 691385, at DTG 281909. They had movement around the location of the mech. A fire mission was fired from San Juan Hill of 1 WP & 10 HE rounds.. This fire mission was fired after the squad had movement at 281939. 105's HE were fired from 1940 hrs. to 2020 hrs. Will check out area in the morning.
29 Nov 1337
Late Entry; B Co, 2nd platoon, 2nd squad, at grid 588461, DTG 291200, while moving towards a re-supply point to link up with the 2nd platoon, 1st squad. They found............ 6 hooches 6'x8' that would accommodate 15-20 people. They were on stilts and had bamboo & straw floors.They were in very thick bush ...just off of a stream. Blown by C-4 charges.
29 Nov 1915
To Bde/Eachos: Co A CP requests a priority dust-off for: CPT William Jamison DTG 291600, at grid 745343. He was suffering from 104.5 degree temperture. Dust-off came on station twice (1630 hrs. & 1735 hrs.) but was unable to make pick-up due to weather conditions. Will attempt again at first light.
29 Nov 1925
Late Entry: C Co CP, at grid 597464, DTG 291615, found a base camp approximately 50 meters X 100 meters. Inside the base camp they found 9 hooches-made of bamboo and banana leaves, and the approximately size of hooches were 10' x 20' - 3 of the hooches- had tunnels. More information in log page.
29 Nov 2320
Weather Report, from Bde, S.E. Asia Weather Center issued weather warning ....indicating strong winds and rains accompanying a front moving South over RVN. Wind 30 knots W/gusts up to 40 knots. Rains 3-5 inches on coast & 6-8 inches in the mountains. Forecast thru 012100 Dec 70. Flood precautions are warranted ...Commanders should be prepared to evacuate as situation indicates and be prepared to render authorized assistance as required.
30 Nov 1108
Late Entry: B Co. 2nd platoon, 2nd squad, at grid 592467, DTG 300923, while on patrol they found a 155 round on a streambed which ran N-S. It was half buried and was approximately 18" long. It was believed to be a dud round and they blew it up in place.
30 Nov 2005
Late Entry: C Co, 2nd platoon, 2nd squad, at grid 616463, DTG 301600, found 4 hooches, 1st hooch 6'x10' w/ a animal shed in it and a sleeping position inside. 2nd hooch was 8'x12' w/ a tunnel , under the hooch approx 5' in diameter-10' long and then stopped. 3rd hooch 12'x 20', negative items inside. 4th hooch 8'x 12' w/AK magazine and tunnel under it. All hooches were destroyed....Additional information in page log.
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